Hundreds gather in Annenberg Hall to watch President Obama’s penultimate State of the Union address

On Tuesday night about 250 people packed the new Wallis Annenberg Hall to watch President Obama's sixth State of the Union address, the Republican response by Sen. Joni Ernst and a panel discussion that included two CCLP senior fellows. The event, which according to CCLP senior fellow Dan Schnur had the largest on-campus turnout for a political event since the 2012 election night viewing, was co-sponsored by USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy and the Unruh Institute of Politics. See more event photos in our Flickr album…

Todd Purdum Discusses New Book on Civil Rights Act at CCLP

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a ground-breaking law in the United States' history that paved the way towards ending discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex or religion. On Thursday, April 10, the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy hosted a reception and book signing with veteran political reporter Todd Purdum, whose new book, An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, details the fascinating story behind the passage of the Civil Rights Act. July 2, 1964:…

State of the Union Watch Party and Discussion

Over 100 students attended the State of the Union watch party hosted by the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy (CCLP) and the USC Unruh Institute of Politics. See more State of the Union photos on Flickr. KTLA and Telemundo covered the event alongside student representatives from Daily Trojan, Neon Tommy, and Annenberg Television News. Press Coverage: KTLA video interview: Local College Students React to State of the Union Address — Chris Wolfe Reports Annenberg TV News: Students React to State of the Union Daily Trojan: Annenberg hosts panel for State of the Union USC News: State of…