Media Highlights

Tracking pixels could be collecting your data every time you on
May 19, 2021

KCBS-TV spoke with Karen North about how online activities can be tracked by companies via pixels embedded in emails. "What all of these companies want is data so they can figure out who we are," she said.

Los Angeles Times
Dwayne Johnson accounts for a third of all API movie leads as study finds sad stats
May 18, 2021

The Los Angeles Times spoke with Stacy Smith of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative about their new study on the lack of Asian and Pacific Islander representation in top-grossing films. "When portrayals erase, dehumanize, or otherwise demean the API community, the consequences can be dire," Smith said.


USA Today
'A complete erasure': Asian, Pacific Islanders face stunning lack of representation in Hollywood
May 18, 2021

USA Today featured research by Stacy Smith and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on Asian and Pacific Islander representation in Hollywood. "Much of the storytelling prevalence and portrayal of the API community can contribute to norms, perceptions, beliefs and attitudes that are not only biased and prejudicial but could lead to societal harm," she said.

The New York Times
Stereotypes are rife among Asian and Pacific Islander film roles, study finds
May 18, 2021

The New York Times featured research by Stacy Smith and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on Asian and Pacific Islander representation in Hollywood. "Whether through the absence of API characters or via stereotypical depictions, entertainment can be a vehicle that perpetuates inaccurate and dehumanizing portrayals of the API community," the report noted.

AT&T and Discovery to form new media company
May 17, 2021

Marketplace quoted Jeffrey Cole of the Center for the Digital Future on how AT&T and Discovery can create a successful company together. “The only answer is to put billions into content," he said. "And I think you need a massive economic engine to do that.”

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
ViacomCBS collaborates with USC Annenberg School for Journalism to establish scholarship
May 14, 2021

Diverse Issues in Higher Education quoted Miki Turner in an article about ViacomCBS and USC Annenberg creating a scholarship fund for HBCU graduates.

A California program spent millions on devices for distance learning. Here’s where it went.
May 14, 2021

EdSource highlighted research by Hernan Galperin of USC Annenberg and Stephen Aguilar of USC Rossier on the need for affordable broadband access for K-12 students.

Los Angeles Times
This manager is working toward diversity in Hollywood — and that includes those with disabilities
May 13, 2021

The Los Angeles Times cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the number of speaking characters with a disability in top-grossing movies.

The Atlantic
The trouble with the Gavin Newsom recall
May 13, 2021

The Atlantic quoted Dan Schnur on the low percentage of Californians backing the recall effort against Gov. Gavin Newsom. “There are a lot of voters who are unhappy with the way Newsom has handled the pandemic, but not nearly enough to remove him from office,” Schnur said.

Washington Post
Many in Hollywood are cheering a hiatus for the Golden Globes. Those who count the dollars are less sure.
May 13, 2021

The Washington Post quoted Matthew Belloni on how canceling the Golden Globes affects holiday season movie marketing.

Colonial Pipeline hack gas shortage warns of worse future cyberattacks
May 13, 2021

Marc Ambinder wrote a column for MSNBC about how to better prepare against ransomware attacks. "The threat is one that requires persistent engagement and personal resilience. Until those things have improved, America remains very vulnerable," he wrote.