Media Highlights

Public Books
Oil and injury in Los Angeles
October 17, 2023 shared a review of Professor of Communication Christina Dunbar-Hester's new book Oil Beach. 

New York Times
Child influencers make big money. Who gets it?
October 10, 2023

New York Times spoke with Clinical Professor of Communication Karen North about the lack of legal protections for child influencers’ earnings.

You can now learn how to be an influencer in college
October 10, 2023

Essence spoke with Professor of Journalism Robert Kozinets about USC Annenberg's influencer relations course.

OC Register
How Ben Caldwell and Robeson Taj Frazier’s ‘KAOS Theory’ project came to be
October 10, 2023

The OC Register spoke with Associate Professor of Communication Taj Frazier about a collaboration with multimedia artist Ben Caldwell on a hybrid biography and monograph titled  “KAOS Theory.” 

Arirang News, South Korea
Expert Guest on “NEWs GEN: Should we be able to choose our own boss at the workplace?"
October 10, 2023

Discussion of whether employees should be able to choose their own boss at the workplace with USC Annenberg’s Marlon Twyman II. 

CNN and NBC set to battle for future of streaming news
October 9, 2023

Variety spoke with Clinical Professor of Communication David Craig about the future of streaming news services and what different companies want to get from their streaming platforms.

Spectrum News 1
Olympics set to tackle flag football at Los Angeles Olympics in 2028
October 9, 2023

Spectrum News 1 spoke with Clinical Professor of Communication Dan Durbin about a recent proposal to include flag football in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.

USC professor of politics discusses the 2nd Republican debate
September 28, 2023

KCAL spoke with Adjunct Instructor Dan Schnur about the second Republican Party debate and the performance of each candidate.

Neiman Lab
Press freedom means controlling the language of AI
September 27, 2023

The Neiman Lab featured an article that was co-authored by Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism Mike Ananny about how Generative AI systems act like “stochastic parrots,” using statistical models to guess word orders and pixel placements being incompatible with a free press that commands its own words.

New York Times
Travis Kelce was a star. Taylor Swift put him in another orbit.
September 26, 2023

The New York Times spoke with Clinical Professor of Communication Daniel Durbin about Taylor Swift’s popularity and how other celebrities have benefited from being associated with her. 

Sacramento Bee
Gavin Newsom will officially debate Ron DeSantis in November. Here’s where and when
September 25, 2023

The Sacramento Bee spoke with Clinical Professor of Communication and Journalism and Director of the School of Journalism Gordon Stables about the upcoming debate between Gavin Newsom and Ron DeSantis in November and how audiences will watch.