Marty Kaplan is among 20 prominent voices in the anthology, What Orwell Didn’t Know, that consider the outlooks for reality-based politics. In his chapter “Welcome to the Infotainment Freak Show,” Kaplan takes an insightful, albeit ominous look at the way mass media has transformed modern society.
As part of the Great Southern California ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill in U.S. history, Art Center College of Design released a comprehensive sourcebook which contained a comic book by Lear Center Director Marty Kaplan on the topic of earthquake denial, called A River in Egypt.
Lear Center Director Martin Kaplan gives his review of What We’ve Lost by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter.
Lear Center Director Marty Kaplan presented remarks at a panel discussion about diversity in entertainment and cross-ownership rules at a 2006 FCC Media Ownership Hearing. Testimony was recorded and submitted as a public record to the FCC as part of the “Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” on media rules.
An opinion piece written by Lear Center Director Martin Kaplan on the shredded friendship between the Michaels Ovitz and Eisner as well as the promise and pitfalls of endemic lying in Hollywood. Published on February 25, 2005 in the Los Angeles Times.
Attention is increasingly considered to be a form of capital. The Lear Center and frog design co-sponsored this informal panel to take a cross-disciplinary look at how attention works, with Richard A. Lanham, author of The Economics of Attention: Style and Substance in the Age of Information, and David Merkoski, Creative Director at… More
Martin Kaplan Martin Kaplan holds the Norman Lear Chair in Entertainment, Media and Society at the USC Annenberg School, where he was associate dean for ten years. He is the Founding Director of the school’s Norman Lear Center, whose mission is to study and shape the impact of media and… More
Marty Kaplan, the founding director of The Norman Lear Center, is the Norman Lear professor of entertainment, media and society at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Watch videos featuring Marty Kaplan He served as chief speechwriter to Vice President Walter F. Mondale, and as executive assistant to… More