Geoff Cowan honored with Choate Rosemary Hall 2014 Alumni Award

CCLP director Geoffrey Cowan was recently honored with the 2014 Alumni Award from Choate Rosemary Hall. "Geoff Cowan '60 is being honored for his distinguished career promoting the greater good through communications, including his influence in the fields of law and public policy, broadcasting and journalism, and the humanities and higher education." Choate Rosemary Hall also published a feature on Geoff Cowan, highlighting his role as president of Sunnylands, along with his many other endeavors:…

Geneva Overholser Discusses Pulitzer Prizes, NSA surveillance reporting on PBS NewsHour

Geneva Overholser, former USC Annenberg Journalism School Director and now a senior fellow at USC Annenberg's Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, was featured on PBS NewsHour in an interview with anchor Gwen Ifill on the Pulitzer Prize awards for coverage of the NSA's extensive surveillance programs broken by the release of classified documents by Edward Snowden. The Pulitzer board's decision to award the Prize to the The Washington Post and The Guardian has fueled the debate over where journalists should draw the line when reporting on national security and government surveillance. Overholser said in the interview that although the…