Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School

Amanda Michel
Communications Director

* Please contact Becca Tabasky with your press requests: rtabasky AT cyber.law.harvard.edu. *

Amanda Michel served as Berkman's Communications Director from March, 2004 through November, 2006. She is currently working as the Director of Participation for NewAssignment.net, an open source reporting project.

The below is Amanda's archived bio:

Amanda Michel is responsible for the Berkman Center's press, communications, and community building efforts. 
If you'd like to speak with a Berkman faculty or fellow about their research, please contact Amanda.

Before coming to the Berkman Center, Amanda worked on the Dean and Kerry campaigns.  She was National Director of Generation Dean, Howard Dean's official youth outreach program.  On the Kerry campaign, Amanda created and directed the Media Corps program, the campaign's grassroots media effort, and later in the campaign she and Zack Exley supervised Ohio's Internet-field operation. Along with other members of the Kerry Internet team, Amanda also co-founded the New Organizing Institute, which trains young techies and organizers the essentials of campaigning online.

Amanda received a Bachelors in Philosophy at the University of Vermont.

Interests

the future of journalism and citizen media, politics online, social networking sites, transparency and anonymity

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