USC Annenberg staff
Stories by USC Annenberg staff:
Happy to fire, reluctant to hire: Hollywood inclusion remains unchanged
Across 1,100 popular films, a new report finds little change in representation for women, racial and ethnic groups, LGBT community or people with disabilities.
In memoriam: Murray Fromson, former USC Annenberg journalism director
The professor emeritus was a longtime CBS News correspondent and Associated Press reporter before coming to USC.
Study finds film critics, like filmmakers and casts, are largely white and male
USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative examines movie critics’ demographics and finds small numbers of writers who are female or from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.
Josh Kun appointed director of USC Annenberg School of Communication
The renowned scholar is acclaimed for bridging his scholarship as a cultural historian with the curation of exhibitions, installations and public humanities projects with diverse organizations.
$3 million gift creates cross-cultural communication chair at USC Annenberg
The chair’s first holder is Josh Kun, USC professor and historian who uses music to examine the connections we have to each other.
Oprah Winfrey to speak at USC Annenberg’s 2018 commencement ceremony
The global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress will deliver the communication and journalism school’s keynote address.
USC resources for first-generation students help inspire budding journalist
Tomás Mier keeps busy with a double-major, Topping Scholar activities and his job as managing editor of the Daily Trojan.
In music industry, female songwriters and producers are outnumbered by men
New USC Annenberg report shows that 2017 was a six-year low for female artists in popular music.
Hollywood’s hiring freeze: Female, black and Asian directors rarely worked in 2017 films
USC Annenberg study finds no progress for underrepresented directors working on the 1,100 top movies.
Insecure’s Issa Rae shares secrets with USC audience, like where she gets her best ideas
The writer/actress is drawn to projects that depict people you don’t usually see on traditional television and movies — people like herself and her friends.
USC Annenberg launches Annenberg Inclusion Initiative
The research and advocacy think tank will focus on increasing diversity on screen, behind the camera and in music.
Tech on the big screen: Computer users, and hackers, are more likely to be male characters
New study examines depictions of computer science in TV and films.
No diversity among 2014’s top-grossing films, new USC Annenberg report finds
Women, people of color and LGBT characters were not represented on screen or behind the camera, according to the comprehensive study.
Everybody’s a critic, they say, but now you really can be
USC Annenberg and School of Cinematic Arts to offer new fellowship in film criticism.
Journalists gear up for launch of ambitious health reports
The California Health Journalism Fellowship brings 20 reporters to USC for a week of training workshops.
Isolation from technology and social networks hikes risk of labor trafficking
Technology can perpetuate forced labor, but it can also help migrants connect with family and friends, researchers say.
Arianna Huffington challenges USC Annenberg students to report ‘What’s Working’
Initiative calls for uplifting, solutions-based stories that will be appear on Huffington Post.
USC Annenberg to grade Hollywood’s diversity efforts
The school announces a project to rate and reward entertainment companies on their hiring, casting and content.
Knight Chair program to expand online religion coverage
Grants will fund a new editor and freelance budget for the USC Annenberg-based magazine Religion Dispatches.
Health policy expert to launch new USC Annenberg webinar series
Affordable Care Act architect Ezekiel Emanuel will discuss ‘Why I Hope to Die at 75’ as part of an educational program aimed at journalists.
Women take the back seat in international films
Only a third of speaking parts go to women in the world’s biggest movie markets. Learn more in this infographic.
Gender stereotypes persist in films on a worldwide scale
Among nations studied, Brazil had the most gender balance among in film-making teams and France had the least, a USC Annenberg study found.
Digital network seeks fellows from USC Annenberg
Fusion looks for new ways to reach Millennials through compelling stories, investigations and documentaries.
Diversity falls short on the big screen
Latinos are ‘almost invisible’ in movies, a six-year USC Annenberg study finds.