First Look Media renews $100,000 grant to the Reporters Comm. for Freedom of the Press
NEW YORK & WASHINGTON – June 7, 2016 — First Look Media has renewed a $100,000 grant to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to support a yearlong fellowship focusing on the legal issues affecting journalism and technology.
The First Look Media Fellowship will be offered to a lawyer whose experience in tech law and journalism will help develop and expand RCFP’s relationships with the technology community and digital and data journalists. The fellow will take a lead role in directing RCFP’s policy and litigation work on issues including—but not limited to—cybersecurity, the future of media, free expression, access to government data, privacy, intermediary liability, and government surveillance. The complete job description, including how to apply, is on the Reporters Committee website.
Lynn Oberlander, General Counsel, Media Operations, for First Look Media commented, “We are delighted to be able to support the work of Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. The Reporters Committee is one of the nation’s premier organizations protecting the ability of journalists to report in the public interest, and the First Look Media legal tech fellow will help develop the awareness and implementation of technology crucial to journalism in the twenty first century.”
“We are very grateful to First Look Media for enabling this breakthrough position, which will be tremendously useful to defending the First Amendment and creating valuable new legal resources for journalism technology,” said Reporters Committee Executive Director Bruce D. Brown.