Media Highlights

Los Angeles Times
Hollywood has overlooked the 50-plus audience. Producer Amy Baer aims to change that.
April 5, 2021

The Los Angeles Times cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the scarce number of characters 60 and over in feature films.

The New York Times
Black friendship, broadcasted
April 1, 2021

The New York Times cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on diversity in Netflix's movies and TV shows.

Washington Post
In a rare admission, MTV says its mental-health portrayals are sometimes damaging
April 1, 2021

The Washington Post featured research by Stacy Smith and Katherine Pieper of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the poor portrayal of mental health across ViacomCBS programming, including MTV's shows. "There is a significant disconnect between screen storytelling and what's going on in society," Smith said.

Los Angeles Times
Facing recall, Newsom’s political future is tied to California vaccine effort
April 1, 2021

The Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur on how Gov. Gavin Newsom's political future is connected to COVID-19 vaccinations. “Every vaccination gets [Newsom] a little bit closer to defeating the recall,” Schnur said.

Los Angeles Times
Editorial: Biden’s infrastructure plan is even more ambitious than it seems
March 31, 2021

In an editorial about President Biden's infrastructure proposal, the Los Angeles Times cited research by Hernan Galperin on internet access in California.

KFI-AM 640
Survey: 91% of California households have internet access, but L.A. Is behind
March 30, 2021

KFI-AM 640 featured research by Hernan Galperin on internet access in California, including low-income households still lacking connectivity. "There are still some challenges on the road to digital equity," he said.

CNN
A new season: Sitting at a baseball game, I saw the promise of a post-Covid life
March 26, 2021

CNN featured a column by Sandy Tolan on how attending a baseball game provided a glimpse of life after the pandemic. "Standing there together, as the shadows lengthened on the grass, just our presence at an Arizona baseball diamond was all the promise we needed," he wrote.

Billboard
Is it time to retire gendered categories for music awards?
March 25, 2021

Billboard cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the low number of Grammy-nominated women.

Newsweek
Will Dream Act heal Democratic wounds with Hispanic voters?
March 24, 2021

Roberto Suro told Newsweek that once the Dream and Promise Act passes the House of Representatives, the big question will be "how much capital Biden and the Senate Dems are willing to invest in getting something through the Senate."

Los Angeles Times
How new grass-roots networks are boosting diversity on Hollywood film and TV crews
March 24, 2021

The Los Angeles Times cited research from the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative on the lack of diversity behind the camera in the entertainment industry.

Yahoo News UK
How 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' became a pop culture phenomenon
March 23, 2021

Mary Murphy spoke with Yahoo News UK about how social media savvy helped fuel the Kardashian media empire. “They were raised by the internet," she said. "They understood social media. They were really the prototype for future influencers."

Los Angeles Times
Is it inevitable that a prominent Democrat will challenge Newsom in the recall?
March 22, 2021

The Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur on the likelihood that California Gov. Gavin Newsom will face a Democratic challenger in his recall election. “Having another Democrat in the race takes away from Newsom’s strongest talking point — that it’s all a partisan exercise,” he said.

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