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The Hollywood Reporter. ‘Reservation Dogs,’ ‘Abbott Elementary’ Among Sentinel Awards Honorees. September 16, 2022.

Prevention. A New Study Finds ‘This Is Us’ Helped Destigmatize Alzheimer’s Disease—Here’s How. September 12, 2022.

Today Show.
‘This Is Us’ has created positive change for the Alzheimer’s community, study finds. September 9, 2022.

HealthDay News. How ‘This is Us.” put the Alzheimer’s care in the spotlight. September 1, 2022.

The 19th.
Movies and TV don’t portray how domestic workers really live, new report shows. July 6, 2022.

CURE Today
. Lights, Camera, Cancer: A Look at How the Disease Is Portrayed in the Media. June 22, 2022.

Fast Company. Hollywood’s portrayal of domestic workers is a barrier to their real-life humanization. June 15, 2022.

The Wrap: Domestic Workers Call for Hollywood to Clean Up Its Act Depicting Their Lives on Screen. June 14, 2022.

The Globe and Mail. Prime-time Jan. 6 hearing was gripping portrayal of Donald Trump as mastermind behind effort to overturn election. June 9, 2022.

PENN Today. How do media depictions of tobacco influence smoking decisions for young adults? June 1, 2022.

CNN. Hollywood barely talks about the climate crisis. This group wants to change that. April 22, 2022.

The New York Times. Disney, Built on Fairy Tales and Fantasy, Confronts the Real World. April 17, 2022.

Disney Takes Heat Over Public Stance on Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Law, But NBCUniversal And Other Studios Keep Away. April 6, 2022.

Associated Press.
From Hollywood’s illusion factory, some unexpected reality. March 29, 2022.

Associated Press.
In wartime battle over imagery, so far it hasn’t been close. March 2, 2022.

Plastics News.
A Hollywood Push to Snub Single-use Plastics on Screen. February 7, 2022. 


HIV at 40. When It Comes to HIV and AIDS, the Screen Has Gone Blank. December 1, 2021.

Washington Post.
Joan Didion, who chronicled American decadence and hypocrisy, dies at 87. December 23, 2021.
Research Aims to ‘Flip the Script’ on Single-Use Plastics in Hollywood. November 5, 2021.

The Wall Street Journal
. Do Covid-19 Vaccines Belong on TV? Hollywood Can’t Decide. October 15, 2021.

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
. What Western Media Gets Wrong About Africa. June 30, 2021.

. How TV Dramas Informed And Misinformed Perceptions Of The War On Drugs. June 18, 2021.

The Covid-19 Vaccine Script That TV Shows Are Using to Fight Fear and Misinformation. April 8, 2021.

. TV’s War on Poverty: Showrunners Talk Changing Portrayals of Class. March 25, 2021.

The Conversation
. A Very Special Episode: How TV Shows Can Be Powerful Tools for Public Health. March 14, 2021

Why Political Activism Can’t — and Shouldn’t — Stop After the Inauguration. January 20, 2021.

Los Angeles Times
. Could TV Writers Help Curb the Pandemic? This Group Thinks So. January 15, 2021.

. Positive COVID-19 Messaging on TV Can Persuade Resistant Viewers, the Protective Coalition Says. January 13, 2021.


Cronkite News. Immigrants and TV. December 7, 2020.

The Modesto Bee.
Disney Jr.’s Doc McStuffins, “The Doc Is In” Model Healthy Habits and Diversity. December 2, 2020.

. These three charts show Trump and Biden’s favorite TV shows for campaign ads. October 27, 2020.

The Hollywood Reporter
. Abortion, Racism, Sexual Assault and National Security: How Sentinel Awards Honor TV’s Toughest Topics. October 21, 2020.

The Hollywood Reporter
. Rainn Wilson, Parisa Fitz-Henley Team to Honor Impactful TV. October 8, 2020.

The Wrap.
Why Immigrant Storylines on TV Are So Important for Real-Life Immigration Issues. September 23, 2020.

Define American Report Finds Representation Of Immigrants On Television Needs Improvement. September 23, 2020.

The Huffington Post.
Researchers Studied A Year Of Scripted TV. Immigrant Stories Still Don’t Reflect Reality. September 23, 2020.

USA Today.
Study: TV shows exaggerate the number of undocumented immigrants, but nuanced portrayals can educate. September 23, 2020.

US immigrants are three times more likely to be undocumented on TV than in real life. September 23, 2020.

The Guardian.
Immigrant representation on TV over-emphasizes criminality, study finds. September 23, 2020.

The Hollywood Reporter.
TV Portrayals of Immigrants Often Emphasize Undocumented Status, Study Finds. September 23, 2020.

Immigrant Stories on TV are Predominantly Latinx and About Deportation (Study). September 23, 2020.

Los Angeles Times.
These TV shows are changing the way we see immigrants, a new study finds. September 23, 2020.

Morning Consult.
America’s most beloved shows differ from this year’s Emmy nominees. September 16, 2020.

New York Times.
Color of Change: Tackling systemic racism one strategy at a time. September 5, 2020.

What many Africans are hoping to see in Beyonce’s ‘Black is King.’ July 28, 2020.

DACA workers need industry’s help to make their Hollywood dreams come true. June 23, 2020.

Daily News.
‘Images matter’: Television’s fictional men and women in blue have swayed the public perception of police work. June 15, 2020.

The Washington Post.
Police officers are often glorified on TV shows. Here’s what it looks like when they aren’t. June 10, 2020.

Los Angeles Times.
News analysis: Dick Wolf packed TV with hero cops. Critics say that’s part of what’s ‘killing us’. June 9, 2020.

Los Angeles Times.
Want to talk about policing on TV? Here are some damning stats you should know. June 5, 2020.

USA Today.
Coronavirus masks set the tone in fashion, politics and industry. June 2, 2020.

Crime TV series distort your understanding of law enforcement, survey says. June 1, 2020.
The true cost of Africa’s narrative. May, 2020.

Your favorite crime shows hinder this life-and-death cause. March 9, 2020.

. ‘Raven’s Home’ Spotlights Vaping in a Special Episode on Disney Channel, Complete With Cast Message. February 21, 2020.

The New York Times
. Netflix’s Stranger Things Raised Awareness About Rare Disorder. February 21, 2020.

Chicago Tribune.
Do cop shows like ‘Chicago P.D.’ reinforce misperceptions about race and criminal justice? A new study says yes. February 11, 2020.

National Public Radio.
TV cop shows affect real-world policing, study says. February 6, 2020.

A new study further confirms that most crime TV shows are good PR for cops. January 27, 2020.

Netflix, NBC, ABC lead in depictions of wrongful actions by people of color in crime dramas, study finds. January 21, 2020.

New study reveals how crime TV series distort understanding of race and criminal justice system. January 21, 2020.


Forbes. A study about the portrayal of immigrants on television offers surprising results. December 31, 2019.

Washington Post
. Hallmark’s Christmas movies are part of a culture war their viewers are losing. December 23, 2019.

NBC News
. ‘Touching and Triggering’: ‘Knives Out’ sparks question of how to tell immigration stories. December 20, 2019.

. Grey’s Anatomy Episode on Sexual Assault Raised Viewer Awareness. December 2, 2019.

The Hollywood Reporter
. ‘Euphoria’ Creator Sam Levinson Opens Up About Addiction at Norman Lear’s Sentinel Awards. November 7, 2019.

The Washington Post
. Planned Parenthood Goes to Hollywood. September 23, 2019.

. Reality and Commentary: Experts explain TV’s immigration storylines. August 27, 2019.

California Health Care Foundation
. Can Hollywood Change Attitudes About Addiction and Mental Health? August 19, 2019.

Washington Tech Policy Podcast
. Johanna Blakley: TV and Politics (Ep. 196). August 14, 2019.

The New York Times
. As America Debates Abortion, Hollywood Seeks the Realities. July 18, 2019.

The Conversation
. Liberals and conservatives have wildly different TV-viewing habits, Johanna Blakley. July 1, 2019.

. Study: Your Favorite Show Might Say A Lot About Your Politics. April 30, 2019.

The A.V. Club
. Bones, Pawn Stars, and Criminal Minds Might Save Our Fractured Country. April 26, 2019.

Washington Examiner
. What’s on TV? Madeline Fry. April 26, 2019.

. It’s Blue vs. Red in TV Viewership Habits. April 25, 2019.

LA Times.
TV Shows ‘Bones’ and ‘Criminal Minds’ Cross Political Divides, a New Study Finds. April 24, 2019.

Deadline Hollywood
. Study Finds Surprising Connections Between TV Preference And Political Beliefs. April 24, 2019.

. New Study Finds Both Conservatives and Liberals Like Bones. April 24, 2019.

National Public Radio
. So…Does American TV Ever Mention Africa? March 30, 2019.

The Verge
. Why It Matters ‘Madam Secretary’ Is Fighting Vaccine Misinformation. March 26, 2019.

The Hollywood Reporter
. Michael Douglas Discusses Upcoming Nuclear-Themed Projects on 40th Anniversary of ‘China Syndrome’ March 21, 2019.

Los Angeles Magazine
. Michael Douglas, Ted Lieu, and Showrunners Gather to Talk Politics, TV, and Nuclear War. March 19, 2019.

. Witness a Gory Surprise from the aTVfest panel ‘The Science of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Storytelling’ February 14, 2019.

National Public Radio. TV Cop Shows Affect Real-World Policing, Study Says. February 6, 2020

BoingBoing. A new study further confirms that most crime TV shows are good PR for cops. January 27, 2020

Variety. Netflix, NBC, ABC Lead in Depictions of Wrongful Actions by People of Color in Crime Dramas, Study Finds. January 21, 2020

IndieWire. New Study Reveals How Crime TV Series Distort Understanding of Race and Criminal Justice System. January 21, 2020

Forbes. A Study About The Portrayal Of Immigrants On Television Offers Surprising Results. December 31, 2019

Washington Post. Hallmark’s Christmas movies are part of a culture war their viewers are losing. December 23, 2019

NBC News. ‘Touching and Triggering’: ‘Knives Out’ sparks question of how to tell immigration stories. December 20, 2019

The Conversation: Liberals and Conservatives Have Wildly Different TV-Viewing Habits – But These 5 Shows Bring Everyone Together, Johanna Blakley, July 1, 2019

Newsy: Study: Your Favorite Show Might Say A Lot About Your Politics, Casey Mendoza, April 30, 2019

The A.V. Club: Bones, Pawn Stars, and Criminal Minds Might Save Our Fractured Country, Dan Nielan, April 26, 2019

Washington Examiner: What’s on TV? Madeline Fry, April 26, 2019

Poynter: It’s Blue vs. Red in TV Viewership Habits, Tom Jones, April 25, 2019

LA Times: TV Shows ‘Bones’ and ‘Criminal Minds’ Cross Political Divides, a New Study Finds, Ashley Lee, April 24, 2019

Deadline Hollywood: Study Finds Surprising Connections Between TV Preference And Political Beliefs, Dino-Ray Ramos, April 24, 2019

Vulture: New Study Finds Both Conservatives and Liberals Like Bones, Anne Victoria Clark, April 24, 2019

Consortium for Media Literacy CONNECT!ONS: Interview with Erica Rosenthal of Hollywood, Health & Society, March 2019

National Public Radio: So…Does American TV Ever Mention Africa? by Alexander Wooley, March 30, 2019

The Washington Post: The NRA Is Still Peeved About CNN’s Parkland Town Hall, by Erik Wemple, March 22, 2019

The Hollywood Reporter: Michael Douglas Discusses Upcoming Nuclear-Themed Projects on 40th Anniversary of ‘China Syndrome,’ by Kristin Vartan, March 21, 2019

The Atlantic: Immigrant Stereotypes Are Everywhere on TV, J.Clara Chan, October 21, 2018

Variety: ’13 Reasons Why’ and ‘One Day at a Time’ Among Honorees at 2018 Sentinel Awards, Rachael Yang, October 4, 2018

The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Jane the Virgin,’ ‘Vida’ Writers Talk Onscreen Representation, by Jenna Marotta, October 3. 2018

Frontline: Creating Virtual Reality Journalism, September 2018

All Things Considered, NPR: “Sentinel Awards Celebrate TV Depictions Of Health, Climate Change And Security,” by Rick Karr, August 30, 2017

CSII Blog: “Popular Music Project & CSII event recap: The Arts of Opposition,” by Claudia Dayani, May 9, 2017

LA Times: Josh Kun, Author Who Uncovered L.A.’s Musical Counter-History, Named MacArthur Fellow, by Randall Roberts, September 22, 2016 The 2016 Campaign Merchandise Tells an Important Story About This Year’s Candidates, by Theresa Avila, November 25, 2015

Engineering Innovation, WTOP: Johanna Blakley Interviewed about STEM Education by Randy Atkins, November 22, 2015

Viterbi Magazine: “The Next MacGyver” and the Power of the Media, by Johanna Blakley, Fall 2015

La Mirada: Fashion Law Studies, by Ana Fernández Abad, August 15, 2015

Washington Post: Sketchbook – TV Legend Norman Lear Spotlights Our Saving Grace That Is the Arts, by Michael Cavna, April 4, 2015

Variety: Can an Oscar Speech Spark Social Change?, by Ted Johnson, February 23, 2015