USC in the News

USC In the News 6/9 to 6/11/2018

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) featured research by Stacy Smith and colleagues at the USC Annenberg School on the lack of representation of women and minorities among film reviewers on the major film review website Rotten Tomatoes. "The very individuals who are attuned to the under- and misrepresentation of females on screen and behind the camera are often left out of the conversation and critiques," Smith said. Researchers studied the reviews of the 100 top-grossing films of 2017 that were posted on the website. The report was also covered in Variety and Hollywood Reporter.

Sacramento Bee featured Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College among a series of California influencers discussing what may be learned from the recent California primary. Pastor identified that it will be important to create a real debate about how to restructure the state's economy. He also mentioned the media coverage resulting from California's unusual primary system.

Los Angeles Times quoted David Kang of the USC Dornsife College on his expectations for the upcoming summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.

fivethirtyeight.com quoted David Kang of the USC Dornsife College on the importance of symbolism in politics.

CBC Radio Canada quoted Ron Avi Astor of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on how artists might need to re-evaluate some of their previous work and the way in which it's now presented following mass violence at concerts and other live performances. Independent also quoted Ron Avi Astor on artist responsibility.

Earther quoted Najmedin Meshkati of the USC Viterbi School on the commonalities among gas pipeline explosions.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) noted in an obituary that longtime CBS News correspondent Murray Fromson was director of the USC Annenberg School and noted that, in an interview for USC's Living History Project, that helping form the group known as the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press was among the proudest moments of his life.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) mentioned the Carmen Puliafito medical board hearings. Los Angeles Times also mentioned the hearings.

Los Angeles Times mentioned a small group of current and former students gathered on the USC campus Saturday for a march in relation to the former doctor at the student health center.

San Jose Mercury News noted that in 2017 a USC student club launched a rocket that achieved the highest altitude on record for a vehicle designed and manufactured by students.

New York Observer cited a study from Oxford University and USC which found that ride-sharing services had no effect on drunk driving arrests or fatalities in major metro areas.

Earther cited a USC study suggesting a link between exposure to particulate matter in air pollution and bad behavior among children and teens.

Hindustan Times (India) cited a USC study on the effects of sugar-sweetened beverages on breastmilk.