Media Highlights

First-Gen Social Media Users Have Nowhere to Go
November 6, 2023

Marlon Twyman II provides insight on the collective erosion of X, Instagram, and Facebook marking a turning point for millennials, who are outgrowing a constant need to be plugged in. 

First-Gen social media users have nowhere to go
November 6, 2023

Wired spoke with Assistant Professor of Communication Marlon Twyman II about millennials’ changing attitudes toward social media and how platforms today are less driven by actual social connection.

Agent of KAOS: How local multimedia artist Ben Caldwell’s vision of creating a nucleus for Black art in Leimert Park became a reality
October 30, 2023

LAist spoke with Associate Professor of Communication Taj Frazier about his book “KAOS Theory: The Afrokosmic Ark of Ben Caldwell.” 

Los Angeles Times
Opinion: I’m 17, trans and loving life. Joy should be the norm for trans people
October 29, 2023

The Los Angeles Times spoke with Clinical Assistant Professor of Communication Rook Campbell about his experience transitioning and what the community did to help him feel accepted.

Will a subscription stop bots on X? That’s the $1 question
October 18, 2023

Fobes spoke with Part-Time Lecturer of Communication Julianna Kirschner about social media platform X’s attempt to stop bots on their site through a subscription service.

Public Books
Oil and injury in Los Angeles
October 17, 2023 shared a review of Professor of Communication Christina Dunbar-Hester's new book Oil Beach. 

New York Times
Child influencers make big money. Who gets it?
October 10, 2023

New York Times spoke with Clinical Professor of Communication Karen North about the lack of legal protections for child influencers’ earnings.

You can now learn how to be an influencer in college
October 10, 2023

Essence spoke with Professor of Journalism Robert Kozinets about USC Annenberg's influencer relations course.

OC Register
How Ben Caldwell and Robeson Taj Frazier’s ‘KAOS Theory’ project came to be
October 10, 2023

The OC Register spoke with Associate Professor of Communication Taj Frazier about a collaboration with multimedia artist Ben Caldwell on a hybrid biography and monograph titled  “KAOS Theory.” 

Arirang News, South Korea
Expert Guest on “NEWs GEN: Should we be able to choose our own boss at the workplace?"
October 10, 2023

Discussion of whether employees should be able to choose their own boss at the workplace with USC Annenberg’s Marlon Twyman II. 

CNN and NBC set to battle for future of streaming news
October 9, 2023

Variety spoke with Clinical Professor of Communication David Craig about the future of streaming news services and what different companies want to get from their streaming platforms.

Spectrum News 1
Olympics set to tackle flag football at Los Angeles Olympics in 2028
October 9, 2023

Spectrum News 1 spoke with Clinical Professor of Communication Dan Durbin about a recent proposal to include flag football in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.