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Our History
The Center on Communication Leadership & Policy was created in 2007 through a generous grant from the Annenberg Foundation -- which also established the Annenberg Family Chair in Communication Leadership, held by Geoffrey Cowan, CCLP director.

Our Mission
Guided by Ambassador Walter Annenberg's view that communication affects all aspects of society and should be used in the public interest, the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP) unites visionary ideals with impactful scholarship and practical applications. By conducting cutting-edge research and gathering some of the sharpest minds in the field, CCLP fosters breakthrough insights into some of today's most challenging issues. CCLP also provides hands-on learning opportunities for students and professionals, building the next generation of communication leaders.

The rapidly changing technological, sociological and regulatory landscape opens additional avenues for information even as it challenges longstanding media infrastructure. Navigating this shifting terrain to reach higher ground requires the guidance of seasoned and innovative scholars and professionals provoking thought and discourse, and educating policymakers, industry leaders and the public. A trusted source of research and analysis, dialogue and instruction on communication leadership, CCLP is helping shape the future of news, information and civic discourse.

State of the Union

State of the Union

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Technology & Trafficking in Persons Working Group, Thursday, June 3, 2010

Technology &...

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Johnson Center Communication Leadership Forum: "Financial Democracy and the Credit Panic of 2008: Exploring Media's Role”, Wednesday, October, 29, 2008

Johnson Center...

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"Bridging the Political Divide", St. Paul RNC Photos, Tuesday, September 2, 2008

"Bridging the...

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"Bridging the Political Divide", Denver DNC Photos, Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"Bridging the...

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