Media Highlights

The Wrap
CNN Has No Plans to Replace ‘Reliable Sources’ – Creating a Huge Void in Media Criticism
August 25, 2022

Christina Bellantoni, professor of professional practice and the director of USC Annenberg’s Media Center, was quoted by The Wrap about public criticism to the recent departures at The Washington Post and NY Times. 

USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative launches new focus on reproductive health and political storytelling onscreen
August 23, 2022

Forbes quoted Stacy L. Smith, founder of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, about her goal to highlight storytelling as a tool to expand the conversation around reproductive health topics and create tangible change in both policy and attitude.

4 important brand guidelines for crisis communications
August 22, 2022

Adjunct Professor Stefan Pollack wrote an article for Forbes about the four things brands and companies can do when communicating during critical times. 

Los Angeles Business Journal
NFTs march into spotlight
August 22, 2022

Clinical Professor of Communication Christopher Smith was quoted in the Los Angeles Business Journal about the future of NFTs and social platforms. 

Yahoo Finance
U.S. Airlines face steep marketing challenge after epic nightmare summer
August 14, 2022

Director of the USC Center for Public Relations Fred Cook was quoted by Yahoo Finance regarding steep market challenges in the airline industry. 

China targets Israeli technology in quest for global dominance as U.S. frets
August 10, 2022

Newsweek quoted Clayton Dube of the USC U.S.-China Institute regarding US warnings against using military might to intimidate others. 

Los Angeles Times
Two new Hollywood newsletters are betting they’ve got the town covered
August 2, 2022

Professor of Professional Practice of Journalism Gabriel Kahn was quoted in the Los Angeles Times about the relevance of new trade Hollywood entertainment outlets. 

Washington Post
Hollywood ‘nepo babies’ know what you think of them. They have some thoughts.
August 1, 2022

The Washington Post quoted Mary Murphy, journalist and associate professor of professional practice of journalism, about her experience reporting on nepotism in Hollywood. 

Rolling Stone
She faked her chimp’s death. Then things went apeshit
July 30, 2022

Professor Dan Birman was quoted in Rolling Stone about the importance of transparency for filmmakers.