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California Western Student Helps Launch KPBS Radio Series on Veterans' Experiences

Ella Ahn '15

Ella Ahn '15 recently played a key role in launching a new series of programs on San Diego's public radio station, KPBS, while working as an intern with California Western's New Media Rights clinic.

Ahn provided the legal services that helped launch a new radio program, Incoming: Stories of Veterans in Their Own Words. The program was produced in collaboration with So Say We All, a literary and performing arts nonprofit organization whose mission is to create opportunities for individuals to tell their stories.

"Ella's work with So Say We All was an important piece in making sure the series didn't just get off the ground, but could soar," says Art Neill, executive director of New Media Rights. "Behind every great production there are many contracts that need to be drafted and reviewed and her work enabled the partners in the series to collaborate smoothly."

New Media Rights regularly partners with journalists and creative entrepreneurs like KPBS on legal and regulatory matters. Student interns like Ahn gain valuable skills and experience under the supervision of licensed attorneys.

"It was very rewarding to take part in providing legal services to help So Say We All launch a radio show about veterans so that they could share their stories," says Ahn. "The assignment gave me a chance to figure out how to actually handle a case from beginning to end with the client's best interest in mind. I came out of the experience with valuable practical skills and a greater appreciation for nonprofit organizations like So Say We All and groups like New Media Rights that help them."

According to KPBS, Incoming: Stories of Veterans in Their Own Words was created around the theme of coming home. The stories feature veterans sharing their experiences on transitioning back to civilian life.

To listen to the entire series, click here.

About New Media Rights
Founded by attorney Art Neill in 2007, New Media Rights offers one-to-one assistance and education for independent creative entrepreneurs, journalists, and Internet users. New Media Rights also takes part in regulatory proceedings at the FCC and U.S. Copyright Office to shape policy and regulation around Internet, copyright, and privacy issues.