Media Highlights

Jewish Journal
Israel’s bipartisan challenge
November 21, 2023

Jewish Journal published an article by Adjunct Instructor Dan Schnur about how Congress has been handling the Israel-Hamas war and what signals both Democrats and Republicans are sending.

Los Angeles Times
Column: Pete Wilson showed how to respond to an l- freeway disaster
November 20, 2023

The Los Angeles Times spoke with Adjunct Instructor Dan Schnur about former California Governor Pete Wilson and the state's response to the Northridge earthquake in 1994 under his leadership.

How a TV show changed the Cold War
November 20, 2023

Time published an article by Clinical Professor of Communication David Craig about how the TV show “The Day After” changed the Cold War after airing in 1983 and the impact that storytellers have throughout history.

X marks the spot for political and war news—but can we trust it?
November 19, 2023

Forbes spoke with Part-time lecturer of Communication Julianna Kirschner about the social media platform X evolving into a news source and why using this new medium can be problematic for journalism.  

The Guardian
A new model for digital media? What Karlie Kloss’s acquisition of i-D means
November 19, 2023

The Guardian spoke with Clinical Professor of Communication Karen North about supermodel Karlie Kloss’s acquisition of a media company and celebrities buying corporations. 

Yahoo News
Why do we care what celebrities think about Israel and Gaza — or anything else?
November 13, 2023

Yahoo News quoted Associate Professor of Professional Practice of Journalism Mary Murphy about why society cares about celebrities' opinions and the differences they can make by voicing them.

Los Angeles Times
Column: Once flush with Chinese tourism dollars, San Gabriel Valley searches for a new normal
November 10, 2023

The Los Angeles Times spoke with Clayton Dube, director of the USC U.S.-China Institute, about the economic pressure that businesses face in the San Gabriel Valley and the effects of the lack of Chinese tourism on the area.

USA Today
Personal attacks and death threats: Inside the fight to shape opinion about the Gaza war
November 10, 2023

USA Today spoke with Clinical Professor of Communication Karen North about social media’s role in shaping public opinion about the Israel-Hamas War. 

Hollywood Reporter
Asian representation is up – now, for more nuance (Exclusive)
November 8, 2023

The Hollywood Reporter covered a joint study by the Norman Lear Center about Asian representation in movies and television in 2022. 

Twitter has changed a lot since Elon Musk bought it a year ago
November 8, 2023

Forbes spoke with Part-Time Lecturer of Communication Julianna Kirschner about the changes Twitter has undergone since Elon Musk acquired the social media platform and how AI has played a role in Twitter’s evolution. 

First-Gen Social Media Users Have Nowhere to Go
November 6, 2023

Marlon Twyman II provides insight on the collective erosion of X, Instagram, and Facebook marking a turning point for millennials, who are outgrowing a constant need to be plugged in. 

First-Gen social media users have nowhere to go
November 6, 2023

Wired spoke with Assistant Professor of Communication Marlon Twyman II about millennials’ changing attitudes toward social media and how platforms today are less driven by actual social connection.