Category Archives: Entertainment

Mary Murphy Talks About ‘The Late Show’ Hiring Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman

USC Annenberg Professor Mary Murphy was featured in several stories about David Letterman’s departure from “The Late Show.” Prior to CBS’ decision to replace Letterman with Stephen Colbert, Murphy, who is also a former “Entertainment Tonight” producer, had other ideas … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Long Talks To Los Angeles Times About Twitter And Television

Geoffrey Long, a technical director and research fellow at the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about the growing presence of Twitter in television promotion. “What has popped up in the last five years … Continue reading

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Professor Taplin Talks With Reuters About Campaigning for the Academy Awards

USC Annenberg Professor and Annenberg Innovation Lab Director Jonathan Taplin was quoted in a Reuters article about campaigning for the Academy Awards. Because the competition for awards such as Best Picture is so tough this year, directors and stars have … Continue reading

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Forbes Features Story From Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative

With the Academy Awards this weekend, USC Annenberg Professor Stacy Smith, along with researcher Katherine Pieper and Project Director Marc Choueiti, used their recent Forbes article to point out the lack of gender diversity in film. According to their research … Continue reading

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Senior Lecturer David Craig Speaks to Bloomberg about Lifetime’s Rebranding

Bloomberg’s “Taking Stock” interviewed USC Annenberg Senior Lecturer David Craig about Lifetime and how the network has reinvented itself. “The first thing they understood is that viewers don’t watch networks, they watch programs,” said Craig. “And you have to deliver … Continue reading

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Professor Durbin Talks About Sochi Olympics With KTLA

USC Annenberg Professor Daniel Durbin spoke with KTLA about NBC’s coverage of the Sochi Olympics. “NBC has had some challenges,” said Durbin, who is also the Director of the USC Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media and Society. “One thing that’s … Continue reading

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Professor Marcia Dawkins Talks to NPR About Interracial Families on Television

USC Annenberg Clinical Assistant Professor Marcia Dawkins was quoted in an NPR story about interracial families on television shows. Dawkins, who teaches about the impact of race on society, said that it’s good for Americans to see different family configurations … Continue reading

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Dan Birman releases documentary on aviator Bob Hoover

Journalism Professor and documentary filmmaker Dan Birman debuted his latest work, “Perfecting Flight: Bob Hoover,” to a crowd of 500 aviation experts and celebrities at a Feb. 21 special Paramount Studios event. The film is just the latest in a long … Continue reading

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Durbin speaks live on KTLA about Sochi Olympics

Daniel Durbin, director of the USC Annenberg Institute of Sports, Media and Society, spoke live in-studio with KTLA this morning in preparation of the Sochi Olympics’ opening ceremony. “This is really an attempt to put Russia back on the map … Continue reading

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Professor Smith talks about the NFL with Trib Total Media

Trib Total Media quoted USC Annenberg Clinical Associate Professor Christopher Smith in an article about the National Football League’s growing success on television. Despite the NFL continually showing more programming on more nights of the week, ratings for live football … Continue reading

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