Professor Ellen P. Goodman is thrilled to announce the receipt of a grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in support of a RIIPL project on digital journalism.  The grant comes from the Foundation’s journalism sustainability project, with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.  Working with students, Goodman will be conducting research on the frequently asked questions of New Jersey digital journalists with respect to their legal rights and responsibilities in the newsgathering process.  We expect that these will include issues such as defamation, privacy, social media, hacked data, government records, and the use of new technologies like drones.   The FAQ project will produce general written guidance on these questions that will serve as a much-needed community resource.  The project will also model law school participation in the new news ecosystem.  FAQ partners will include the NJ News Commons and the Local News Lab.  #njmedia @RutgersIIPL @ellgood.