Nebraska Law Research Center Receives $250,000 Grant


The Nebraska Governance and Technology Center at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has received a $250,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. (Craig Chandler/UNL)
By 
David Golbitz
The Daily Record

The Nebraska Governance and Technology Center at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has received a $250,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The grant, made to the University of Nebraska Foundation, will support research and programming at the interdisciplinary center based in University of Nebraska College of Law.

The center studies the ever-changing relationship between law and technology, how the law can regulate technology and how new technologies affect what the law can do. It consists of an team of faculty, students and researchers spanning the law school and the business, engineering, and journalism and mass communications colleges at UNL

“We’re thrilled to have the Knight Foundation’s support as we continue building out this new interdisciplinary focus on the regulatory challenges created by new technologies,” said Gus Hurwitz, the center’s director. “Journalism and media are ground zero for so many of these challenges, and the Knight Foundation’s support in bringing them into this collaboration opens up incredible new possibilities for programming and research.”

The Knight Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering “informed and engaged communities” which the foundation believes are “essential for a healthy democracy,” according to its website, knightfoundation.org.

The foundation “supports ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts.”

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