USC in the News

USC In the News 2/2/2018

Los Angeles Times highlighted research by Stacy Smith, Marc Choueiti and Kate Pieper of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative that tracked the gender and race of performers, writers and producers across the pop music charts and the Grammy Awards. BBC, New York Magazine's "The Cut" (in a Vulture story), Mashable, Rolling Stone and CTV News (Canada) noted the study's findings.

Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-TV featured the renaming of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as the United Airlines Memorial Coliseum, which will help fund the multi-million-dollar upgrade of the 95-year-old structure. "Together with United, we can ensure the Coliseum’s future as a world-class venue and true community asset," USC President C. L. Max Nikias said at the groundbreaking, according to BisNow. Telemundo Los Angeles affiliate KVEA-TV, World Journal (second story here), CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KFI-AM, Korea Daily, U.S. News Express, Sports Business Daily (second story here) and Debate (Mexico) covered the ceremony.

KCET-TV published a story produced in partnership with the USC Price School's Center for Social Innovation and its Neighborhood Data for Social Change on the number of Angelenos living paycheck to paycheck and the rise of the gig economy. According to the data, the majority of Los Angeles residents are forced to live paycheck to paycheck due to household expenses. The data also shows that South Los Angeles, Southeast Los Angeles and the Northern San Fernando Valley, which have higher concentrations of workers earning less than $3,333 a month, have fewer workers with college degrees and are more diverse than areas with higher concentrations of workers earning more than $3,333.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Aaron Strumwasser of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the  prognosis of the young victims of a shooting at a Los Angeles middle school. The New York Times (in a Reuters story) quoted Cal Chudnofsky of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the injuries. CNN quoted both doctors. The Washington Post (in an earlier AP story), Los Angeles Times, NPR, NBC News, ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCAL-TV, CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV, ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-AM, Buzzfeed News, Heavy, The San Jose Mercury NewsNew York Daily News and People cited Strumwasser's comments.

The New York Times published comments by Orin Kerr of the USC Gould School about the lack of constitutional precedent for Congress and President Donald Trump to release a classified memo. New York Magazine also cited Kerr's comments.

Reuters quoted Roger Clemens of the USC School of Pharmacy about a new study linking a reduced risk of pregnancy complications with probiotic intake during pregnancy.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about a suit alleging Walmart unfairly discriminates by imposing stricter security procedures for products targeted to black Americans.

Mashable quoted Neha Nanda of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the evolution of each season's influenza strain.

The Daily Beast quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on why the FBI Director should be prepared to resign if a classified memo is released that questions the legitimacy of the bureau. New York Magazine cited Souther's comments.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Dowell Myers of the USC Price School about the growing trend of employers taking on the responsibility of providing housing for their employees.

Slate quoted Michael Suman of the USC Annenberg School's Center for Digital Future about how voters were impacted by fake news.

New England Cable News quoted Daniel Durbin of the USC Annenberg School's Institute of Sports, Media and Society about how the NFL is concerned about protecting its brand.

The Nation quoted Brie Loskota of the USC Dornsife College's Center for Religion and Civic Culture on how questioning the political engagement of groups of women also questions their value and agency.

The New York Times cited research by Andrii Parkhomenko of the USC Marshall School on how productivity in Los Angeles and New York might have been even greater if housing was not an issue.

The New York Times noted the USC School of Cinematic Arts declined a $5 million donation from producer Harvey Weinstein.

Yahoo (UK) noted research by Shrikanth Narayanan and Panayiotis Georgiou of the USC Viterbi School about a computer program that can diagnosis the health of a couple's relationship.

The Verge cited comments by a graduate student of the USC Annenberg School about the rise of WeChat in China.

The Gainesville Sun published an op-ed by Susan Estrich of the USC Gould School about President Donald Trump's swamp metaphor.