Allison Perlman, PhD, an assistant professor in the Federated History Department, has been awarded a one-year research fellowship in the Verklin Program in Media Ethics and Policy at the University of Virginia. Dr. Perlman is the first research fellow in the Verklin Program, which intends to produce high-quality academic research on the ethics of media policy, the reciprocal relationship between the media and the law, and the political and social impact of media regulation. While at the University of Virginia, she will deliver two university-wide talks on her research and will present her research at the inaugural conference of the Verklin Program, which will be attended by the deans of the respective Annenberg Schools, the chair of the communications studies department of the University of Michigan, and other prominent media policy scholars. The fellowship also will support Dr. Perlman's completion of her book manuscript, Reforming Television: Media Activism, Media Policy, Media History. She will spend the 2010-2011 academic year in Charlottesville.