Media Highlights

CBC News (Canada)
Comedies 'Late Night' and 'Booksmart' showcase the power of women on both sides of the camera
June 16, 2019

CBC News cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the scarcity of women directors on the top films in North America from 2007 to 2018. 

Forbes
USC Annenberg study defines areas of trouble, suggests improvements, for women working in animation
June 13, 2019

Forbes featured research from Stacy Smith and colleagues at the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on gender inclusion in the U.S. animation industry. See also: Slate.

Washington Post
‘Shaft’ is a fine, fun and funny film. It’s also aware of the weight of its history.
June 12, 2019

The Washington Post, in a review of the new Shaft film, cited a 2018 study from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, which noted that just over 76% of film critics are white. 

NBC News
Latina longevity is real, but it can bring health, financial challenges
June 11, 2019

NBC News published an op-ed by Laura Castañeda on how living a longer life can bring health and financial challenges to Latinas and Latinos.

The New York Times
Animated movies give women more leadership roles, study finds
June 10, 2019

The New York Times featured new research from Stacy L. Smith and colleagues at the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on gender inclusion in the U.S. animation industry.

Forbes
New York City becomes first city to invest in female musicians
June 7, 2019

Forbes noted how a recent study from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the gender divide in the music industry has led to a new fund that is investing in female musicians.

Variety
‘Neverland’ ethics questioned as Michael Jackson lawyers speak at documentaries panel
June 5, 2019

Variety recapped a panel discussion on the ethics behind documentaries, which included Christopher Smith.

Los Angeles Times
Disney Launchpad looks to diversify director ranks with new initiative
June 3, 2019

The Los Angeles Times cited an Annenberg Inclusion Initiative study which found that women directed only 4.3% of the top-grossing films from 2007-18.  

Yahoo!
Can anybody stop Biden? Challengers make their case to California Dems
June 2, 2019

Yahoo News quoted Dan Schnur on early 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden.

Huffington Post
Top movies and TV shows lack characters with mental health conditions, study finds
May 30, 2019

The Huffington Post highlighted new research from Stacy L. Smith and colleagues at the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative that delved into the scarcity of adults with mental health issues in top-grossing films and television shows. VarietyDeadline and Refinery29 also covered the study.

Newsweek
WHO's classification of gaming addiction as a mental health disorder could do more harm than good, expert says
May 30, 2019

Newsweek quoted Dmitri Williams on why classifying gaming addiction as a mental health disorder is not helpful when trying to find solutions to the problem.

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