USC in the News

USC In the News 6/6/2017

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) interviewed Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School on why it is unlikely that Wonder Woman's box office success will move the needle on directorial opportunities for women in the entertainment industry. The story also cited research by Smith and colleagues from the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change initiative on the number of female directors who led the 1,000 top-grossing films since 2007. A second article in The New York Times cited Smith's research and work by Shrikanth Narayanan of the USC Viterbi School’s Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory to develop “The Geena Davis Inclusion Quotient” in partnership with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media to track speaking and screen time of female characters. Entrepreneur cited Smith's study on female directors.

World Journal profiled Jonathan Samet of Keck Medicine of USC and his research on the dangers of thirdhand smoke. Samet pointed to the long-term release of toxins that are left behind by tobacco smoke. The story also noted Samet's research on how electronic cigarettes have not reduced the incidence of traditional smoking.

The New York Times quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on how the NBA markets its players compared to other professional sports and the financial success it has seen with this strategy.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Karen Tongson of the USC Dornsife College about the history of West Hollywood and LGBTQ culture in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Jonathan Handel of the USC Gould School about the legal advice a Los Angeles-area lawyer provided to Kathy Griffin for her apology following a controversial photo.

ATTN: quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about comedian Bill Maher's use of the n-word and why it was inappropriate.

The Guardian (UK) quoted Sarah Banet-Weiser of the USC Annenberg School about corporations using commodity activism to sell products and the lack of structural change to real problems like income inequality.

Agence France Presse quoted Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School on why news organizations feel pressure to verify every fact published to avoid allegations of "fake news."

The Chronicle of Higher Education, in a story about Facebook pages with school-specific memes, mentioned USC.

USA Today, in a story about universities that received bomb threats via campus printers and fax machines, mentioned USC.

NBC News mentioned actor Danny Trejo will open a restaurant at USC Village this fall.

The Huffington Post published commentary by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School on why relying on intuition instead of data can be detrimental to a business.

Forbes cited comments by David Craig of the USC Annenberg School on how YouTube celebrities earn money.