TV is influencing careers

What's your favourite movie, is it responsible for where you work now?
07 June 2022
Presented by Harrison Lewis
Production by Harrison Lewis.


A woman surrounded by multicoloured thought bubbles.


Did you end up in your dream job? Or did you end up pursuing a career quite intensely for some reason that eludes you? Perhaps the media representation of your profession had a part to play. Shrikanth Narayanan and colleagues from the University of Southern California created a dataset to analyse 4000 professions in the subtitles of over 136,000 movies and TV shows and found that their representation may have influenced some of us to take up a career we loved watching on screen...


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