New York Times’ Andy Rosenthal joins CCLP advisory board

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LOS ANGELES, November 24, 2015 — Journalist and Editorial Page Editor of The New York TimesAndrew Rosenthal, 59, has been named a member of the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy’s Advisory Board, CCLP director Geoffrey Cowan announced today.

“I am delighted to join this group dedicated to advancing, modernizing and promoting the craft of journalism, which is one of the indispensible pillars of our democracy, and is at a critically important juncture,” said Rosenthal. “It was a great honor and pleasure to be asked.”

As a member of the advisory board, Rosenthal will provide direction, support, counsel, ideas, and guidance to CCLP’s senior fellows and research staff. With this appointment, Rosenthal joins the distinguished board co-chaired by former U.S. Trade Representative and Secretary of Commerce Mickey Kantor and Time Inc.’s Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer Norman Pearlstine. Other members include public policy leaders Ina Coleman, Cloey Hewlett, Wendy Luers and Robert Tuttle, media and industry leaders John Cooke, David Fisher, Gary Pruitt, Callie Schweitzer and Alden Stoner, along with USC Annenberg Dean Ernest J. Wilson III; among others.

“Andy Rosenthal is one of the most thoughtful journalists in the country and will help set the agenda for our work,” said Cowan. “We are thrilled he has agreed to join the board.”

Born in New Delhi, India, Rosenthal graduated from the University of Denver in 1978. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Rosenthal is the son of former New York Times executive editor A.M. Rosenthal and former Carnegie Hall calendar editor Ann Marie Burke Rosenthal. He oversees the editorial board, the Letters and Op-Ed departments, as well as the Editorial and Op-Ed sections of NYTimes.com. Under his direction, the members of the board prepare the paper’s editorials. The editorials are written by individual board members in consultation with their colleagues, and are edited by Mr. Rosenthal and Deputy Editorial Page Editor Terry Tang.

He previously served as deputy editorial page editor, assistant managing editor for news, foreign editor, national editor, and Washington editor. He supervised coverage of the 2000 presidential election and post-election day recount, and reported on the 1988 and 1992 presidential elections, the first Bush administration, and the Persian Gulf War. Before joining the Times in 1987, Rosenthal served as Moscow bureau chief for the Associated Press.

About the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy

Based at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the Center on Communication Leadership & Policy is a policy center that conducts academic research and organizes programs to develop ways in which communication leadership, policy, technology, and mobile innovation can contribute to a more informed electorate and a better world. For more information, visit communicationleadership.usc.edu.