Media Highlights

NBC News
Puerto Rico's coffee farmers work to rebuild what Hurricane Maria destroyed
August 14, 2019

As part of collaboration with USC Annenberg, NBC News featured a story by a student on how Puerto Rico's coffee farmers are rebuilding after Hurricane Maria.

Los Angeles Daily News
Newsom scored political points by signing the Trump tax bill. But here’s the downside.
August 13, 2019

The Los Angeles Daily News featured an op-ed from Dan Schnur on Gov. Gavin Newsom's decision to sign a bill that would force presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns.

San Francisco Chronicle
‘It’s terrible’: Bay Area small businesses brace for more tariffs
August 10, 2019

The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Clayton Dube of the U.S.-China Institute on the impact of new tariffs on small businesses in the Bay Area.

California privacy law sets national agenda as federal talks fizzle
August 8, 2019

Politico quoted Dan Schnur on California setting the national agenda on privacy via the California Consumer Privacy Act.

U.S. News & World Report
Bullying, substance use and segregation
August 8, 2019

U.S. News & World Report featured a story from the Center for Health Journalism's Data Fellowship on the link between risky behavior and bias-related bullying in California’s more segregated counties.

BuzzFeed News
48 male patients say a USC doctor sexually abused them — and the university was warned
August 8, 2019

As part of the Beacon Project, USC Annenberg's summer reporting internship program, BuzzFeed News published a student-authored article investigating allegations against a former doctor at USC's student health center. Additional coverage was found in Los Angeles Magazine, The Daily Beast, LAist, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jezebel, Politico, KPCC-FM’s AirTalk and KNX 1070 AM.

The New York Times
How to force 8Chan, Reddit and others to clean up
August 7, 2019

The New York Times featured an op-ed by Jonathan Taplin on how to change safe harbor laws to hold social media platforms accountable for toxic content.

Report: Thousands of Angelenos live in apartments that aren’t earthquake-proof
August 6, 2019

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCAL-TV featured reporting by Crosstown on the number of Angelenos who live in apartments that are not earthquake-proofed.

Cyntoia Brown's story coming to Netflix
August 6, 2019

Fox News Nashville affiliate WZTV-TV featured an interview with Dan Birman on his documentary Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story, which will be released and distributed by Netflix in 2020.

NBC News
Mass shootings: Experts say violence is contagious, and 24/7 news cycle doesn't help
August 5, 2019

NBC News quoted Gabriel Kahn on media coverage of mass shootings and how it impacts viewers.

Digital Trends
What would breaking up Big Tech companies mean for you?
August 2, 2019

Digital Trends quoted Karen North on what breaking up the big tech companies would accomplish.