CCLP is an academic research center at Annenberg led by University Professor and Director Geoffrey Cowan. The Center’s work focuses on the future of news, information, technology, and civic discourse.

Senior Fellows

CCLP boasts a diverse array of Senior Fellows who bring unique perspectives on civic discourse, news, and information. Learn more here.

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Spotlighted Projects

To carry out CCLP’s mission, the Center supports a variety of projects making tangible progress around the United States, including the 50 State Election Cybersecurity Initiative run by Senior Fellow Adam Clayton Powell III. Learn more about our projects here.

Events

Check out our list of upcoming events near you, or browse past events. See more here.

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Impactful Scholarship

CCLP Staff and Fellows are active writers, authors, researchers, journalists, and leaders who produce impactful scholarship in a wide variety of areas. See more here.

A Welcome Note from Director Cowan

For over 15 years, the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP) has been engaged in many of the most important dialogues of the 21st Century. Guided by Ambassador Walter Annenberg’s view that communication affects all aspects of society and should be used in the public interest, CCLP unites visionary ideals with impactful scholarship and practical applications. In this disruptive and exhilarating era for news, information, technology, and civic discourse, the keys to the future will be in the hands of those who understand and practice communication leadership. As a trusted source of research, analysis, dialogue, and instruction, CCLP provides current and future leaders with these critical communication tools and fosters breakthrough insights into the future of communication and journalism.