J-School PhD Student awarded Google Policy Fellowship

woolery_liz-150x150UNC Center for Media Law and Policy staffer Liz Woolery has been awarded a Google Policy Fellowship to work at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute in Washington, D.C., this summer.  Congratulations, Liz!

Liz was one of 20 chosen to work at 20 U.S. public interest and technology policy organizations.  She is a Ph.D. student in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication and has organized events for the media law center for three years.

Liz says her time this summer will be spent developing best practices for transparency reporting by tech and telecom companies. She also will examine issues related to information gathering and data collection in public places — her dissertation topic.

The New America Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy institute that invests in thinkers and ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States, specifically challenges brought on by the information-age economy.

The Google Policy Fellowship program was inspired by Google’s Summer of Code with a public policy twist. The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests.


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