Media Highlights

YouTube has reversed profanity policy again, but eoes profanity have any power left?
March 10, 2023

Forbes spoke with Part-Time Lecturer of Communication Julianna Kirschner about the acceptability of profanity and YouTube’s policy update. 

BBC News
How #OscarsSoWhite changed the Academy Awards
March 9, 2023

BBC News quoted Associate Professor of Communication and Founder of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Stacy L. Smith about the underrepresentation of women and BIPOC individuals in Hollywood. 

Ron DeSantis is at War With America’s Biggest TV Network
March 8, 2023

Newsweek spoke with Professor of Professional Practice Christina Bellantoni about Ron DeSantis’s boycott of NBC.

Good Morning America
How push for diversity has affected the Oscars
March 1, 2023

Good Morning America interviewed Associate Professor of Communication Stacy L. Smith about the new Annenberg Inclusion Initiatives study on diversity at the Oscars. 

Pollution from sugar farming burns area residents
March 1, 2023

WBUR spoke with Professor of Journalism Sandy Tolan about abusive conditions for the sugar farm workers in the Dominican Republic. 

CBS News
U.S. Teens turning to TikTok for mental health advice are self-diagnosing
February 27, 2023

CBS News spoke with Associate Professor of Communication Robin Stevens about teens using social media to self-diagnose mental illnesses.

Los Angeles Times
O.C. malls, fading from their hip glory days, may get new lives as apartments
February 26, 2023

The Los Angeles Times spoke with Clinical Professor Karen North about the evolution of shopping malls and the role they played in society for teenagers in the past.

San Diego Tribune
Arts & Culture Newsletter: Landmark 1968 documentary ‘Black on Black’ debuts on YouTube
February 23, 2023

The San Diego Tribune interviewed Professor of Journalism and Communication Joe Saltzman about his 1968 documentary that gave voice to the Black community. 

Los Angeles Times
These Democrats hoping to replace Feinstein largely agree on policy. So how do they differ?
February 20, 2023

The Los Angeles Times interviewed Adjunct Instructor Dan Schnur about Democratic candidates hoping to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein.

Yahoo Entertainment
Women of Color See Gains in Top-Grossing Movie Roles in 2022
February 16, 2023

Yahoo Entertainment quoted Associate Professor of Communication and Founder of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Stacy 
about women of color in the film industry. 

ABC News
Rodney King’s daughter can answer your questions in virtual interactive Q&A
February 15, 2023

ABC News spoke with Charlotta Bass Lab founding director and Associate Professor Allissa V. Richardson about the Second Draft Project and Voices of a Movement Series. 

Twitter is stumbling. Some ex-employees are launching rivals
February 13, 2023

CNN spoke with Clinical Professor Karen North about rival companies attempting to imitate Twitter.