Angela Campbell, head of Georgetown’s IPR Communications & Technology Law Clinic and one of our Faculty Directors, received the Outstanding Advocate Impact Award on Wednesday at the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s 2017 Washington, D.C. Impact Awards. The award recognized Angela’s outstanding contributions toward policies that bridge the digital divide and protect the interests of the Latino community and people of color.
In honoring Angela, the National Hispanic Media Coalition particularly noted the Georgetown Law clinic’s petition to the Federal Communications Commission to stop hate speech on broadcast airwaves. You can read further coverage of Angela’s work here.
Angela was recognized alongside Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, who also received Outstanding Public Service Impact Awards.
Angela has been a member of the Georgetown Law faculty for nearly 30 years. The Communications & Technology Law Clinic, which she leads, represents non-profit organizations before the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, and Federal courts to establish and enforce media policies in the public interest.
Under Angela’s supervision, law students and graduate fellows have advocated for, among other things, diversifying media ownership, protecting children’s online privacy, increasing access to media for persons with disabilities, and making broadcast stations more accountable to the public. Angela argued and won an appeal in the Third Circuit that reversed an FCC decision that would have allowed tremendous concentration within the broadcast industry.
Angela serves on the Board of the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, on the Steering Committee of the Food Marking Work Group, and as a Faculty Director to Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy and Center on Privacy and Technology.
Founded in 1986, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a progressive media advocacy and civil rights organization, ensuring the Latino community is fairly and consistently represented in news and entertainment and that their voices are heard over the airwaves and on the internet.
This was NHMC’s Eighth Annual Impact Awards Reception. Past honorees include Senator Robert Menendez, Senator Ed Markey, Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo, Congressman José E. Serrano, Congressman Ben Ray Luján, Congressman Raúl Grijalva, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, Jessica Rosenworcel and then-FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps, and then-Congresswoman Hilda Solis. You can learn more about NHMC here.
We're tremendously proud to have Angela as one of our Faculty Directors and as a leader in the Georgetown Law community. Congratulations on the award!