Jen Doak is the outreach and production coordinator for the Institute. She is in charge of web production, content proofing, and new media promotion. She also manages the IPS Twitter account, @ipsdc_dotorg, and the IPS and FPIF Facebook fan pages.
After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut (go Huskies!) in 2006, she moved down to DC to complete an M.A. in Communication, Culture, and Technology at Georgetown University. Her studies were focused in the interaction between politics and new media, culminating in a thesis entitled “Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth, and Environmental Discourse in the Public Sphere.”
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Even a diehard pro sports fan can appreciate the problems of the current team ownership system.
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Stiglitz on the stimulus, six months after the earthquake, and what we could do with a trillion dollars.
Tribal life in Louisiana, what we won in the financial reform bill, and the make-believe economics of David Brooks.
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The wrong class war, Earth's ocean problem, and action against the BP oil spill.
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A firsthand account of an immigration hearing, and the devastating effects punitive immigration laws have had on women and children.
Monsanto protests, liability caps for oil spillers, and Langston Hughes as role model.
Updates, actions, and an audio documentary.
An attack by the Israeli military on a flotilla carrying food and supplies for Palestinians results in 16 deaths.
Marching against hate, standing up to gold mines, and a bailout for BP.
What IPS says about the world today.
Voice your opinion on the NYT columnist's latest article.
Score for transparency, war makes you poor, and other things that happened while you were obsessing over the LOST finale.
Your wrapup before the weekend.
Afghanistan, financial reform, and the nation's first carbon tax.
What the primaries mean, Monsanto's antics, and young people on immigration.
Afghanistan, the racial wealth gap, and a student sit-in.