University of Southern California

Marshall in the Media

1/10/13 Pacific Standard
Pacific Standard featured research by Feng Zhu finding that a political slant within Wikipedia has lessened over the past decade. A search of politically charged keywords found that in 2002 Wikipedia of 2002 leaned Democratic, and that it is now less biased.
1/10/13 The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed by Harris about relief program costs for regions devastated by Hurricane Sandy. “Unfortunately, neither the federal government nor its taxpayers have bottomless pockets,” Harris wrote. “Spending for any one purpose ultimately limits spending for all other purposes.”
1/9/13 Los Angeles Times
Silicon Beach – Lucy Hood urges the city to support LA's tech awakening in the LA Times.
1/7/13 The Huffington Post
The Huffington Post featured an op-ed by Lucy Hood about the Consumer Electronics Show and the potential for smart phone growth. The piece also focused on research done by Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM), the Center Hood oversees. “Mundane activities like email and web browsing are more important to consumers than entertainment such as gaming,” according to CTM’s research.
1/3/13 The Orange County Register
The Orange County Register quoted David Carter about the reinvention of the Los Angeles Clippers brand.
1/2/13 Contra Costa Times
Contra Costa Times quoted Kathleen Allen about the economic climate for small businesses in 2013.
1/2/13 Business Insider
Business Insider ran a column by Ira Kalb about declining consumer confidence. Issues like the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling debates haven’t helped matters, Kalb wrote. “Since consumer spending is roughly 70% of our economy, we all need to work together to get consumers to feel confident again,” he added.
1/2/13 Forbes
Forbes ran an op-ed by Gerard Tellis about American innovation. He wrote that a robust culture of trial and error regarding innovation is the country’s biggest asset: “The U.S. absolutely must not lose the culture of innovation. In so doing, it can remain the pre-eminent innovative economy of the 21st century.”
12/30/12 Forbes
Forbes featured research by Victor Bennett and colleagues finding that competition in the workplace may encourage unethical behavior. “Competition is generally thought to be good for economies because it keeps prices low and quality high. But when meeting customer demand is bad for society at large, then competition has a flip side,” Bennett said. The story was also covered by LA Weekly.