Media Highlights

How Billboard’s 2020 women In music event is like no other
December 10, 2020

Forbes cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the low percentage of recent popular songs written by women.

Toxicity in gaming is dangerous. Here's how to stand up to it.
December 9, 2020

Wired featured an Op-Ed co-written by Dmitri Williams on harassment in video game culture. "This behavior has significant, long-term negative effects on players, especially those who do not fall into the stereotypical gamer demographic of young white males," they wrote.

Los Angeles Times
Essential Politics: A Californian view of Democratic division
December 9, 2020

The Los Angeles Times featured Dan Schnur on state politics in California. "The joke in California politics is that this is a two-party state — it's just that they're both Democratic parties," he said.

The Conversation
How remote learning is making educational inequities worse
December 8, 2020

The Conversation featured commentary by Hernan Galperin of USC Annenberg and Stephen Aguilar of USC Rossier on how remote learning is exacerbating learning inequalities.

BYU Radio
Ethiopia, Lemon Tree, Legos
December 3, 2020

BYU Radio interviewed Sandy Tolan about the young readers' edition of his book The Lemon Tree.

The Conversation
Socialism is a trigger word on social media — but real discussion is going on amid the screaming
December 1, 2020

Robert Kozinets wrote an article for The Conversation on his research into how the term "socialism" is used on social media.

Scott Atlas cared more about 'owning the libs' than Covid. And Americans paid the price.
December 1, 2020

MSNBC featured an op-ed by Marc Ambinder on the ineffectiveness of federal coronavirus adviser Scott Atlas' recommended response to the pandemic.

The never-ending exploitation of Selena Quintanilla
December 1, 2020

In an article about Selena: The Series on Netflix, Vice cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on how Latinx characters are presented on TV and in movies.

Masked crime in L.A. spikes in the age if COVID-19
November 23, 2020

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV featured research by Crosstown, a partnership between USC Annenberg and USC Viterbi, on the increase in masked crimes during the pandemic.