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Jim Browne

Jim Browne is the director of, a service brought to the public by internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that families have safe, constructive, educational and entertaining online experiences. Prior to directing GetNetWise, he served as co-director of New Initiatives at the Communications Consortium Media Center, which serves to make both electronic and print media available to nonprofit organizations and collectively helps them use "strategic media" to advance common issues. At CCMC, Mr. Browne launched the Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities, a major effort to recognize and address learning disabilities in children.

Previously, Mr. Browne was the senior program officer of the Field Foundation of New York, where he focused on youth development, voter participation, and issues of civil liberties. Mr. Browne was also a senior fellow at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial where he helped to conduct an inquiry into the state of high school journalism for the Memorial.

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