Courtney Douglas is an intern at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Previously, she interned with the media litigation division at Davis Wright Tremaine, and she completed fellowships at The First Amendment Project in Oakland and in the San Diego mayor’s office. She studied English, Political Science, and Ethics in Society at Stanford University, where she graduated with honors and distinction in June 2020. In college, she wrote a thesis about unlawful searches of journalists’ unpublished materials and served as editor-in-chief of The Stanford Daily.
At the end of her Reporters Committee internship, she will begin a research position at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, where she will work for Philip Taubman and William Taubman on their forthcoming biography of Robert S. McNamara, the former defense secretary.
She hopes to attend law school so that she can offer pro bono legal services to journalists one day. She is grateful to the Rebele Journalism Program for making her time at the Reporters Committee possible.