January 4, 2022
In the past month, Yalda Uhls, PhD–professor of psychology and founding director of the Center for Scholars & Storytellers at UCLA– has been tapped for her expertise on a wide range of important issues relating to younger audiences and the media that they’re commonly engaging with:
- “UCLA organization works toward accurate representation in television” (Spectrum News) Based on the Center for Scholars and Storytellers’ analysis of the top 10 TV shows that teenagers watch, Uhls urges that writers from major studios learn how to better represent real life in their story lines, considering the the well-being of young, minority viewers.
- “Teens and Misinformation: 3 Parenting Tips–What’s fact versus what’s not? Guide your child to combat misinformation” (Psychology Today) Uhls and her co-author share 3 tips to help teens navigate misinformation online.
- “Kids need to see themselves reflected in media“(NPR) Uhls’ recommends television shows with diverse characters and stories that feel authentic.
- “Hollywood is taking steps to diversify behind the camera. How is it going?” Uhls weighs in on what younger audiences are looking for in Hollywood’s film industry.
- “Time to get a handle on TikTok?: How parents can monitor what their kids do on social media“(USA Today) Uhls urges parents to get involved early with their kids on social media.