Thank You and Farewell to Three Key Members of the CMLP Team

As 2007 drew to a close, the Citizen Media Law Project lost three valuable members of its team: Colin Rhinesmith, David Russcol, and Pat McKiernan.

Colin Rhinesmith was the Digital Media Producer for both the CMLP and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. He produced our Citizen Media Law Podcast and was previously a producer for MediaBerkman. Colin worked tirelessly -- and patiently -- each week to get our podcast up. Earlier this week, Colin started his new job as Community Media Coordinator for Cambridge Community Television. We are hopeful that we'll find someone to fill Colin's shoes, but that will be exceedingly difficult (as a result, our next podcast may be delayed for several weeks).

David Russcol was a resident fellow at the Berkman Center and an integral part of the CMLP team. After graduating from Harvard Law School in June 2007, David used his strong intellectual property background to assist the CMLP with the creation of our Legal Threats Database and upcoming Legal Guide. Starting later this month, David will begin a clerkship with the Honorable Mark Wolf, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Patrick McKiernan was the Communications Coordinator for the Berkman Center, handling internal and external communications for Berkman, its fellows, and projects. Pat previously spent his time in political communications and brought his excellent public relations instincts to the CMLP. Pat was instrumental in helping us launch our weekly newsletter, the Citizen Media Law Brief.

We wish Colin, David, and Pat good luck in their new endeavors. They will be missed.

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