Media Highlights

Los Angeles Times
From Orange County to the Texas border: How Bill Melugin became a Fox News fixture
February 1, 2023

The Los Angeles Times spoke with Professor of Professional Practice of Journalism Gabriel Kahn about being the guardians of their own reporting in the current media environment.  

Washington Post
Do you have a moral duty to watch the police beating of Tyre Nichols?
January 31, 2023

The Washington Post spoke with Associate Professor of Journalism and Communication Allissa Richardson about the Memphis police killing of Tyre Nichols.

Asian Americans grapple with senseless acts of violence following back-to-back shootings in California
January 25, 2023

Insider spoke with Adjunct Instructor May Lee about anxieties in recent years towards the increase in violence against AAPI communities.

The Daily Breeze
Oscar nominations show both progress and regression for diversity
January 24, 2023

The Daily Breeze interviewed Associate Professor of Professional Practice of Journalism Mary Murphy about the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominations.

Pasadena Star-News
Some Lunar New Year celebrations go ahead, despite Monterey Park mass shooting
January 22, 2023

The Pasadena Starr- News and other publications in the SoCal News Group quoted Adjunct Instructor May Lee about community celebrations taking place with additional security measures. 

The Washington Post
University of Texas at Austin bans TikTok from its networks
January 18, 2023

The Washington Post spoke with Clinical Professor Karen North about the University of Texas at Austin’s ban on TikTok. 

Yahoo News
Lawsuit: YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok are ‘defective products’ that should be held liable for harm
January 17, 2023

Yahoo News spoke with Professor of Journalism Robert Kozinets about a federal lawsuit claiming social media platforms are ‘defective products.’   

Spectrum News 1
Documentary explores how FBI surveillance impacted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 16, 2023

Spectrum News 1 “Inside the Issues” host Alex Cohen sat down with filmmaker Sam Pollard and Associate Professor of Professional Practice Miki Turner to discuss the documentary “MLK/FBI” and its parallels to our current moment. 

If websites were liable for what users post, would the internet even work?
January 16, 2023

Gizmodo republished an article written by Professor of Journalism Robert Kozinets about Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act following President Biden's call for Congress to pass legislation that would regulate large tech companies.

New York Times
Celebrating El Cholo Restaurant in L.A. on its 100th anniversary
January 4, 2023

The New York Times quoted Professor and Chair in Cross-Cultural Communication Josh Kun on the legacy of El Cholo Restaurant on its 100th anniversary.

More high profile celebrities have joined OnlyFans – Will it actually help their careers?
January 4, 2023

Forbes featured Associate Professor of Communication and Co-Director, Master of Communication Management Program Monica Koyama on the effects of celebrities joining OnlyFans.