Media Highlights

The New York Times
A new generation pushes Nashville to address racism in Its ranks
February 12, 2021

The New York Times cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the percentage of men on recent year-end country music charts.

KABC-TV
California Dreaming: Cultural diversity — one of the Golden State's greatest assets
February 10, 2021

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV featured Roberto Suro on the value of California's cultural diversity. "It's our people that have made California from the start, and it's our people that will make California in the future," he said.

Refinery29
Britney Spears was yet another promising young woman
February 10, 2021

In an essay discussing the film Framing Britney Spears, Refinery29 cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the percentage of film critics who are white men.

Newsom faces intensifying recall threat as pandemic frustrations grow in California
Newsom faces intensifying recall threat as pandemic frustrations grow in California
February 6, 2021

CNN quoted Dan Schnur on the efforts to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom. If the recall qualifies, Newsom "will be in the voters' crosshairs," Schnur said.

Los Angeles Times
Column: There may be enough Newsom opposition to get a recall on the ballot. But not enough to boot him from office.
February 4, 2021

The Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur on the potential recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom. “If there is a recall election, it’s going to be a referendum on how Newsom has handled the pandemic,” he said.

Yahoo
Elon Musk, a new Wall Street oracle?
February 2, 2021

Christopher Smith was quoted in Yahoo Finance about Elon Musk being able to move markets with just a few words, saying Musk has been “very intentional about creating kind of an outlaw, outsider persona. And that resonates with the tech bro culture.”
 

CalMatters
Despite months to prep, why California lags on COVID vaccination
February 2, 2021

CalMatters quoted Dan Schnur on how the COVID-19 vaccine rollout failure in California reflects on Gov. Gavin Newsom.

KPCC-FM’s 'Take Two'
State of Affairs, navigating the second dose of the vaccine, tuning out the noise with music
January 29, 2021

KPCC-FM's Take Two interviewed Christina Bellantoni on the latest in state and national politics, including the efforts to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom. She was also quoted in LAist.

Los Angeles Times
I read books from across the U.S. to understand our divided nation. Here’s what I learned.
January 26, 2021

The Los Angeles Times featured an op-ed by Heather John Fogarty on the end of her efforts to read one book from each state in the United States. "What emerged as a theme in this final installment of books from Oregon to Wyoming is the gross inequities and injustices many Americans endure based on race and class and an overwhelming sense of powerlessness," she wrote.

KPCC-FM’s 'Take Two'
The politics of Newsom lifting statewide stay-at-home orders, outdoor dining resumes in L.A. County, media literacy in 2021
January 25, 2021

KPCC-FM's Take Two interviewed Alison Trope on efforts to improve media literacy. "There's a new kind of onus put on us as individuals in this kind of media-literacy landscape," she said. "It shouldn't be something that's only on us."

The Atlantic
What Hank Aaron told me
January 25, 2021

In an article for The Atlantic, Sandy Tolan reminisced about his conversations with Hank Aaron while working on the book Me and Hank: A Boy and His Hero, Twenty-Five Years Later.

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