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Oct 20, 2015

Jason Llorenz is a professor, researcher and advocate with over a decade of federal and state-level policy development, strategic communication, and legal experience. His research interests focus on:

• Digital literacy and universal inclusion on the Internet
• Telecommunications and Internet policy
• Digital and social media in the innovation economy

Jason teaches courses in digital communication and policy at the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information.

Jason's writing appears in the Huffington Post, and he is often sought for comment on the issues facing the digital divide and universal digital inclusion. Jason has been interviewed on this subject by media outlets including the Washington Post and National Public Radio. 

A regular speaker, Jason has led discussions on Capitol Hill, in state capitols, and for groups and associations. He has been a speaker for SXSWEdu, SXSW Interactive, the Delegation of the European Union, the National Caucus of State Legislators (NCSL), the National Council of La Raza, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, LATISM, and many others.

Jason holds a BA from Cazenovia College, and Juris Doctor from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. He serves as an advisory board member of the Multicultural Media Technology & Internet Council (MMTC), which honored him for outstanding service in 2015. He is a board member of the Energy Equity Alliance and the DC Casineros Dance Company. He is a Member of the New York State Bar.

In the Episode We Discuss:

  1. Media Consumption Habits Across Demographic Groups
  2. How More Americans Can Use Tech to Make Money
  3. How Diversity in Tech Compares to Diversity in Media