CCLP panel explores technology and education with FCC Chairman Genachowski

On Tuesday, September 21, CCLP Director Geoffrey Cowan (pictured, right) led a discussion on the intersection of technology and education in the 21st century. The panel, featuring FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski (left), kicked off a half-day event called "Back to School: Learning in a Digital Age," sponsored by USC Annenberg's Center on Communication Leadership (CCLP), Common Sense Media, PBS Kids and The Children's Partnership. Leaders in technology and education discussed the benefits of equipping children and educators digitally – both inside and outside of the classroom. "The need far exceeds the risk," said Genachowski. "When our schools win, our country…

Campaign advertising is now reaching into the voting booth

Photo credit: secretlondon on FlickrWASHINGTON — Political advertising is reaching into polling places and even into the voting booth. That is one of three trends for 2010 campaign advertising identified by Peter Greenberger, Google's head of Public Sector Ad Sales. What's that, you say? Politicking is not allowed within 100 feet of polling places? How quaint. How very 20th century. Once again the law governs atoms, not bits….

CCLP examines the role of digital and online content in children’s education with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski

On Tuesday, September 21, USC Annenberg's Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, along with Common Sense Media, PBS Kids, and The Children's Partnership, presented Back To School : Learning & Growing in the Digital Age. The event was a public forum for leaders from Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., to discuss the best strategies for bringing technology innovations to our schools — and other learning settings — and bringing the benefits of the digital revolution to parents and kids while addressing online risks. The focuses of the lively half-day discussion were education and communication technology, covering issues such as digital…

Fellows Selected for Inaugural News Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Fifteen digital journalists from 10 states have been selected for the inaugural class of the Knight Digital Media Center's News Entrepreneur Boot Camp. Through an intense week of training in audience development, market research, business practices and management, legal issues, and entrepreneurial decision-making, the program will prepare journalists to develop and launch new and sustainable news and information services in the public's interest. The News Entrepreneur Boot Camp will be in Los Angeles in May 2009 and is presented in partnership with the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at USC's Marshall School of Business, the Center on Communication Leadership…