Adam Clayton Powell III honored at Africa’s largest journalism conference

Senior fellow Adam Clayton Powell III, who leads CCLP's new initiative on mobile phones as a platform for public service, was named a Highway Africa Fellow at the 2014 Highway Africa Conference at Rhodes University's School of Journalism and Media Studies in Grahamstown, South Africa. The 2014 Highway Africa Fellows, left to right: Joe Alfers, Mathatha Tsedu, Cheriff Moumina Sy, CCLP senior fellow Adam Clayton Powell III, Elizabeth Barratt, Jovial Rantao, and Amina Frense. In addition to being the only American to receive the award, Powell also holds the record for attendance; he has presented at 17 of the 18…

CCLP and The California Endowment Host Conference on Mobile Technology for Community Engagement

In partnership with The California Endowment, the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy hosted the Get Mobile Forum on April 2nd, a conference that brought together local community organizations to explore how mobile technology can empower communities and increase civic engagement. Watch videos of each presentation and see more event photos at the Get Mobile Forum website. Jerlene Tatum from EYCEJ shakes hands with Mari Lopez from Vision y Compromiso, Inc. Over thirty invitees attended the forum on Wednesday, April 2 at The California Endowment for a day packed with presentations, Q&A sessions, mobile app demos and networking…

"Truth Be Told" Conference Moderated by CCLP Senior Fellow Geneva Overholser

The following is a press release from Baruch College: NEW YORK, NY – February 10, 2014 – In a media landscape marred by false equivalency, have we lost sight of the existence and value of facts? How are facts identified and tested in medicine, business, law and journalism, and what can we all learn about information quality? These were just a few of the questions that were discussed during the dynamic conference, "Truth Be Told: A Cross-Disciplinary Exploration of Finding Facts" hosted on January 30, 2014 by Baruch College and The Harnisch Foundation. More than 170 students and professionals in…

CCLP Connects Historians with Journalists at American Historical Association Annual Meeting

CCLP's ongoing collaborative series "Historians, Journalists, and the Challenges of Getting It Right" continued this week with panels presented at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association. The conversations, organized in partnership with USC Annenberg's Norman Lear Center, opened with a session on the topic "The Art & Craft of the Obituary." The discussion, which was covered by C-SPAN, explored collisions and collaborations between the journalists who write obituaries and the historians who study them. (Watch C-SPAN's video of the event.) Moderated by Lear Center director Martin Kaplan, panelists included former New York Times political correspondent Adam Clymer,…

CCLP's Latonero Joins Disaster Preparedness Taskforce

The March earthquake, tsunami, and radiation disaster in Japan offers a stark reminder of the need to prepare for emergencies and natural disasters. While most of the public's attention is focused on transportation and energy infrastructure needs, an equally important but often neglected aspect of civil preparedness is developing the proper communication infrastructure in advance of a crisis. To address this need, the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy's Research Director Mark Latonero is helping the Center for National Policy to develop the necessary communications strategies and social media approach to prepare the public for emergencies and natural disasters. As…

Seib to speak at PubD conference in New Delhi

Faculty Fellow Phil Seib will be speaking at a conference on public diplomacy organised by the external affairs ministry of New Delhi on Friday, Dec. 10. Also speaking at the conference will be Nicholas Cull, USC Annenberg professor of Communication. An article about the conference and its speakers can be found on Sify News. [follow-up information from Live-PR]…

Anti-Trafficking Forum Highlights Need for Global Information Sharing Platform

International nonprofit organizations are gaining ground in the fight against human trafficking, but would be better served with the development of an information sharing platform, a team of researchers from the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy confirmed after a two day conference in Yorba Linda, Calif. Led by CCLP Research Director Mark Latonero, the team participated in the Global Forum on Human Trafficking, an international symposium hosted by a San Francisco based anti-trafficking non-profit. "This conference reinforced the findings from our August fact-finding mission to the Mekong sub-region," explained Latonero, who led the research initiative in Cambodia and Thailand….

Investigative network likely to emerge today

Before they head for home Wednesday, about three dozen participants at an investigative reporting summit in New York are likely to launch planning for new organization uniting the growing number of nonprofits producing investigative journalism. The new network, dubbed for now the "Investigative News Network," would be another significant step in the rise of nonprofit investigative journalism in recent years. Chuck Lewis, the godfather of so much in investigative journalism, called the initiative "truly historic." At a conference outside Tarrytown, N.Y., Lewis laid out a possible scenario Tuesday for how the network might take shape. Secure a planning grant that…