Media Highlights

Report: Homicides in L.A. ncreased by 20% in first 9 months of 2020
October 19, 2020

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV featured research by Crosstown, a partnership between the USC Annenberg and USC Viterbi, that found homicides in L.A. are up 20% over last year, while the overall crime rate has decreased during the pandemic.

The Hill
Brian Wilson, Al Jardine disavow Beach Boys appearance at Trump fundraiser
October 19, 2020

The Hill quoted Dan Schnur on President Trump's October fundraising event in Orange County.

Los Angeles Times
The Beach Boys, tony Lido Isle, $150,000 tickets: A peek inside Trump’s Orange County fundraiser
October 18, 2020

The Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur on why President Trump would make an October campaign stop in California.

The Wall Street Journal
River joins the crowd of apps aggregating and personalizing headlines
October 16, 2020

The Wall Street Journal featured Karen North on the issues with news aggregation apps. "When we look for any kind of information to be curated for us, we gravitate toward things that already agree with our predetermined notions," she said.

The Wall Street Journal
Facebook, Twitter limit sharing of New York Post articles that Biden disputes
October 15, 2020

The Wall Street Journal featured Mike Ananny on social media companies deciding to become fact-checkers. "When Facebook and Twitter are in the business of deciding what journalistic content should appear on its networks, they're not a neutral channel," he said.

$15 per month internet? What's the catch?
October 15, 2020

LAist quoted Hernan Galperin on the lack of broadband internet access in low-income communities.

Facebook tweaked its rules, but you can still target voters
October 12, 2020

Wired quoted Morten Bay on Facebook's new rules regarding political advertising.

This group is working behind the scenes to change the stories you see on TV
October 11, 2020

CNN cited research from the Norman Lear Center examining how immigrants are portrayed on television.

Put Trump's tweets on a time delay
October 9, 2020

Mike Ananny co-authored a piece in Wired calling on Twitter to check and flag tweets from the President.

Christian Science Monitor
Can you dance to it? The world takes on the ‘Jerusalema’ challenge.
October 9, 2020

The Christian Science Monitor cited research from the Norman Lear Center on how Africa is depicted on television.

Gordon Stables on presidential debates
October 8, 2020

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV featured Gordon Stables on the influence of televised debates on the American electorate.