August 3, 2020

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Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV featured Robert Shrum and Mike Murphy of the USC Dornsife College's Center for the Political Future on the state of the 2020 presidential race. "Who you pick [as vice president] doesn't bring a lot of votes. It's more a message you send about what kind of president you'll be and what you think is important," Murphy said.

CNBC featured Susan Butler-Wu of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on the lack of long-term planning for sustained COVID-19 testing. "It would be great to put more money into diagnostics, and that’s really important. But real money needs to go to a plan, meaning a nationalized response," she said.

Fast Company featured Brendesha Tynes of the USC Rossier School and Allissa Richardson of the USC Annenberg School on the benefits and detriments of sharing and watching videos that show violence against Black people. "This is the first time we can be present. We can hit record, stay with that victim, and say, 'I’m not going to let you go through this by yourself,'" Richardson said.

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV featured John Heilman of the USC Gould School on whether the California state government will respond to lawsuits from businesses that wish to reopen. "Purely from a legal standpoint, the legislature has given the governor broad powers in times of emergencies, and courts have been very deferential," he said.

The Hill featured an op-ed co-authored by Benjamin Henwood of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School and colleagues on how the pandemic has sparked a genuine initiative to house the homeless. "Never has there been a more opportune time to make a permanent and equitable investment in housing for the homeless," they wrote.

Experts Quoted

The New York Times quoted Michael Edge of the USC Dornsife College on security vulnerabilities for genealogy websites.

Los Angeles Times quoted Glenn Melnick of the USC Price School on whether the pandemic will trigger higher or lower insurance premiums next year.

The Hollywood Reporter quoted J.D. Connor of the USC School of Cinematic Arts on how Disney went about reopening its theme parks.

Vice quoted Jacob Soll of the USC Dornsife College on how previous pandemics have lessened economic inequality.

Science quoted Ali Gholamrezanezhad of the Keck School of Medicine on the lingering health problems caused by COVID-19.

News at a Glance

U.S. News & World Report (via The Associated Press) covered the news of positive COVID-19 cases involving individuals living on 28th Street. Additional coverage was found in The Washington Post, The New York Times and CBS News. Sarah Van Orman, chief health officer for USC Student Health, was also interviewed in People and on KNX 1070 AM.

The Hollywood Reporter covered how the USC School of Cinematic Arts is preparing for the fall semester amid COVID-19.

Los Angeles Times noted a collaboration between Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative and actor Ryan Reynolds to increase diversity in Hollywood. Additional studies from the initiative were cited in NPR and the Los Angeles Times.

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