CCLP, Harvard IOP and Bloomberg panel discuss the controversy over Super PACs and campaign financing at the RNC

On Sunday, August 26, 2012, the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy presented a panel alongside Bloomberg and the Harvard Institute of Politics at the Bloomberg Link in Tampa, Florida on the eve of the postponed Republican National Convention. While the convention was officially postponed until Tuesday, August 28, 2012, due to the looming threat of Hurricane Isaac, the pre-convention event successfully went off without postponement creating engaging conversations about the role of media in political discourse among leading news media professionals, political pundits, and leading academics….

National USC Annenberg-Los Angeles Times Poll shows presidential race in dead heat going into the conventions

Originally Posted by: USC Annenberg News on August 23, 2012 This blog first appeared on the USC Annenberg News website. In a just-released national survey leading up to the Republican National Convention, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden lead the Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan by a slim margin of 48-46 among likely voters, with just 3 percent of voters undecided….

Narda Zacchino Named Executive Director of the Daniel Pearl Foundation

CCLP Senior Fellow, Narda Zacchino, former LA Times vice president, has been named the new executive director of the Daniel Pearl Foundation. "We are thrilled that Narda has accepted our offer to become Executive Director," Daniel Pearl's parents and Foundation co-founders Judea and Ruth Pearl said in a release. "Her background as a journalist, editor and author, along with her extensive experience in working with nonprofits make her an ideal choice. More important, we believe that she understands and believes in our core message and will be able to articulate it to a broader audience." Read the announcement here. Tweet…

M{2e} @ Annenberg Showcases Jeffrey Klein

CCLP Executive in Residence Jeffrey Klein shares his expertise on news organizations paywall practices with M{2e} @ Annenberg. "If they are going to survive long term, news organizations need to diversify their revenue streams, from advertising and paywalls for niche content, to events, demographic targeting and even direct sales of goods and services." Read more of Klein's insight here. Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-30447548-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);…

Hollihan in LAT – Tuscon shootings

Faculty Fellow Tom Hollihan was cited in an article in the Los Angeles Times on the fatal shootings in Tuscon, AZ that has killed 9 people and critcally wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. According to Hollihan, people on the political fringe "get affected by a kind of toxic political culture that makes them angry and paranoid that their government is being taken away."…

LA Times Exec Klein Joins CCLP as Executive in Residence

Jeffrey S. Klein, former senior executive with the Los Angeles Times and Times Mirror, has joined the Center on Communication Leadership and Policy (CCLP) as the 2010-2011 Executive in Residence. As both a lawyer and journalist, he has more than 24 years of experience operating newspaper, magazine, television and Internet businesses. At CCLP, Klein will focus on the New Models for News initiative and on how legacy media companies are moving into the digital age. In addition, Klein will contribute regularly to the CCLP blog (www.communicationleadership.org), participate in programs and workshops organized by the Center, including the News Entrepreneur Boot…