Author urges U.S. public diplomacy to include debates about media content standards

WASHINGTON – What is good for U.S. media businesses but bad for American diplomacy? That is the question posed at today's CCLP Washington forum by Martha Bayles, author of "Through a Screen Darkly: Popular Culture, Public Diplomacy, and America's Image Abroad". Author Martha Bayles with Pubic Diplomacy Council president Don Bishop (left) and CCLP senior fellow Adam Powell (right) Since 1999, she said, U.S. media companies have more than quadrupled their revenue from overseas sales. But more and more, Bayles argued, the content is offensive to foreign audiences — and it misrepresents the United States….

Advisory Board Member Gary Pruitt to be Honored with Constitutional Champion Award

CCLP Advisory Board Member and Associated Press CEO Gary Pruitt will be honored by The Constitution Project at their 7th Annual Constitutional Gala on April 24th in Washington, D.C. The bipartisan legal watchdog group will celebrate Pruitt's leadership in standing up against government intimidation of the media. Tickets to the Gala are available for purchase at The Constitution Project's website. The Constitutional Champion Award honors Pruitt's commitment to fighting for the constitutional principles of the First Amendment. When the Department of Justice secretly collected phone records for editors at The Associated Press in May 2013, Pruitt called it a "massive…

Reeves Edits New Book on Kennedy Era

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the New York Times has authorized a new book, The Kennedy Years: From the Pages of the New York Times, edited by CCLP Senior Fellow, Richard Reeves. The book draws on the paper's extensive coverage of the Kennedy presidency. Reeves, the author of the bestselling Portraits of Camelot and President Kennedy: Profile of Power, edited this collection of the New York Times' "unsurpassed coverage of the tumultuous Kennedy era which spanned the Civil Rights Movement, the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, the space program,…

Live presidential debate screening gathers record numbers of the USC community

Record crowds assembled at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism for the election season's first presidential debate, held on October 3, 2012. The USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, in partnership with Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, welcomed over 350 members of the USC community throughout the evening, the largest ever debate viewing on the USC campus….

CCLP, Bloomberg and Harvard convene journalists and political strategists for candid conversations at national conventions

LIVE WEBCAST: Top journalists and political strategists will offer straightforward assessments of the campaigns and the press and explore the role of media has in shaping the national political discourse at public events during the national political conventions in Tampa and Charlotte….