The Associated Press quoted Allissa Richardson on how newsrooms are handling showing graphic footage of police brutality. “It’s finally starting to sink in that we can tell these stories without the final moment of impact,” she said.
The New York Times noted that the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative has been commissioned to examine diversity within the music industry.
The Sacramento Bee quoted Roberto Suro on how California has treated its undocumented residents in the COVID era. “The pandemic brought this recognition of immigrant workers, including the unauthorized, as an important segment of the economy and workforce,” he said.
Variety cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the percentage of speaking characters in major films who are Latino.
USA Today featured Karen North on how many social networks are struggling to grow, with the exception of Reddit. "[Reddit] has evolved into a really powerful set of communities where important conversations are happening, despite some questionable groups also thriving in it," she said.
In an essay for Nature, Kate Crawford calls for the regulation of artificial intelligence systems that interpret human emotions. "It is time for legislative protection from unproven uses of these tools in all domains — education, health care, employment and criminal justice," she wrote.
Fast Company ran an excerpt from Kate Crawford's new book, Atlas of AI. "The term artificial intelligence may invoke ideas of algorithms, data, and cloud architectures, but none of that can function without the minerals and resources that build computing’s core components," she wrote.
The Los Angeles Times cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the scarce number of characters 60 and over in feature films.
The Washington Post featured research by Stacy Smith and Katherine Pieper of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the poor portrayal of mental health across ViacomCBS programming, including MTV's shows. "There is a significant disconnect between screen storytelling and what's going on in society," Smith said.
The Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur on how Gov. Gavin Newsom's political future is connected to COVID-19 vaccinations. “Every vaccination gets [Newsom] a little bit closer to defeating the recall,” Schnur said.
The New York Times cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on diversity in Netflix's movies and TV shows.