Crawford to Be Obama’s Special Asst for Science, Tech, and Innovation Policy

Word has it that President Obama has tapped Susan Crawford—media-law scholar, OneWebDay founder, ICANN board member, and Net neutrality advocate—to be his Special Assistant for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy.

Crawford had previously headed, along with Kevin Werbach, the Obama transition team’s FCC review process.

The appointment hasn’t yet been formally announced, but once it is, expect much positive reaction among the blogosphere, along the lines of Clay Shirky’s. (The one-word assessment he Twittered this afternoon? “HALLELUJAH!”)

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.