Past Projects

Combating Violent Extremism

2016 | The U.S. State Department partnered with CCLP and the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands, among others, to discuss means to combat violent extremism; the coalition formed by the State Department hosted meetings with media figures, Middle Eastern leaders, and representatives of academia here in the United States to discuss CVE.  

Women & Communication Leadership

For the first time in our nation’s history, women make up fully half of all workers and are increasingly their families’ primary breadwinners. Women also are playing defining roles in the reinvention of the media and communication industries. CCLP’s women in communication leadership initiative focuses on scholarly research, policy analysis…

The Constitution and the Press

In a democratic society, an inevitable tension persists between the need of the government to protect secrets in the name of national security, and the right of the press to print all but the most dangerous of those secrets, particularly when the claim of “secrecy” is used to cover up…

Get Mobile Forum on Mobile Technology for Community Engagement

September, 2014 | CCLP and the California Endowment came together to explore how widely used technologies, such as cell phones, can be leveraged to advance community health and well-being. Our report from the workshop, which brought together local community organizations , shows how mobile technology can amplify community engagement and empowerment.

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!”

USC / New York Times Knowledge Network

October 2011 | An online partnership to educate high school journalists.

Technology & Human Trafficking

2010| 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…

Continuing Education

2009 – 2010 | The New York Times Knowledge Network and the University of Southern California joined forces to establish and offer an online continuing education program. …

Funding the News

2009 – 2010 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,…

A Woman’s Nation

2009 | 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…

Institute for Photographic Empowerment

2006 – 2009 | 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…

Top Secret Play

2007-2008 | 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…

Ceasefire! Bridging the Political Divide

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