My name is Tony Lockett and I work for the European Commission. I’m fascinated by the potential of digital media to improve policy-making, as well as helping us to communicate and collaborate more effectively.
I spent the first six months of 2013 as the European Union Fellow at the University of Washington (Seattle, USA), where I worked with the Jackson School of International Studies and the Department of Communication. In addition to teaching about the EU, this was a unique opportunity to study the disruptive impact of digital media in the USA and Europe.
During the fellowship, I interviewed more than a hundred people about their experiences working on digital engagement in different contexts (government, politics, business, media, academia …). I used this blog to share some of their stories, as well as collecting useful feedback and comments from readers. Since completing the fellowship, I continue to update this blog occasionally when time allows and when I come across interesting stuff to share!
This blog is personal. The views expressed in the posts and comments do not necessarily reflect the official position of the European Commission.