Media Highlights

The New York Times
New report paints bleak picture of diversity in the music industry
June 15, 2021

The New York Times quoted Carmen Lee in an article about a new report from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the lack of diversity in the music industry.

Los Angeles Times
Long underrepresented in film and TV, Latinos are falling further behind
June 13, 2021

The Los Angeles Times cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the low percentage of speaking roles in top movies that went to Latinos.

NPR
Just 10% of popular movies had a Muslim character. Riz Ahmed wants to change that.
June 12, 2021

NPR featured research by Stacy Smith and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the low percentage of speaking roles for Muslim characters in recent popular films.

USA Today
'In the Heights' defies stereotypes, portrays Latinos in 3 dimensions
June 11, 2021

USA Today cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the low percentage of speaking roles in top movies that went to Latinos.

Los Angeles Times
What’s it like inside an ER? This doctor and author shares raw, honest stories
June 11, 2021

The Los Angeles Times featured an article by Heather John Fogarty on Michele Harper, an ER physician who wrote a book about being a Black woman in a largely white male profession. "Harper gives voice and humanity to patients who are marginalized and offers poignant insight into the daily sacrifices and heroism of medical workers," she wrote.

Los Angeles Times
Riz Ahmed wants to end Hollywood’s misrepresentation of Muslims. Here’s how.
June 10, 2021

The Los Angeles Times featured research by Stacy Smith of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the extremely low percentage of speaking roles for Muslim characters in recent popular films. The study will power a new Blueprint for Muslim Inclusion, which is focused on Muslim representation in media.

The New York Times
She exposed the truth about ‘dirty money’: It’s everywhere
June 10, 2021

The New York Times featured an op-ed by Mark Schoofs on the need for federal protection of whistleblowers. "The government has generally avoided prosecuting journalists. But it seems to feel no compunction about going after the people who give journalists their information," he wrote.

NBC News
'In the Heights' breaks ground by rejecting old Latino movie tropes
June 10, 2021

NBC News cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the low percentage of speaking roles in 2019's top movies that went to Latinos.

NBC News
Muslims are underrepresented in films, study finds. 'The data doesn't lie,' actor Riz Ahmed says.
June 10, 2021

NBC News featured research by Stacy Smith and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the extremely low percentage of speaking roles for Muslim characters in recent popular films. "Muslims live all over the world, but film audiences only see a narrow portrait of this community," said study co-author Al-Baab Khan.

Today
Social media influencers make big money selling control of their lives
June 10, 2021

Today featured Robert Kozinets on influencer marketing and the growing influencer economy. "Human beings have been enormously creative throughout our history at finding ways to use our relationships with one another in both economic and social ways," he said.

The Guardian
Microsoft’s Kate Crawford: ‘AI is neither artificial nor intelligent
June 6, 2021

The Guardian spoke with Kate Crawford about artificial intelligence and her new book, Atlas of AI. "We are commonly presented with this vision of AI that is abstract and immaterial. I wanted to show how AI is made in a wider sense — its natural resource costs, its labor processes and its classificatory logics," she said.

The New York Times
The cost of being an ‘interchangeable Asian’
June 6, 2021

The New York Times cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the low percentage of Asian actors in Hollywood leading roles.

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