Media Highlights

The Wrap
Wakanda was 4th most mentioned African nation on U.S. television, USC study finds
Apr. 1, 2019

The Wrap highlighted research by Johanna Blakley and colleagues from the Norman Lear Center on Africa's representation in the media. 

USA Today
Smollett, Mueller and the news cycle that put another nail in the coffin of trust
Mar. 29, 2019

USA Today quoted Christopher Smith on how the Mueller report and the Smollett case have contributed to the erosion of trust in U.S. institutions.

Chicago Sun-Times
Smollett, Mueller and the news cycle that has eroded public trust
Mar. 29, 2019

The Chicago Sun-Times quoted Christopher Smith about the erosion of trust in public institutions.

Los Angeles Times
China’s airplane ambitions get a boost from Boeing fallout
Mar. 27, 2019

The Los Angeles Times quoted Clayton Dube of the U.S.-China Institute on China's $34 billion purchase of aircraft from Airbus.

Fast Company
How Big Tobacco uses Big Tech to hook new smokers
Mar. 27, 2019

Fast Company, via The Conversation, published an article by Robert Kozinets on how tobacco companies are using social media to circumvent laws against advertising to young people.

Huffington Post
Disability representation is seriously lacking In TV and movies: report
Mar. 27, 2019

The Huffington Post cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the under- and misrepresentation of disabled people on-screen.

San Francisco Chronicle
How social media is helping Big Tobacco hook a new generation of smokers
Mar. 27, 2019

The San Francisco Chronicle published an analysis (originally in The Conversation) by Robert Kozinets on how social media is allowing big tobacco to reach a new generation of users.

The Wrap
Will Apple News+ cannibalize traditional media the way iTunes did music labels?
Mar. 26, 2019

The Wrap quoted Gabriel Kahn on the outlook for Apple's new subscription service for magazines and leading newspapers.

Fox News
NRA's Dana Loesch rips CNN's award win for town hall where she was heckled
Mar. 20, 2019

Fox News mentioned that the Norman Lear Center awarded the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism to CNN. Also mentioned here.

Hey LA, the worst time to drive in the rain is probably not when you think
Mar. 20, 2019

LAist featured research by Gabriel Kahn and Mingxuan Yue of Crosstown on the most dangerous times to drive in the rain in Los Angeles.

Washington Post
How social media’s business model helped the New Zealand massacre go viral
Mar. 18, 2019

The Washington Post quoted Mike Ananny on how tech and social media companies can better regulate hate-filled content.

Los Angeles Times
Newsom's death penalty moratorium isn't perfect, but here's why it matters
Mar. 17, 2019

The Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Sandy Banks about California Gov. Gavin Newsom's recent moratorium on capital punishment in the state.