Guided by Ambassador Walter Annenberg’s belief that communication impacts all aspects of society and should be used in the public interest, the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP) unites visionary ideals with impactful scholarship and practical applications that promote innovative solutions to policy and social concerns.
Based at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California, CCLP is a policy center that conducts and disseminates research, organizes courses and fosters dialogue through programs, seminars and symposia for scholars, students, policymakers and working professionals.
CCLP focuses its activities on issues covering The Role of Media in a Democracy, Communication Leadership, and Communication Technology and Social Change, which includes the Technology and Trafficking Initiative.
About the Author
Mark Latonero is the Research Director at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy.
His research focuses on emerging communication technology and social change. Mark’s recent work examines technology and human rights and the use of social media during crises and emergencies.
He has published in such academic journals as Information, Communication & Society, Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, and Communication Research. His research has been covered by the Los Angeles Times, Congressional Quarterly, and CNN International.
Mark received his Ph.D. from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and was a postdoctoral research scholar at the London School of Economics. He is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.
“The Rise of Mobile” (2012)
Jennifer Musto, Ph.D., Co-Investigator
Zhaleh Boyd, MA, Research Manager
Ev Boyle, MSc, Global Research Fellow
Amber Bissell, Kari Gibson, MA, and Joanne Kim, Law Student Fellows
“Human Trafficking Online” (2012)
Genet Berhane, J.D., Law Fellow
Ashley Hernandez, Research Assistant
Tala Mohebi, MA, Research Associate
Lauren Movius, Ph.D., Research Associate