Mark Latonero at Social Computing Symposium

Research director Mark Latonero presented at Microsoft Research's 2014 Social Computing Symposium, speaking about CCLP's research on technology and trafficking. MIT Center for Civic Media director Ethan Zuckerman featured Latonero in his write-up on the symposium….

CCLP Researchers in Jakarta Launch Major Study on Media & the Fight Against Trafficking

The Technology & Trafficking research team spent a week in Jakarta, Indonesia, to launch a major study that assesses the potential success and effectiveness of media campaigns to raise awareness and ultimately change behavior towards human trafficking. The project is being conducted with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Institute of International Education (IIE), and MTV EXIT Foundation. The research team is co-led by CCLP research director Mark Latonero, Ph.D. and USC Annenberg Communication professor, CCLP faculty fellow Patricia Riley and Annenberg associate professor Sheila Murphy. Research associates include Communication doctoral student Prawit Thainiyom and Masters of…

CCLP Researcher Highlights the Importance of Educational Exchange

Meet Lauren Allison: a Fulbright Scholar, International Peace Scholar and graduate researcher assisting Director of Research Mark Latonero at Annenberg's CCLP. It has been 6 years since my Washington Ireland Program (WIP) journey began. I was standing on a hockey pitch in freezing Scotland, clambering into my not-so-flattering goalkeeper gear, when Kate Hardie-Buckley (WIP '07) came running up to me and declared that I had 'W.I.P.' written across my forehead. I had just arrived at St. Andrews to study for an undergraduate M.A. in International Relations and was trying out for the school team. Kate soon took me under…

Professors Latonero and Sinnreich discuss growing trends in digital culture at ICA-London

Individuals are increasingly using digital tools to reshape their cultural world according to a recent survey sponsored by the Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy. Dr. Mark Latonero and Dr. Aram Sinnreich (Rutgers University) presented their findings, soon to be published in the Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, at the International Communication Association's 63rd Annual Conference, "Challenging Communication Research," in London on June 19, 2013 as part of a panel on copyright and digital privacy. Professor Latonero joined more than 70 other representatives from USC Annenberg at the conference….

White House initiative spotlights CCLP’s research at Johns Hopkins symposium

"Technologies are being used by malicious actors to create illicit networks," CCLP research director Mark Latonero said at a first-of-its-kind symposium on addressing the needs of victims of child sex trafficking. "However," he continued, "the use of such tools leaves digital fingerprints which law enforcement can use to combat criminal activity such as domestic child sex trafficking." Latonero presented research from the CCLP's groundbreaking initiative on Technology & Trafficking at the forum held on May 1-2, 2013 at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. The symposium is part of a White House initiative and was hosted by…

End Trafficking Symposium highlights CCLP’s Technology & Human Trafficking initiative.

On May 1-2, 2013, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Advisory Council on Child Trafficking (ACCT) and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women will host a symposium to address the needs of victims of child sex trafficking. Research director Mark Latonero will highlight USC Annenberg's Center on Communication Leadership & Policies spearheading research initiative on Technology & Trafficking starting at 2:25 pm Eastern Time/11:15 am Pacific Time. Watch the live webcast on the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health website by clicking here….