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Funding for Journalists

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The Yale Law School Law and Media Program (LAMP) announces an opportunity for journalists to receive full funding to attend CFP: Technology Policy ’08.

CFP: Technology Policy ’08 will begin with a full day of tutorials and programming specifically geared toward journalists writing about information technology and policy, followed by a networking reception for journalists and other participants in the Law and Media Program.

We invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of US technology policy in the information age.

Journalists writing on privacy, intellectual property, telecommunications and cyberlaw are encouraged to apply for conference funding, which will include travel, hotel, meals and any registration fees for the full conference.

To apply, please send a cover letter explaining your interest in the program, along with your resume and three writing samples (by e-mail and hard copy) to Tracey Parr (tracey.parr@yale.edu), Yale Law School, P.O. Box 208215, New Haven, CT 06520-8215, by March 31, 2008. Up to twenty journalists will receive conference funding. Applicants accepted for conference funding will be notified by April 4, 2008.

The Yale Law School Law and Media Program

Yale Law School has a long history of focusing on the intersection of law and media. Through its Masters of Studies in Law (MSL) and JD programs, the School has produced many journalists and leaders in the media industry. The Law School’s Information Society Project, founded in 1997 to study the effects of new information technologies on law and society, promotes access to knowledge, freedom of speech, and civil liberties in the United States and around the world. Other centers, programs and faculty research have focused on these topics as well.

With generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Law and Media program builds on this history. The Law and Media program is directed towards three groups: working journalists who seek a deeper understanding of law, media, and policy; Yale Law School students who plan to be journalists, advocates for journalists, policy-makers or leaders in the media industry; and scholars who study cutting-edge issues of law and media.

For more information about the Yale Law School Law and Media Program, please visit our website at: http://www.law.yale.edu/intellectuallife/lawandmediaprogram.htm.