USC in the News

USC In the News 1/11/2018

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) highlighted research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative and colleagues on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry, especially as directors of the world's top-grossing films. According to the story, "the percentage of female directors rose from 4.2 percent in 2016 to 7.3 percent in 2017," but this was still less than the 8 percent recorded in 2008 for the year's top 100 grossing films. City News Service also cited the study's results.

Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on how the retirement of Representative Ed Royce will impact the United States' role in global affairs. "The question is not only who will emerge to repair the damage in Trump’s wake, but also how many years will be required to heal the breach. Without committed globalists like Royce, that task now becomes even more difficult," Schnur wrote.

Chicago Tribune highlighted the LiveRead@SDA program at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. The program translates productions into developmental series. Ike Holter's 2012 play, "Hit the Wall," was announced to "receive a concert-style reading following a weeklong workshop residency" and will be directed by Kenneth Sawyer of the USC School of Dramatic Arts.

Los Angeles Times quoted Robert Shrum of the USC Dornsife College’s Unruh Institute about an upcoming town hall at USC for some of California’s gubernatorial candidates. Los Angeles Daily News also mentioned the upcoming forum.

Financial Times quoted Charles Cronin of the USC Gould School about music copyright regulations.

MSNBC interviewed Armand Dorian of the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital for a segment about packed emergency rooms and medicine shortages in Southern California due to an increase in seasonal influenza cases. In a second segment, MSNBC interviewed Jessica Thomas of the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital about the rise in influenza cases in Southern California and how to help prevent the spread of flu.

The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why Senator Dianne Feinstein's defiance of President Donald Trump may help her own reelection race.

Fox News quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School on why it is troublesome if social media platforms police false content posted by users.

NPR Phoenix affiliate KJZZ-FM interviewed Anthony Dukes of the USC Marshall School about a new promotion at Jack in the Box that targets recreational marijuana users.

Men's Health quoted Roger Clemens of the USC School of Pharmacy about a new trend of people vaping vitamins.

Forbes noted the launch of a new course at the USC Marshall School's Greif Center to teach undergraduates the basics of intellectual property.

Variety mentioned the USC Iovine and Young Academy in a profile of Jimmy Iovine.

La Cañada Valley Sun reported on a community event hosted by Mary Virgallito and Jessica Thomas of the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital about how to recognize flu symptoms and how to prevent the spread of the virus.

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on how the retirement of GOP representatives may help and hurt the Democrats' chances of flipping those seats in the midterm elections.

Orange County Breeze mentioned a performance by Pepe Romero of the USC Thornton School with the Long Beach Symphony.