Adam Marshall has been named the first Knight Litigation Attorney at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. This full-time staff position, funded by a grant from the James S. and John L. Knight Foundation, will focus on litigation involving access to courts and public records, particularly at the state level, and on press freedom issues affecting digital media. Marshall joined the Reporters Committee in 2014 as the organization’s Jack Nelson-Dow Jones Foundation Legal Fellow shortly after he graduated from The George Washington University Law School. During his time at RCFP, Marshall has focused on freedom of information policy and legal issues, and he led the development of an online map of police body camera access laws and policies. Marshall received his undergraduate degree from Kalamazoo College and studied abroad at the London School of Economics.
In addition, the Reporters Committee has named the following as legal fellows for 2016-17:
First Look Media Technology Fellowship: D. Victoria Baranetsky. Baranetsky, a 2011 graduate of Harvard Law School, has served as legal counsel to the Wikimedia Foundation, as a First Amendment Fellow at The New York Times, and as a clerk for Judge Rosemary Pooler of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She holds an undergraduate degree from Columbia University and graduate degrees from the Columbia University School of Journalism and Oxford University. She will be based in California where she will work on a variety of litigation and policy work involving surveillance, security, press freedom, and other issues affecting the technology community and digital and data journalists. This fellowship is funded by a grant from First Look Media.
Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Legal Fellowship: Ariel Glickman. Glickman is a former research assistant on privacy issues at George Washington University, where she received her law degree in May. She has also worked as a legal intern at The Washington Post and as a judicial intern to Judge Rudolph Contreras of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. She was awarded her bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University. Her fellowship is a one-year position that focuses primarily on libel, invasion of privacy, and protection of confidential sources and materials. The fellowship is funded by the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation.
Stanton Foundation Free Press/National Security Fellowship: Selina MacLaren. MacLaren, a 2014 graduate of The University of Chicago Law School, most recently was an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. MacLaren’s previous experience includes working as an intern in the federal public defender’s office in Alexandria, Va. She was awarded her bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley. This two-year fellowship is funded by the Stanton Foundation and spearheads the Reporters Committee’s work in free press, national security, and surveillance policy.
Caitlin Vogus, a former attorney advisor in the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission, continues in her second of two years as the first Stanton Foundation Media Litigation Fellow, working on a wide range of projects in freedom of information, court access, and First Amendment areas. Vogus is a 2010 graduate of Harvard Law School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Virginia. She clerked for Judge Rossie D. Alston, Jr. of the Virginia Court of Appeals. This fellowship is also funded by the Stanton Foundation.
For complete biographies and staff contact information, go to https://www.rcfp.org/about-us/staff.
About the Reporters Committee
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press was founded by leading journalists and media lawyers in 1970 when the nation’s news media faced an unprecedented wave of government subpoenas forcing reporters to name confidential sources. Today it provides pro bono legal representation, amicus curiae support, and other legal resources to protect First Amendment freedoms and the newsgathering rights of journalists. Funded by corporate, foundation and individual contributions, the Reporters Committee serves the nation’s leading news organizations; thousands of reporters, editors, and media lawyers; and many more who use our online and mobile resources. For more information, go to rcfp.org, or follow us on Twitter @rcfp.