It’s easy to think of journalism as newspapers, advertising as commercials, and public relations as spin. But the depth of study in journalism and mass communication really knows no bounds. Hubbard School faculty members are taking deep dives on numerous topics. They’re answering questions that could change how we view the world and solving problems that affect citizens in their daily lives. Take a look.
The Role of The Press in the Rise of the Jim Crow South
Associate Professor Sid Bedingfield is co-editing and contributing to a collection of research essays on the role journalism played in the construction of the Jim Crow South at the turn of the 20th century.
Libel Law in a Time of “Fake News” and “Enemies of the American People”
Silha Professor Jane Kirtley's current research examines the continuing and urgent question of how to reconcile the First Amendment protections for free expression with the rise of misinformation and fake news, including libelous speech.
How do we hold up the principles of the First Amendment in contemporary society?
The Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law continues to research and defend the issues of the First Amendment, privacy, information, defamation and more.