Media Highlights

Los Angeles Daily News
L.A. shootings up sharply in first months or 2021
March 4, 2021

The Los Angeles Daily News featured research from Crosstown, a partnership between USC Annenberg and USC Viterbi, that identified a recent spike in L.A. shootings.

NBC News
Congressional Hispanic Caucus nominates 25 Latino movies for National Film Registry
March 3, 2021

NBC News cited research by Stacy Smith and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on diversity in Netflix's movies and TV shows. The research was also covered in the Los Angeles Times.

Los Angeles Times
Netflix launches documentary and unscripted filmmaker fellowship with Ghetto Film School
March 1, 2021

In an article about a new Netflix fellowship for underrepresented filmmakers, the Los Angeles Times cited research by Stacy Smith and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on diversity in Netflix's movies and TV shows.

Posting less, posting more, and tired of it all: How the pandemic has changed social media
March 1, 2021

Vox quoted Karen North on how people are using social media during the pandemic. “One thing that brings people together is shared experiences,” she said. “All of a sudden we all have a shared experience.”

Associated Press
Laying out data, Netflix touts its record on inclusivity
February 26, 2021

The Associated Press featured research by Stacy Smith and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the diversity and inclusivity of Netflix's movies and TV shows.

CPAC can stop Trump's 'big lie.' Here's why it won't.
February 24, 2021

MSNBC featured an op-ed by Marc Ambinder on why the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference won't push back against former President Trump's election lies. "CPAC is a chance to lead part of the base out of the abyss. That's not going to happen," he wrote.

The Wall Street Journal
Who really wrote your favorite song? It’s complicated.
February 24, 2021

The Wall Street Journal cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the percentage of women who are songwriters or music producers.  

Los Angeles Times
Democrats unveil broad immigration reform bill with citizenship path for 11 million
February 18, 2021

The Los Angeles Times quoted Roberto Suro on the new immigration bill introduced by Democrats. “This is the White House signaling to the Hill, ‘We haven’t given up on comprehensive immigration reform,’” he said.

'CBS This Morning'
Vince Gill, Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd and Rissi Palmer open up about the state of country music
February 17, 2021

CBS This Morning cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the very high percentage of male artists on Billboard's year-end country chart between 2014 and 2018.

California Dreaming: Protest leads young California BLM activist on journey to family's past
February 17, 2021

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV featured Allissa Richardson on the shift toward activism among people of color in California. "You have a combination of student efforts that have banded together with labor groups that make the activist atmosphere a bit more special," she said.

Associated Press
Rush Limbaugh, radio king and architect of right wing, dies
February 17, 2021

The Associated Press quoted Martin Kaplan about Rush Limbaugh's influence on political discourse. “What he did was to bring a paranoia and really mean, nasty rhetoric and hyperpartisanship into the mainstream,” he said.

Los Angeles Business Journal
LA Sentinel gives a voice to Black community
February 15, 2021

The Los Angeles Business Journal quoted Allissa Richardson on the importance of the Los Angeles Sentinel for L.A.'s Black community.