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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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USC Annenberg News Roundup: December 16, 2013

The Hollywood Reporter: Geena Davis’ Two Easy Steps to Make Hollywood Less Sexist The Hollywood Reporter published a story by actress Geena Davis about gender inequality in film and television. The story featured research done by USC Annenberg Professor Stacy … Continue reading

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New York Times cites Smith study on gender representation in film

The New York Times recently ran an op-ed featuring the work of Communication Professor Stacy Smith. In the article, the Times cited Smith’s 2013 study that charted screen time for women in Hollywood blockbusters. “Earlier this year, the Annenberg School … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Times features new USC Annenberg study

By Alex Reed Student Writer The Los Angeles Times featured a new study from USC Annenberg Associate Professor Stacy Smith and her team of researchers that reveals an underrepresentation of minority characters and directors in popular films. The study, released … Continue reading

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USC Anneberg urges class of 2017 to shape media and communication revolutions

USC Annenberg faculty and administration welcomed the class of 2017 by encouraging them to become leaders of revolution in the communication and media industries. “The work that each and every one of you will be doing over the next four … Continue reading

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The New York Times references study by Professor Smith

Christine Haughney wrote an article for The New York Times in which she referenced Professor Stacy Smith’s recent study that found female speaking roles in top-grossing films had reached its lowest point in 2012. The article titled On Newsstands, Allure of … Continue reading

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New study from USC Annenberg Professor Smith shows that popular films feature fewer female characters

By Alex Reed Student Writer The Huffington Post featured an op-ed from USC Annenberg Professor Stacy Smith on her latest study that showed that the number of women in popular films over the last five years has remained around 30 … Continue reading

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Associate Professor Smith interviewed by Voice of America about study on women and independent films

By Alex Reed Student Writer Voice of America interviewed USC Annenberg Associate Professor Stacy Smith about the study she co-authored on women and independent films. In looking at the Sundance Film Festival from 2002 to 2012, the study found that … Continue reading

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USC Annenberg study explores opportunities for women directors

By Krista Daly Student Writer Results of a new USC Annenberg study show that there are more opportunities for women directors in indie films rather than mainstream films. The Sundance Institute and Women in Film Los Angeles commissioned the study, … Continue reading

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National media outlets report findings of USC Annenberg study

By Krista Daly Student Writer Major national media covered USC Annenberg professor Stacy Smith’s research extensively this week. More than 300 news outlets picked up the story from an Associated Press report. Also, the New York Times, the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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