Media Highlights

Washington Post
Oscar nominees are more diverse than ever. And that raises more questions about numbers and nuance.
March 19, 2021

The Washington Post cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the still-low number of women and Black filmmakers in Hollywood.

Teen Vogue
Meet the Navajo Nation skateboarder going viral on TikTok
March 18, 2021

Teen Vogue featured Neftalie Williams on how skateboarding can help build community among different types of people. "There is a lot of intergenerational communication happening," he said. "That means there's a shared knowledge."

Trump's lie about Chinese election interference is debunked. Its effects still linger.
March 17, 2021

MSNBC featured a column by Marc Ambinder on former President Trump's claims that China interfered with the 2020 election. "Trump politicized intelligence at a cost to our national security and at a significant cost to the bodies, minds and lives of Asian Americans," he wrote. "Add that to his legacy."

Nieman Lab
It’s time to reimagine the role of a public editor, starting at The New York Times
March 17, 2021

In an article for Nieman Lab, Mike Ananny wrote that "public editors must speak a new language of platform ethics that is part professional journalism, part technology design, all public values.”

CBS News
Keep an eye on these 4 companies and their diversity efforts
March 12, 2021

CBS News cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on diversity in Netflix's movies and TV shows.

The Weeknd is boycotting future Grammys
March 11, 2021

CNN cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the percentage of Grammy nominees that are Black performers.

Washington Post
Shrewd and sharp, empathetic and disarming: How an Oprah interview went from must-see TV to cultural phenomenon
March 11, 2021

The Washington Post spoke with Miki Turner about why society is so captivated by Oprah Winfrey's interviews. "She has this unique quality to just connect with people — any type of person, really. That's a true gift," she said.

Washington Post
She brought diverse skin tones emoji to the iPhone. Now she’s suing Apple.
March 10, 2021

The Washington Post quoted Sydette Harry, a fellow at the Annenberg Innovation Lab, on Apple's blind spots when it comes to Black tech talent.

The Guardian
Women fell back in race for inclusion in 2020 pop charts
March 8, 2021

The Guardian and Bloomberg featured research by Stacy Smith and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the lack of gender parity in the music industry.

The New York Times
U.S. lawmakers suggest 25 movies about Latinos to the Film Registry
March 8, 2021

The New York Times cited research from Stacy Smith and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the percentage of speaking roles for Latino characters across top-grossing films.