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The Reporters Committee has added an additional fellow for 2016-17, joining those announced last week. Rachael Jones will be the…

The Reporters Committee has added an additional fellow for 2016-17, joining those announced last week.

Rachael Jones will be the new Jack Nelson/Dow Jones Foundation Legal Fellow, and will spend her fellowship year focused on issues regarding federal and state freedom of information law.

Jones graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in May 2016 with honors. While in law school, she worked as a research assistant for Professor Lyrissa Lidsky and served as a Research Editor for the Florida Journal of International Law. In addition, she was a presenter at the 2016 Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Before attending law school, Jones received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida where she graduated with honors, and studied abroad in London and Berlin.

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.