Voting, California-style

By Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais This blog first appeared on the Los Angeles Times website on November 23, 2012. If we want to 'fix' voting in America, the Golden State could be the model. The lessons of the 2012 election are still being learned, but here's one we already know: We need to do more to increase voter participation. In many battleground states, the intense and highly partisan presidential campaign bumped up turnout percentages from 2008. But in most states, where the outcome of the presidential contest was predictable, voter participation fell from the historically high levels…

Monumental crowds drawn to witness election 2012 results at USC’s Ronald Tutor Campus Center

With far more than 500 guests throughout the evening, USC's community gathered around the election night coverage on Tuesday inside the Ronald Tutor Campus Center mirroring the anticipation felt across the nation. Students on hand to experience the event echoed the youth vote indicating that apathy amongst younger voters is often over estimated….

BBC executive producer outlines mobile technology & election coverage strategies

WASHINGTON – The BBC is devoting major resources to deliver its journalism to cell phones and other mobile devices because subscribers of these technologies are the most serious, committed consumers of news. That was the assertion by Dick Meyer, Executive Producer for BBC News, America, at a CCLP forum here yesterday….

California Proposition 35 forum ignites passionate discussion from human trafficking experts

How can a ballot initiative that aims to discourage human trafficking stir up such spirited debate? Attendees at CCLP's Road to the White House panel discussion on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, discovered that there are divergent opinions of Proposition 35, a California ballot initiative intended to strengthen human trafficking laws….

Decision 2012: Annenberg live screening of the third presidential debate informs USC community

Well over 200 students, staff, faculty and guests gathered in the East Lobby of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism for the third presidential debate, on October 22, 2012. This marked the final debate before Election Day leaving many in the crowd focused intently upon the candidates' performance. After the live screening, a bi-partisan panel discussion convened to gather opinions and thoughts about the debate night proceedings….

Is Race Subtext of 2012 Presidential Campaign?

NBC4's Conan Nolan spoke with CCLP Faculty Fellow, Christopher Homles Smith, a clinical associate professor in the School of Communication at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism about the controversy of racial subtext and Vice President Joe Biden's recent campaign trail comments. Please click here to watch the interview in full var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true};…