USC In The News

USC In the News 8/1/2018

The New York Times featured research by Stacy Smith, Marc Choueiti, Katherine Pieper and colleagues from the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the continued underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry. Researchers found that in the top 100 films of 2017, only 31.8 percent of speaking roles were female, a statistic that has remained virtually unchanged in the past 10 years. Only four women of color and five women over the age of 45 played leads or co-leads while only seven black men, four Asian men, four mixed-race men and two Latino men had lead or co-lead roles in the highest grossing movies. Los Angeles Times, ABC News' "Good Morning America," Huffington Post, Mashable, Variety, The Independent (UK), The Press-Telegram, Yahoo, Bustle, Houston Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Refinery29, LAist, New York Observer, O Globo (Brazil), The Advocate, Ebony and Nylon highlighted the study's findings.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about the public relations impact of MGM Resorts filing legal action against some of the survivors of the Las Vegas shooting massacre.

Los Angeles Times quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School about efforts by Facebook to quash suspicious accounts and political meddling. Los Angeles Times also quoted North on how social media has driven the #MeToo movement.

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV interviewed Brian Peck of the USC Gould School's Transnational Law and Business Center about the impact of President Donald Trump's trade war.

Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-TV interviewed Martha Escutia of USC Government Relations about the importance of college access programs for underrepresented minority communities.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed James Moore of the USC Viterbi School about the future of California's bullet train project.

KFI-AM quoted Travis Longcore of the USC Dornsife College and USC School of Architecture about the long-term impacts of a longer wildfire season.

The Desert Sun quoted Hugh McHarg of USC Libraries about the evolving purpose of libraries in a digital world.

The Intercept quoted Frank Gilliland of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the dangers of perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOS and PFOA) for consumers.

Elite Daily quoted Raj Dasgupta of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how a magnesium deficiency can impact sleep quality.

The New York Times' "California Today", The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times (second story here), The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed and Kaiser Health News reported on faculty concerns regarding the naming of an interim president and lawsuits filed involving a former doctor at USC's student health center.

The Wall Street Journal mentioned ongoing legal proceedings regarding USC employee retirement plans.

Glendale News-Press reported on an art exhibit at Keck Medicine of USC's Verdugo Hills Hospital.