Media Highlights

The state of Afghanistan and the ecology of the port of LA
January 19, 2023

Christina Dunbar-Hester, author of Oil Beach: How Toxic Infrastructure Threatens Life in the Ports of Los Angeles and Beyond, talks with Matthieu Aikins about the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, California. 

The Washington Post
University of Texas at Austin bans TikTok from its networks
January 18, 2023

The Washington Post spoke with Clinical Professor Karen North about the University of Texas at Austin’s ban on TikTok. 

Yahoo News
Lawsuit: YouTube, Snapchat, TikTok are ‘defective products’ that should be held liable for harm
January 17, 2023

Yahoo News spoke with Professor of Journalism Robert Kozinets about a federal lawsuit claiming social media platforms are ‘defective products.’   

Spectrum News 1
Documentary explores how FBI surveillance impacted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 16, 2023

Spectrum News 1 “Inside the Issues” host Alex Cohen sat down with filmmaker Sam Pollard and Associate Professor of Professional Practice Miki Turner to discuss the documentary “MLK/FBI” and its parallels to our current moment. 

If websites were liable for what users post, would the internet even work?
January 16, 2023

Gizmodo republished an article written by Professor of Journalism Robert Kozinets about Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act following President Biden's call for Congress to pass legislation that would regulate large tech companies.

New York Times
Celebrating El Cholo Restaurant in L.A. on its 100th anniversary
January 4, 2023

The New York Times quoted Professor and Chair in Cross-Cultural Communication Josh Kun on the legacy of El Cholo Restaurant on its 100th anniversary.

More high profile celebrities have joined OnlyFans – Will it actually help their careers?
January 4, 2023

Forbes featured Associate Professor of Communication and Co-Director, Master of Communication Management Program Monica Koyama on the effects of celebrities joining OnlyFans.

How Hollywood gets wildfires all wrong — much to the frustration of firefighters
December 27, 2022

NPR featured a study by USC Annenberg’s Norman Lear Center Media Impact Project on the amount of movie and TV scripts in 2020 that made any references to climate change.

Los Angeles Times
Newsom slams Republicans for blocking immigration reform on visit to Mexican border
December 12, 2022

The Los Angeles Times quoted Adjunct Instructor Dan Schnur in a story about Gov. Newsom's criticism that border enforcement policies have cost the state $1 billion in services.

Democratic leaders lukewarm on Governor’s plan to cap oil profits
December 6, 2022

KNX-AM spoke with Adjunct Instructor Dan Schnur on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to cap oil industry profits.