In August, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press welcomed Jordan Murov-Goodman as a legal fellow for the Technology and Press Freedom Project. Jordan’s work focuses mainly on press freedom issues related to privacy and technology.
“The work that I’ve been doing is right up my alley and matches many of the areas I was really drawn to during law school,” Jordan said. “It’s the overlap between technology and surveillance, specifically how it impacts journalism.”
Jordan and two other legal fellows work on a team led by Gabe Rottman, director of the Technology and Press Freedom Project. The team publishes a weekly newsletter that analyzes a wide range of press freedom issues, including computer hacking laws and government surveillance.
In addition to producing the newsletter, Jordan and his colleagues write friend-of-the-court briefs and analyze legislation related to issues at the intersection of technology and press freedom.
“I’d say a big part of what we do is advocacy, which ranges from expanding public awareness to blog posts and deep-dives on cases and legislation to actively engaging members of Congress to advance the interests of the press,” he said.
A New York City native, Jordan attended the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, where he earned an undergraduate degree in history, with a minor in neuroscience.
After graduation, he returned to New York City, where he worked at a market research firm for about two years. Seeking a career where he thought he might have a greater impact, Jordan enrolled at Columbia Law School.
While in law school, Jordan completed internships with the Brennan Center for Justice, the Legal Aid Society, and the Knight First Amendment Institute. Additionally, he worked in litigation at Cohen Milstein over a summer in Washington, D.C. Jordan graduated from law school in May 2019.