Gretchen Carlson says #MeToo movement ‘just getting started’ during USC Holt Lecture

“My greatest hope is that this will trickle down to the everywoman, because they are the stories that really need to be told,” Carlson said. “The waitress, the teacher, the lawyer, the accountant, the members of our military; I’ve heard from oil-rig operators, police officers, firefighters. It’s everywhere. It’s a pervasive epidemic, so we’re just getting started on the #MeToo movement.”

USC Price, The Holt Lecture featuring Gretchen Carlson on Empowering Women in the Workplace


The 2018 Holt Lecture will focus on gender equality in the workplace and institutions. Gretchen Carlson, formerly of Fox News, will join Professor Lisa Schweitzer for a forward-looking conversation on creating institutions which empower individuals rather than harm. Carlson is among many journalists and media personalities who have stepped into the light of public conversation regarding a rampant institutional blind-eye toward sexual abuses and exploitation.

Washington Post CEO underscores media’s role in ensuring public accountability

“It’s wrong to conflate unfavorable news with fake news,” Ryan said. “There’s been troubling instances where fair but critical reporting by respected news organizations have been unfairly challenged as fake news. Wrongly applying the fake news label is an attack on the truth. It’s reckless and corrosive to our democracy when elected officials attempt to deliberately and systematically erode the credibility of news organizations because they object to factually accurate reporting.”

The Holt Lecture: Journalism, Accountability, Power

Frederick J. Ryan, Jr. Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Washington Post. He previously served as the President and COO of Allbritton Communications Company and Founding CEO & President of Politico. He was the Chief of Staff for President Ronald Reagan (1989–1995), and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. Ryan…

Former Press Secretary Dana Perino for the Holt Lecture Series: October 29, 2015

by Patricia Quintero Estades Dana Perino served as the 27th White House Press Secretary from September 2007 to January 2009, under President George W. Bush, becoming the first Republican woman to hold the position. The Bedrosian Center is excited to welcome Ms. Perino for the next installment of the Holt Lecture Series on October 29th 2015. The…

Statistician-journalist Nate Silver headlines USC Price Holt Lecture

September 26, 2013 Nate Silver detailed his transformation from ordinary statistician to modern-day election soothsayer in front of a USC audience Sept. 20 as part of the Dennis F. and Brooks Holt Distinguished Lecture Series, offered by the USC Price School of Public Policy’s Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise. Silver runs the…

Nate Silver Talks FiveThirtyEight.Com, ESPN At USC

via Neon Tommy Marc Sallinger | September 20, 2013 | 3:20 p.m. PDT Staff Reporter He gained his notoriety when he accurately predicted the winner of 49 out of 50 states in the 2008 United States Presidential election. He gained his voice through, a blog site previously under the control of the New York…

He Blinded Us With Science

via LA Weekly Being “America’s most popular statistician” sounds dubious, something like being “the smartest Jäger girl” or “the deepest Kardashian” — talk about damning with faint praise. But the odds have been in Nate Silver’s favor for quite some time. Although the Michigan native achieved mainstream acclaim in November 2008 by accurately predicting the…

The Silver Standard

September 16, 2013 – by Jeremy Loudenback – Here at Bedrosian Center headquarters, hearts and calculators are aflutter with the news that Nate Silver is paying the U.S.C. campus a visit next Friday as part of the Holt Distinguished Lecture series. Silver is the statistics wunderkind whose uncannily accurate political predictions as a New York Times blogger earned him widespread popularity and created a new awareness about opportunities for analytics in popular culture.