See also: The Path to a Center for Digital Information (June 2010)
Jeff Stanger is the founding director of the Center for Digital Information. Before starting CDI, Stanger was an award-winning Internet consultant and developer through his firm NetCampaign, a Washington, DC-based web development and strategy firm widely recognized for its pioneering use of the Internet in politics, advocacy and research dissemination. Prior to starting NetCampaign, Stanger was Washington Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, a nationally recognized policy think tank.
Stanger's tenure at NetCampaign involved work on over fifty websites, including those for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's national Cover the Uninsured initiative, the Pew Research Center, the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, Pew Hispanic Center, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, the Pew Global Attitudes Project, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Robert Wood Johnson's Covering Kids initiative, the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth, the Trust for America's Health, National Institute for Early Education Research, Student Voices, the Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care, Home at Last, Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, and many others.
NetCampaign received numerous awards for its work, including five Golden Dot Awards from the Graduate School of Political Management, an honorable mention Pollie Award for Best Overall Internet Campaign in 2000 from the American Association of Political Consultants, and a series of Galaxy, Mercury and iNova awards for web development.
As Washington Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, where he directed and conducted research on political advertising, children's television and other media issues. As Director, he also oversaw press and public relations for the Center's Washington office. His research has been cited by the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Time Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, National Journal, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, National Public Radio, Roll Call, Variety, Broadcasting & Cable, and others. He has been quoted in several major publications, including the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and others on the topics of political advertising, campaign finance, and public opinion of children's television. His research on issue advertising was cited in House and Senate debate on campaign finance reform legislation. He has appeared on NBC, CNN, C-SPAN, CBC and as a guest on numerous national, local and syndicated radio programs.
Stanger holds a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication and a bachelor's degree from UCLA. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Washington, D.C.