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Policymakers and industry leaders take steps to improve cell phone capabilities during emergencies

By CCLP Staff | January 28, 2015 0
By Justin Chapman Mobile phones today offer enormous potential in regards to public safety and emergency preparedness, but current infrastructure and systems present substantial challenges as well. The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy have launched an initiative to research these issues, explore solutions and define minimum ...

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Americans can now listen to FM radio on their cell phone - for free

By Adam Powell | January 29, 2015 0
WASHINGTON - New software now allows millions of Americans to unlock the free FM radio receivers built into almost every smartphone sold in the US. Called NextRadio, the free app unlocks the FM receiver, enabling the phone to receive all local FM radio stations for free without using the cell...

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Latonero speaks at AAAS conference on big data and human rights

By CCLP Staff | January 28, 2015 0
On January 15 and 16, research director Mark Latonero spoke at the Science and Human Rights Coalition's "Big Data and Human Rights" conference in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Sessions explored how human rights can be affected by the collection and analysis...

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Senior fellow publishing new book on California as she wraps up CIR project on armed security guards

By CCLP Staff | January 22, 2015 0
By Justin Chapman As project editor on a two-month long assignment with the Center for Investigative Reporting, CCLP senior fellow Narda Zacchino oversaw reporter Shoshana Walter's and others' six part series "Hired Guns." The team reported on armed security guards across the country who endanger public safety through a haphazard...

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250 students filled the lobby at Wallis Annenberg Hall for our 2015 State of the Union live viewing and analysis.
Open Data LA partnered with the City of Pasadena to connect community leaders with city officials. Left to right: Rick Cole;, Michael Beck, Dana Chinn, and Phillip Leclair.
At CCLP's forum on Women and Photojournalism, Lori Shepler (right) shows off her photography book, Pau Gasol: Life / Vida, as Narda Zacchino (left) looks on.
The 2014 Get Mobile Forum brought together local community organizers and technology leaders.
CCLP director Geoffrey Cowan discusses the benefits of informal diplomacy at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by CEU/Daniel Vegel.)
Director of research Mark Latonero and California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
Director Geoffrey Cowan, Lt. John Vanek, Mark Latonero, and Chris Kelly.

In the News

Managing director Geoffrey Baum was quoted in The Argonaut after meeting Vice President Joe Biden, who visited West Los Angeles College to discuss the Obama administration's plan to subsidize community college fees. The initiative would "free up resources to add classes, innovate new programs and develop other aspects of student support," said Baum.

The New York Times featured faculty fellow Dr. Stacy L. Smith, highlighting her research at USC Annenberg on gender and diversity in film.

Senior fellow Dan Schnur was quoted in the International Business Times on President Obama's recent breakneck pace. "He realizes that he doesn't have a lot of time left in office, and he realizes that he's not going to be able to accomplish a great deal through Congress," Schnur said. "Those two motivators seem to be driving him forward."

The Huffington Post published an article by faculty fellow and Annenberg Vice Dean Philip Seib on the "public diplomacy vacuum" in Arab nations.

Research director Mark Latonero is speaking at t the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Science & Human Rights Coalition meeting in Washington D.C., discussing big data and human rights. Read the full agenda here.

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