Media Highlights

Los Angeles Times
Editorial: Biden’s infrastructure plan is even more ambitious than it seems
March 31, 2021

In an editorial about President Biden's infrastructure proposal, the Los Angeles Times cited research by Hernan Galperin on internet access in California.

KFI-AM 640
Survey: 91% of California households have internet access, but L.A. Is behind
March 30, 2021

KFI-AM 640 featured research by Hernan Galperin on internet access in California, including low-income households still lacking connectivity. "There are still some challenges on the road to digital equity," he said.

A new season: Sitting at a baseball game, I saw the promise of a post-Covid life
March 26, 2021

CNN featured a column by Sandy Tolan on how attending a baseball game provided a glimpse of life after the pandemic. "Standing there together, as the shadows lengthened on the grass, just our presence at an Arizona baseball diamond was all the promise we needed," he wrote.

Is it time to retire gendered categories for music awards?
March 25, 2021

Billboard cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the low number of Grammy-nominated women.

Will Dream Act heal Democratic wounds with Hispanic voters?
March 24, 2021

Roberto Suro told Newsweek that once the Dream and Promise Act passes the House of Representatives, the big question will be "how much capital Biden and the Senate Dems are willing to invest in getting something through the Senate."

Los Angeles Times
How new grass-roots networks are boosting diversity on Hollywood film and TV crews
March 24, 2021

The Los Angeles Times cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the lack of diversity behind the camera in the entertainment industry.

Yahoo News UK
How 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' became a pop culture phenomenon
March 23, 2021

Mary Murphy spoke with Yahoo News UK about how social media savvy helped fuel the Kardashian media empire. “They were raised by the internet," she said. "They understood social media. They were really the prototype for future influencers."

Los Angeles Times
Is it inevitable that a prominent Democrat will challenge Newsom in the recall?
March 22, 2021

The Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur on the likelihood that California Gov. Gavin Newsom will face a Democratic challenger in his recall election. “Having another Democrat in the race takes away from Newsom’s strongest talking point — that it’s all a partisan exercise,” he said.

California Dreaming: Cultural diversity — one of the Golden State's greatest assets
March 22, 2021

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV featured Roberto Suro on the importance of cultural diversity in California. "Right now, we're engaged in a phenomenal experiment of trying to see how a very diverse, very complex society creates a 21st-century economy that has some equality to it," he said.

Associated Press
For television, NFL deal is likely a matter of survival
March 22, 2021

The Associated Press quoted Daniel Durbin on the value of a new NFL deal for the major television networks. “I think the networks are still deluding themselves,” Durbin said. “I don’t think they want to believe that the NFL is in any kind of eclipse.”

Los Angeles Times
Amanda Gorman brings the representation debate to the small world of book translation
March 22, 2021

The Los Angeles Times quoted Miki Turner on moves towards diversity in the literary translation field. “A lot of people are very hopeful for the future of diversity efforts like these," she said. "I’m still in the wait-and-see-box.”