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Carolyn Schmitt

Communications Associate

Carolyn Schmitt is a Communications Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

Prior to joining Berkman Klein, Carolyn worked at MIT, where she managed media relations and wrote about engineering research. She graduated with High Distinction from the University of Virginia in 2016 with a B.A. in Media Studies. At UVa, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Media Studies Distinguished Majors Program. She is interested in issues of context and privacy, particularly as they relate to emerging media.

Carolyn enjoys swimming, running by the Charles River, and talking about all things UVa.


News

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Jun 18, 2020

Technology and contact tracing

Panel offers open questions, calls for collaboration

Experts from tech and public health sectors share open questions for stakeholders engaging in tech and contact tracing More

Jun 18, 2020

BKC Summer Institute teaches students about critical areas of Internet & society

Four-week educational program to take deep dive into AI principles and practice

Four week educational program to take deep dive into content, community More

News
May 4, 2020

Challenges in Digital Technology

Reflections on pivotal moments and gradual shifts in the tech sector

Reflections on pivotal moments and gradual shifts in the tech sector More

Medium
Apr 28, 2020

Global Perspectives on Data Collection, Contact Tracing, and COVID-19

Network of Centers discussion focuses on uses of data to combat COVID-19

Network of Centers discussion focuses on uses of data to combat COVID-19 More

News
Apr 23, 2020

Responsibly and Accurately Reporting on COVID-19 Data

“Data Overload” emphasizes challenges reporters face covering pandemic and advice for journalists

“Data Overload” emphasizes challenges reporters face covering pandemic and advice for journalists More

News
Apr 20, 2020

Fairness and AI

Sandra Wachter on why fairness cannot be automated

Sandra Wachter on why fairness cannot be automated More

Harvard Law Today
Apr 10, 2020

Cyberlaw Clinic turns 20

Founded in 1999, the first-of-its-kind clinical program based at the Berkman Klein Center celebrates two decades of perpetual adaptation

Founded in 1999, the first-of-its-kind clinical program based at the Berkman Klein Center celebrates two decades of perpetual adaptation More

News
Apr 6, 2020

In Principle and In Practice

Exploring AI principles from the macro- and micro-levels

Exploring AI principles from the macro- and micro-levels More

News
Mar 31, 2020

Three new ideas for mitigating disinformation

Assembly discussion explores new ways to mitigate challenges of disinformation

Assembly discussion explores new ways to mitigate challenges of disinformation More

Medium
Mar 24, 2020

Global Perspectives on COVID-19

Takeaways from a special discussion with the Global Network of Internet & Society Centers (NoC)

Takeaways from a special discussion with the Global Network of Internet & Society Centers (NoC) More

Dec 19, 2019

Berkman Klein 2019 Roundup

A Twitter Thread

As 2019 comes to a close, BKC is rounding up some of the exciting things that happened around the Center this year! More

Medium
Apr 26, 2019

The Role of Professional Norms in AI Governance

Some Observations and Outline of a Framework

Reflecting on professional norms that emerge around the use and development of AI More

Harvard Law Today
Sep 19, 2018

The politics of Facebook and what to do about it

In this article, Carolyn Schmitt shares more on Berkman Klein Center Luncheon Series, Antisocial Media, led by Siva Vaidhyanathan. More


Community

Medium

Early reflections on transitioning to online teaching

Kathy Pham discusses the shift from in-person to Zoom

Mar 12, 2020
Medium

Q&A: Misinformation and Coronavirus

We asked members of Berkman Klein’s Misinformation Working Group their thoughts about misinformation and the virus.

Jan 30, 2020
Harvard Law Today

Shedding light on fraudulent takedown notices

Berkman Klein Center’s Lumen database helps bring attention to falsified court orders

Dec 13, 2019
Harvard Law Today

The “Smart Enough” City

Can the cities of tomorrow be both technologically advanced and socially just?

The promise of Smart Cities often fails to acknowledge the complex political and social factors of cities, which may cause short and long term harms to residents and democracy

Mar 21, 2019
Harvard Law Today

Algorithms and their unintended consequences for the poor

Algorithms may be intended to have a positive impact, but what happens when the opposite occurs?

Nov 7, 2018
ICDPPC

Debating Ethics & Privacy

BKC shares insights on privacy with governments at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

Oct 26, 2018
Harvard Law Today

‘Network Propaganda’ takes a closer look at media and American politics

"Professional mainstream media — both in its professional centrist model, and in its highly commercially successful right-wing model — is the scaffolding on which everything else…

Oct 23, 2018
News

Evaluating the impact of artificial intelligence on human rights

Profiling six areas where current deployments of artificial intelligence are having an impact on human rights

Sep 27, 2018