Ryan Singel

Position / Title: 
Media and Strategy Fellow
Contact: 
rsingel@law.stanford.edu
Areas of Expertise: 
Ryan Singel is a Media and Strategy Fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society.
 
Singel covered net neutrality, privacy, security, surveillance and tech policy for Wired from 2002 to 2012. He co-founded and later edited the award-winning Threat Level blog at Wired.
 
Singel founded Contextly, an engagement platform for publishers. Drawing on this experience as a startup founder and CEO, Singel wrote official comments on behalf of Contextly in the 2014 Open Internet proceedings, detailing how open internet rules were a pre-requisite for the founding and success of the company. After those comments were highlighted by media outlets, Singel was invited to represent small startups at a meeting with then-FCC chairman Tom Wheeler as he considered how best to institute formal neutrality rules.
 
Funding:
 
Ryan Singel’s salary, research support, and travel* are funded through the general budget of Stanford Law School and are independent of the budget and funding of the Center for Internet and Society. The Center for Internet and Society does not accept corporate funding for its network neutrality-related work. 
 
*This only applies if travel is not covered by event organizers.