Past Projects

A Woman’s Nation

California first lady Maria Shriver partnered with CCLP, the Center for American Progress and TIME magazine on A Woman’s Nation, a multifaceted project taking an empirical look at the status of American women today. A Woman’s Nation included roundtables, a national poll, interviews with icons of the women’s movement and…

Ceasefire! Bridging the Political Divide

Bridging the Political Divide: June 17-18, 2007 | A panel of Democrats and Republicans gathered to discuss pressing issues facing the nation and to work together.

Continuing Education

The New York Times Knowledge Network and the University of Southern California joined forces to establish and offer an online continuing education program. …

Democracy and Culture of Civic Conversation Forum

“You want to do something good for democracy?” asked Tom Hollihan, Ph.D., USC Annenberg professor and CCLP faculty fellow. “Subscribe to a newspaper!”

Funding the News

With a major grant from Carnegie Corporation, CCLP is exploring the role of government in addressing the crisis facing the news business. The project is documenting current and historic government engagement in the media while assessing new policy proposals, including postal rates, tax policy, antitrust regulation, broadcast and cable regulation,…

Institute for Photographic Empowerment

A unique university-community partnership with Venice Arts, CCLP created the Institute for Photographic Empowerment, which supports the study and practice of participant-produced documentary projects in photography, film and digital media. The first institute of its kind, IPE serves as a growing resource for people around the world–from journalists, politicians and…

Media and Political Discourse

Bridging the Political Divide: June 17-18, 2007 | CCLP looks at the Ceasefire! Bridging the Political Divide panel and uses this conversation to see how media affects political discourse.

Photographic Empowerment

Today, digital media and the Internet are putting the power to take and distribute images in the hands of people literally in a way never before possible, offering glimpses of lives and perspectives we might not otherwise see. Whether called citizen-based journalism, pluralist photography or participant-produced documentary work, this burgeoning…

Technology & Human Trafficking

Watch a short video about CCLP’s most recent report on Technology & Human Trafficking CCLP’s Technology & Trafficking Initiative began in 2010 with a meeting convened in Washington, D.C. by CCLP director Geoffrey Cowan with Alec Ross, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s senior adviser for Innovation, and Ambassador Luis…

Top Secret Play

The play, Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers, concluded a five-week run at the historic 4th Street Theater in Manhattan’s East Village. CCLP presented the play in partnership with New York Theatre Workshop, L.A. Theatre Works and Affinity Company Theater. The New York Theatre Workshop’s founding trustee, Stephen…

USC / New York Times Knowledge Network

October 2011 | An online partnership to educate high school journalists