Russian media critic named visiting fellow

Vasily Gatov, a Russian media researcher and author based in Boston, has been named a visiting fellow with the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy. Gatov, 49, has more than 28 years of professional experience in domestic and international media. "With his impressive background in both academia and journalism, Vasily Gatov is in a position to make an important contribution to issues of the kind that CCLP tackles on a regular basis," said CCLP director Geoffrey Cowan. "We are looking forward to research, blogs and conversations that will build on his experience with new media and with the challenges…

Geneva Overholser Named CCLP Senior Fellow

Geneva Overholser, former professor and director of USC Annenberg's School of Journalism, has been appointed a Senior Fellow of the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP). Overholser joins a distinguished group of CCLP senior fellows that include journalists and media executives such as Cinny Kennard, Adam Clayton Powell III and Narda Zacchino, authors and policymakers such as Dan Glickman, Richard Reeves and Morley Winograd and pioneering leadership scholar Warren Bennis, among others….

FCC’s Zachary Katz named CCLP Senior Fellow

Zachary Katz, Chief of Staff of the Federal Communications Commission, has been appointed a Senior Fellow of the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP) at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. The appointment begins in July 2013 following his planned departure from the FCC after Chairman Julius Genachowski leaves the agency later this month. As a senior fellow, Katz will help develop, lead and advise on programs and research projects related to broadband, mobile and media initiatives. He joins a distinguished group of CCLP senior fellows that include journalists and media executives such as…

Senior Fellow Jeremy Curtin honored by U.S. Department of State

CCLP Senior Fellow Jeremy Curtin was presented with the Equality Award yesterday, an annual award given by Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA), by Cheryl Mills, Counselor and Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The award honors Curtin for his assistance in the implementation of Secretary Clinton's policy that extends benefits to the partners of Foreign Service employees. This policy serves as a specific application of President Obama's policy, which more broadly offers benefits to the partners of federal employees. Secretary Clinton's policy provides partners of Foreign Service employees with U.S. diplomatic passports, access to…