USC in the News

USC In the News 6/12/2018

Los Angeles Times 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 aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. KPCC-FM's "The Frame," The Guardian (UK), The Wrap, Deadline Hollywood, Quartz, Fast Company, Refinery29 (UK) and Hello Giggles mentioned the study.

Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Amy Schroeder of the USC Viterbi School on how posting the number of a suicide prevention hotline will not prevent self-harm. Schroeder speaks of her own experience with depression and how one of the most effective means of breaking into someone's depressive downward spiral is to proactively reach out when you sense something is off. "Sick people need help, and they are often unwilling to admit it. But they won’t get better on their own," she wrote.

The Nation published a Q&A with Viet Thanh Nguyen of the USC Dornsife College about his Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, "The Sympathizer," the MacArthur Foundation fellowship and how he identifies as a refugee, not an immigrant. "I feel that it’s necessary for people like me, who have benefited from being a refugee, to acknowledge our existence as such and to advocate for the new refugees today," he said.

Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, NPR New York affiliate WNYC-FM and El Comercio (Peru) quoted David Kang of the USC Dornsife College on his expectations for the summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.

CNN interviewed Clayton Dube of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute on how the summit between North Korea and the United States could impact diplomatic relations with China for both countries.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about turn out for California's primary election.

Wired quoted Amy Childress of the USC Viterbi School about the process of desalination and other water treatment methods.

Los Angeles Business Journal quoted USC Price School Dean Jack Knott and Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center about the legacy of the late Stan Ross on the Southern California real estate industry.

The Hollywood Reporter quoted Sarah Banet-Weiser of the USC Annenberg School about online backlash for movies reimagined with female leads.

Variety quoted Tom Sito of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about the possible replacements for the top animation position at Disney.

LiveScience quoted Susan Lindau of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School about the importance of researching what drives suicide and how to treat it effectively before an individual feels there are no other options.

RT interviewed Marco Milani of the USC Dornsife College about expectations for the summit between North Korea and the United States.

Texas Tribune quoted Ron Avi Astor of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School about the need for positive school climates as a factor in deterring violence in schools.

Commercial Observer quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the California gubernatorial race.

The New York Times (in an Reuters story) mentioned a new federal inquiry regarding a former doctor at USC's student health center. The New York Times (in an Associated Press story), The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times (second story here), NPR, Inside Higher Ed, CNN, Politico (Politico Pro story here), ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV (second story here), NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-TV, Telemundo Los Angeles affiliate KVEA-TV (second story here), KPCC-FM, Fox News, United Press International, City News Service (second story here), Law.com, China Daily, Xinhua News Agency (second story here) mentioned the investigation and a small group of current and former students that gathered on the University Park Campus in response to the case of George Tyndall.

Los Angeles Times mentioned USC will host 10 television writers from the Middle East at the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a five-week course this summer.

Los Angeles Times and ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV mentioned a trial involving a former dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

BBC cited comments by Ron Avi Astor of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School about how artists may need to reconsider live show effects because recent mass violence at concerts and other live performances.

New York Magazine's "The Cut" cited comments by Michael Chaslow of the USC Gould School about the reasons for using "DBA" (doing-business-as) in official documents.

The Hollywood Reporter noted work by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative to develop an inclusion rider for the industry.

Variety and Buzzfeed News mentioned research by Stacy Smith and colleagues from the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry.

AdWeek mentioned research by Shrikanth Narayanan of the USC Viterbi School’s Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory to develop “The Geena Davis Inclusion Quotient," which measures how often men are heard in entertainment compared to women.

The Week published commentary by Marc Ambinder of the USC Annenberg School about the possible ramifications if the Dept. of Justice can seize reporters' digital records.

The Telegraph (UK) cited research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School about the health benefits of a fasting-mimicking diet.

China Daily, in a story about Chinese students studying in the United States, mentioned the death of USC graduate student, Xinran Ji.

China Daily mentioned an agreement in the works between USC and George Mason University in Korea.

Seventeen mentioned USC alumnus Will Ferrell spoke at the 2015 USC commencement ceremony.