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Adam Clayton Powell III

Senior Fellow, USC and for the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands.

Washington, D.C.

Adam Clayton Powell III is a University Fellow of the University of Southern California's Center on Public Diplomacy and a Senior Fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communications Leadership and Policy. Based in Washington DC, Powell coordinates a global initoiative on mobile telephones as platforms for public service, including health care, education and public safety, for USC and for the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands. Until fall of 2010, Powell served as USC’s Vice Provost for Globalization, working with faculty and deans to advance the university's global initiatives, expand USC's international presence, increase USC’s leadership role in the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, and promoting the university throughout the world.

Powell previously served as director of the USC Integrated Media Systems Center, the U.S. National Science Foundation's Engineering Research Center for multimedia, and before that spent several years as Vice President for Technology Programs at the Freedom Forum and Newseum, creating training programs and forums on digital media in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States and on new media for journalists, media managers, educators and policy makers.

Powell has just published a 2010 update top his book Reinventing Local News: Connecting with Communities Using New Technologies. He also recently contributed a chapter to America's Dialogue with the World and has also written for a number of publications, including The New York Times, Wired Magazine, and Online Journalism Review.

Powell comes from a career of two decades in broadcasting, serving as vice president for news and information programming at National Public Radio; manager of network radio and television news for CBS News; executive producer at Quincy Jones Entertainment; and general manager of PBS stations WHUT-TV in Washington and KMTP-TV in San Francisco.

Powell has won numerous awards, including the 1999 World Technology Award for Media and Journalism, sponsored by The Economist, and the Overseas Press Club Award for international reporting for a series of broadcasts on Iran.

Adam Powell frequently blogs on the CPD blog and CCLP blog.

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