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CONTACT: Andrea Knutsen
November 9 , 2004
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Ross Joins Progress & Freedom Foundation
Veteran Reporter Covered Tech for CNet, Communications Daily

WASHINGTON D.C. - Patrick Ross, who as a journalist has covered the high-tech industry for the last decade, has been named vice president for communications and external affairs at The Progress & Freedom Foundation. He will also focus on intellectual property issues for the Foundation's Center for the Study of Digital Property.

Ross most recently managed Washington Internet Daily and reported for its sister publication, Communications Daily. Washington Internet Daily, published by Warren Communications News, is the only publication dedicated specifically to the regulation of the Internet. Communications Daily has long been considered a must-read among telecom and mass-media policymakers in Washington and elsewhere. This was Ross' second stint with the Warrens; he also worked for them in the 1990s before spending a year as the first Washington Bureau Chief for CNet

His articles have appeared in the New York Times, New Republic, Red Herring and Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, and he has been distributed by the Associated Press. Ross has been interviewed on C-SPAN, CNNfn, NPR and other media. He received nine journalism awards while covering the growth of the Internet and the reaction to that growth by state and federal regulators, and took a two-year leave from journalism in the late 1980s to work in the Washington office of Senator Harry Reid of Nevada. Ross has a B.A. from Pomona College and performed graduate study at Oxford University.

"We are thrilled to have a journalist of Patrick's caliber and background join PFF," said Raymond L. Gifford, president of The Progress & Freedom Foundation. "Both the Center for the Study of Digital Property and PFF as a whole will benefit from his enthusiasm and ardor in exploring the issues of the Digital Age."

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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