Joshua Breitbart

Senior Advisor at New America Foundation

Joshua Breitbart

Joshua Breitbart

Senior Advisor at New America Foundation

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As the Director of Field Operations for New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, Joshua Breitbart coordinates a team of researchers, organizers, graphic designers and technologists to learn how people adopt new technologies and participate in discussions of telecommunications policy. Our current projects include public computer centers, broadband adoption programs, and wireless network deployments, which we are conducting in partnership with government agencies, research institutions, civil society organizations, educators and entrepreneurs.

Mr. Breitbart was formerly the Policy Director for People's Production House, which provides media education in New York and Washington, DC. At People's Production House, he initiated participant-driven investigations into media policy and communications technology, including “The Internet is Serious Business,” produced in partnership with the Center for Urban Pedagogy, for which he was a founding board member. As Policy Director, Mr. Breitbart drew on these investigation in testifying before city and state officials and in filings with federal agencies on matters including mobile broadband, net neutrality, the digital television transition, and government transparency.

Mr. Breitbart has extensive experience in participatory media, having worked in print, web, and video, including co-founding Brooklyn's Rooftop Films in 1998 and serving as an editor and organizer with Indymedia from 2000-2004. Mr. Breitbart was the Communications Director for Media Tank in Philadelphia, PA, where he led the Philadelphia Grassroots Cable Coalition and conducted an investigation into the city's Wireless Philadelphia initiative, which was published by New America Foundation in 2007. He was a founding board member of the Center for Urban Pedagogy and, from 2002-2007, he was an organizer of the Allied Media Conference, based in Detroit, MI, which he still attends every year.

Mr. Breitbart grew up in Brooklyn, has a B.A. in American History from Columbia University and is an alumnus of Deep Springs College.

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Senior Advisor at New America Foundation
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BA American History

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

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The New America Foundation engages in public policy issues, including technology, education, national security, political reform, and economics. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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The New America Foundation engages in public policy issues, including technology, education, national security, political reform, and economics. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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