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Jane Kirtley

Jane E. Kirtley is the Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law at the Hubbard School, and directs the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law. She is an affiliated faculty member at the University of Minnesota Law School, and was a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in 2004 and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School’s London Law Programme in 2012.

Professor Kirtley speaks frequently on media law and ethics in the United States and abroad, most recently in Brazil, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan and Thailand. Her many publications include the Media Law Handbook, published by the U.S. State Department and translated into nine languages. She was Executive Director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press for 14 years. Before that, she practiced law in New York and Washington, D.C., and was a reporter for newspapers in Indiana and Tennessee.

Professor Kirtley serves on the board of directors for the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation and the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information, as well as on the editorial board of Communication Law and Policy and the Journal of Media Law & Ethics. She is also on the advisory board for the Digital Media Law Project.

Her honors include the Peter S. Popovich Award for Freedom of Information; the Edith Wortman First Amendment Matrix Foundation Award; the National Freedom of Information Hall of Fame; the National Scholastic Press Association’s Pioneer Award; and the John Peter Zenger Award for Freedom of the Press and the People’s Right to Know. Professor Kirtley’s J.D. is from Vanderbilt University Law School, and her bachelor’s and master’s of journalism degrees are from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

She is a member of the New York, District of Columbia, and Virginia state bars, and is admitted to practice in several federal circuits, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.

Lectures, Presentations, and Speeches, Sept 2019-Present

February 14, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley presented her paper, "Rewriting History: The Dangerous Convergence of the Right to be Forgotten and the War on Fake News," at the Michigan State International Law Review 2020 Symposium, "Free Speech Around the World," on at Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, Michigan. Details about the symposium are available online.

November 12, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley spoke at the League of Women Voters-Dakota County at the Burnhaven Public Library in Burnsville, MN. Her topic was "Journalism in the 21st Century: How to be a Wise Consumer of News.”  

November 8, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was the principal speaker for a panel, "Privacy and Data Protection," at the Practising Law Institute's Communications Law in the Digital Age 2019 conference in New York City. Professor Kirtley prepared the chapter corresponding to the panel, with the assistance of graduate students Scott Memmel, Sarah Wiley, and law student Eric Arch. 

October 25, 2019 - Prof. Jane Kirtley was a speaker at the University of Chicago Law School Legal Forum, What's the Harm: The Future of the First Amendment in Chicago. Her presentation "The Past, Present and Future of Libel Law in a Time of 'Fake News' and 'Enemies of the American People'" was part of a panel, "Regulating False Speech and the Press." 

October 4, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a lecture, “The Media and Government's Relationship” for the Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas on at the Liberian Consulate in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. 

October 3, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a lecture, “Driven to Discover: "Believe Me": Seeking Truth in an Age of Disinformation” for Mill City Commons at La Rive Condominiums in Minneapolis. 

September 26, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a speaker at the Minnesota Daily's First Amendment Celebration, discussing freedom of expression on campus.

September 21, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley delivered the keynote address, "Holding the Unaccountable Accountable: ‘Fake News,’ Hate Speech, and The Rule of Law," at the ACLU-Springfield, Illinois chapter's 2019 Annual Dinner & Silent Auction. Approximately 110 people attended the event held at the University of Illinois-Springfield Student Union. 

September 9, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was the opening speaker for the Open World Leadership Center program, "Access to Public Information," at a session held at St. Frances Cabrini Church in Minneapolis. Her lecture topic was "Freedom of Information: The Key to Open Government," and she spoke to five delegates (and a facilitator) from Ukraine, which included a lawyer, NGO representatives, and journalists, as well as about a dozen members of Friendship Force of Minnesota/Twin Cities, which acted as local host.  

Lectures, Presentations and Speeches, prior to July 2019

June 27, 2019 - Lecture. "Media Law," for the Summer Legal Institute - Just the Beginning "Law in the Headlines" program at the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis. The program was part of the Twin Cities Summer Legal Institute, and was a multi-day program designed to introduce high school students to the legal system, expose them to careers in the legal field, and provide them with the practical tools necessary to achieve their educational goals.

June 20, 2019 - Delivered the "Scene Setter" opening conversation (moderated by Pahoua Hoffman), "Our U.S foundation of free speech," at "Big Think 6: the Work of Listening When We Disagree," Humphrey Policy Fellows Alumni Conference and Reunion. The event was sponsored by the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, held in Minneapolis at the Hennepin Theatre Trust.

May 21, 2019 - Delivered a lecture, "The Influence of Fake News," at the Woman's Club of Minneapolis.

May 7, 2019 - Delivered a lecture at Correio Braziliense in Brasilia, Brazil.

May 6, 2019 - Presented a lecture, “Press Freedom in the Digital Age,” at the headquarters of Diario Do Para in Belem, Brazil, the second most read daily newspaper in Para.  A question and answer period followed her lecture.

May 3, 2019 - Delivered a lecture at Escola de Noticias in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event was attended by students, teachers, and coordinators.

May 2, 2019 - Delivered a lecture at Casa do Povo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The lecture was partnered by Enois (a journalism agency and school) and Agencia Mural de Jornalismo das Periferias (a news agency). The event was attended by journalists and students from both organizations.

April 23, 2019 - Presented a lecture entitled “Uncommon Law: The Past, Present and Future of Libel in America” at the University of Nevada-Reno 2019 Reynolds School of Journalism First Amendment Forum in Reno, Nevada. Watch the video. 

April 9, 2019 - Delivered the opening address, "A First Amendment Primer," at a facilitated workshop: "Free Speech, Hate Speech and the Future of the Campus Community at the University of Minnesota," on from 4-6 p.m. at the Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School of Public Affairs. The event was co-sponsored by PEN America and the University of Minnesota Office of Student Affairs.

April 4, 2019 - Delivered a lecture, "Believe Me:  Seeking Truth in an Age of Disinformation," as part of the University of Minnesota's College of Continuing & Professional Studies' Headliners series at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the St. Paul campus.  

March 9, 2019 - Delivered the keynote address at the MinnEMUNC  (Model UN) conference at Minnetonka High School. The topic was "Promoting a Free Press Through the Rule of Law."  

February 17, 2019 - Delivered a lecture, “What Is Truth?: Journalistic Ethics and Responsibility in an Age of ‘Fake News’” at the Sunday Morning Adult Forum at St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN.  

November 5, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a speaker at the Minnesota Daily's First Amendment Celebration on in the Great Hall at Coffman Union.

October 30, 2018 - Delivered a lecture as part of the Dr. John B. Coleman Lecture series (also known as "Mindstretch") at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. The topic was the First Amendment, freedom of the press, and "fake news."  

September 17, 2018 - Delivered a lecture entitled "The State of the Free Press" to mark Constitution Day at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. The event was sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts Change Team and the Royal D. Alworth Jr. Institute for International Studies.  

March 5, 2018 - Met with journalists from Africa, discussing US media law and ethics. Sponsored by the US State Department and facilitated by Global Minnesota, it was part of the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists: 21st Century Approach: An Edward Murrow Project for Africa.

February 6, 2018 - Delivered a lecture at a University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) Convocation: Freedom of Speech and Civil Discourse, where she discussed the First Amendment and its protections for controversial speech at a public university.

April 6, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a speaker at Whitworth University's third annual Gordon S. Jackson Conference in Media Law & Ethics: Fake News, Alternative Facts and Verification in Modern Media, held  in Spokane, Washington.  

March 16, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a lecture, "The End of Gatekeepers? The Rise of Fake News as a Threat to Democracy" as part of the Senior College lecture series at Alexandria Technical and Community College (Alexandria, MN).  

February 7, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley spoke on “Free Speech vs. Safe Space” at the Humphrey Forum with Fox News Contributor Guy Benson.  The event was sponsored by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs Center for the Study of Politics and Governance.

February 7, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a lecture at the University of Minnesota Women's Club, meeting at Becketwood in Minneapolis. The title was: “How is Trump Possible? A Look at Media Coverage of the 2016 Election.”  

August 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a contributor to a course on plagiarism and fabrication being offered by Poynter News University.  Entitled “Avoiding Plagiarism and Fabrication.” 

May 13, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley presented a lecture entitled, “Why Can’t We Be Friends? How judges can ethically navigate social and traditional media,” at the Latvian National Judicial Conference (Latvijas tiesnesu konference).  Professor Kirtley was a Fulbright Scholar on the Faculty of Law at the University of Latvia in Riga during Spring 2016.  

November 14, 2015 – Professor Kirtley was a panelist at the Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association annual conference in Toronto on Nov. 14, speaking on “Copyright – Fair dealing/Fair Use, ‘Hot news’ and other topics.”

November 13, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was principal speaker on a panel, “Global Privacy and Data Protection,” at the Practising Law Institute’s annual Communications Law in the Digital Age in New York. She was the author of the corresponding chapter in the conference handbook, and her research assistants included 3L dual degree students Sarah Wiley and Dillon White, as well as SJMC Ph.D. student Casey Carmody.

November 7, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley spoke to the Murrow Fellows about “Press Freedom and the Responsibility of the Press.”

October 28, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was the speaker at the Contemporary Club of Indianapolis. Her topic was Media Ethics and Freedom of the Press. She spoke before an audience of 180 members and guests.
September 21, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a "Great Decisions" lecture on "Privacy in the Digital Age" at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. The event was sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). 

June 17, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a Great Decisions Lecture on Privacy in the Digital Age at RosePointe Senior Living Apartments in Roseville, MN.

May 7, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a featured speaker at the second biennial Indiana Government Information Day held at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis. The audience included government and law school librarians as well as members of the public. Her speech was "The Digital Paradox: Practical Obscurity, the Right to be Forgotten, and Other Threats to Access to Government Information."

April 27, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a Great Decisions lecture on Privacy in the Digital Age at Grace University Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN. 

April 21, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a Great Decisions lecture on Privacy in the Digital Age at the House of Hope Church in St. Paul. Information about the Great Decisions program is available online at: http://www.hohchurch.org/great-decisions.

March 27, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley delivered the keynote address at the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium in Knoxville, TN.  The title of her lecture was: “Are There Stories Worth Dying For? Assessing the Real Threats to Press Freedom.”  

March 23, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley presented a talk at the Women’s Roundtable at the Jewish Community Center of Greater St. Paul about satire and free speech and why even the most “outrageous” speech must be protected.

March 9, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a lecture, "Privacy in the Digital Age," to Mill City Commons. This is under the auspices of the Great Decisions series sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association and coordinated in Minnesota by the Minnesota International Center. 

November 14, 2014 – Prof. Jane Kirtley was the principal speaker for a panel, "Global Privacy and Data Protection," at the 2014 Practising Law Institute's Communications Law in the Digital Age 2014 conference in New York City on. She delivered a 20-minute lecture on the topic, and then participated in the panel discussion that followed.

The book chapter that was published in the course handbook was prepared with assistance from Patrick File, Casey Carmody and Sarah Wiley.  

July 17, 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley led a discussion with seven interns at the offices of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) in Philadelphia. The topic was the Minnesota Supreme Court decision in Tatro v. University of Minnesota.

July 8, 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley hosted a session in the Silha Center with two Thai visitors, speaking about media law and media ethics in the United States.  The Thai visitors were participants in the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program, “Media Literacy.”

November 13, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley conducted a workshop on legal ethics and social media for law students at the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School in New Haven, CT.  

January 31, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley prsented a paper at the Faculty Works in Progress workshop session at the U of Minnesota Law School. The paper is entitled, "Is the Public Value Test Consistent with the First Amendment?"

January 17, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a lecture, "Press Freedom 2.0: Opportunities and Threats Around the World" at the Minnesota Chapter of Global Solutions.org's "Third Thursdays Global Issues Forum" at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis. 

December 1, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a lecture, "What You Need to Know about Internet Law," at the Online News Association's ONACamp Minnesota held at the SJMC. 

November 27, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley met with six journalists from the People's Republic of China in the Silha Center at Murphy Hall, where she discussed issues relating to media ethics for bloggers, online journalists and new media organizations. The visitors were sponsored by the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.

November 16, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley was the principal speaker for a panel, "Global Privacy and Advertising Developments," at the Practising Law Institute's Communication Law in the Digital Age conference in New York, NY. 

November 13, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a lecture, "Press Freedom 2.0: Opportunities and Threats Around the World," for the St. Paul-Minneapolis Committee on Foreign Relations at the Town & Country Club in St. Paul.

October 8-13, 2012 - Prof. Jane Kirtley delivered a series of interviews, lectures and workshops in Kyrgyzstan during the week of October 8-13, 2012, sponsored by the U.S. State Department. Activities included:

October 8, 2012 – Meeting: Commission on Considering Complaints on Media in Bishkek.

October 9, 2012 – Meeting: 30 students at the Bayalinov Library in Bishkek.

October 9, 2012 – Lecture: American University in Central Asia.

October 10, 2012 – Meeting: public foundation, Demge-Dem.

October 10, 2012 – Meeting: Osh State University students, Osh.

October 10, 2012 – Lecture: Osh Technical University on the topic of “Freedom of Speech as a Concept.”

October 11, 2012 – Meeting: Mark Walsh, the Director of Internews Network.

October 11, 2012 – Lecture: Kyrgyz-Russian Slavonic University.

October 11, 2012 – Meeting: Kloop Media Foundation.

October 12, 2012 – Lecture: Bishkek Humanities University.

September 21, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a member of the "Media Panel" on TPT's Almanac show, discussing current journalism ethics issues, including the use of the secretly-recorded Romney tape, linking to the "Innocence of Muslims," and The New York Times' new policy prohibiting reporters from granting "quote approval" to sources. 

Fall 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted at length in the cover story, "The Facebook Standard: Minnesota Supreme Court lowers speech protections for some college students," in the Fall 2012 issue of the Student Press Law Center Report magazine, discussing the court's June 20 decision in Tatro v. University of Minnesota.  

September 24, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on Minnesota Public Radio's "The Daily Circuit" show. The topic was the lack of accountability for pundits and the media organizations who utilize them.  

April 21, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a lecture, "After the Genocide: Rwanda," as part of the conference, "Nuremberg: Its Legacy for Today -- From the Holocaust to Rwanda" sponsored by World Without Genocide at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN.  

March 12-16, 2012 - Prof. Jane Kirtley delivered a series of lectures and workshops in Thailand during the week of March 12, 2012, sponsored by the U.S. State Department.  Activities included:

March 12, 2012 – Workshop: "Criminal Libel and Slander: U.S. Perspectives" – Chiang Mai, for Chiang Mai Provincial Police Officers.
March 13, 2012 – Lecture, "Libel and Slander: U.S. Perspectives" – for faculty, students and general public, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai.
March 13, 2012 – Lecture: "Libel and Slander and a Free Press: U.S. Perspectives" – for journalists, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai.
March 14, 2012 – Interview by ABAC TV, followed by Lecture, "Libel, Slander and Social Media" – for faculty of Communication Arts and students, Assumption University, Suvarnbhumi campus, Bangkok.
March 14, 2012 – Lecture, "Libel, Slander and Media Ethics" – for faculty of Mass Communications and students, Valaya Alongkorn University, Pathumthani, Bangkok.
March 15, 2012 – Lecture, "Case studies in libel law -- US and Asia" – for faculty and doctoral students, Asia Institute, Ramkanhaeng University, Bangkok.
March 16, 2012 – Lecture, "Libel and Slander: US Perspectives" – for faculty and Master of Law students, Burapa University, Bangsaen, Chonburi.

January 21, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a lecture, "We the People, A Free Press," at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, Minnesota at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. The lecture, describing the legacy of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, Near v. Minnesota, was part of the Minnesota Historical Society's History Forum lecture series on the Bill of Rights, and was attended by approximately 500 people.  

November 19, 2011 – Minneapolis, MN – Professor Kirtley delivered a lecture, "The First Amendment," as part of the Univesity of Minnesota's College of Continuing Education's series, "Rereading the Constitution" at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the St. Paul Campus.  

November 9, 2011 – Professor Kirtley delivered a lecture on professional responsibility for media lawyers, with a special emphasis on legal ethics issues arising from the use of social media, to students enrolled in the Media Freedom and Information Access Practicum at Yale Law School in New Haven, CT.  

October 16-22, 2011 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Conducted full-day media training on "Media and the Law and Codes of Ethics" at Malaysian Press Institute. Delivered public lectures on media law, privacy, and ethics at Taylor's University (School of Communication), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (School of Media & Communication Studies), INTI International University (Mass Communication and American University program), Universiti Malaya (Arts and Social Sciences), and Universiti Selangor (Journalism). Public lecture on "Media Law and Ethics: Responsibility in Journalism" at Bar Council Malaysia. Informal talk on media law and ethics at the National Press Club. Roundtable discussions with staff at Malaysiankini ("most read news site in Malaysia") with bloggers. (This speaking tour was an outgrowth of the publication of Professor Kirtley's Media Law handbook.)

July 26-August 2, 2011 - Kigali and Gitarama, Rwanda - Meetings with Media High Council, and Ministry of Information on media law reform. Lectures on media ethics at Great Lakes Media Center and Catholic Institute of Kabgayi (Journalism Faculty). Lecture/discussion with civil society representatives, editors and media owners on responsible journalism, human rights, and current media ethics issues. (This speaking tour was an outgrowth of the publication of Professor Kirtley's Media Law handbook.)

May 23-28, 2011 - Yerevan, Armenia - Numerous meetings with government officials (regulators, judges, etc.), media lawyers, news editors, NGOs, professors and students in Yerevan and Gyumri, as well as interviews with local print and broadcast media on media law and broadcast regulation. The public lecture, "Media Law and Democracy," was delivered at American University (Armenia) on May 26. (This speaking tour was an outgrowth of the publication of Professor Kirtley's Media Law handbook.)

May 15-29, 2011 - Baku, Azerbaijan - Meeting with Press Council of Azerbaijan. Lectures at Baku State University (Journalism Faculty), Baku Slavic University (Journalism Faculty), Azad Fikir (Free Thought) University and U.S.-Azerbaijan Media Academy on freedom of the press and media ethics. Presentation at ABA-CEELI/Media Rights Institute "Media Law School." (This speaking tour was an outgrowth of the publication of Professor Kirtley's Media Law handbook.)

March 4, 2011 – Professor Jane Kirtley conducted two sessions at the Associated Collegiate Press "National College Journalism Convention" in Hollywood, CA.  The sessions were entitled, "When Do Online Comments Become a Crime?" and "Handling Leaked Information."  

March 2, 2011 – Professor Jane Kirtley debated Professor Patrick Garry of the University of South Dakota Law School at the University of Minnesota Law School. The topic was "Does the First Amendment Protect Violent Video Games?" The program was sponsored by The Federalist Society at UMN.  

February 23, 2011 – Professor Jane Kirtley was the presenter/moderator for "Away from Democracy and Toward a Dictatorship? Hungary's New Media Law," as part of the "Europe in the News" series sponsored by the European Studies Consortium, Center for German & European Studies, the Silha Center, and the SJMC. It was held in room 614 of the Social Sciences Building at the University of Minnesota campus.  

November 11, 2010 – New York, NY – Professor Jane Kirtley was the principal speaker, and then took part in a panel, discussing “Privacy Protection, Safety and Security” at the PLI Communications Law in the Digital Age 2010 conference.

September 21, 2010 – Professor Jane Kirtley, together with Professor Chris Ison, conducted a workshop entitled “Media Ethics 101” at Padilla Speer Beardsley.

July 28, 2010 – Minneapolis, MN, spoke to six journalists from Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic about media law and ethics at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. The visit was coordinated by the the Minnesota International Center as part of the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.

June 29, 2010 – Delivered a lecture and took part in a roundtable discussion at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication on news media law and ethics with 11 journalists from China. The program, entitled “Journalistic Practices,” was part of the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program and was facilitated by the Minnesota International Center.

June 22, 2010 – Delivered a lecture, entitled “Ethics in Social Media” to staff at the Bloomington, MN offices of Weber Shandwick.

May 18, 2010 – Great Lakes, Il, delivered a lecture, entitled “Ethics in Leadership,” at the U.S. Naval War College Strategy and Policy Fleet Seminar, held at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station.

April 27, 2010 – St. Paul, MN, delivered a lecture, entitled, “Near v. Minnesota: How Far Have We Come?” at the Minnesota History Center as part of its “History Lounge” series.

April 15, 2010 – Washington, DC, delivered a lecture, entitled, “Impact of Internet Based Sites Such as Facebook, MySpace and YouTube on Teacher Privacy and Related Rights in the Classroom,” at the American Federation of Teacher Lawyers’ Conference.

April 12, 2010 – Minneapolis, MN, delivered a lecture, "Retiring to 'Tee' and Scandal: Do Today's Media Trivialize the News?" for the Minneapolis chapter of AAUW

March 15, 2010 – St. Paul, MN, delivered a lecture, entitled, "Freedom of Information: Your Key to Open Government," at the James J. Hill Reference Library.

February 27, 2010 – Phoenix, AZ, conducted a workshop at the 26th Annual Associated Collegiate Press National College Journalism Convention entitled “Mining Facebook, Twitter and Other Social Media: Legal and Ethical Issues." 

February 26, 2010 – Phoenix, AZ, conducted a workshop at the 26th Annual Associated Collegiate Press National College Journalism Convention entitled “You Must Say That Online: New Legal Issues for Bloggers." 

November 12, 2009 – New York, NY, was the principal speaker for the session on "Privacy Protection, Safety and Security," and also participated in the panel discussion on the same topic, at the Practising Law Institute's Communications Law in the Digital Age 2009 conference.  Assisted by Silha research assistant Cary Snyder, she also prepared "Privacy Protection, Safety and Security," a 94-page roundup of significant legal developments, which was published in the conference "Course Handbook."

October 16, 2009 – Minneapolis, MN, presented "Mask, Shield and Sword: Should the Journalist's Privilege Protect the Identity of Anonymous Posters to News Media Web Sites?" as part of the "Internet Privacy, Anonymity, and Free Speech" session at the 2009 Minnesota Law Review Symposium, "Cyberspace and the Law: Privacy, Property, and Crime in the Virtual Frontier", held at the University of Minnesota Law School. The article will be published in a symposium issue of the Minnesota Law Review in 2010.

October 6, 2009 – Minneapolis, MN, delivered a lecture on the topic of Media Law and Ethics to ten journalists from East Asia and the Pacific Rim. The journalists were visiting the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communication as part of the U.S. Department of State's Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists.

April 28, 2009 – Washington, DC, delivered the Keynote Address at a conference, “Privacy Protection After Twenty Years Under Reporters Committee,” at the American University's Washington College of Law.

April 16, 2009 – Galesburg, IL, delivered a lecture, “Media Ethics: An Oxymoron?” at Knox College.

April 16, 2009 – Galesburg, IL, conducted a workshop on media ethics for staff and advisers at the Knox College newspaper, The Knox Student. Her presentation was covered in the April 23, 2009 issue of TKS in a story headlined “Ethics and law in media.”

March 27, 2009 – New London, CT, was a lecturer at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's 20th Annual Ethics Forum.
She delivered four lectures to cadets on “Freedom of Information and Media Ethics

November 25, 2008 – Minneapolis, MN, delivered a guest lecture, “The Need for a Robust Free Press,” in a graduate class (Master of Arts in International Business, MIB 571A, Special Topics: The Media Business) at St. Mary's University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus.

November 20, 2008 – Bloomington, MN, delivered a lecture, “The First Amendment @ Your Library” at the 2008 Minnesota Library Association 2008 Annual Conference. 

November 8, 2008 – Ottawa, Canada, presented a paper, “Perils of the Internet: A Perspective from the U.S.A.” at the Ad Idem/Canadian Media Lawyers Annual Conference

September 24, 2008 – Minneapolis, MN, delivered the keynote address, “Taking Offense: Expression and Access Rights on Trial” at the Minnesota Coalition for Intellectual Freedom's Annual Dinner and Program at the St. Paul College Club. 

September 16, 2008 – Lexington, KY, delivered the “State of the First Amendment” address at the University of Kentucky's annual First Amendment Celebration. Her appearance was sponsored by the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center.

June 20, 2008 – Freetown, Sierra Leone, delivered a lecture entitled “Professional integrity: the cornerstone of a journalist's credibility,” as part of a symposium for editors at the U.S. Embassy.

June 18, 2008 – Bo, Sierra Leone, delivered a lecture entitled “Journalism and Ethics,” as part of a symposium for journalists and local council representatives.

June 17, 2008 – Makeni, Sierra Leone, delivered a lecture entitled “Ethics and the Law,” as part of a symposium for reporters and local council representatives. Prof. Kirtley was visiting Sierra Leone on a “Speaker and Specialist” grant from the U.S. Department of State. During her visit, Prof. Kirtley delivered lectures and appeared on panels where she discussed media law and media ethics in an emerging democracy. 

March 14, 2008 – Minneapolis, MN, delivered the keynote address, “The Light at the End of the Tunnel: The Outlook for FOI” at the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information's Freedom of Information Day ceremony at the Minneapolis Central Library. It was published in a variety of newspapers, including the Alexandria (Louisiana) Town Talk, on March 22, 2008, under the headline “Sunshine week: Outlook for FOI is encouraging.”

March 6, 2008 – Minneapolis, MN, conducted a Gallery Talk together with Prof. Chris Ison, “Need to Know: Freedom of Information and Photography,” in association with the exhibition, “Paul Shambroom: Picturing Power” at the Weisman Art Museum.

November 28, 2007 – Maplewood, MN, presented a lecture/workshop on “Rights and Responsibilities Online” for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

October 24-26, 2007 – Washington, D.C., delivered the after-dinner lecture on October 25, at the Scripps Howard Foundation's “First Amendment Center Directors Conference.” The lecture topic was “Still More Threats to the First Amendment at Home and Abroad.”

September 21, 2007 – Gainesville, FL, delivered a lecture, “Windows on the World: A Global Perspective on FOI,” at the Florida FOI Summit marking the 30th Anniversary of the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida.

July 16, 17 & 18, 2007 – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, delivered lectures and conducted workshops on freedom of information in the Dominican Republicunder the auspices of the U.S. State Department's Franklin Center. The programs were co-sponsored by the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra. She delivered a lecture on "Access to Public Information as an Investigative Reporting Tool for Fighting Corruption" in Santiago on July 16; conducted an all-day workshop for journalists on "How to Report on Government and FOIA Issues" in Santo Domingo on July 17; and delivered a lecture on "Public Information as a Tool for Promoting Transparency and Trust in Public Administration" to FOI officers and public relations managers, in coordination with the Information Office of the Presidency in Santo Domingo on July 18.

May 16, 2007 – Glasgow, Scotland, delivered a lecture, "FOI, Privacy, and the Press," at the ACPO/ACPOS Data Protection and Freedom of Information Conference. (ACPO stands for Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Ireland; ACPOS stands for Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland.)

April 19, 2007 – University of Nebraska, Omaha, delivered a lecture, entitled "Can a Good Journalist Be a Good Citizen?" was presented at the UNO School of Communication 2007 High School Journalism Conference. This lecture opened the UNO Communication Week, April 19-26. 

April 19, 2007 – University of Nebraska, Omaha, Delivered a lecture, "Seduced by Secrecy: How the Public's Right to Know has been Undermined in the Post-9/11 Environment" was presented by the School of Communication and was open to the university community. This lecture opened the UNO Communication Week, April 19-26. 

April 13, 2007 – Minneapolis, MN, delivered a lecture on media law and ethics in the United States to the 12 East Asian journalists visiting the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota under the auspices of the U.S. State Dept's Edward R. Murrow program.

April 5, 2007 – St. Paul, MN, delivered a lecture, “How free is the freedom of the press?” for the University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education Headliners series, at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the St. Paul campus. Her lecture was followed by audience Q&A. 

February 2, 2007 – Cambridge, MA, conducted a "Nieman Shoptalk" session for the Nieman Fellows at Harvard. Prof. Kirtley gave a presentation on current threats to press freedom in the United States, including the erosion of the privilege to protect confidential sources, possible prosecutions under the Espionage Act, and reduced access to government information, and led a discussion on these topics.

January 10, 2007 – Minneapolis, MN to Jerusalem, Israel, Gave a lecture on “Freedom of the Press in the United States” as a Digital Video Conference with Palestinian journalists and academics in Jerusalem. The program was co-sponsored by a Palestinian think-tank, “Al-Hares Center for Studies and Media,” and the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem. Prof. Kirtley's participation was arranged by the U.S. State Department, and took place at the Rarig Center on the University of Minnesota campus.

November 18, 2006 – Montréal, Quebec, Canada, presented a paper, “A Child's Garden of Internet Cases from the USA,” at the Ad IDEM National Media Law Conference. 

November 17, 2006 – Stillwater, OK, delivered the keynote address, “My Freedom or Yours: The Collision of First Amendment Freedoms” at the 8th Annual First Amendment Congress at Oklahoma State University. 

November 13, 2006 – Minneapolis, MN, delivered a lecture, “Current Issues in U.S. Media Law,” to the World Press Institute 2006 Fellows in the Heggen Room at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota. 

November 1, 2006 – Wisconsin Dells, WI, delivered a lecture, “Patriot Act II: No Problem for Libraries Now? Think Again,” at the Wisconsin Library Association's 2006 Annual Conference

October 26, 2006 – Edina, MN, delivered a lecture, “Government Secrecy and Threats to a Free Press” for the “Over Coffee” lecture series at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd on October 26, 2006. 

October 18, 2006 – Ankara, Turkey, delivered a keynote address, “Media Ethics: An Oxymoron?” at the Second National Applied Ethics Conference in Ankara, Turkey, sponsored by Middle East Technical University. 

September 20, 2006 – Minneapolis, MN/ La Paz, Bolivia, delivered a lecture, “Citizen Rights to Freedom of Information,” at a conference in La Paz, Bolivia. Sponsored by the Bolivian Anti-Corruption Community Action NGO in La Paz, Prof. Kirtley's participation via Digital Video was arranged by the U.S. Embassy in La Paz and took place at the Rarig Center on the University of Minnesota campus.

June 21, 2006 – Minneapolis, MN, delivered a lecture, “Comparative Press Law: Structures and Issues,” for the World Press Institute's Transparency Reporting Seminar 3 for international journalists. The conference was held in the conference center of Murphy Hall on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.

June 12, 2006 – Together with Don Gemberling, retired director of Information Policy Analysis at the Minnesota Department of Administration, led a workshop, entitled “Openness in Government: Citizens and Sunshine,” at the League of Women Voters 2006 National Convention in Minneapolis. 

June 7-9, 2006 – Was an invited participant in the Aspen Institute's Arab-US Media Forum roundtable at the Wye River Conference Center in Queenstown, Maryland. The topic of the roundtable was “Intolerance and Freedom of Expression.” Attendees included 23 journalists, editorial cartoonists, commentators and academics from the United States and several Middle Eastern countries including Egypt and Kuwait. The program is part of the Aspen Institute's Communications and Society Program.

April 22, 2006 – Indianapolis, IN, was one of two speakers at the Opening Plenary Session: “Government in the Dark” at the National Freedom of Information Coalition's 2006 FOI Summit.

April 10, 2006 – Minneapolis, MN, delivered a lecture, “Media Law and Ethics: Their Role in Democracy” at the Minneapolis branch of the American Association of University Women.

April 10, 2006 – St. Paul, MN, delivered a lecture, entitled “The War on Porn,” about the Justice Department's new task force to prosecute obscenity, to the American Constitution Society chapter at William Mitchell College of Law. 

April 7, 2006 – Minneapolis, MN, delivered a lecture, entitled "Comparative Legal Systems and the Role of the Press in a Democracy" for the 12 African journalists visiting the SJMC as part of the Edward R. Murrow program in the Conference Center.

March 28, 2006 – Bloomington, MN, delivered a lecture on “First Amendment Rights” to the Normandale chapter of the Minnesota State Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (BPW). 

March 24, 2006 – Ada, Ohio, delivered the keynote address, “Will the Demise of the Reporter's Privilege Mean the End of Investigative Reporting, and Should Judges Care If It Does?” at The 29th Annual Law Review Symposium: "Would You Be the Source? Reporter Privilege in the Post 9-11 World," at Ohio Northern University's Claude W. Pettit College of Law. 

January 5, 2006 – Minneapolis, MN, delivered a lecture on the general topic of media ethics to assembled members of the Minneapolis Uptown Rotary Club.

November 17, 2005 – St. Peter, MN, delivered a lecture, entitled, “Shooting the Messenger, or Shooting Ourselves in the Foot? Challenges to a Free and Independent Press," at Gustavus Adolphus College. The lecture was part of the September Project Lecture Series sponsored by the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library at Gustavus Adolphus. 

November 12, 2005 – Halifax, Nova Scotia, delivered a lecture, “Reporters Privilege Redux: A Reflection on Reporter's Privilege in the United States, 1995-2005” at the Ad IDEM/Canadian National Media Lawyer's Association Annual Conference. 

November 1, 2005 – Oak Park Heights, MN, delivered the final lecture in the series, “A Question of Ethics,” sponsored by the St. Croix Valley Chapter of the U of M Alumni Association at Boutwell's Landing. Her lecture was titled “The Right to be Wrong: Current Issues in Media Ethics and Law.” 

June 24, 2005 – Minneapolis, MN, was a speaker at the World Press Institute's Transparency Reporting Seminar. She made her presentation, “Comparative media legal systems” at the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

June 15, 2005 – St. Paul, MN, was a speaker at the 2005 “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” Summer Institute, sponsored by the Learning Law and Democracy Foundation at the Minnesota Humanities Education Center. Her presentation was titled: “Citizens' Right to Know, the First Amendment and a Responsible Press.” 

May 16, 2005 – St. Paul, MN, delivered a lecture on “Secrecy, Privacy and the PATRIOT Act” at a conference, “Libraries and the PATRIOT Act: Your Loss of Privacy?” at the University of Minnesota's Continuing Education Conference Center. The conference was co-sponsored by Regional Research Associates, the Minnesota Library Association, and the Graduate School of Information and Library Science at the College of St. Catherine. 

April 21, 2005 – Indianola, IA, delivered the 2005 Society for Collegiate Journalists Lecture at Simpson College. The lecture was part of the Simpson FORUM lecture series. 

April 21, 2005 – Indianola, IA, guest-lectured in two classes at Simpson College: “Ethics in Mass Communication,” and “Gender, Race, Class and Media.”

April 9, 2005 – Calgary, Alberta, keynote speaker at the Media and the Law Seminar 2005 (" Delivering the Message: Is the Public Well Served?" ) held by the Law Society of Alberta (Canada). The title of her speech was: "The Odd Couple: Judges and Journalists Have More in Common than You Think." 

October 26, 2004 – Minneapolis, MN, was the featured speaker at the luncheon meeting of the University of Minnesota Retirees Association held at the Campus Club at the University of Minnesota. The lecture was: “The Right to be Wrong – Squaring Media Responsibility with the First Amendment Paradigm.”

October 6, 2004 – Duluth, MN, delivered a lecture, “Libraries, the First Amendment and Intellectual Freedom,” at the Minnesota Library Association's Annual Conference.

June 22, 2004 – Minneapolis, MN, delivered a presentation on comparative media law systems to 10 visiting journalism educators from Latin America on June 22 in the SJMC Conference Center as part of a workshop on transparency reporting sponsored by the World Press Institute, Macalester College and the Minnesota Journalism Center.

June 16, 2004 – Minneapolis, MN, delivered a lecture, “Post-9/11 and the USA PATRIOT Act” at the Minitex Library Information Staff Day held at the Mill City Museum.

June 15, 2004 – Golden Valley, MN, delivered a luncheon speech, “Freedom of the Press,” at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Golden Valley.

May 20, 2004 – Brookings, SD, was the keynote speaker at the second annual meeting of South Dakotans for Open Government.

April 22, 2004 – South Kingstown, RI, delivered a speech, “The Privacy Pretext,” at the University of Rhode Island which was co-sponsored by Access/RI and the University of Rhode Island Journalism Department.

April 17, 2004 – Troutdale, OR, delivered the keynote address, “Secrecy, security and the First Amendment: The fight to keep the light shining on government and the role of a free press in time of war,” at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 Conference.

April 15, 2004 – Boston, MA, presented a public lecture, “Democracies Die Behind Closed Doors: Secrecy and Other Threats to Free Expression in the Wake of 9/11/01 ,” at Suffolk University Law School .

March 27, 2004 – Bloomington, MN, delivered a speech, “The Privacy Pretext: The Developing Threat to the Public's Right to Know,” at a plenary session at the Midwest Journalism Conference.

March 25, 2004 – Boston, MA, delivered a speech, “Important Questions about Journalists ' Behavior,” at a plenary session at the New England Newspaper Association Spring Publishers' Conference, Omni Parker House.

March 10-11, 2004 – Tallinn, Estonia, was awarded a $4,072 Speaker and Specialist Grant by the U.S. State department in February, 2004 to support her travel to in early March, 2004. While in Tallinn , Professor Kirtley:

March 10, 2004 – delivered a lecture at the Tallinn Pedagogical University on media ethics for journalism students entitled “Don't be a Jayson Blair: Ethical Dilemmas Facing Young Journalists in the 21st Century and Beyond.

March 10, 2004 – spoke at a meeting of the Press Council. Her talk was entitled “The Right to be Wrong: How U.S. Journalists Address Ethical Issues.”

March 11, 2004 – delivered the keynote address, “Privacy: Bad News for the Press,” at “Privacy of Individuals and the Media,” an international conference sponsored by Estonian TV (the national public television channel).

March 6, 2004 – Naples, FL, delivered a lecture, “Television and Democracy” as part of the University of Minnesota CCE 's “Great Conversations on the Road” series, co-sponsored by the Southwest Florida Chapter of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association .

February 27, 2004 – Knoxville, TN, delivered an address “The First Amendment and Libel Today, at a conference, “Heed Their Rising Voices ': New York Times v. Sullivan – 40 Years Later,” at the University of Tennessee College of Law.

February 26, 2004 – Knoxville, TN, together with Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Anthony Lewis, presented an evening program titled “The Patriot Act and Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism” at the University of Tennessee School of Journalism and Electronic Media.

February 12, 2004 – Minneapolis, MN , testified at the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Public Access to Records of the Judicial Branch hearing.

February 5-8, 2004 – Rancho Mirage, CA , attended the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, Institutions of Democracy: Press Commission meeting and presented a paper: “Hutchins 2: has the government-media relationship changed?” at a plenary session.

February 4, 2004 – Prepared and filed comments on the Preliminary Recommendations of the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Public Access to Records of the Judicial Branch in the state of Minnesota's Supreme Court. 

November 21-22, 2003 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada, spoke at the annual media law conference convened by Ad IDEM, an association of Canadian media lawyers, at Maison Radio-Canada. She presented a paper, "Cyber Law: The U.S. Perspective on Jurisdiction" on November 22. 

November 17, 2003 – St. Paul, MN, delivered the lecture, “Watch Your Step: The Latest Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid,” at the 2003 Knight Ridder Northern Writers Workshop held at the Pioneer Press.

October 30-31, 2003 – Nashua, NH, delivered a lecture, “Secrecy, Security and the First Amendment: The Role of the Free Press in Time of War,” at the Nashua Public Library on October 30. On October 31, delivered the same lecture to a group of 100 high school students at Nashua North High School , and conducted an afternoon workshop for high school faculty entitled “Democracy, Press Freedom and the USA PATRIOT Act.” Presentations were part of the “War and News: A Humanities Perspective” series sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council. 

October 10, 2003 – Denver, CO, delivered a guest lecture, "Law Enforcement and the Media," for a Criminal Procedure class at the University of Denver College of Law on Oct. 10, 2003.

September 22-23, 2003 – London, England, participated in Media Law Resource Center 's third biennial London Conference, "Developments in UK , European and International Privacy and Newsgathering Laws" held at Stationers' Hall. Website can be viewed at www.ldrc.com . Delivered a short presentation on contempt of court in the United States during the "Newsgathering" session at the Media Law Resource Center 's third biennial London Conference, "Developments in UK , European and International Privacy and Newsgathering Laws" held at Stationers' Hall. In addition, the Silha Center 's comments on the Council of Europe's draft proposal on the right of reply on the Internet (http://www.silha.umn.edu/rightofreply.doc) were included in the informational packets distributed to the judges and advocates in the Mock Appellate Court Argument on that topic on Sept. 23, and were referred to during the oral argument.

July 2003 – Philadelphia, PA, was named to the Press Commission of the Institutions of Democracy initiative sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The Commission, which is made up of approximately 45 leading journalists, scholars, and attorneys, is chaired by Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Geneva Overholser, and will examine how freedom of the press works in a democracy and produce a scholarly volume, a documentary, and educational materials to be published by Oxford University Press. Prof. Kirtley attended the first meeting of the Press Commission in Philadelphia on July 7-9, and on July 8, gave a one-hour plenary presentation entitled, "Defining what we mean by 'The Press.' "

June 17, 2003 – Minneapolis, MN, was a speaker for a Digital Video Conference on freedom of the press, hosted by The American Institute in Taiwan. Taiwanese journalists, editors, and communications professors attended the conference at the AIT Cultural Center in Taipei. Kirtley participated from the Rarig Center studios on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota campus.

May 8, 2003 – St. Cloud, MN, gave a presentation on Freedom of Information at the 16th Annual Minnesota-South Dakota Government Publications Information Forum at St. Cloud State University.

May 2, 2003 – Minneapolis, MN, gave a presentation, "Does Secrecy Equal Security?" about the Homeland Security Act's Critical Infrastructure Information exemption to the Freedom of Information Act, at the "Disaster, security and personal privacy protection" policy track workgroup session at the 7th Annual E-Commerce Conference, "The Internet: the New Public Utility," at the Carlson School of Management.

March 26, 2003 – Austin, TX, delivered the keynote address at the "Symposium in Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Texas Open Records Act" at the University of Texas Bass Lecture Hall. The event was sponsored by the University of Texas School of Journalism and the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.

March 17, 2003 – Minneapolis, MN, spoke to the Minneapolis chapter of AAUW on the topic of "First Amendment: Another Casualty of September 11?"

March 3, 2003 – Aurora, NY, delivered the closing speech, entitled "Secrecy Does Not Equal Safety: Fighting the Information Shutdown after 9/11/01," concluding the Second Annual Symposium on Civic Engagement at Wells College.

February 6, 2003 – La Crosse, WI, delivered the closing speech, entitled "Media and the First Amendment" at the "Through the Looking Glass: Media, Perception & Reality" conference, which took place Feb. 3-6 at Viterbo University

November 26, 2002 – Minneapolis, MN, was a guest lecturer in Professor Linus Abraham's Changing Media Environment class.

November 21, 2002 – Edina, MN, presented a lecture, "Can We Trust What the Media and Government Tell Us?" at a chapter meeting of the Humanists of Minnesota. For more information, go to http://www.humanistviews.org/Events/20021121.htm.

November 20, 2002 – Minneapolis, MN, was a guest lecturer for Professor Ken Doyle's Introduction to Mass Communication class.

November 16, 2002 – Toronto, Canada, presented a paper, "Democracies Die Behind Closed Doors: A Selective Overview of Recent Developments in the United States," at the 2002 National Media Law Conference sponsored by Ad Idem, the Canadian media lawyers' association.

November 12, 2002 – Minneapolis, MN, was a guest lecturer at adjunct instructors John Finnegan, Sr. and Tom Bartel's Management of Media Organizations class.

November 4, 2002 – Denver, CO, delivered a lecture, "Fair Trial/Free Press: An Oxymoron or a Constitutional Necessity?" at the University of Denver College of Law.

November 3, 2002 – Fort Collins, CO, delivered a lecture, "The USA PATRIOT Act and Other Administrative Proposals: Are We Being Asked to Spy on Our Neighbors?" together with her husband, Professor Steve Cribari, at Plymouth Congregational Church.

October 29, 2002 – Minneapolis, MN, spoke to 16 students at the CLA Honors Freshman Colloquium, Introduction to the Arts and Sciences. The topic was "Journalism," with particular focus on freedom of the press in times of national crisis.

October 22, 2002 – Minneapolis, MN, Professors Jane Kirtley and Kathleen Hansen spoke to the World Press Institute fellows about U.S. media law and ethics and journalism education during their visit to SJMC.

October 17, 2002 – Cleveland, OH, delivered the 75th Cleveland-Marshall Fund Visiting Scholar Lecture at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. The lecture was entitled, "Secrecy and Security are not Synonymous: Freedom of the Press in the Post-9/11/01 World."

October 17, 2002 – Cleveland, OH, taught classes in Constitutional Law, Mass Communications, and the First Amendment while at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

October 17, 2002 – Cleveland, OH, spoke at a luncheon for Cleveland media and attorneys.

October 16, 2002 – Cleveland, OH, spoke at a luncheon with faculty from the College of Law and the Cleveland State University communications program on while at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

October 16, 2002 – Cleveland, OH, presented ongoing research on privacy and freedom of information at a faculty jurisprudence seminar at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

October 1, 2002 – Minneapolis, MN, was guest lecturer in Professor Jill Gidmark's "Introduction to Interdisciplinary Inquiry" class, speaking about research and theoretical approaches to media law and ethics.

September 27, 2002 – Ogunquit, ME, delivered the opening luncheon speech, "Fighting Back Against the Information Shutdown," at the New England Associated Press/Newspaper Executives Association Fall Conference

June 3-7, 2002 – Professor Kirtley was awarded a $9,728 Speaker and Specialist Grant from the U.S. State Dept. to travel to Kathmandu, Nepal for a series of lectures and discussions. The visit to Nepal included the following:

June 7, 2002 – delivered a lecture, "News or Propaganda? Terrorist or Freedom Fighter? Safety or Secrecy? – Reconciling a Free Press with National Security in Times of Crisis" at the American Center.

June 6, 2002 – delivered a lecture, "Mass Communications" at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

June 5, 2002 – delivered a lecture, "Mass Communications" at Kantipur City College.

June 4-5, 2002 – commented on a paper, "Restrictions on the Media: International Examples," and delivered a paper, "The FOI Project, with Thoughts on the Emergency Situation" at a conference, "Freedom of Information during a State of Emergency," sponsored by the Nepal Press Institute, Federation of Nepalese Journalists, and the American Center.

June 4, 2002 – delivered a lecture, "Freedom of Information" at the Reporters Club.

In addition to her speaking engagements, Professor Kirtley met with various government officials in Kathmandu, including: the Director of the Department of Information, the Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communications, and the Press Advisor to the Prime Minister. During the trip, she also met with the Executive Director of the Nepal Press Institute, the Director and staff of the Himalayan Broadcasting Company, the consulting manager of Spacetime Network, and officers and members of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists, all in Kathmandu.

May 17, 2002 – State College, PA, delivered a speech, "New threats to access to information in the wake of 9/11," in celebration of the Pennsylvania First Amendment Coalition's 25th Anniversary. The speech was part of the Pennsylvania Press Conference (the joint meeting of the Pennsylvania APME and Pennsylvania Society of Newspaper Editors).

May 3, 2002 – Orlando, FL, delivered the opening address, "Secrecy and Security are Not Synonymous" at the National Freedom of Information Coalition's 2002 Conference, "Sunshine Under Attack."

April 2, 2002 – Minneapolis, MN, appeared in the College of Continuing Education's "Great Conversations" series with Brian Lamb of C-SPAN. Topics included news priorities, cameras in the courts, and what constitutes "journalism." The evening's conversation was aired on April 15 on Minnesota Public Radio's "Midday" show.

March 6 and 7, 2002 – Ashland, OR, guest lectured in two journalism classes: Ethics and the First Amendment, at Southern Oregon University.

March 6, 2002 – Ashland, OR, delivered the keynote address at the annual First Amendment Forum, Southern Oregon University. The speech was entitled, "Hiding Behind National Security: The First Amendment Since September 11."

February 12, 2002 – Minneapolis, MN, hosted a post-seminar discussion for the live satellite series, "Television and the War on Terrorism," at the University of Minnesota. Series was produced by the Museum of Television and Radio.

February 7, 2002 – St. Paul, MN, participated in a debate, "Civil Liberties," with trial lawyer and terrorism expert William Michael, Jr. at Metropolitan State University.

January 14, 2002 – Philadelphia, PA, was a speaker for a "Justice Talking" debate on the military and the media. The program aired on WHYY Philadelphia and other NPR member stations beginning February 18. 

January 10, 2002 – Minneapolis, MN, delivered a lecture, "Role of the Media in Covering Terrorism," for the Elder Learning Institute at McNamara Alumni Center.

November 19, 2001 – Indianapolis, IN, presented several lectures on media ethics in wartime to the Global Scholars and government classes at Park Tudor School.

November 15, 2001 – New York, NY, made a presentation on the USA PATRIOT Act for the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Media Law.

November 10, 2001 – Vancouver, Canada, presented an overview of the past year's U.S. media law, entitled, "The World Turned Upside Down: Media Law, Pre-and Post-9/11/01" at the National Media Law Seminar for Canadian lawyers.

October 22, 2001 – Minneapolis, MN, gave a presentation on the First Amendment and the September 11 aftermath to a group of 10 international journalists who visited SJMC under the auspices of the World Press Institute.

August 12-17, 2001 – Professor Kirtley was awarded $3,136.00 as part of a Speaker and Specialist Grant from the United States Department of State to make a lecture tour of Brazil. A representative of the U.S. Department of State filed an effectiveness report in which he stated: "Just five days after Freedom of Information proponent Jane Kirtley spoke with influential Worker Party (PT) Congressman Jose Genoino about the value of open government, Genoino made the case for divulging the financial disclosure statement of public officials during a House Ethics Committee debate." As part of her U.S. Speakers program, Kirtley met with Genoino and PT House leader Walter Pinheiro to discuss how Freedom of Information and correspondent state Sunshine Laws can increase public confidence in open government.

Professor Kirtley's appearances in Brazil included:

August 17, 2001 – Sao Paulo, led a roundtable seminar and discussion with 15 senior editors, journalists and professors on freedom of information and ethics in media. She also met with several State of Sao Paulo legislatorsto discuss Freedom of Information and privacy at the Assembleia Legislativa.

August 16, 2001 – Brasilia, delivered a lecture on Freedom of Information and media ethics to a graduate-level seminar in political science at Brasilia University. She also met with Congressman Jose Genoino and his colleagues to discuss Freedom of Information legislation at his office at the Brazilian Congress.

August 15, 2001 – Brasilia, led a roundtable discussion on media ethics at the Naoum Plaza Hotel with eight journalists and professors. She also delivered a Lecture on Freedom of Information to about 40 government staffers at the Interlegis Auditorium, Brazilian Congress.

August 14, 2001 – Rio de Janeiro, was interviewed by television journalist Maria Beltrao for the Globo News program "Almanaque." She also delivered a lecture on "Ethics in Journalism" to 275 students and faculty at the Casa de Cultura, University Estacio de Sa.

August 13, 2001 – Rio de Janeiro, led a roundtable seminar and discussion of "Freedom of Information and Sunshine Laws" with a group of 10 journalists, professors, and judges at the U.S. Consulate. She also participated in an hour-long online chat at the offices of Internet Provider iG. In addition, she led a roundtable discussion and seminar at the Brazilian Center of International Relations (CEBRI).

August 7, 2001 – Washington, DC, served as moderator for "The Anti-Violence Agenda," a panel discussion with Robert Corn-Revere, Donald Verrilli and Teresa M. Schwartz at the AEJMC annual convention.

August 6, 2001 – Washington, DC, served as moderator for "Behind the Scenes at the Supreme Court," a panel discussion with Tony Mauro and Kathleen Arberg at the AEJMC annual convention.

June – July 2001 – Professor Kirtley was awarded $10,009.00 as part of a Speaker and Specialist Grant received from the United States Department of State to make a lecture tour of Asia, where she made the following appearances:

July 13 – Hong Kong, met with the Hong Kong Reform Commission's Subcommittee on Privacy to discuss proposed privacy and anti-stalking legislation. She also met with Professor Kenneth Leung, who received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

July 12 – Hong Kong, led a seminar, "Privacy Intrusion – Where to Draw the Line?" co-hosted by the Hong Kong Journalists Association at the Freedom Forum Asian Center and met with Professor Doreen Weisenhaus of the Journalism and Media Studies Center at the University of Hong Kong.

July 11 – Macau, China, met with Victor Chan, director of the Government Information Bureau, and his staff, to discuss media law and pending legislation. Also met with senior Macau journalists at a roundtable discussion of media law issues.

July 10 – Guangzhou, China, presented a lecture on "New Trends in American Journalism" to the staff of the Yangcheng Evening Press. Also participated in an informal meeting and discussion with journalists from "Southern Weekend" and "China Watch."

July 9 – Guangzhou, China, presented a lecture on "Dealing with Lawsuits" to the staff of the Guangzhou Daily.

July 6 – Shanghai, China, participated in a meeting and discussion with research fellows from Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Journalism. Also participated in an informal discussion with members of the Shanghai media at Hanyuan Bookstore.

July 5 – Shanghai, China, gave a lecture on media ethics and law and participated in a discussion with the staff of the Shanghai Daily.

July 3 – Beijing, China, presented a lecture on media ethics and law, followed by a discussion with faculty and students at Peking University's School of Journalism and Communication. Also presented a lecture on media ethics and law at the Financial Times (Caijing Shibao).

July 2 – Beijing, China, presented a lecture, "New Trends in American Journalism," followed by a discussion at the American Center for Educational Exchange.

June 30 – Manila, Philippines, led a seminar on media ethics and law for the Asian Institute of Journalism's faculty and students.

June 29 – Cebu City, Philippines, gave a lecture at the University of the Philippines-Cebu to about 200 faculty and students of mass communication and law about media ethics and law. Also participated in a roundtable discussion about media ethics and law with members of the Cebu media.

June 28 – Manila, Philippines, gave a lecture on media law and ethics at the College of Mass Communications at the University of the Philippines. Approximately 100 students and faculty attended. Was also a panelist at a session on "Online Privacy: Legal Issues in Cyberspace," at the AMIC International Conference.

June 27 – Manila, Philippines, gave a lecture on new media with the television news staff of ABS-CBN. Also participated in a roundtable discussion on media ethics and law with the Philippine Press Institute board of directors. Chaired a parallel session at the AMIC International Conference, "Old Media Ethics and the New Media." Was interviewed for a TV talk show, "Online," about national security and the free flow of information. Interview was aired live on ABS-CBN television.

June 26 – Manila, Philippines, met with the staff of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility. Participated in a panel discussion entitled, "Ethics in Media," sponsored by Media Forum and the Asia Society. Also participated in a roundtable meeting with members of the Judicial Academy speaking on "Media and the Law."

April 19, 2001 – Lexington, KY, conducted two workshops on ethics for approximately 120 staff members of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

March 2, 2001 – Las Vegas, NV, delivered a speech entitled, "Protecting Our First Amendment Rights" at the Suburban Newspapers of America Spring Publishers Conference.

February 28, 2001 – Minneapolis, MN, presented, "What's in a Name? Privacy, Property Rights and Free Expression in the New Communications Media," as part of the Works-in-Progress series at the University of Minnesota Law School.

February 26, 2001 – Tucson, AZ, delivered a lecture as part of the Impact Series at the University of Arizona. Lecture was entitled, "International, Legal and Regulatory Pressures on the Free Flow of Information."

February 26, 2001 – Tucson, AZ, guest lectured in a media law class at the University of Arizona.

November 20, 2000 – St. Louis Park, MN, delivered a speech, "Technology, Privacy, and Criminal Justice," to the local chapter of the Rotary Club.

November 18, 2000 – Quebec City, Canada, delivered a speech, "The Greatest Freedom of the Press in the World," at the annual meeting of the Federation Professionnelle des Journalistes du Quebec.

November 15, 2000 – Minneapolis, MN, presented a seminar on "Hot Issues in Media Law," to the University of Minnesota campus chapter of Society of Professional Journalists.

November 11, 2000 – Montreal, Quebec, Canada, presented a paper entitled, "Clash of the Titans: Privacy Versus the First Amendment," at the Millennium National Media Law Seminar.

October 6, 2000 – Hartford, CT, delivered the keynote address, "Privacy on the Internet and the First Amendment," at the Center for First Amendment Rights conference at the University of Connecticut School of Law.

October 4, 2000 – Crawfordsville, IN, guest lectured for classes, speaking on "American Government and Politics," in the political science department and on "Persuasion," in the speech department at Wabash College.

October 3, 2000 – Crawfordsville, IN, delivered a lecture entitled, "The Press Privacy and Politics: Balancing the Right to Know with the Right to Be Left Alone" at Wabash College.

June 7-9, 2000 – Buenos Aires, Argentina, delivered the keynote speech, "When Journalism is a Crime," at the Conference on Criminal Defamation in Latin America, Committee to Protect Journalists.

June 1, 2000 – Washington, DC, delivered a lecture, "The Media Perspective – Can the Media's Dissemination of Criminal History Record Information Be Regulated? Should it Be?" at the National Conference on Privacy, Technology and Criminal Justice Information. Her speech was covered by C-SPAN.

May 19, 2000 – Tokyo, Japan, participated in a lecture and discussion on "Educating American Journalists: Universities and Beyond," to an academic group, the Research Council on American Press and Politics.

May 18, 2000 – Osaka, Japan, delivered a lecture and discussion on "Ethics in Media: Social Implications for the U.S. and Japan," before an audience of journalists and academics at the Kansai American Center.

May 17, 2000 – Nagoya, Japan, delivered lecture on "Media Ethics" as well as a presentation on "Privacy, Libel, and Freedom of Information: Rights and Responsibilities of a Free Press," at Nagoya American Center.

May 15-17, 2000 – Fukuoka, Japan, speaker at the 36th Kyushu-Yamaguchi Journalist Seminar on "Privacy, Libel and Freedom of Information: Rights and Responsibilities of a Free Press and Media Ethics." Appearances funded by specialist grant, U.S. Department of State, totaling $4,124.00.

April 14-15, 2000 – Little Rock, AR, presented a paper, "Privacy and the Press in the New Millennium: How International Standards are Driving the Privacy Debate in the United States and Abroad," at the Ben J. Altheimer Symposium, "Media, Law & Ethics Enter the 21st Century" at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law. The paper will also be published in the Symposium Issue of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review.

April 6-7, 2000 – Evanston, IL, presented a paper, "What's in a Name? Privacy, Property Rights and Free Expression in the New Communications Media," at a symposium, "Privacy in the System of Free Expression" at Northwestern University Center for the Advanced Study of Free Expression. She also commented on two papers presented by Professor Randall Bezanson, University of Iowa Law School and Professor Anita Allen, University of Pennsylvania Law School.

April 5, 2000 – Minneapolis, MN, presented a seminar to the University of Minnesota campus chapter of SPJ.

March 27, 2000 – Denver, CO, guest lecturer at the University of Denver School of Law, "The Media's Impact on Justice."

March 26, 2000 – Minneapolis, MN, delivered a speech on "Journalism Ethics," First Unitarian Society.

March 16, 2000 – Arlington, VA, delivered the morning keynote address "Running Out of Memory: Are First Principles Lost in the Technology Tangle?" at the National Freedom of Information Act Day Conference of The Freedom Forum.

March 3, 2000 – Minneapolis, MN, lectured on "Law and Ethics for College Newspapers," workshop at the Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest Convention. Former Silha Fellow Jack Breslin was also a presenter.

February 20-21, 2000 – College Park, MD, delivered the keynote address, "State of Media Law," at the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism's "Law and the Courts Conference."

February 17-19, 2000 – San Diego, CA, speaker and facilitator at three workshops on "Hot Issues in Ethics," at the fifth annual conference of the American Bar Association's Forum on Communications Law.

February 10, 2000 – Minneapolis, MN, discussed "To Tell or Not to Tell: Privacy in the Age of New Media," with Gary Gilson, the executive director of the Minnesota News Council, as part of the University of Minnesota's College of Liberal Arts series, "Critical Dialogues."

January 31, 2000 – Minneapolis, MN, delivered a speech on "Media in a Democratic Society," at the Minneapolis branch of the American Association of University Women.

January 19, 2000 – Muncie, IN, presented the Ingelhart Lecture, "Is It Any of Our Business? Privacy vs. the Press," at Ball State University.

January 17, 2000 – St. Paul, MN, delivered a speech on "The Media and Privacy," at the Jewish Community Center's Men's Club.

November 29 – December 1, 1999 – Prague, Czechoslovakia, served as a speaker and the recipient of a specialist grant, U.S. Department of State, Roundtable at the American Center on the Draft Press Law and Independence of the Media. While there, Professor Kirtley met with Marina Landova at the Ministry of Culture to critique the draft press law proposed by the Czech government. She spoke at a round table conference about the law on Nov. 30 at the American Center in Prague. Her co-presenters included Prof. Dirk Voorhoof of the University of Ghent in Belgium, and Mel Opotowsky, a Knight Fellow based in Prague. On Dec. 1, she gave a speech at the American Center in Pilsen to members of the Syndicate of Journalism in Prague and to the Law Society at Charles University's law faculty. Total grant: $4,442.00.

November 19-20, 1999 – Toronto, Canada, presented a paper, "Dodging the Bullet Without Tripping Yourself Up." for the National Media Law Seminar.

November 18-21, 1999 – Minneapolis, MN, spoke on "The Role of the Media in the Development of a Moral Community," together with Jan Schaffer, the Executive Director of the Pew Center for Public Journalism at the 25th Annual Association for Moral Education conference. The conference, which was co-sponsored by the Silha Center, had as its theme, "The Moral Imperative: Ethics in the 21st Century."

November 16, 1999 – Denver, CO, guest lecturer at the University of Denver College of Law. Two classes hear her lectures on "Evidence," and "Criminal Procedure."

October 17-18, 1999 – Evanston, IL, was guest lecturer for two classes at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University. She spoke to members of the graduate school on "Government and the News Media," and to members of the undergraduate school on "Law and Ethics of Journalism." She was also inducted into the Hall of Achievement at Medill.

October 7-10, 1999 – Austin, TX, was the keynote speaker as well as a panelist at "Access 2000: The Bernard and Andre Rapoport 1999 Conference" at the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas. She. She spoke on the topic, "FOI into the Future."

September 14, 1999 – Hong Kong, presented a paper, "Privacy and the News Media – A Question of Trust, or of Control?" at the 21st International Conference on Privacy and Personal Data Protection. Paper published as part of Conference Proceedings: Privacy of Personal Data, Information Technology and Global Business in the Next Millennium.

 

Publications, 2018-2020

July 13, 2020 - The Silha Center joined other media organizations, including American Public Media Group; The Associated Press; Cable News Network, Inc.; CBS Broadcasting Inc. (on behalf of WCCO-TV); Court TV Media LLC; Dow Jones & Company; Fox/UTV Holdings, LLC (which owns KSMP-TV); Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.; Minnesota Coalition on Government Information; The New York Times Company; TEGNA Inc. (which owns KARE-TV); and Star Tribune Media Company LLC in filing documents seeking immediate access to the body-worn camera footage filed by Thomas Kiernan Lane, one of the law enforcement officers allegedly involved in the death of George Floyd. The media organizations filed a memorandum, a notice of motion, and a proposed order.

June 5, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley, together with other media scholars, was a signatory and co-author of an amicus brief with the Court of Appeals in the Ninth Appellate District in Lorain County, Ohio in the case of Gibson Bros, Inc, et al., v. Oberlin College, et al.  The amicus brief is available online.

May 2020 - A law review article entitled, “More ‘Substantial Harm’ Than Good: Recrafting FOIA’S Exemption 4 after Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media” was published in Volume 46, Issue 3 of the Mitchell Hamline Law Review.  The article was authored by Professor Jane Kirtley, together with Silha Center Research Assistants Scott Memmel and Jonathan Anderson.  The article is available online.

Fall 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley's commentary, "A Clear and Present Danger": The Indictment of Julian Assange and the First Amendment," was published in Journalism & Communication Monographs, Autumn 2019 (vol. 21, no. 3).  

June 27, 2019 – Professor Kirtley joined other scholars in an amicus brief regarding a case challenging an "ag-gag" law in the U.S. Court of Appeals (8th Circuit). 

May 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley contributed to the "Hot Topics Roundtable" on the fair report privilege published in the May 2019 issue of the Media Law Resource Center's Media Law Letter.  

November 9, 2018 - Professor Kirtley was the author of the corresponding chapter in the course handbook for a panel, "Privacy and Data Protection" at the Practising Law Institute's Communication Law in the Digital Age conference in New York City. She was assisted by Silha RAs Scott Memmel, Kirsten Nordstrom, and Casey Carmody.

October 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley’s article, “Getting to the Truth: Fake News, Libel Laws, and “Enemies of the American People,’” was published in volume 43, number 4 of Human Rights, a publication of the American Bar Association.

October 4, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley, along with four other professors, co-authored an amicus curiae brief on behalf of 17 media law scholars, which was filed on for the sentencing phase of  U.S. v. Albury in the federal district court (Minnesota). The case involved former Minnesota FBI agent Terry James Albury who was prosecuted under the Espionage Act for leaking classified information about racial profiling and the surveillance of journalists to the press. Read the Associated Press story about the brief.

July 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley and PhD student Scott Memmel's article entitled, “Rewriting the ‘Book of the Machine’; Regulatory and Liability Issues for the Internet of Things” has been published in the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology.

Publications prior to 2018

2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley co-authored an amicus brief for Ventura v. Kyle, 825 F.3d 876 (8th Cir. 2016).

March 18, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley wrote an essay for The New York Times' "Room for Debate" on its Opinion Page. The title of the article was "Should the Gawker-Hulk Hogan Jurors Decide What's Newsworthy?" and Professor Kirtley's essay was entitled "Hogan Case is a Threat to Editorial Independence.

2016 – A new edition of Professor Jane Kirtley’s book, Media Ethics Today: Issues, Analysis, Solutions, which she co-authored with SJMC faculty member Chris Ison, was published by Cognella.  This edition was larger than the preliminary edition of the book, published in 2014.

July 12, 2015 – An article by Professor Jane Kirtley, “Gawker – and First Amendment – may receive body blow from another thin-skinned wrestler” that appeared in The Conversation, was republished by Newsweek in an article entitled, "Hulk Hogan’s Sex Tape Trial Tests the First Amendment."  

July 6, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley’s article entitled, "Gawker – and First Amendment – may receive body blow from another thin-skinned wrestler," was published in The Conversation, an online publisher of articles written by members of the academic and research community. The article examines Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Media over the publication of the former professional wrestler’s sex tape, a case which would pit a celebrity’s privacy rights against the Bill of Rights. 

July 31, 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley's op-ed about the Jesse Ventura libel case appeared in MinnPost.  The piece is entitled “Ventura verdict sends message to writers: Be careful.” 

May 15, 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley wrote an editorial for The Guardian (London) entitled, “Why the US constitution gives you the right to know lethal injection’s secrets.”  

Winter 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley wrote an article, "The Future of Privileges for the Press,” that was published in the vol. 19, no. 1 (Winter 2014) issue of Communications Law & Policy.

Winter 2014 – Professor Kirtley wrote a book review of Dangerous Talk: Scandalous, Seditious, and Treasonable Speech in Pre-Modern England that appeared in the Winter 2013, vol.90, no. 4 issue of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.

Autumn 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley authored a book review, “Advocacy to Zealousness: Learning Lawyering Skills from Classic Films,”  in the volume 90, number 3 issue of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly  (Autumn 2013).

2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley and Holly Miller, a JD/MA candidate in the dual degree program through the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communication and its Law School, authored an article entitled, "Media's Quote Approval Practice Raises Ethical and Legal Concerns." The article appeared on the front page of the Winter 2013 edition of Committee News, the Newletter for the American Bar Association's Media, Privacy, and Defamation Law Committee. The newsletter is available here.

2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley authored a chapter in Social Media and the Value of Truth by Berrin Beasley and Mitchell R. Haney, eds.(Lexington Books, 2013). Kirtley's chapter is entitled, "'It's About Trust': Should Government Intervene to Compel Disclosure in Social Media?" 

Winter 2012 – Author of a book review, "Freedom from Religion: Rights and National Security," in the volume 89, number 4 issue of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly (Winter 2012).

November 2012 – Assisted by University of Minnesota Law School students Mikel J. Sporer, Jason P. Steck, and Emily Mawer, Professor Kirtley prepared “Global Privacy and Advertising Developments,” a 146-page roundup of significant legal developments, which was published in the conference “Course Handbook” for the Practising Law Institute's Communications Law in the Digital Age 2012 conference in New York, NY. 

Fall 2012 – Author of a book review, "Privileging the Press: Confidential Sources, Journalism Ethics, and the First Amendment," in the volume 89, number 3 issue of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly (Fall 2012).

September 21, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley was the author of one of the foundation papers for a conference "Creating Public Value in a Multi-Sector, Shared-Power World," sponsored by the Center for Integrative Leadership, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and Carlson School at the University of Minnesota. The conference was held at the Commons Hotel at the University of Minnesota, from September 20-22, 2012. Professor Kirtley's is entitled, "Media and Communications: Is the Public Value Test Consistent with the First Amendment?" 

Summer 2012 – Author of a book review, "Freeing Speech: The Constitutional War over National Security," in the volume 89, number 2 issue of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly (Summer 2012).

February 2012 – Author of an article, “The First’s ‘indeterminacy’” for the international conference, “The Media World after WikiLeaks and News of the World” held in Paris, February 16-17, 2012.  The conference was organized by the World Press Freedom Committee in cooperation with the UNESCO Communication & Information Sector, and was co-sponsored by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, World Editors Forum and the International Press Institute.

Winter 2011 – Author of a book review, "Justices and Journalists: The U.S. Supreme Court and the Media," in the v. 88, no. 4 issue of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly (Winter 2011).

2011 – Author of a chapter, "Privacy Protection and Related Developments in Internet Law," in Communication Law in the Digital Age (Jeffrey P. Cunard, Bruce P. Keller and Lee Levine, eds., Practising Law Institute 2011)

2011 – Author of a chapter, "Special Report: Imperiled Newspapers, WikiLeaks, and Access to Information," in Library and Book Trade Almanac (formerly Bowker Annual; Dave Bogart, editor, Information Today, Inc. 2011).

Autumn 2011 - Author of a book review, "Journalists in Film: Heroes and Villians," in v. 88, no. 3 issue of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly (Autumn 2011).

April 2011 – Author of a chapter, "The Right to be Wrong: Law and Ethics" in the new 4th Edition of Journalism Ethics: A Casebook of Professional Conduct for News Media. (Marion Street Press 2011) 

Spring 2011 - Author of a book review, "The Great War on the Small Screen: Representing the First World War in Contemporary Britain," in the v. 88, no. 1 issue of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly (Spring 2011).

January 2011 – Contributed a chapter, "Not just sloppy journalism, but a profound ethical failure: media coverage of the Duke Lacrosse case" to a new book "Institutional Failures: Duke Lacrosse, Universities, the News Media and the Legal System," which was published by Ashgate January 2011. 

December 6, 2010 – Prof. Jane Kirtley's new book, "Media Law Handbook," was been published by the U.S. State Department. The initial press run of 30,000 copies will be distributed by U.S. Embassies around the world. 
Summer 2010 – Authored “Lights, camera, ethics! Using film to teach media ethics,” the cover story for the summer 2010 issue of Ethical News, Newsletter of the AEJMC Media Ethics Division.
May 2010 – An article, entitled, "Mask, Shield and Sword: Should the Journalist's Privilege Protect the Identity of Anonymous Posters to News Media Websites?" in Minnesota Law Review volume 94, number 5. 
March/April 2010 – An article, entitled, "Should news organizations protect the identity of anonymous commenters?"in the March/April issue of Communique,  March-April 2010.  

2009 - Three articles, "First Amendment," "Free Press and Fair Trial," and "Gag Orders," were published in Encyclopedia of Journalism (Christoher H. Sterling, ed.) by Sage.

November 12, 2009 – Assisted by Silha research assistant Cary Snyder, Professor Kirtley prepared “Privacy Protection, Safety and Security,” a 94-page roundup of significant legal developments, which was published in the conference “Course Handbook” for the Practising Law Institute's Communications Law in the Digital Age 2009 conference in New York, NY.

November 7, 2009 – A paper, “Anonymity, Privacy and Other Perils of the Internet: A Perspective from the U.S.A,” which was included in the conference materials at the Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association Annual Conference in Montreal. 
 

November 2009 – A chapter in “Privacy Protection, Safety and Security,” published in the course handbook, Communications Law in the Digital Age 2009, published by the Practising Law Institute. 

October 2009 – A chapter in “The Challenges for a Free Press in the Twenty First Century,” published in the book The Edge of Change: Women in the Twenty-First Century Press, edited by June O. Nicholson, et al., published by the University of Illinois Press.  

Summer 2009 - A book review, "Anatomy of a Trial: Public Loss, Lessons Learned from The People vs. O.J. Simpson," in Journalism and Mass Commmunication Quarterly, vol. 85, issue 2 (Summer 2009).

June 5, 2009 – An op-ed piece entitled, "It's time to make Minnesota's open government laws stronger and clearer," appeared in the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

March/April 2009 – An article entitled, "Obama's ‘new era of openness,'" appeared in the March/April 2009 issue of the national Association for Women in Communications newsletter, Communique.

March 15, 2009 – An op-ed piece entitled, "More people are knocking on the door. Let them in," appeared in the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

March 11, 2009 – An op-ed piece entitled, "Respect. That's What Open Government is All About," appears on the 2009 Sunshine Week Toolkit, where it can be downloaded and used by any participant in National Sunshine Week.

January 2009 - A book review, "25 Years of Media Ethics in One Easy Lesson," (a review of The Handbook of Mass Media Ethics) published in Journal of Mass Media Ethics, vol. 24, number 1 (January-March 2009).

January 26, 2009 – An article, "Cheers greet Obama's declaration of ‘a new era of openness;' the trick will be keeping his promises," appeared on MinnPost.com.

Winter 2008 - A book review, "Founding Father: How C-SPAN's Brian Lamb Changed Politics in America," in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, vol. 85, issue 4 (Winter 2008).

Winter 2008 – A chapter, "The Future of Ethics and the Law," appeared in a new book, An Ethics Trajectory: Visions of Media Past, Present and Yet to Come (John Michael Kittross, ed.), published in 2008 by The Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois.

Winter 2008 – An article, "Web v. Journalism: Court Cases Challenge Long-Held Principles," appeared in the Winter 2008 issue of Nieman Reports.

March 16, 2008 – Wrote a column, entitled "Letter to Snowbirds," which was posted at the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors "Sunshine Sunday" web site. "Sunshine Sunday" is observed in Florida on the first day of national Sunshine Week, and columns posted on this web site are made available to Florida news outlets for publication without charge.

Winter 2008 – Authored an article, "Shield laws face challenges, hostility" which was published in Media Law Notes
the publication of the Law Division of AEJMC, vol. 36, no. 2 (Winter 2008). 

Winter 2007/2008 – Authored an article, "Reporter's Privilege in the 21st Century" which appeared in the Winter 2007/08 issue of Delaware Lawyer (volume 25, number 4).

November, 2007 – Prepared a paper for the 2007 Annual Conference of Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association in Toronto, titled: "As the Ability to Do Harm Has Grown, So Must the Law's Ability to Protect the Innocent: A Summary of Selected United States Cases Involving the Internet and New Media." 

February, 2007 – Published an essay, "I Can Tell You're a Real Liberal, But You Seem Like a Nice Person, Anyway," in Journalism Studies, volume 8, number 1 (February 2007).

December, 2006 – Authored an article, "Will the Demise of the Reporter's Privilege Mean the End of Investigative Reporting, and Should Judges Care if it Does?" published in Ohio Northern University Law Review, Volume 32, number 3 (2006).

October 16, 2006 – Published commentary entitled "News councils seen as one more way to undermine press credibility" on the NiemanWatchdog web site.

October 10, 2006 – Contributed two articles to the Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties, edited by Paul Finkelman and published by Routledge, entitled "Access to Government Operations Information" and "Journalism and Sources."

October, 2006 – Authored an article, "Transparency and Accountability in a Time of Terror: The Bush Administration's Assault on Freedom of Information," published in Communications Law and Policy, volume 11, number 4 (Autumn 2006). Silha Fellow Ashley Ewald assisted with the research for this article.

May 24, 2006 – Submitted testimony to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for a hearing held May 26, 2006 in Washington, D.C. on unauthorized disclosure of classified information.

July 5, 2005 - Authored an Op-Ed piece for the Baltimore Sun, entitled, "Judges and Journalists." 

April, 2005 – Contributed two chapters to the book, Institutions of Democracy: The Press, edited by Geneva Overholser and Kathleen Hall Jamieson published by Oxford University Press. Prof. Kirtley was the sole author on the chapter "Legal Evolution of the Government-News Media Relationship," and co-author with Bruce W. Sanford of the chapter "The First Amendment Tradition and Its Critics."

March 31, 2005 – Was co-author and co-counsel for an Amicus brief, Mink v. Buck, a case that will be considered by the U.S. Court of Appeals (10th Circuit) in Denver. 

September 2, 2004 – Assisted by Silha Research Assistant Andrew Deutsch, prepared and filed Comments on the Proposed Rules of Public Access Records of the Judicial Branch with the Minnesota Supreme Court. Prof. Kirtley also testified at the public hearing held in St. Paul on September, 21, 2004. 

July 16, 2004 - Prepared and filed comments on the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Transportation interim final rule on the protection of sensitive security information. Prof. Jane E. Kirtley, assisted by Silha Legal Research Assistant Andrew Deutsch, prepared the comments. 

June, 2004 – A paper, "Criminal Defamation: An ‘Instrument of Destruction'" appeared in "Ending the Chilling Effect: Working to Repeal Criminal Libel and Insult Laws," a book published by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe .

February 7, 2004 – Minneapolis, MN, Prepared and filed comments on the Preliminary Recommendations of the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Public Access to Records of the Judicial Branch in the state of Minnesota's Supreme Court. 

November, 2003 – A paper, "Criminal Defamation: An 'Instrument of Destruction,'" was distributed at a conference, "Libel and Insult Laws: What More Can be Done to Decriminalize LIbel and Repeal Insult Laws," convened by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Nov. 24-25, 2003 in Paris, France. Prof. Kirtley prepared the paper at the request of Alex Ivanko, Senior Adviser to the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media. She was assisted in her research by Silha Fellows Elaine Hargrove Simon and Doug Peters, and by Silha R.A. Tom Corbett. 

October, 2003 – An article, "The American Executive Branch: A Culture of Secrecy," appeared in the vol. 6, no. 1 of "The Long Term View," published by the Massachusetts School of Law. The public policy journal devotes each issue to an in-depth discussion of a single topic. The theme of this issue is "Secrecy is Everywhere."

September 30, 2003 – An article, "Bloggers and Their First Amendment Protection," appeared in the vol. 57, no. 3 Fall 2003 issue of "The Neiman Reports," published by The Neiman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

August 21, 2003 – Prepared and filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief in the United States Supreme Court assisted by Silha Fellow Doug Peters and Silha RA Tom Corbett, on behalf of the Silha Center. The case is Office of Independent Counsel v. Favish , a Freedom of Information Act case concerning the scope of the privacy exemption to the statute in the context of a request for access to the Vince Foster suicide photographs. 

July 2003 - Book chapter, "What's in a Name? Privacy, Property Rights and Free Expression in the New Communications Media," has been published in Journalism and the Debate Over Privacy, edited by Craig L. LaMay. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. is the publisher of the new book, which was on display at AEJMC.

May 2003 - An essay, "Coming of Age in Minnesota," appeared in the May 2003 issue of the Federal Communications Law Journal, published by the Indiana University School of Law. The essay is one of 24 by contributors including Zoe Baird, Rep. Edward Markey, Prof. Cass Sunstein and the late Fred Rogers, for a special issue, "The Vast Wasteland Revisited," commemorating Newton Minow's 1961 "Vast Wasteland" speech to the National Association of Broadcasters.

Ongoing - Column, "First Amendment Watch," formerly "The Press and the Law," appearing in each issue of American Journalism Review. (AJR publishes ten issues each year.)

April 2003 - An encyclopedia article, "Privacy vs. Public Right to Know," in the four-volume Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications, published by Academic Press. Silha Fellow Elaine Hargrove assisted with Kirtley's research for the chapter.

April 30, 2003 - Filed comments on the Council of Europe's "Draft Recommendation on the right of reply in the on-line media" with the assistance of Silha Fellow Elaine Hargrove. 

February, 2003 - An essay, "Sept. 11: your rights and the nation's security," appeared in "It's your right to know," a collection of essays published by Access/RI, a non-profit freedom of information coalition affiliated with the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions at Brown University in Providence.

November 2002 - an article, "Hidden Justice: The Ethics of Secret Settlements" appeared in the LDRC MediaLaw Letter.

September 27, 2002 - Was co-author of comments filed on behalf of the Silha Center. The comments centered on a proposed amendment to Local Rule 5.03 in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina. The proposed rule would prohibit judges from sealing settlement agreements in any legal case. Kirtley co-authored the comments with Silha Fellow Kirsten Murphy. 

September 11, 2002 - an essay, "Don't Trade Freedom for False Security" appeared in the Minnesota Daily. 

September 11, 2002 - an essay, "U Professor Questions U.S. Government Infringements on Media Freedom" was published in The Wake.

July 11, 2002 - was co-author of an amicus brief filed in the California Supreme Court case, DVD Copy Control Association, Inc. v. Bunner.

Summer 2002 - an article, "The Lonely Pamphleteer Redux" was published as the cover story in the summer issue of the American Bar Association's Tort and Insurance Practice Committee News.

December 2001 – An article entitled "The USA PATRIOT Act: Louis Freeh Gets His Wish," appeared in the Libel Defense Resource Center's LibelLetter.

November/December, 2001 – Excerpts from an article, "It's the Process, Stupid," were reprinted in the special 40th Anniversary Issue Supplement of Columbia Journalism Review.

Fall, 2001 – An article entitled "Keeping the Government Out of the Newsroom: A First Amendment Imperative?" was published in Human Rights, the Journal of the American Bar Association's Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities. The article was part of a special issue devoted to media and the circle of rights.

October/November 2001 – An article entitled "Privacy Intrusion: Where to Draw the Line," appeared in The Correspondent, the magazine of the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Hong Kong.

September 28, 2001 – An article entitled, "Fighting Back Against Information Shutdown at Home and Abroad" was published on the Poynter Institute's Web site. 

September 2001 – An article entitled, "Enough is Enough," originally published in the Summer 2001 issue of Media Studies Journal, was posted to the Tom Paine Common Sense web site. Professor Kirtley was also quoted in an opinion advertisement that the organization placed in the New York Times. 

Summer 2001 – An article in Media Studies Journal entitled, "Enough is Enough: Journalists Should Draw a Line in the Sand to Limit the Military's Attempts at Absolute Secrecy," as part of a symposium "Front Lines and Deadlines: Perspectives on War Reporting."

January 26, 2001 – A Second Circuit amicus brief, Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Reimerdes, with former Silha Fellow and research assistant Erik Ugland. Amici were Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law; Online News Association; Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press; Newspaper Association of America; Student Press Law Center; Wired News; Pew Center on the States; and the College of Communications, California State University, Fullerton. 

January 26, 2001 – Comments, "Privacy and Public Access to Electronic Case Files," drafted with former Silha Fellow and research assistant Erik Ugland, submitted to the Judicial Conference of the United States Privacy and Electronic Access to Case Files Subcommittee, Court Administration and Case Management Committee.

November 27, 2000 – A chapter, entitled, "Obtaining information under FOI Laws," as part of a monograph "Freedom of Information Concept Paper" by the American Bar Association's Central and Eastern European Law Initiative.

November 10, 2000 – Prepared a critique of the proposed implementing legislation for the freedom of information law for the Slovak Republic and the American Bar Association's Central and Eastern European Law Initiative.

September/October 2000 – An article entitled, "It's the Process, Stupid: Newsgathering is the Target," published in the Columbia Journalism Review.

Fall 2000 – An article entitled, "Privacy and the Press in The New Millennium: How International Standards are Driving the Privacy Debate in the United States and Abroad" was published in the Fall 2000 issue of the University of Arkansas-Little Rock Law Review.

June 2000 – An op-ed piece on privacy appears under various titles in more than a dozen newspapers nationwide, including the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Portland Oregonian, Sandusky (OH) Register, Atlantic City Press, Watertown (NY) Daily Times, Birmingham (AL) Post-Herald, San Angelo (TX) Standard Times, Dayton (OH), Daily News, Redding (CA) Record Searchlight as well as "The Washington Newspaper," published by the Washington State Newspaper Publishers Association.

June 2000 – A course outline, "Ethics and the Newsgathering Process," published in Practising Law Institute's course book, Litigating Newsgathering Claims 2000.

May 2000 – An essay, "What a Free Press Means to Me," in "Voices of Freedom 2000: What a Free Press Means to Me," published by the World Press Freedom Committee.

May, 2000 – A book chapter, "Louis Brandeis Has a Lot to Answer for: Restricting News Coverage in the Name of Protecting Privacy," in New Code Words for Censorship, published by World Press Freedom Committee.

Spring 2000 – An article, "Much Ado about Nothing? Preparing to Face Videocameras in the Courtroom," appeared in Litigation Magazine, published by the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation.

March 2000 – An article, "Backtalk: Better or Worse?" in Presstime magazine.

January 2000 – A book chapter, "Is It a Crime? An Overview of Recent Legal Actions Stemming from Investigative Reports," appeared in The Big Chill: Investigative Reporting in the Current Media Environment, published by the Iowa State University Press.

October/November 1999 – An article, "What about Due Process?" in The Correspondent.

 

Media Interviews, January 2020-present

August 11, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Central Time" show discussing political advertising rules and the use of social and broadcast media for campaign advertising. 

August 11, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed on WGN radio's (Chicago) John Williams Show discussing whether tweets encouraging looting are incitement and not protected by the First Amendment. 

August 8, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Voice of America story about the class action being brought against TikTok for violating minors' data privacy.  

July 30, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed by local television station KSTP about the possibility of cameras in the upcoming trial of the police officers involved in the death of George Floyd.  

July 23, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed by local television station KSTP concerning the Minneapolis City Council voting the following day to eliminate the public information officer position with the Minneapolis Police Department.  

July 14, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in the Sahan Journal entitled, “The cost of practicing journalism for an Ethiopian reporter? A jail cell, a caravan across the Sahara, a raft on the Mediterranean - and exile in Minnesota.” 

July 14, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley’s quote in “Just Security,” in an article entitled, “Top Experts: DOJ’s Bureau of Prison Blocking Michael Cohen Book about Trump Violates First Amendment.” was reported by CNN.  

July 11, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in “Just Security,” entitled, “Top Experts: DOJ’s Bureau of Prison Blocking Michael Cohen Book about Trump Violates First Amendment.”  

July 1, 2020 - Professor Kirtley was interviewed on KSTP-TV about the First Amendment. 

June 28, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on The Roy Green Show, discussing the Minneapolis City Council vote to defund the Minneapolis Police Department.  The show is syndicated throughout Canada on the Global News network. The interview is available in the last five minutes of the final segment, which is labeled initially as "Gord Bibby . . .." and is available online.

June 26, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed for a story with MPR concerning the defendants' motion to allow cameras and recording devices in the criminal proceedings surrounding the death of George Floyd while in police custody. More information is available online.

June 21, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Minneapolis Star Tribune editorial about journalist Maria Ressa. 

June 17, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WGN (Chicago) radio's "The John Williams Show" (with guest host Ilyce Glink) during the 10 a.m. segment, discussing the privacy implications of government use of phone apps to track the spread of COVID-19. Information about the interview is available online.

June 9, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the Paul and Jordana Show on WCCO radio. The topic was the changing face of news reporting. Information about the program is available online.

June 7, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the Roy Green Show, carried on the Global News radio network in Canada. Information about the program is available online.

June 3, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an Associated Press story entitled, “Journalists wage legal fights after facing protest attacks.”  

May 30, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on The Roy Green Show, carried on various radio stations in Canada via Global News. Information about the program is available online.

May 29, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article entitled, “Twitter, Trump and the search for truth collide,” that appeared in John Rash's column in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. 

May 29, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an Associated Press story entitled, “Minnesota Governor Apologizes for Arrest of CNN Crew.”  The story is available online. The story was also carried by The Washington Post on May 29, available online; and by the SFGate in San Francisco on May 30, available online

May 27, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the Paul and Jordana Show on WCCO radio in Minneapolis from 5:20-5:30 p.m.  The topic was President Trump's threats against Twitter. Information about the program is available online.

May 18, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article published by Courthouse News Service about a US Court of Appeals ruling that visitor lgs to the White House are not "agency records" under the Freedom of Information Act.  The article, entitled “White House, Mar-a-Lago Visitor Logs Off-Limits for Public,” is available online. 

May 14, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on "Neighbors," a morning show on KUMD 103.3 FM Duluth (MN) Public Radio, discussing press freedom and the Fairness Doctrine with host Lisa Johnson. Additional information is available online. 

April 25, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in the Minnesota Daily entitled, “University continues use of Zoom amid questions about privacy.”  The article is available online.

April 14, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WCCO radio's Paul and Jordana Show at the start of the 3 p.m. hour, discussing President Trump's April 13 briefing which included a video praising the work of his administration on COVID-19 and criticizing the press. The interview is available online. 

April 5, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in the UK version of Wired, entitled “Tiger King merch shows the deep flaw of ‘true crime’ entertainment” about media ethics and Netflix's Tiger King.  The article is available online.

March 29, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in this Associated Press story entitled, “Legislatures meet remotely, limit public as virus spreads.” The story is available online, as well as other media outlets.

February 4, 2020 - Prof. Jane Kirtley was quoted in an Associated Press story entitled, “White House excludes CNN from Trump session, with no protest.” The story is available online.

January 27, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on NPR/WNYC's "The Takeaway," discussing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's interactions with NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly. The program was slated to air on MPR that day, but was preempted because of the impeachment coverage. It aired live on WNYC and other stations that morning.
 

Media Interviews, 2015-2019

November 11, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on KPCC/Southern California Public Radio's AirTalk show, discussing whether and how Americans will watch and listen to the upcoming impeachment hearings.  

November 9, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on The Roy Green Show, carried on the Corus Radio Network in Canada, discussing media coverage of President Trump and revelations that ABC may have spiked a story about Jeffrey Epstein and Prince Andrew over the objections of reporter Amy Robach. 

November 3, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a New York Times story, “The Latest Entry in the True-Crime Serial Market: Copcasts.” 

October 28, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed for a segment on KARE 11's "Breaking the News" program, discussing the Washington Post's controversial headline for its obituary for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.  

October 23, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on KPCC Radio's AirTalk show, discussing the ethics of covering allegations about Rep. Katie Hill

October 18, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an Associated Press story entitled, “Official arrested, accused of breaking open records law.” 

October 13, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Minnesota Daily story entitled, “Report: UMN should bolster public record production unit, training.”  

October 11, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Central Time," discussing recent libel cases involving the news media.  

Sept. 12, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed for "How colleges are mishandling racial tensions on campus," a podcast by APM Reports. 

Sept. 23, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Politico article entitled, "Media’s legal defeats trouble First Amendment advocates." 

July 18, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, entitled, “University of MN admits to mishandling of data request for remaining buildings.”  

July 12, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article about the indictment of Julian Assange in the Brazilian magazine, Crusoé.  The article is called “Crime e castigo.”

July 11, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in LegalTech News in an article entitled, “Google Faces Contempt Charge in Australia After Not Removing Negative Reviews.”  

June 20, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on Wisconsin Public Radio, discussing Gray Television's decision to play the National Anthem each day

June 16, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an Associated Press story about cameras in Minnesota courts.  

May 24, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Huffington article about the indictment of Julian Assange for espionage, entitled “Assange’s Espionage Act Charge Sets Up a Fight Over the First Amendment.”

May 24, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Vice News article published about the indictment of Julian Assange under the Espionage Act.  Entitled “The Trump Administration Wants the Power to Decide Who’s a Journalist.” 

May 23, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a CNN article on about the indictment of Julian Assange under the Espionage Act.  Entitled “What does Julian Assange’s new indictment mean for journalists.” 

May 10, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley’s visit to Brazil was covered in the Brazilian online magazine, Crusoe.  
May 7, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed by Correio Braziliense in Brasilia, Brazil

May 7, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley met with media representatives in Brasilia, Brazil.

May 7, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley met with professors and students at the University of Brasilia’s journalism department in Brasilia, Brazil.

May 6, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley met with members of Belém, Brazil’s media community. 

May 3, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley met with Folha de S. Paulo’s ombudsperson, Flavia Lima,  and others in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

May 2, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed by reporter Daniela Arcanjo for Folha de S. Paulo, a daily newspaper in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

April 22, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Minnesota Daily story entitled “Faculty committees limit access to sensitive discussions.”  

April 11, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in anHuffington Post article about the indictment of Julian Assange entitled, “What Julian Assange’s Arrest Means for Freedom of the Press.”  

April 11, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Vice News story about the indictment of Julian Assange. Entitled, “How Julian Assange’s Arrest Could Test the First Amendment.”

April 9, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article published for the Sinclair Broadcast Group about Rep. Nunes' libel suit against the McClatchy Company:  The article, entitled “Nunes faces high bar to clean in $150 million defamation suit against newspaper chain.”

April 2, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Buzzfeed story about restrictions on media coverage in the Mohamed Noor trial.  The article, entitled “A Judge Ordered Evidence Be Hidden From The Public During An Officer’s Trial For Killing An Innocent Woman. It’s Being Slammed as ‘Unconstitutional.”

March 29, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Minneapolis Star Tribune story about press restrictions on access to the Mohammed Noor trial entitled, “Judge restricts media, public access to fired Minneapolis officer's murder trial.”  

March 22, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune entitled, “Trump order upholds free speech on campus; Minnesota colleges say they already comply,” about President Trump's executive order on freedom of speech on college campuses.

March 21, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on KPCC (Southern California Public Radio) "AirTalk" show, discussing Facebook's report that it cannot find enough local news for its Today In feature.

March 19, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the John Williams Show on WGN radio (Chicago), discussing Rep. Nunes' libel suit against Twitter.  

February 26, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on KPCC's (Southern California Public Radio) AirTalk show, discussing Facebook's plans to "crowdsource" fact checking news stories.  

February 20, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed for an article in Pacific Standard magazine entitled, “Is ‘New York Times v. Sullivan’ in Danger of Being Overruled?”  

February 20, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on KPCC's  (Southern California Public Radio) "AirTalk."

February 20, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story entitled, “Attorneys say more lawsuits coming as Covington student accuses Post of defamation” for Sinclair Broadcast Group. 

February 16, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the Roy Green Show, carried on the Corus Radio Network in Canada, speaking on the topic: "Bonus Interview: Canadians trust traditional media." 

February 7, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed for a story about anonymous allegations concerning Sen. Amy Klobuchar's treatment of her staff that aired on WCCO News at 6.  

January 14, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed for KSTP's Eyewitness News at 10,  discussing the ethical issues arising from coverage of the Jayme Closs case.  

January 10, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in Minnesota Lawyer entitled, “Justices review reporting privilege.”  

January 3, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on KPCC Los Angeles - Southern California Public Radio's AirTalk, discussing public perception of bias in the news.  

December 11, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed on MPR's "Morning Edition,” discussing the Minneapolis Star Tribune's reaction to discovering that critic Colin Covert had plagiarized parts of his reviews over a period of years.  

December 6, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on MPR News with Angela Davis, speaking on the topic of faith in journalism and the changing media landscape.  

December 4, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune entitled, “University of Minnesota Regents are put on the spot on filling top job.”  

November 18, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WCCO radio's "Steele Talkin'" show, discussing the order that the White House reinstate journalist Jim Acosta's press pass.  

November 17, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on The Roy Green Show, carried on the Corus Radio Network (Canada) discussing perceived media bias in covering the Trump administration and the reinstatement of Jim Acosta's press pass (labeled "Bonus Interview").  

November 16, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on Knowledge@Wharton discussing the ruling in the CNN/Jim Acosta press pass case.  It aired on SiriusXM radio.

November 16, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WCCO radio's The Chad Hartman Show discussing the ruling in the case challenging the Trump Administration's cancellation of CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press pass.  

November 14, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed by the Voice of America regarding CNN's lawsuit against the Trump administration, seeking to restore reporter Jim Acosta's White House press pass.

November 13, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on The John Williams Show, WGN radio (Chicago), discussing CNN's lawsuit against Donald Trump for pulling Jim Acosta's White House press pass.  

November 10, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WCCO radio's Saturday Night with Esme Murphy show during the 6 p.m. segment, discussing the media's relationship with Donald Trump.  

November 4, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune entitled, “In the hunt for the University of Minnesota’s next president, transparency comes under real scrutiny.”  

November 1, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in the Daily Beast entitled, “Business Insider Staffers Can never Say Anything Bad About the Company Ever Again.”  

October 25, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on Wisconsin Public Radio's drive-time call in show, "Central Time," discussing how the media should cover the lies told by politicians.  

October 18, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed for KSTP-TV’s story about the sentencing of former Minnesota FBI agent Terry James Albury who was prosecuted under the Espionage Act for leaking classified information about racial profiling and the surveillance of journalists to the press.  The interview aired on 5 Eyewitness News at 6.  Professor Kirtley’s interview begins at 1:38 minutes into the segment.

October 3, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on KUMD (Duluth Public Radio) on the "Northland Morning" show, discussing the fake news phenomenon and other challenges to the First Amendment and a free press.  

September 21, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed for a Minneapolis Star Tribune story entitled, “Minnesotans disapprove of President Trump’s description of news media.”   

September 20, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed by KSTP Channel 5 about the release of the Jacob Wetterling investigative files

September 19, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed for a Minneapolis Star Tribune story entitled, “Family of Jacob Wetterling expresses sorrow on eve of release of investigative files.”  

September 19, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed by WCCO radio about the release of the Jacob Wetterling investigative files. 

September 11, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WCCO Radio's “Paul and Jordana Show,” discussing why journalists use confidential sources.  The segment aired during the 4:35 segment. 

September 5, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WCCO radio's “Paul and Jordana Show” discussing the anonymous op-ed piece purportedly written by a senior White House official and published in The New York Times.  

September 5, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in this Politifact "truth-o-meter" article about President Trump's tweet about libel laws.  

September 2, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on The Roy Green Show, carried on the Canadian Corus Radio Network during the 2:05-2:30 half hour. The topic was bias in the media.

August 10, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in the Chicago Tribune entitled “Upset by leak, Preckwinkle suggests probe of how secret $6.45M deal to settle surgery death lawsuit became public.”  

August 10, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on KARE 11 News, discussing the leaked ketamine report in Minneapolis.  

August 10, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Minneapolis Star Tribune story entitled “First Amendment group calls on Minneapolis to halt investigation into leaked report.”  

August 9, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley’s work regarding the leaked ketamine report in Minneapolis was noted by Twitter.  

August 8, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the John Williams Show on WGN radio (Chicago), discussing the current controversy over several social media platforms - but not Twitter - blocking Alex Jones.

August 1, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune entitled “Minneapolis hires firm to investigate how draft report on ketamine use was leaked."  

July 30, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed by phone by KARE 11 News for a story about media coverage of the Blevins shooting.  Her comments were summarized by the reporter in the broadcast.  

July 15, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story published by The Intercept entitled, “Trump finds a new weapon for his war on journalism - lead indictments aimed at smearing reporters.”  

July 15, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in the Minneapolis Star Tribune in an article entitled, “He, she or ze?  Pronouns could pose trouble under University of Minnesota campus policy.” 

July 2, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article The Guardian entitled, “Is Facebook a publisher? In public, it says no, but in court it says yes.”  

June 26, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed for WCCO's "Good Question" on News at 10, discussing access to police body cam video.  

June 22, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on KPCC radio (Southern California Public Radio) on, on the "Airtalk" show, discussing Time magazine's controversial cover on child separation.  

June 8, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Washington Post story entitled “How a reporter's romance with her source muddies the FBI’s seizure of her records.”  

June 7, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story in the Christian Science Monitor entitled “Controversial Trump-Russia ‘dossier’ sparks legal battle over press freedom.”  

June 4, 2018 - Professor Kirtley was quoted in a Politico article entitled, “Judge in libel suit rules BuzzFeed may have protection for report on Trump dossier.”  

May 25, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a MinnPost article entitled, “A judge just said Trump can’t block people on Twitter. What about Minnesota’s elected officials?”  

May 9, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WCCO radio's "The Paul and Jordana Show," discussing President Trump's threat to cancel press credentials.

May 1, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on Wisconsin Public Radio's "The Morning Show," discussing fallout from the White House Correspondents Association dinner featuring controversial comedian Michelle Wolf.

April 27, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story entitled, “Transparency on full display in Garrison Keillor case,” that appeared in the Society of Professional Journalists’ magazine, Quill.

April 7, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WCCO Radio's "Saturday Night with Esme Murphy" during the 7:30 p.m. half hour, discussing attempts by the Minnesota legislature to shut down cameras in courts.

April  5, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story in the Prior Lake American entitled, “Two Prior Lake-Savage school board members found in violation of board policy for questioning district.”  

April 3, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WCCO Radio's The Paul and Jordana Show during the 3 p.m. half hour, discussing the controversy about Sinclair Broadcast Group directing its stations to run the same editorial voiced by their local anchors.  

April 3, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on Wisconsin Public Radio's "The Morning Show," discussing the controversy about Sinclair Broadcast Group directing its stations to run the same editorial voiced by their local anchors.

April 3, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on KPCC (Southern California Public Radio) on "AirTalk," discussing the controversy about Sinclair Broadcast Group directing its stations to run the same editorial voiced by their local anchors.

April 1, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story entitled “Legislature could end use of cameras in Minnesota courtrooms” that appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.  

March 23, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article published Vox about Seth Rich's parents lawsuit against Fox News.  Entitled, “Seth Rich’s parents are taking their fight against Fox News to court.”

March 6, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in Politico entitled, “Nunberg TV tour sparks media food fight.”  

March 1, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in MPR's NewsCut in an article entitled, “Strib: Super Bowl freebies violated ethics code; reimbursement paid.”  

February 26, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story in the Minnesota Daily entitled, “State lawmakers, conservative media criticize UMN administration’s handling of Ben Shapiro event.”  

February 15, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on KPCC radio's AirTalk show, discussing the ethics of airing video of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.  

February 13, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the John Williams Show, WGN Radio (Chicago), discussing Unilever's threat to withdraw advertising from social media platforms that do not police the content they distribute.  

February 13, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a City Pages article entitled, “Minnesota’s Republicans’ ‘free speech’ bill to save students from professors crazy ideas.”  

February 10, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted an article in Bluestem Prairie entitled, “HF2880:MN State Reps Miller and Anderson introduce agricultural food disparagement bill.”

February  6, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in The Washington Post, “The case for releasing the FISA warrant application behind these memos.”  

February 5, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in the Columbia Journalism Review entitled “What some reporters get wrong about the First Amendment.”  

February 3, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article posted on NBC News entitled, “Journalists struggle to explain why they bought fake twitter followers.”  

January 13, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WCCO Radio's Saturday Night with Esme Murphy on during the 6:30 p.m. half hour.  The topic was Michael Wolff's "Fire and Fury."

January 12, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on MPR News with Tom Weber on discussing President Trump's alleged profanity and how the media covered it.

January 12, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on Wisconsin Public Radio's "Central Time" on discussing Michael Wolff's book, "Fire and Fury."  

January 12, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on KPCC radio's "Airtalk" show on, discussing how the media reported on President Trump's alleged use of a profanity during immigration policy discussions.

December 21, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in The Progressive in an article entitled, “Five Years After Sandy Hook, Major US Papers Still Have a Serious Gun Problem.”  

December 14, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on KUMD public radio (Duluth) "Northland Morning" show, discussing "Fake News."  

December 6, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in Patch.com for Maple Grove, MN in a story entitled, “Jacob Wetterling Files: Feds Sue For Return Of Documents.”  

December 5, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in The Guardian (UK) in a story in entitled, “Tech firms fail to stop abusive content - leaving the public to do the dirty work.”  

December 3, 2017 - Profesor Jane Kirtley was a guest on The Roy Green Show on Corus Radio Network (Canada) on during Segment 1, discussing the wave of allegations, firings and resignations involving public figures, including NBC's Matt Lauer, accused of sexual misconduct.  

December 3, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in CNN Money in an article entitled, “Trump says investors should sue ABC News.  Experts beg to differ.”  

November 30, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed on MPR News with Tom Weber during the 11:00 a.m. half hour, discussing the dismissal of Garrison Keillor for alleged sexual misconduct.

November 29, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WCCO radio's Paul and Jordana Show during the 5:00 p.m. half hour, discussing President Trump's latest Tweets of videos of alleged Muslim attacks.

November 29, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an Associated Press story entitled, “Post story on failed sting is valuable journalism lesson.”  

November 27, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WGN Radio's "The John Williams Show," discussing Trump's latest Tweets criticizing the press, and the New York Times' controversial story about a neo-Nazi.  

November 3, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story for The Wrap entitled “#MeToo Stories Can Lead to Libel Suits.”  

Oct. 26, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in this Minnesota Daily story published entitled “Study shows students confused, divided on First Amendment.”  


October 19, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed for KARE 11's "Breaking the News", talking about First Amendment rights on college campuses


October 13, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune entitled, “Rejected pick to lead Minneapolis Fourth Precinct sues Mayor Hodges for defamation.”  

October 12, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed on KARE 11's "Breaking the News" show, discussing Twitter's suspension of Rose McGowan's account.  

October 10, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story in the New York Times entitled, “Talking About the N.F.L. Protests With Kids.” 

October 8, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on The Roy Green Show carried on the Corus Radio Network (Canada) during Hour 2, segments 3 and 4, discussing media ethics and fake news.  

October 6, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the John Williams Show on WGN radio (Chicago) on discussing President Trump and fake news.

October 2, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story for The Wrap entitled, “High School Colin Kaepernicks: You Can Take a Knee During the National Anthem.”  

September 15, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune entitled, “$74,400 investigation into U leak ends inconclusively.”  

September 10, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in The Wrap entitled, “Hulk Hogan’s Lawyer Takes on Jezebel: Why Gawker’s Sister Site Won’t Be as Easy to Beat in Court.”  

September 6, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in Med City Beat, based in Rochester, MN.  The article, entitled “Media’s decision to publish anonymous email raises ethical questions.” 

August 25, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a CNN Money article about Sarah Palin's suit against the New York Times.  The article, entitled, “Sarah Palin’s lawsuit against New York Times caps tough years in courtroom for media companies.”

August 23, 2017 - Professor  Jane Kirtley was interviewed for KSTP's 5 Eyewitness News Evening during the 4:30 half hour, discussing the Minnesota Supreme Court's plan to begin live streaming oral arguments. The segment was also carried during the 6:30 p.m. half hour on August 23.

August 15, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed briefly on WCCO radio's Paul and Jordana Show from about 5:25 to 5:30 p.m., discussing the law governing "hate speech."  

August 15, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WCCO Radio's Morning News show guest-hosted by John Hines, discussing the differences between free speech and hate speech.

August 15, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on MPR News with Tom Weber discussing legal protections for "hate speech" and for protests and demonstrations.  

August 14, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Salon article about Eric Bolling's libel lawsuit.  The article is entitled “Eric Bolling’s defamation suit is bad for journalism (and bad for Eric Bolling).”

August 4, 2017 - Prof. Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story for Yahoo News entitled, “Sessions vows to crack down on leakers - and sends a warning to reporters.”  

July 24, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WGN (Chicago) radio's "The John Williams Show" discussing the New York Times' demand for an apology from Fox & Friends for accusations made about its reporting.  

July 20, 2017 - Prof. Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story in The Wrap entitled, “Even If O.J. Simpson Earns Big Bucks, He Can’t Keep His Money.” 

July 17, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Minneapolis Star Tribune story entitled, “Minneapolis hate crime hot line becomes a lightening rod.”  

July 12, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest during the 3:30 half hour on WCCO Radio, talking with Jordana Green about the Donald Trump,  Jr. Russian emails, and how they compare with reports that the DNC may have received information from Ukrainian interests.  

July 8, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest during the 8:00 p.m. half hour on WCCO radio's "Saturday Night with Esme Murphy," discussing President Trump's continuing battles with CNN.  

July 6, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on AirTalk on KPCC, Southern California Public Radio,. Topic was CNN's decision not to name the Reddit user who altered an old WWE video to make it appear that President Trump was "roughing up" CNN.

July 3, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article for The Street.  Entitled, “Trump’s War with CNN Is Failing, New Ratings Say.” 

June 29, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley is quoted in an article in Paste magazine.  The article is entitled, “‘Rally Round the Flag’: Will the Press Have Trump’s Back if He Starts a War?

June 28, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Law360 article entitled, “ABC Trial Broadcasts Media’s Liability in ‘Fake News’ Era,” about the ABC/pink slime settlement. 

June 28, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted by The Wrap on the ABC/"pink slime" libel case settlement entitled, “Why ABC’s ‘Pink Slime’ Settlement Is a Red Flag for Free Press.”  

June 28, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an Associated Press story on the settlement in the ABC/"pink slime" libel case. Entitled, “ABC, meat producer settle in $1.9B ‘pink slime’ libel suit.”

June 28, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on KPCC (Southern California Public Radio) "AirTalk" show, discussing the resignation of CNN reporters whose story was retracted because it did not meet the network's editorial standards.

June 27, 2017 — KSTP’s 5 Eyewitness News broadcast an interview with Professor Jane Kirtley, discussing the efforts of the Wetterling family to block release of some of the investigative files in the Jacob Wetterling kidnapping/murder case.  The interview was broadcast at  6:30 p.m. and at 10 p.m. Excerpts of the interview also aired on 5 Eyewitness News at 6 a.m. on June 28, 2017.

June 19, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on Wisconsin Public Radio's Joy Cardin Show, discussing how the mainstream media should handle controversial figures.  

June 17, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on Saturday Night with Esme Murphy on WCCO radio, discussing how the media should cover controversial figures such as Alex Jones. 

June 17, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on Saturday Night with Esme Murphy on WCCO radio, discussing how the media should cover controversial figures such as Alex Jones.  

June 15, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the Mike McIntee Show on KTNF radio (Minneapolis), discussing the attempts by the Wetterling family to seal criminal investigative files pertaining to their case

June 14, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley is quoted in a MarketWatch story entitled, “Trump supporters disrupt Public Theater’s production of ‘Julius Caesar’ in Central Park.”  

June 13, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in two stories published online by The Street.  The first is entitled, “Time Warner’s Support for Trumpian ‘Julius Caesar’ Shouldn’t Be a Surprise.”

The second is entitled, “Megyn Kelly May Have Just damaged Her Star Power With Jones Interview.”

June 13, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on Jordana Green's show on WCCO radio on during the 5:30 p.m. half hour on a variety of media topics.  

June 12, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in Minnesota Lawyer entitled, “Wetterling suit sparks worries about fate of public record law.”  

June 7, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on MPR's Morning Edition, discussing the Wetterling family's lawsuit to block public access to portions of the closed investigatory file involving their son's murder.  

June 5, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the John Williams Show on WGN radio (Chicago), discussing calls for social media to try to shut down terrorists' communications.  

May 31, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed for National Public Radio's All Things Considered, discussing the "pink slime" libel suit in South Dakota

May 30, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted an Associated Press story about  the upcoming trial in the "pink slime" libel case.  The story was carried by The Washington Post.

May 22, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the Roy Green Show, carried on the Corus Radio Network in Canada, on during the 4 p.m. hour. Topic was use of unnamed sources in news stories about the Trump administration.

May 20, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on Saturday Night with Esme Murphy on WCCO Radio during the 6:30 p.m. half hour. The topic was "alternative news" stories generated by media supporting President Trump, and the death of Roger Ailes and the future of Fox News. 

May 8, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story entitled, “Court’s delays threaten city policy on prompt release of police shooting videos,” published in the Chicago Tribune.

May 1, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WGN’s (Chicago) The John Williams Show, discussing suggestions from President Trump's administration that he wants to change the libel laws

April 29, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune entitled, “Belle Plaine veterans park to include satanic monument.” 

April 19, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article entitled, “Burnsville's Ames Center drops play by biracial writer over use of word 'Mulatto' in title,” about censorship at a Burnsville theatre.  

April 18, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed for KARE 11's "Breaking the News," discussing Facebook and its role in curating material posted online.  

April 7, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Reuters story about a lawsuit brought by President Trump against Twitter to reveal the identity of an account claimed to be held by an immigration service employee.  The story was also picked up by other news organizations.  

April 6, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Law360 article entitled “MLBers' Al Jazeera Suit Could Chill Future Doping Coverage.”  

April 2, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article entitled, “U of Minnesota bias response team walks fine line.”  

March 14, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the John Williams Show on WGN Radio (Chicago), discussing the latest statements from Sean Spicer regarding President Trump's tweet accusing President Obama of authorizing wiretaps of Trump Tower.  


March 10, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed for the Washington Post's podcast, "Can He Do That?", discussing the law and history governing media relations with the president of the United States


February 27, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on KPCC radio's "Airtalk", discussing the media's use of anonymous sources.


February 27, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed by MPR for a segment entitled, “Free Speech and the ‘weaponization’ of political correctness." The interview aired on MPR News Presents at noon and 9 p.m.  


February 25, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in the Minneapolis Star Tribune in a story entitled, “Tensions escalate as media barred,” about President Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer prohibiting some news organizations from attending a briefing.


February 24, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on "The John Williams Show" on WCCO radio during the 5 p.m. half hour.  With guest host Jordana Green, she discussed the White House excluding some news media from the Friday afternoon press "gaggle."


February 24, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed by KARE 11's Zachery Lashway about the Trump administration's decision to ban certain news organizations from a Friday afternoon "gaggle" at the office of the White House press secretary. The interview aired on KARE 11 News at the 5pm broadcast.


February 16, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed by Tom Lyden of Fox 9 about the "fake news" phenomenon.


February 7, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on The John Williams Show on WCCO radio during the 3:00 hour. The topic was President Trump's claims that the media are not reporting on terrorist attacks.  


February 1, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story in Proceso, a Mexican magazine. The article is entitled in English as “Trump and his war against the press." Google will offer an English translation of the article if requested.


January 24, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed by the Voice of American Chinese service, discussing executive authority and the media under US law. The article is entitled, “President Trump has taken up the US media challenge.” Google will offer an English translation of the article if requested.


January 21, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WCCO radio's "Saturday Night with Esme Murphy" during the 6:30 p.m. half hour. Topic was "fake news" and media coverage of the Trump inauguration and protests. 

January  16, 2017 — Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story in the Tokyo Daily News about the existence of a scandalous Russian video involving Donald Trump. 


January 16, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Politifact article about President Trump's threat to "open up the libel laws." The article is entitled, “Open up libel laws.” 


January 15, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Salon article entitled, “’Kompromat,’ media ethics and the law: What happens it a Russian scandal video of Donald Trump does surface?


January 14, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on The Roy Green Show, syndicated on the Corus Radio Network in Canada, discussion "mainstream media coverage of Donald Trump". 


January 12, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on KPCC/Southern California Public Radio's "Airtalk" discussing the law and ethics of publishing the dossier on President-Elect Trump.


January 12, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley is quoted in a story posted on Vox entitled, “3 experts on the legality of BuzzFeed’s decision to publish an unverified document.”


January 11, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WCCO radio's John Williams Show during the 5 p.m. segment, discussing media decisions to publish allegations about President Elect Donald Trump's relationship with Russia.


January 11, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed for KARE 11's "Breaking the News" show. She discussed Donald Trump's press conference earlier that day and his claims that the media are reporting "fake news."


January 11, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Bloomberg News story entitled, “Trump’s News Conference Bravado Foreshadows Tone for His Term.”


January 6, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Bloomberg News story entitled, “Trump Call for Leak Probe Suggests No Let-Up in Fight with Media


December 28, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on The John Williams Show on WCCO radio on during the 6p.m. hour, discussing the renaissance of traditional news media after the recent election with guest host Jordana Green. 


December 29, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the John Hines Show on WCCO radio on, discussing the libel suit filed against CBS by JonBenet Ramsey's brother.  


December 18, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on "The Roy Green Show," which airs on the Corus Radio Network in Canada. The topic was media coverage of the 2016 election.  


December 7, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a New York Times story entitled, “Girl Posting to Twitter from Aleppo Gains Sympathy, but Doubts Follow.”  


November 23, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Minnesota Daily story entitled, “U Experts Discuss Trump’s Potential Impact on the Press.”  


November 22, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was the guest on "Access Minnesota" radio show, which aired during the week of 11/27/16 on many Minnesota radio stations. The topic was Trump and the news media.  


November 17, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Minnpost article by Brian Lambert, entitled, “Of Course Fake News on Facebook Is a Real Problem.”  


November 15, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the John Hines Show on WCCO radio during the11 a.m. segment, discussing Google and Facebook's plans to crack down on "fake news" sites.  


November 14, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed for KARE-11 about the FCC regulation of "indecent" language in light of the November 12 broadcast of "Saturday Night Live."  The interview aired during the6 p.m.newscast that evening on KARE-11 News.  


November 14, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the John Williams Show on WCCO radio during the6 p.m.segment, discussing the New York Times' "apology" to its readers about its election coverage.  


November 10, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Bloomberg News article entitled, “War Between Trump, Media Seen Escalating with Presidency’s Power.” 


November 4, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article posted on CNN entitled “Rolling Stone found liable for defamation for rape story.”


October 29, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on Saturday Night with Esme Murphy on WCCO Radio during the 7:30 pm half-hour. She spoke about Donald Trump's assertion that the electoral system is rigged and the media is against him. 


October 24, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on KPCC's (Southern California Public Radio), "AirTalk," speaking about the ethics of journalists contributing to election campaigns


October 20, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the John Williams Show on WCCO radio during the 3:30 half hour. She talked about media bias in the election season with guest host Mike Max. 


October 23, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed on KSTP TV discussing the refusal of law enforcement officials to take questions at the press conference concerning the Jamar Clark internal affairs investigation. It aired on KSTP's 5 Eyewitness News at 6 and 10 p.m., and 45 News at 9 p.m. on October 22, and on KSTP's 5 Eyewitness News AM. 


October 14, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article entitled, “Donald Trump’s threat to sue the New York Times for defamation, explained by legal experts.” 


October 14, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article entitled, “Trump hasn’t sued a newspaper for libel in decades, records show.” 


October 12, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article entitled, “‘Unseemly and illegitimate’: The conflict at the center of the final presidential debate.”


October 3, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article entitled, “Why Donald Trump doesn’t have a case against The New York Times.”  


September 29, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in “Today’s WORD in Journalism” in a posting entitled, “Outrageous.”  


September 26, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article entitled, “Special Investigation: Hundreds of hidden Long Island cases are often sealed improperly.”  


September 23, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article entitled, “Withholding police videos: Making people safer, or just less informed?”  


September 26, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Minnpost.com article entitled, “What should viewers expect from Clinton-Trump debate moderator Lester Holt?” 


September 21, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an AFP story about a Washington Post editorial that called for the prosecution of Edward Snowden. The story was carried by several news outlets.


September 20, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a commentary entitled, “Obama loses battle to keep World War II records secret” posted on the Poynter website. 


Sept.17, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune entitled, 'Court slaps restraining order on blogger.' The story ran on page A1 in the print edition.


September 14, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the John Hines Show on WCCO radio (with guest host Roshini Rajkumar) during the 9 am hour, discussing a new Minnesota Court of Appeals decision construing the state reporters shield law, and a U.S. House bill that would prohibit service providers from making customers sign agreements that they will not write negative reviews. 


September 14, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an online commentary entitled, “Obama skewers media for aiding Trump but omits his own suspect press record,” posted on the Poynter website. 


September 13, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article entitled: “Mixed Blood Theatre files $350,000 claim on Prince’s estate.” 


September 10, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted the Guardian in a story entitled, “‘Facebook needs an editor’: media experts urge change after photo dispute.” 


September 8, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed by WCCO’s Heather Brown for a segment entitled, “Good Question: Where Can and Can’t We Take Photos?” 


August 27, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in the Minneapolis Star Tribune in an article entitled: “Tevlin: Metro Transit case weakens government transparency.” The article was about the Minnesota Supreme Court’s recent ruling on access to transit videos. 


August 26, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article on Law 360 entitled, “Pressure Mounts on ESPN To Settle Pierre-Paul Privacy Case.”


August 25, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Chicago Tribune story entitled, “U. of C. tells incoming freshmen it does not support ‘trigger warnings’ or ‘safe spaces.’”


July 25, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed for WCCO 4 "News at 10" on for the "Good Question" segment, discussing WikiLeaks


July 21, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Minneapolis Star Tribune story entitled “Melania Trump’s speech may be a lesson for students."  


July 15, 2016 – Professor. Jane Kirtley was a guest on Twin Cities Public Television's "Almanac," which aired live that day. The topic was data privacy issues raised by the popular augmented reality game, Pokemon Go


July 7, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on The John Williams Show on WCCO Radio during the 5 p.m. half hour.  


July 7, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed by Jana Shortal "Breaking the News" on KARE 11 television in Minneapolis, speaking about the shooting of Philandro Castile.  


July 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted the July 2016 issue of the American Bar Association (ABA) Journal in an article entitled “50 Years Later, Freedom of Information Act Still Chipping Away at Government’s Secretive Culture.”  


June 25, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on Saturday Night with Esme Murphy on WCCO radio on during the 6:30 p.m. half hour, discussing a civil rights lawsuit brought by a Pittsburgh television anchor who was fired following complaints about some posts she made on Facebook. 


June 21, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune entitled “Minnesota Court of Appeals Finds Sexting Law Unconstitutional.”  


June 18, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WCCO radio's Saturday Night with Esme Murphy during the 6 p.m. half hour. The topic was the Jesse Ventura libel suit.  


June 16, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed by Nicandro Iannacci of We the People for a podcast posted on the National Constitution Center website.  The podcast is entitled “Gawker, Hulk Hogan and the First Amendment.” 


June 16, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Minnesota Lawyer article entitled “In Ventura Ruling, Experts See No Clear Victory.”  


June 15, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in the Minneapolis Star Tribune in a story entitled “Will Ventura Seek New Trial in ‘American Sniper’ Defamation Case?”  


June 14, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on The John Williams Show on WCCO radio during the 4:30 p.m. half hour. The topic was the Jesse Ventura libel suit.  


June 13, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in the Minneapolis Star Tribune in a story entitled “Court Overturns Verdict in Ventura Defamation Case.”  


May 27, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a New York Times story entitled, “Thiel-Gawker Fight Raises Concerns About Press Freedom.” 


May 20, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article entitled, “Pierre-Paul Medical Docs Release May Be Trouble for ESPN”, published online by Law360.  The article was about New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and his lawsuit against ESPN regarding reports of injuries the athlete suffered in a fireworks incident.  


May 11, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the John Williams Show on WCCO radio. The topic was revelations that Facebook uses "human curators" for Facebook’s news feeds allegedly skewed trending stories to omit conservative issues.  


May 5, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley’s essay about the role of free speech on a college campus was published by the Minnesota Daily in an article entitled, “After school year of protests, debate ensues.”  


April 12, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in The Christian Science Monitor in a story entitled, “American woman jailed for insulting United Arab Emirates.” 


March 29, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a commentary posted on the Poynter Institute’s website. The article is entitled, “What Obama missed by stroking and skewering the press.” 


March 26, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the John Williams Show on WGN Radio (Chicago), discussing the Hulk Hogan case and the controversies surrounding political attacks on the spouses of Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. 


March 23, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a MinnPost article entitled, “The Hulk Hogan verdict is very bad for journalism, even if the tape wasn’t ‘news’.” 


March 21, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the John Hines Show on WCCO radio on, discussing the Hulk Hogan case. 


March 7, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a commentary entitled, “Ted Cruz says the media is waiting to publish its most damaging Donald Trump exposés. That doesn’t make sense.” 


March 7, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a CNN story entitled, “Hulk Hogan and Gawker head to court over decade-old sex tape,” about the lawsuit brought by Hulk Hogan against Gawker. 


March 2, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in this story entitled, “Case Against Santilli So Far Largely Based On Words,” that aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting. The story was about internet radio host Peter Santilli and his “strong and at times even offensive statements” while he covered the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The interview also aired on NPR/WBUR's "Here and Now" show on March 9, 2016.


March 1, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in PolitiFact, entitled, “Donald Trump wrong that New York Times can’t be sued for a ‘story that they know is false.”


February 3, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in The Chicago Reader, entitled, “How Chicago’s ‘Fraternal Order of Propaganda’ shapes the story of fatal police shootings.” In the article, Professor Kirtley argues that journalists need to be critical of messages from the Fraternal Order of Police, which often come "with an authoritative veneer" despite their biased point of view. “The union has its own agenda," she said, adding that it is often motivated by "an even stronger incentive to maintain the reputation of its members." Her advice for journalists is to always make clear when a statement can't be backed up and explain the limitations of the information available. "This is what we heard according to the FOP, which is the police union—not everybody knows that." 


February 2, 2016 – Professor Kirtley’s January 29, 2016 interview with “On the Media” was mentioned in a Slate article entitled, “Is an Anti-Abortion Activist with a Camera a Journalist?” 


January 30, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune entitled, “’The First 48’ won’t hand over footage in Minneapolis double homicide case.”  


January 30, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on Saturday Night with Esme Murphy on WCCO radio. The topic was the Planned Parenthood investigation.  


Jan. 29, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was the “favored guest” in the 3 p.m. half hour on the John Williams Show on WCCO radio, discussing her upcoming Fulbright at the University of Latvia. 


January 29, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest for the edition of On the Media, produced by WNYC public radio. The topic was “Laws of the Lying Game,” and Professor Kirtley discussed the legal and ethical issues arising from deceptive newsgathering techniques in the context of the indictment of anti-abortion activists for using fraud to procure recordings of Planned Parenthood staff.  


January 25, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed for a segment of KARE 11's Breaking the News, discussing news media political endorsements.  


January 17, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a column in the St. Paul Pioneer Press entitled, “Ruben Rosario: 'El Chapo' is as much a hero as Sean Penn is a journalist.” 


January 16, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on The John Williams Show on WGN radio (Chicago), discussing Sean Penn’s recent profile of El Chapo in Rolling Stone.


January 11, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WCCO Morning News with Dave Lee during in the 8:00 a.m. segment, discussing the ethics of the Rolling Stone/Sean Penn/El Chapo matter.


January 11, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on Air Talk on KPCC (Southern California Public Radio) discussing Sean Penn's interview with El Chapo.


December 15, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune entitled, “”Courtroom sketching: Our eye into how criminal justice is served.”  


November 22, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was the guest on Access Minnesota speaking about First Amendment issues on college campuses.  Access Minnesota is produced by the Minnesota Broadcasters Association, and airs on Minnesota radio stations each weekend. 


November 10, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed for WCCO television’s Good Question segment, speaking about the efforts of protestors who tried to physically block the press from covering their demonstrations at the University of Missouri.


November 7, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed by the Voice of America for a story about radio stations in the United States that are owned by the Chinese government.


November 3, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WCCO Radio's The John Williams Show during the 3:30 half hour. The topic was the attempts of Republican presidential candidates to change the format of the debates.


October 27, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Minnpost article entitled, “Jesse Ventura, Chris Kyle and the problem with the celebrity-publishing complex,” concerning the Jesse Ventura case.


October 24, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on "Saturday Night with Esme Murphy" on WCCO Radio. The topic was the appeal in the Jesse Ventura libel case. 


October 24, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on The Roy Green Show, a Canadian radio talk show carried on the Corus Radio Network. The topic was whether a reporter who disclosed that the wife of Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is pregnant violated the couple's privacy.


October 22, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Minnesota Lawyer article entitled, “Panel hears appeal in Ventura defamation award,” about the Jesse Ventura libel appeal.


October 19, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune entitled, “The media bring out the big guns as the Ventura verdict goes to 8th Circuit.”  


October 19, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the John Hines Show on at 10:10 a.m. She discussed the Ventura-Kyle lawsuit appeal.


October 7, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an editorial in the St. Paul Pioneer Press entitled, “St. Paul’s emails purge: Pioneer Press editorial.” 


September 8, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley is quoted in an article entitled, “MN Daily alum stuck overseas in Thailand” in the Minnesota Daily. 


September 1, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story in the Boston Globe entitled, "Hacker known for work with Anonymous launches digital news service."


August 26, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on KPCC's (Southern California Public Radio) AirTalk show, discussing the media coverage of the shooting of two journalists in Virginia


August 24, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on KPCC's (Southern California Public Radio) AirTalk show. The topic was the ethics of media coverage of the Ashley Madison data breach.


August 24, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed for a story on KMSP (Fox 9) about a photojournalist and University of Minnesota graduate who has been arrested in Thailand after covering the aftermath of a bombing in Bangkok for possessing a bullet-proof vest without a permit, contrary to Thai law. The story aired that evening on the Fox 9 at 9 and Fox 9 at 10 evening newscasts.


August 11, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article for the International Press Institute entitled, “Ambiguities in U.S. Law of War Manual pose potential threat to press freedom.”


August 3, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story entitled: “EXCLUSIVE: The Restrictions Journalists Agreed To In Order to Attend The Koch Brothers’ Conference” posted on the Think Progress site.  


August 3, 2015– Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a MinnPost article entitled "Has the mainstream media been responsible in the way it’s reported the lion-killing story?”  


August 2, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in the St. Paul Pioneer Press’s lead editorial in the an article entitled, “St. Paul: The records belong to the public, not to individual employees: Pioneer Press Editorial.” 


August 1, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WCCO radio's "Saturday Night with Esme Murphy,” discussing recent retractions, corrections and errors made by the news media.  


July 26, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on Philosophy Talk discussing the topic the "power and perils of satire."  

Philosophy Talk is produced by KALW radio in San Francisco, which aired the program live. The program is syndicated to other radio stations, including KTNF AM 950 in Saint Louis Park, MN.  


July 20, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the John Hines Show on WCCO radio during the 11 a.m. segment, discussing the Gawker controversy.


July 22, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on HuffPostLive, discussing the ethics of Gawker publicizing details concerning the CFO of Conde-Nast supposedly soliciting extramarital sex.  


July 20, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Daily Beast story entitled, “Gawker Got In Bed With the Wrong Escort – And Civil War Ensues.” 


July 17, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story entitled, “Gawker’s Ethical Misstep in Outing a Conde Nast Executive,” posted on the Think Progress site. 


July 15, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Minneapolis Star Tribune story entitled, “Police refuse to identify officer in light rail arrest.” 


June 19, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on The John Hines Show on WCCO radio during the 10 a.m. segment, discussing two recent US Supreme Court opinions on free speech and the First Amendment.  


June 12, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in the Spring 2015 issue of The News Media and the Law, entitled, “The Clash of Ethics and Law." 


June 10, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on The John Hines Show on WCCO radio during the 10 a.m. segment, discussing two recent US Supreme Court opinions on free speech and the First Amendment. 


May 7, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in the Minnesota Daily entitled, “Assault victims can face legal issues.”  

 

May 6, 2015 - Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, entitled “Poster for free-speech forum sets off debate at University of Minnesota.”  


April 24, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article posted on Think Progress entitled “How To Talk About Bruce Jenner.”  


April 16, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an Associated Press story entitled, “Newspaper’s role in Capitol stunt examined.” 


April 7, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in an article in The Washington Post entitled, “Fraternity supports U-Va. chapter in what could be difficult legal battle.”


April 6, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed on KPCC’s radio "AirTalk" program, discussing the Columbia Journalism School report on the Rolling Stone University of Virginia story


April 3, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Washington Post story entitled, “How a tabloid came to dominate coverage of the Germanwings disaster.”


April 2, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a New York Times story entitled, “Doubts Intensify About Reports of a Video Made During Germanwings Flight’s Final Moments.” 


April 1, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed by KCBS radio (San Francisco) about April Fools Day "pranks" in the media.


March 31, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WHYY public radio's Radio Times show, discussing documentaries and the line between journalism and entertainment.


March 31, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a commentary on National Public Radio entitled “Media Mischief on April Fools’ Day.”


March 24, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in article in the International Business Times entitled, “Photo of Germanwings Flight 9525 Crash Victims’ Grieving Friends, Family Raises Journalism Ethics Questions.”


March 16, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest with host Roshini Rajkumar on WCCO radio on Monday at 5:10 p.m. discussing problems in crime reporting.


March 17, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in Time magazine online in an article entitled, “How The Jinx and Serial Strain the Blurry Ethical Lines of Crime Reporting.”  


March 15, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a St. Paul Pioneer Press editorial entitled, “Minnesota: Balancing Freedom and Security in an Age of Technology.”  


March 11, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on the John Williams Show on WCCO radio during the 6 p.m. hour. She discussed whether Hillary Clinton violated federal law or regulations by using a private email address when she was Secretary of State.  


March 7, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist at the Inter American Press Association's Midyear Meeting in Panama City, Panama. The panel topic was "Government Control Through the Internet."  Her presentation was covered in La Prensa, the largest daily newspaper in Panama, where she was quoted in this story entitled, “Expertos analizan cómo la tecnología ha cambiado la libertad de expression.”  


March 5, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a St. Paul Pioneer Press story entitled, “Terrorist Image Stirs UMN Conservative Publication Funding Threat.”


March 3, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Minnpost column entitled, “The Death of the ‘Reader Representative.’”  


February 26, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted an article entitled, “Amid Race Concerns, UMN Curtails Crime Suspect Descriptions” that appeared in the St. Paul Pioneer Press.


February 24, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in in The Daily Beast in a column entitled, “PC Culture is Taking Over Newsrooms.”


February 15, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on WCCO radio's "News and Views" show during the 1:00 p.m. half hour. The topic was the Brian Williams debacle. 


February 10, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed by KARE 11 about Brian Williams' suspension from NBC News. Her comments appeared in a news story that aired on "KARE 11 News at 10" on and on "KARE 11 News Sunrise" on February 11, 2015.


February 9, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted an International Business Times story entitled “Brian Williams Must Resign from ‘NBC Nightly News’ If Credibility Questions Continue, Experts Say,” about the Brian Williams situation.


February 8, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on The Roy Green Show on the Corus Radio Network in Canada. The topic was revelations about NBC's Brian Williams' embellishment of stories he has told about his reporting experiences.  


January 25, 2015 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on Access Minnesota, discussing the ethical challenges and dangers confronted by journalists. 


January 23, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a story entitled, “Serious Ethical Question Arising from Journalist’s Participation in Koch Event” on Think Progress.


January 22, 2015 – Professor Kirtley was a guest in the 9:30 p.m. half hour on the Jordana Green show on WCCO radio discussing why some news is covered and others is not.  


January 21, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a BBC story entitled, “Can a City Sue a TV Channel?” about the threat of the mayor of Paris to sue Fox News over “insults” to her city. 


January 20, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted in a Reuters story published about the threat of Paris’s mayor Anne Hidalgo to sue Fox News over "insults" to her city. The story  was also carried by other news organizations, including the Irish Times, the Irish Independent, Al Jazeera, and the French online news site, boursier.com.


January10, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed by Voice of America Chinese service, discussing the US Supreme Court's issues with new technology and its reluctance to allow cameras in the courtroom


January 9, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on "The John Hines Show" on WCCO radio, speaking with guest host Esme Murphy about the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. The John Hines program is available online at:


January 7 -8, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed on WCCO TV for a story about the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks in Paris. Excerpts from the interview aired on the WCCO News at 10 on January 7 and on WCCO This Morning on January 8.


January 7, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was interviewed on KARE 11 for a story about the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks in Paris. The interview aired on Kare 11 News at 10 on.


 


 

 

Panels and Seminars, June 2019-Present

August 9, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was the moderator for a refereed paper panel, "Moral Evaluation Across Human Interactions," for the Media Ethics Division at the annual AELMC conference.  
 
August 7, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was the discussant for the "Top Paper" panel for the Law & Policy Division at the annual AEJMC conference.  
 
July 23, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist on July 23, 2020 for the Media Law Resource Center's webinar: “Should Michael Cohen – or Anyone – Go to Jail for Writing a Book about the President?” 

November 8, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was the principal speaker for a panel, "Privacy and Data Protection," at the Practising Law Institute's Communications Law in the Digital Age 2019 conference in New York City.  Professor Kirtley prepared the chapter corresponding to the panel, with the assistance of graduate students Scott Memmel, Sarah Wiley, and law student Eric Arch. 

October 21, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on a panel, "Free Speech vs Hate Speech," sponsored by the Federalist Society Minnesota Student Chapter at the University of Minnesota Law School. 

August 10, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was the discussant for a Law and Policy Division Refereed Paper Session, "Hands Off: Challenges in Gathering Information" during the AEJMC 102nd Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada.  

August 8, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist for "Things I Used to Teach That I No Longer Believe," during the AEJMC 102nd Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada.

June 27, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley moderated a panel: “In the hot seat: Should journalists take a position on climate change?”, sponsored by the non-profit organization Fresh Energy in Minneapolis.

Panels and Seminars, prior to June 2019

May 6, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley participated in a seminar, “Press Freedom in the Digital Age” at the Universidade Federal do Para in Belem, Brazil.

May 3, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley presented a seminar, “Press Freedom in the Digital Age” in Sao Paulo, Brazil  The event was partnered with Abraji (Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism), Abert (Brazilian Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters), Projor (Institute for the Development of Journalism), the Palavra Aberta Institute, the OAB (the Brazilian Bar Association, and Reporters without Borders.  The event marked World Press Freedom Day.

May 2, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley conducted a workshop, partnered by Folha de S. Paulo, for journalists and others in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

April 8, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on a panel at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, discussing the First Amendment, campus free speech, and President Trump's recent executive order.  Additional information about the event is available online at:

https://events.umn.edu/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=event_b&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=40983556-D9E6-479A-8D15-F93DC61C9A8C  The event was also featured on MPRNews, which posted it online at:

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/04/11/jane_kirtley_on_free_speech

March 28, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on a panel, "Media's Influence on Elections," on at the Red Wing (MN) Public Library. The event was sponsored by the League of Women Voters - Red Wing.  Additional information about the event is available online at: 

https://www.republican-eagle.com/news/government-and-politics/4586941-league-women-voters-event-explores-media-and-elections    

And at:

http://www.redwingchamber.com/events/details/media-s-influence-on-elections-16454  

February 12, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on a Freedom of Expression panel at a forum convened by the Minnesota Student Association at Mondale Hall (University of Minnesota Law School).  A copy of the program is available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bE-VqRsDguEx7mSE6OJCZmkkYitJfqB_/view?usp=sharing

January 17, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on the"Morning Faculty Panel" at the Speaking Science: Communicating with Media, Funders, Policymakers, and the Public held at Coffman Memorial Union at the University of Minnesota.  Additional information about the event is available at: http://environment.umn.edu/leadership/boreas/workshops-speaking-science/

And a video of the panel is available on YouTube at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLxDEDisyhU

November 9, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was the principal speaker for a panel, "Privacy and Data Protection" at the Practising Law Institute's Communication Law in the Digital Age conference in New York City.  Information about the conference is available online at: https://www.pli.edu/Content/Seminar/Communications_Law_in_the_Digital_Age_2018/_/N-4kZ1z0ztn2?ID=328571#AddCartPopupJump

Professor Kirtley was also the author of the corresponding chapter in the course handbook, assisted by Silha RAs Scott Memmel, Kirsten Nordstrom, and Casey Carmody.

https://www.pli.edu/Content/CourseHandbook/Communications_Law_in_the_Digital_Age_2018/_/N-4mZ1z0ztn2?ID=320049


November 3, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Canadian Media Lawyers Association/Ad IDEM in Montreal.  Her panel was "#MeToo Journalism."  Additional information is available online at: http://www.adidem.org/Upcoming_Events   


October 12, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley moderated a panel, "The Privacy Paradox," at the Yale Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic's Access and Accountability 2018 conference for transparency advocates on at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut. Further information about the conference is available online at: 

https://law.yale.edu/yls-today/yale-law-school-events/media-freedom-and-information-access-clinics-access-accountability-2018-conference-transparency


September 26, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley moderated a panel, Provocative Issues in Libel Law Part I: "Hustler v. Falwell – 30 Years Later: What is its legacy, from political cartoons to Colbert?" at the Media Law Resource Center's Media Law Conference 2018 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Reston, Virginia.


August 8, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was the discussant on a Law & Policy Division research panel, "Torts." The panel was a part of the AEJMC 101st Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

For more information, go to: http://aejmc.org/events/dc18/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/07/MondayProgram-copy.pdf  (p.10)


August 6, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist for "Being an Effective Advocate for Legislation," sponsored by the Scholastic Journalism Division and Community College Journalism Association at the AEJMC 101st Annual Conference in Washington, DC.  For more information, go to: http://aejmc.org/events/dc18/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/07/MondayProgram-copy.pdf  (p.16)


May 16, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist for "Free Speech on Campus" at the Education Writers Association 71st National Seminar in Los Angeles, CA.  Additional information about the event is available online at:

https://www.ewa.org/agenda/preliminary-agenda-ewa-71st-national-seminar


April 30, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist at the annual University of Minnesota Law School Affiliated Faculty Lunch, featuring an interdisciplinary program entitled,  “Law and Politics Online: Marketplace of Ideas? Public Utility? Global Public Sphere?” 


April 5, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on a "Late Breaking Panel: Addressing 21st Century Misinformation Campaigns" at the American Society of International Law's112th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.  Additional information about the conference is available at:

https://www.asil.org/sites/default/files/annualmeeting/pdfs/AM_Program.pdf

Where you can find  information about Professor Kirtley’s panel on pp. 47-48 of the conference program.


March 2, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on a panel, “Regulatory Challenges in Store for the Internet of Things,” at The Legal Landscape of the Internet of Things symposium, convened by the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology at the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis. An article she co-authored with HSJMC Ph.D. student Scott Memmel, “Rewriting ‘The Book of the Machine’: Regulatory and Liability Issues for the Internet of Things,” will appear in the Summer 2018 issue of the journal. Additional information about the symposium is available online at: 

http://editions.lib.umn.edu/mjlst/symposium/


February 27, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist at a Continuing Legal Education program on "Hate Crime, Hate Speech and the First Amendment" sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.  The program was held at Robins Kaplan LLP in Minneapolis. Additional information about the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is available online at http://www.fedbar.org/Chapters/Minnesota-Chapter.aspx. 


January 26, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley delivered her paper, “Criminal Defamation: Still ‘An Instrument of Destruction’ in the Age of Fake News” at a symposium, “Fake News & Weaponized Defamation: Global Perspectives,” held at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, CA on. Her co-author, grad student Casey Carmody, also attended the symposium.  Additional information about the program is available online at:

https://www.swlaw.edu/swlawblog/201801/join-us-fake-news-and-weaponized-defamation-global-perspectives-january-26-2018


January 19, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley was the "legal expert" at the MJC/Minnesota-SPJ workshop, "Hate in the Headlines."  Additional information is available online at: http://www.mnspj.org/page/2/.


May 3, 2017 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist for the 37th Annual MAYDAY! Peace Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN.The panel topic was: "What Would You Do? Mass Surveillance and the Citizen." The panel is archived here: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/gacadmin/  (On demand, Panel Discussion at 1:30 p.m.) Additional information is available online at: https://gustavus.edu/events/mayday/

Feb. 10, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist on a plenary session at the American Bar Association's Forum on Communications Law 22nd Annual Conference in New Orleans on. The panel’s topic was “Is the Internet Bankrupting the First Amendment? Evaluating the Hulk Hogan v. Gawker Verdict on the Anniversary of Reno v. ACLU.”  Additional information about the program is available online at: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/communications_law/events_cle/annual-mtg17.html

February 6, 2017 – Professor Jane Kirtley conducted a seminar in Murphy Hall for a group of 8 professionals selected by the U.S. Embassy in London to participate in a 10-day study tour on the topic of “Balancing Freedom & Security.” The visit was facilitated by Global Minnesota.

November 10, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was the principal speaker on the panel , "Global Privacy and Data Protection" at the Practising Law Institute's annual Communications Law in the Digital Age conference in New York City. Professor Kirtley's book chapter, in the accompanying course handbook, was prepared with the assistance of SJMC graduate students and Silha Research Assistants Casey Carmody and Scott Memmel, and law student and Silha Research Assistant Ronald Waclawski. Additional information about the conference is available online at http://www.pli.edu/Content/Seminar/Communications_Law_in_the_Digital_Age_2016/_/N-4kZ1z11i7x?Ns=sort_date%7C0&ID=259710

November 4, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist at the annual Canadian Media Lawyers Association/Ad IDEM conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She spoke on US developments in media law. Additional information about the conference is available online at http://www.adidem.org/images/b/bb/Nov_2_Final_Agenda.pdf

October 21, 2016 - Professor Jane Kirtley was the moderator of a panel, "Academic Freedom," at the 2016 University of Minnesota Law Review Symposium on in Minneapolis. Further information about the event is available online at http://www.minnesotalawreview.org/2016/07/2016-minnesota-law-review-symposium/

August 4-7, 2016 – Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on four panels at the 2016 AEJMC Convention in Minneapolis.  On August 4, she was a panelist on a Teaching Panel Session, “Teaching Hospitals Legal Issues?” Later on August 4, she was a moderator on “Ethics Aloft: Drones, Sensors and the Changing Boundaries of Media;” on August 6, she was a panelist on “(Sun)light, Cameras, Legal Action: A Look at the Developments Related to Police Body Cameras;” and on August 7, she was a discussant at a refereed paper research session: “Digital Threats and Free Speech Implications.”

September 20, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley took part in a post-show discussion panel following the Lex-Ham Community Theater's performance of "The Front Page" at the Wellstone Center in St. Paul. Additional information about the event is available online at: http://www.lexhamarts.org/theater/201509/Show1509.htm.

August 18, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist at a plenary session of the Minnesota State Bar's 50th Annual Criminal Justice Institute in St. Paul, MN. The panel was "The Balance Between Using Technology for Public Safety vs. Privacy and Liberties." Additional information is available online at:
https://www.minncle.org/SeminarDetail.aspx?ID=106051601.
August 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on three panels at the AEJMC 98th Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA. Information about the conference is available online at: http://issuu.com/aejmcnews/docs/2015_conference_program_text.

August 6, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a discussant for "First Amendment Perspectives" (Refereed Paper Research Session -- Law and Policy Division).

August 6, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist for "Online Security: Hacking, Framing, News and Citizen Privacy" (PF&R Panel -- Electronic News and Law and Policy Divisions).

August 8, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist for "Visualizing History with Historical Archives" (Research Panel Session -- Visual Communication and History Divisions).
March 7, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist at the Inter American Press Association's Midyear Meeting in Panama City, Panama. The panel topic was "Government Control Through the Internet."  Information about the event is available online at:
http://www.sipiapa.org/wp-content/themes/Steamify/images/prog-panama2015_es.pdf.
Prof. Kirtley's presentation was covered in La Prensa, the largest daily newspaper in Panama, and she was quoted in this story:
http://www.diariolibre.com/noticias/2015/03/07/i1045011_expertos-analizan-cmo-tecnologa-cambiado-libertad-expresin.html.

February 7, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist for a plenary panel at the American Bar Association Forum on Communication Law 20th Annual Conference in Scottsdale, AZ,. She took part in a panel entitled, "Advertising and Commercial Speech: If it Looks Like a Duck -- Modern Challenges in Defining Commercial Speech," and discussed the media ethics issues arising from native advertising.  Additional information about the forum is available online at: http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/communications_law/coannual-brochure.authcheckdam.pdf

January 29, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist for "Can One Laugh At Everything? Satire and Free Speech After Charlie."  Her presentation was entitled: " As Welcome as a Bee Sting": Why We Must Protect "Outrageous" Speech.  The panel was co-sponsored by the Silha Center and the SJMC.  Additional information about the event is available online at: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/chgs/events/2015/02/a-review-of-can-one-laugh-at-e.html
An edited version of the audio transcript aired on Minnesota Public Radio's "MPR News Presents" on February 3, 2015, and is available online at:
http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/03/mpr_news_presents

December 8, 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist at "What Can We Learn from Pointergate?" sponsored by the Minnesota Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Silha Center, the Minnesota Journalism Center, and the Twin Cities chapters of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) at Cowles Auditorium at the University of Minnesota. A video of the event is available online at http://theuptake.org/live-video-post/journalists-discuss-pointergate/.

November 18, 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on a panel, "Eyes in the Sky: DRONES - Why Should You Care?" at the 2014 Computer & Technology Law Institute hosted by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education at the CLE Conference Center in Minneapolis.  Further information about the seminar is available online at http://www.minncle.org/seminardetail.aspx?ID=103641501.

November 15, 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist at the Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association annual conference in Montreal. She appeared on the "Privacy Update" panel, and her paper, “Those Prying Eyes on the Web, in the Skies, or Up Your Skirt: A Selective Overview of Emerging Issues in News Gathering, Trespass and Privacy” was included in the conference materials.  Further information about the conference is available online at www.adidem.org/2014_Conference.

November 14, 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley was the principal speaker for a panel, "Global Privacy and Data Protection," at the 2014 Practising Law Institute's Communications Law in the Digital Age 2014 conference in New York City. She delivered a 20-minute lecture on the topic, and then participated in the panel discussion that followed.

The book chapter that was published in the course handbook was prepared with assistance from Patrick File, Casey Carmody and Sarah Wiley.  Information about the course handbook is available online at http://www.pli.edu/Content/CourseHandbook/Communications_Law_in_the_Digital_Age_2014/_/N-4mZ1z12f17?ID=172371

November 3, 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley served on a panel that discussed ethical and legal issues raised by the Jayson Blair scandal at the New York Times, following a screening of the film "A Fragile Trust" at Murphy Hall. 

September 17, 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley was the moderator for "Freedom and Power in the Digital Age." The event featured a presentation by Ben Blink, Senior Policy Analyst for Google, followed by a conversation with Professor Kirtley.  The program and was held in Cowles Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus and was sponsored by the Minnesota International Center, whose website is available online at http://www.micglobe.org/. A video of the event is available online at http://youtu.be/dlSsIe783tQ, and photos of the event are available at http://goo.gl/QDMj3J.

August 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley took part in three sessions at AEJMC 97th Annual Conference in Montreal.  Information about the conference is available online at: http://aejmc.org/events/montreal2014/the-schedule/.

August 6, 2014 – Professor Kirtley was a panelist for a PF&R panel, "Whistleblowing in Government as Free Expression: Are Government Whistleblowers Traitors, Heroes, or Loyal Employees Trying to do the Right Thing?" Her presentation was entitled, "The First Amendment and Whistleblowers."

August 6, 2014 – Professor Kirtley was a panelist for a PF&R panel, "Federal Shield Law: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?"

August 8, 2014 – Professor Kirtley was the discussant for a Refereed Paper Research session, "Issues of Access, Privacy and Newsgathering."

April 30, 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on a panel, "The New Media as an Advocate for Human Rights Reform in Colombia," at the 15th Annual Conference on Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas: Human Rights in Colombia, held at the Universidad del Magdalena in Santa Marta. Her presentation was entitled "Hard and Soft Censorship: Promoting and Maintaining Freedom of Expression Principles for the New Media in the Americas." The Center for Governmental Responsibility at the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida coordinated the event, with co-sponsorship by USAID and Higher Education for Development (HED) as well as the Universidad del Magdalena. Further information about the conference is available online at http://www.law.ufl.edu/academics/centers/cgr/conference.

March 5-6, 2014 – Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on three panels at the 2014 Breaux Symposium, “50 Years After New York Times v. Sullivan,” at Louisiana State University. The panels were: "Importance of New York Times v. Sullivan for media and the law," "Impact of New York Times v. Sullivan on media coverage of politics and government," and "Impact of New York Times v. Sullivan on the future of media." Other panelists included former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco and 2013 Silha Lecturer James Goodale. The symposium was co-sponsored by the Manship School of Mass Communication, Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, and the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, all at LSU.  Additional information about the event is available online at http://www.manship.lsu.edu/2014-breaux-symposium/ and at http://www.lsu.edu/ur/ocur/lsunews/MediaCenter/News/2014/02/item68788.html.

November 21, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley participated in a panel discussion presented by the University of Minnesota Undergraduate Political Science Association (UPSA) following a screening of the documentary "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks." The panel presented a variety of perspectives and included Professors Dan Berliner and Ron Krebs of Political Science in addition to Professor Kirtley.  Additional information about the event is available online at https://www.facebook.com/events/240801912761505/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular.

November 15, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley was the principal speaker for a panel, "Global Privacy and Advertising Developments," at the Practising Law Institute's 2013 Communications Law in the Digital Age conference in New York.  Her comprehensive outline on the topic was also published in the conference handbook. Graduate student and Silha Center research assistant Alex Vlisides contributed to the outline and updated it prior to Prof. Kirtley's presentation.  Information about the conference’s handbook is available online at http://www.pli.edu/Content/CourseHandbook/Communications_Law_in_the_Digital_Age_2013/_/N-4mZ1z12ok0?ID=158494.

November 8, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on a panel, "Online Liability and Procedure Issues" at the Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association 2013 Annual Conference in Vancouver, BC.  Later that day, she also participated in a roundtable presentation, "The Year in Media Law," where she presented a short paper she had authored, "Ten Notable Developments in U.S. Media Law, 2012-13." Additional information about the conference is available online at http://www.adidem.org/Annual_conference_2013.

October 24, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on two panels at the University of North Carolina. The panels, both titled The Case of the Cuban Five: Justice or Injustice?"took place at the University of North Carolina Law School as a lunchtime session at noon (panelists were Prof. Kirtley and attorney William Norris) and the FedEx Global Education Center's Nelson Mandela Auditorium at 6 p.m. (included three other panelists).  The panels were co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina Law School's Center for Media Law and Policy and the Institute for the Study of the Americas.  Additional information is available at http://medialaw.unc.edu/events/the-case-of-the-cuban-five-justice-or-injustice/
and
http://isa.unc.edu/event/panel-discussion-on-the-case-of-the-cuban-five-justice-or-injustice/

October 4, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist at the "Professional Ethics in National Security Law and Politics" conference in Philadelphia, PA.  The conference was sponsored by the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She appeared on Panel 1, "Journalists and National Security Reporting: The Ethics of Leaks."  Additional information about the conference is available online at:
https://www.law.upenn.edu/institutes/cerl/conferences/ethicsnationalsecurity/

September 23 and 24, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley was an invited participant at the Media Law Resource Center's London Conference, held in London, England. The conference, "International Developments in Media Libel, Privacy, Newsgathering and New Media IP Law" included attorneys from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, Latin Americaand Asia. On September 23,Prof. Kirtley was asked to respond to a presentation by Jan Philipp Albrecht, Rapporteur for the EU's ongoing Data Protection Regulation discussion,on the application of the proposed data protectionrules to journalists.  A copy of the program is available here. Additional information is available behind a membership log-in at http://www.medialaw.org/events/conferences/171-london-conference-archive. 

August 9, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley took part in a panel, "Student Media, J-School Newsrooms and Class Publications: Can They Coexist?", at the AEJMC 2013 annual conference in Washington, DC.  She also organized and moderated two other panels on August 9: "Current Issues at the Federal Communications Commission: What's Likely to Change After the 2012 Election?" and "Freedom of Speech and the Press Around the World: Approaches to Reconciling Diverse Values."  Additional information is available online at http://dc13.aejmc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Friday-Aug-9.pdf

August 7, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley presented her paper, "The Future of Privileges for the Press" at a preconference session, "AEJMC Press Freedom Summit Workshop," at the AEJMC 2013 annual conference in Washington, DC.  Additional information is available online at http://dc13.aejmc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Wednesday-Aug-7.pdf

July 20, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on a panel, "Emerging Technology and Privacy Questions," at the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence Ninth Annual Judicial Symposium in Chicago on July 20. She delivered a paper, "Slippery Slopes and Uncharted Waters: Privacy Torts and Access Issues in the Digital Age," before an audience of approximately 150 state appellate judges.  Additional information is available online at http://nfje.net/.

May 30-31, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley was an invited participant in the Global Workshop on Data Uses and Impacts held in London, England. The conference included 30 regulators, industry officials, privacy advocates and academics who discussed the contours of a use-based model as an approach to data protection.  It was sponsored by the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research at Indiana University (http://cacr.iu.edu/about) and the Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University (http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/), and underwritten by The Privacy Projects (http://theprivacyprojects.org/). 

May 14, 2013– Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on a panel, "The New Media as an Advocate for Human Rights Reform in Colombia," at the 14th Annual Conference on Legal & Policy Issues in the Americas at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida. Additional information about the conference is available online at http://www.law.ufl.edu/academics/centers/cgr/conference.

April 11-12, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley chaired a discussion group considering the topic of “Privileges for the Press” at the Press Freedom Summit held at University of Oregon. She will write the report reflecting the panel's deliberations, which will be incorporated into a paper to be presented at the 2013 AEJMC Convention in Washington, D.C. in August.  Additional information is available online at http://journalism.uoregon.edu/pressfreedom/.

April 5-6, 2013 – Professor Jane Kirtley chaired a panel, Genocide and the Media, at the conference, “Representing Genocide: Media, Law and Scholarship,” at Mondale Hall on the University of Minnesota campus. After introducing the panel topic and the presenters, Professor Kirtley led the discussion following presentations from scholars from the University of Colorado, Carleton University, and the University of Minnesota.The event was co-sponsored by, among others, the SJMC and the Silha Center.  Additional information is available at http://www.chgs.umn.edu/news/centernews.php?entry=387454.

November 27, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley met with six journalists from the People's Republic of China on in the Silha Center at Murphy Hall, where she discussed issues relating to media ethics for bloggers, online journalists and new media organizations.  The visitors were sponsored by the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.

November 5, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley moderated three panel discussions as part of the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists for a half-day session on "Introduction to 2012 Election Issues in Minnesota":  "Amendment 1: Same-sex Marriage," "Amendment 2: Voter identification," and "Media and Policy: Discussion on 2012 Election Issues."

November 2, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on a panel "Privacy and Intrusion Upon Seclusion," at the Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association 2012 Annual Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She presented a paper, "Intrusion on Seclusion: A Quick Peek at U.S. Law."  Information about the conference is available online at
http://www.adidem.org/images/f/fd/Final_Agenda_2012_Ad_Idem_CMLA_Conference.pdf.

September 29, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist on "FOI/Open Records" at the Investigative Reporters and Editors Watchdog Workshop in Minneapolis.  Information about the workshop is available online at:
http://www.ire.org/events-and-training/event/354/.

September 21, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley appeared on a plenary panel, "Let's Get Real About Creating Public Value: Media, Markets, Taxes and Elective Politics," at a conference, "Creating Public Value in a Multi-Sector, Shared-Power World," sponsored by the Center for Integrative Leadership, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and Carlson School at the University of Minnesota. The conference was held at the Commons Hotel at the University of Minnesota, from September 20-22, 2012. Professor Kirtley was also the author of one of the foundation papers for the conference,"Media and Communications: Is the Public Value Test Consistent with the First Amendment?"  Information about the conference is available online at http://www.leadership.umn.edu/Public_Value.html.

August 9, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley was the discussant at a refereed paper research session sponsored by the Law and Policy Division at the AEJMC 2012 Annual Conference in Chicago. The session was "'Bad' Speakers & 'Bad' Speech: Libel, Prior Restraints and True Threats.”

August 8, 2012 – Prof. Jane Kirtley took part in two panels at the pre-conference workshop, "Journalism Programs as News Providers: Legal and Other Protections" at the AEJMC 2012 Annual Conference in Chicago.  The two panels were: "Pro-Journalism Legal Best Practices: Using the law and legal education to support journalism schools as news providers: Carnegie Media Law Task Force Recommendations," and "Legal representation and resources, including the role of media liability insurance, the general counsel's office, and school-based and outside legal resources."

June 20, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a panelist for "Media Law Reform 2.0: Advancing Press Freedom and Independent Media Around the World," sponsored by the Center for International Media Assistance at the National Endowment for Democracy and the International Senior Lawyers Project in Washington, DC. Additional information about her presentation is available online at
http://cima.ned.org/events/upcoming-events/media-law-reform-20-advancing-press-freedom-and-independent-media-around-worl.

May 4, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a speaker and moderate a panel, entitled "Toto, We're Not in Kansas ... But Google Is!: What happens when technology, big business, and individual rights collide," at the 25th Annual Media and the Law Seminar in Kansas City, Missouri, sponsored by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Media Law Committee and the University of Kansas School of Law. The panel discussed Google's plans to install ultra-high speed Internet access in Kansas City, Kansas, as its first "city of the future," and the implications for personal privacy and the traditional news media.  Additional information is available online at:
http://www.continuinged.ku.edu/programs/media_law/schedule.php.

February 16, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a speaker on a panel, "International Law After WikiLeaks" at a conference, The Media World After WikiLeaks and News of the World, sponsored by UNESCO and the World Press Freedom Committee, held at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris, France, on Feb. 16-17, 2012. Additional details about the conference are available online here:
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/events/calendar-of-events/events-websites/the-media-world-after-wikileaks-and-news-of-the-world/

And a video of the event is available online here:
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/events/calendar-of-events/events-websites/the-media-world-after-wikileaks-and-news-of-the-world/webcast-recordings/
Professor Kirtley's presentation appears in the16 February, Part 3 portion, about an hour into the video.

February 9, 2012 – Professor Jane Kirtley was a faculty member at the 15th Annual Media Advocacy Workshop, held in conjunction with the American Bar Association's Forum on Communications Law 17th annual conference at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Orlando, FL.  The workshop is an opportunity for young lawyers and advanced law students to argue dispositive motions in First Amendment cases and to conduct a pre-broadcast review.  Additional information about the conference is available online at: http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/marketing/communication_law/34799_abfctu_annual_conf_brochure_web.authcheckdam.pdf

December 5, 2011 – Professor Kirtley was a speaker at the "International Seminar on Access to Information" in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her presentation was entitled, "Federal FOIA in the United States: The Key to Open Government." The seminar was sponsored by the U.S. Consulate, the Brazilian National Association of Journalists, and UNESCO, and included speakers from Mexico, Scotland, the United States and Brazil. More information about the seminar is available online here: http://saopaulo.usconsulate.gov/news.html

Newspaper articles about the seminar are available online here:

Estado:

http://www.estadao.com.br/noticias/impresso,acesso-a-dados-publicos-exige-nova-cultura--,807162,0.htm?p=1

O Globo:

http://www.oglobodigital.com.br/sharings/4f63e61b4b684d121aa9

November 29, 2011 – Minneapolis, MN – Professor Kirtley, together with the SJMC's Nora Paul, discussed media law and ethics issues with seven Chinese journalists who were visiting the United States to study "New Media Journalism in the U.S." under the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.  Meeting took place in the Heggen Room at the University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Murphy Hall.

November 16, 2011 – Minneapolis, MN – Professor Kirtley moderated a panel discussion on the landmark Supreme Court case, Near v. Minnesota, as part of the Minnesota Liberty Tree program.

November 10, 2011 – New York, NY – Professor Kirtley served as the principal speaker and then participated as a panelist discussing "Privacy Protection and Related Developments in Internet Law" at the Practising Law Institute's Communications Law in the Digital Age 2011 conference. Additional information is available online at http://www.pli.edu/Content/_/N-1z135auZ4k.

November 5, 2011 – Montreal, Canada – Professor Kirtley appeared on a panel, "Social Media: New Challenges and Opportunities," on at the 2011 Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association Conference.  Additional information is available online at http://www.adidem.org/images/d/d5/2011_conference_agenda.pdf

August 9, 2011 - Professor Kirtley appeared on two pre-conference panels on "Freedom of Information Around the World" at the 2011 AEJMC convention in St. Louis, MO: "Freedom of Information as a Human Right," and "Freedom of Information Laws and Policies around the World are Compared," where she discussed recent developments in FOI law in Europe and Eurasia.
http://amic.org.sg/blog/2011/06/01/aejmc-pre-conference-panels-freedom-of-information-around-the-world/

June 15, 2011 – Spoke about "Ethical responsibilities and legal rights of new media in a democratic society" at the "Blogging for Political and Social Change" program convened at the University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The event, organized by Nora Paul of the Minnesota Journalism Center, hosted 20 international bloggers who had been brought to the United States by the U.S. State Department.

June 11, 2011 – Was both presenter and moderator at Full Exposure: Images to Change the Future Photography Symposium 2011.  The symposium covered ethical issues arising from photographers' work.  For further information, visit the website for the University of Minnesota’s Landscape Arboretum at http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/photosymposium2011.aspx.

June 10, 2011 - Was moderator and panelist for a seminar entitled “In Trouble Online: Social Media and the Law” at Clarion Legal in Eagan, MN.  Further details about the seminar are available online at http://www.clarionlegal.com/index.cfm?page=upcomingcle#introubleonline.

February 8,  2011 – Participated in a panel with the Minnesota State Bar Association's Art and Entertainment Law, Communications Law and Computer and Technology Law discussing hand-held devices and privacy issues.  Subscribers to Minnesota Lawyer can login to their account and view the article here: http://minnlawyer.com/2011/02/18/bar-panel-discusses-technology-privacy/.

January 13, 2011 – Was a panelist for "A FOIA in the House?: Two Critical Supreme Court Cases for the Environmental and Energy Lawyer," a "Quick Teleconference" sponsored by the Constitutional Law committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy and Resources.

November 11, 2010 – New York, NY, Prof. Jane Kirtley took part in a panel discussion, entitled “Privacy Protection, Safety and Security” at the PLI Communications Law in the Digital Age 2010 conference.

November 6, 2010 – Toronto, CA, appeared on a panel, entitled “Protecting Freedom of Expression in Public Debate,” where she presented her paper, “SLAPPing Back: A Perspective on Protecting Public Debate, from the U.S.A.” at the 2010 Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association Conference.
October 4, 2010 – Organized and moderated a panel, “Mining Facebook, Twitter, Etc.: The Ethical Side of It,” on at the Society of Professional Journalists National Journalism Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
August 5, 2010 – Denver, CO, appeared on the panel, “Is the Communications Decency Act Protecting Indecency?” at the 93rd Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

August 4, 2010 – Denver, CO, organized and moderated the panel, “Criminal Libel: A 15th Century Crime for the 21st Century,” at the 93rd Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

August 3, 2010 – Denver, CO, appeared on the panel, “Grappling with Legal Risks and Other Challenges” at the workshop, “Journalism Schools as News Providers: Challenges and Opportunities,” at the 93rd Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

May 20-21, 2010 – St. Petersburg, FL, was an invited participant at “/The Edge of Change/ Colloquium” at the Poynter Institute. Professor Kirtley contributed a chapter to the book, /The Edge of Change: Women in the 21st Century Press/, published in October 2009, which was the basis for the colloquium.

March 25, 2010 – Was a panelist at a forum, entitled "Rights & Wrongs: Achieving Civil Discourse," at Butler University’s Center for Citizenship and Community in Indianapolis, Indiana. Professor Kirtley was one of three panelists who discussed the interrelationships among freedom of speech, civility, and the safety of a community. More information about the forum is available here.

April 23, 2010 – Kansas City, MO, served on the panel “LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Oh My! The Ethical Dangers of Social Networking for Attorneys,” at the 23rd Annual Media and the Law Seminar.

January 20, 2010 – Was a faculty member and panelist for the American Bar Association's teleconference, "Data Privacy Breaches and U.S. Data Security Laws:  New Worries, New Rules, New Roles for Counsel."  Her oral presentation and course materials addressed attorneys' ethical responsibilities when advising clients, including competence, confidentiality, and preventing destruction of evidence. http://www.abanet.org/tips/cle/calendar.html

December 4, 2009 – St. Paul, MN, was a panelist at the "Minnesota Summit to Prevent Sexual Violence: The High Cost of Sexual Violence: It Is Your Business." The panel was "Integrated Leadership:  The Bottom Line is Prevention: Your role in sexual violence prevention," and Prof. Kirtley's topic was "The Media."  The summit took place at the TIES Building in St. Paul, Minnesota.

October 16, 2009 – Minneapolis, MN, served on the "Internet Privacy, Anonymity, and Free Speech" panel at the 2009 Minnesota Law Review Symposium, "Cyberspace and the Law: Privacy, Property, and Crime in the Virtual Frontier." The symposium was held at the University of Minnesota Law School. Professor Kirtley's presentation was titled, "Mask, Shield and Sword: Should the Journalist's Privilege Protect the Identity of Anonymous Posters to News Media Web Sites?"

November 7, 2009 – Montreal, Quebec, was a panelist at the Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association Annual Conference. Professor Kirtley appeared on the "New Media" panel, and prepared a paper, "Anonymity, Privacy and Other Perils of the Internet: A Perspective from the U.S.A," which was included in the conference materials.

August 7, 2009 – Boston, MA, organized, moderated, and presented at a panel, “20 Years of ‘Personal Privacy': The Legacy of Department of Justice v. Reporters Committee,” co-sponsored by the Law and History Divisions, at the AEJMC Annual Convention..

June 26, 2009 – San Juan, Puerto Rico, appeared on a panel, “Online Journalism Ethics and Law,” on at the 27th Annual National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention.

June 6, 2009 – Minneapolis, MN, moderated a panel discussion on “Financial Transparency” at the National Freedom of Information Coalition's 2009 Summit.

April 28, 2009 – Washington, DC, served on a panel, “The Future of Privacy Protection,” at a conference at the American University's Washington College of Law.

February 25, 2009 – Minneapolis, MN, conducted a seminar for the 2008-09 Humphrey Law Fellows. The topic was: “The Role of Media in the 21st Century Democratic World.”

February 7, 2009 – Scottsdale, Arizona, was a panelist discussing “Hot Issues in Ethics” at the ABA Forum on Communications Law 14th Annual Conference. http://www.abanet.org/forums/communication/pdfs/ABFC_Conference_WEB.pdf

November 14, 2008 – New York, NY, served on a panel entitled “Reporters Privilege and Anonymous Speech” at the Practising Law Institute's annual conference, Communications Law in the Digital Age. http://www.pli.edu/product/seminar_detail.asp?id=38907

October 2, 2008 – Minneapolis, MN, moderated a panel discussion on the art and ethics of documentaries at the screening of “Chicago 10,” at the Walker Art Center. Panelists included the filmmaker Brett Morgen and local documentarian Matt Ehling. More information: http://calendar.walkerart.org/event.wac?id=4625

September 16, 2008 – Lexington, KY, served on a panel, entitled, “Who is a Journalist?” at the University of Kentucky's annual First Amendment Celebration. Her appearance was sponsored by the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center.

August 6, 2008 – Chicago, IL, served on a panel entitled, “Advocacy Journalism or Public Relations: (Re)Defining the Values of News,” cosponsored by the Media Ethics and Newspaprers Divisions, on at the AEJMC Annual Convention. More information: http://www.aejmc.org/_events/convention/08program/wed.pdf

June 21, 2008 – Freetown, Sierra Leone, served on a panel entitled “Ethics and the Law,” as part of a symposium for reporters. Prof. Kirtley was visiting Sierra Leone on a “Speaker and Specialist” grant from the U.S. Department of State. During her visit, Prof. Kirtley delivered lectures and appeared on panels where she discussed media law and media ethics in an emerging democracy. More information at: http://news.sl/drwebsite/publish/article_20058889.shtml and http://www.cottontreenews.org/content/view/778/2/.

June 5, 2008 – Minneapolis, MN, together with Washington, DC-based attorney Jon Hart, Prof. Jane Kirtley conducted a workshop on Internet law at the “A Passion for Place: New Pamphleteers/New Reporters” conference at the University of Minnesota. More information: http://www.mediagiraffe.org/wiki/index.php/Jtm-mn-skype

May 15, 2008 – San Francisco, CA, served on a panel, “Legal Ethical Issues Created by Today's 24/7 Sports Media World,” at the Sports Lawyers Association 2008 annual conference. More information: http://www.sportslaw.org/conferences/2008brochure.pdf

April 21, 2008 – Washington, DC, conducted a digital video workshop with Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu in Columbo, Sri Lanka. The workshop on Media Ethics was conducted from the World Bank's Washington, DC studios for journalists in Sri Lanka.

April 13, 2008 – Las Vegas, NV, was a panelist for “First Amendment/Newsgathering: Who, Which and What's It” at the American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law conference, “Representing Your Local Broadcaster: A Wrinkle in Time.” More information http://www.abanet.org/forums/communication/docs/15134_Program5.pdf

March 29, 2008 – Los Angeles, CA, participated in a panel, “Understanding the Media Ecosystem” at the “Media Re:public - Participatory Media - Surveying the Field in 2008” conference at USC Annenberg School for Communication. More information: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/node/4037

February 24, 2008 – St. Paul, MN, was a “contributing expert” at the “New Media, New Standards? Ethics in Online Journalism” program sponsored by Minnesota Pro Chapter of SPJ, the Silha Center, the Minnesota Journalism Center, and other groups on at the UBS Forum at Minnesota Public Radiol. More information: http://www.mnspj.org/2008/02/24/save-the-date/

February 15, 2008 – Boca Raton, Florida, was a panelist and facilitator for a workshop, “Hot Issues in Ethics” at the American Bar Association's Forum on Communications Law 13th Annual Conference.
November 8, 2007 – New York, NY, appeared on a panel, “Newsgathering, Right of Privacy and Related Torts” at the Practising Law Institute's annual Communications Law conference.

November 3, 2007 – Toronto, Canada, took part in a panel discussion, “What trouble is on the horizon? International Developments” at the 2007 Annual Conference of Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association.

http://www.adidem.org
October 26, 2007 – Los Angeles, CA, appeared on a panel, entitled “Applying Old-Age Laws to a New-Age Internet,”at the California First Amendment Coalition's 12th Annual Free Speech and Open Government Assembly at the USC Annenberg School for Communication. More information is available at: http://www.cfac.org/content/2007_program.pdf

September 20, 2007 – Gainesville, FL, appeared on a panel, entitled “Hit the Ground Running: FOI Advice from the Experts,” at the Florida FOI Summit marking the 30th Anniversary of the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida.

August 11, 2007 – Washington, DC: Took part in a panel, entitled: “A Class in Privilege Then and Now: Is There Any Change?,” at the AEJMC Annual convention. The panel discussed trends in the developing law of reporter's privilege, including the proposed federal shield law.

August 9, 2007 – Washington, DC: Took part in a panel, entitled: “Of Propaganda, Patriotism and Patronage: The Legal, Ethical and Practical Implications of Journalists Working with Government Agencies,” at the AEJMC Annual convention. The panel addressed issues arising from journalists at El Nuevo Herald in Miami simultaneously working for the U.S. government-sponsored Radio Marti and TV Marti.

May 4, 2007 – Kansas City, Missouri, appeared on a panel, “The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship? - Privacy and Technology Intersect” at the 20th Annual Media and the Law Seminar, “A Media Lawyer's Guide to the Galaxy.” The conference was sponsored by the University of Kansas School of Law, University of Kansas- Continuing Education, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the ABA TIPS Media, Privacy and Defamation Law committee. More information is avaiable online at: http://www.continuinged.ku.edu/programs/ml/agenda.php
March 20, 2007 – Apple Valley, MN, was a panelist for “Privacy - What must we give up? - The interplay between our rights and our security,” sponsored by the National Honor Society at Eastview High School. Other panelists included Associate Justice G. Barry Anderson (of the Minnesota Supreme Court) and former FBI special agent Coleen Rowley. More information is available online at: http://www.district196.org/evhs/today/daily/March07/3-20-07.htm

March 8, 2007 – Columbus, OH, was a panelist for the Federalist Society panel, “Journalists Under Fire: Is a 'Journalists Privilege' Needed to Protect the Flow of Information Between Reporters and their Sources?” More information is available online at: http://www.fed-soc.org/calendar/lawyerdivision.htm

February 27 - March 2, 2007 – Murfreesboro, TN, was a designated “elder” and delegate to the U.S. Media Ethics Summit. More information is available online at: http://www.mtsu.edu/~masscomm/ethics/ethics_index.html
February 17, 2007 – Minneapolis, MN, conducted a breakout session, “All the Law Allows: Is There Life After Hosty?” discussing legal issues facing scholastic journalists at the Associated Collegiate Press “Best of the Midwest” convention. More information is available online at: http://www.studentpress.org/acp/

February 9, 2007 – Key Largo, FL, was a panelist and facilitator at a workshop, "Hot Issues in Ethics" at the American Bar Association's Forum on Communications Law 12th Annual Conference, which took place Feb. 8-10, 2007.
The Conference brochure is available on the Forum's website at: http://www.abanet.org/forums/communication/home.html

January 27 and 28, 2007 – Minneapolis, MN, took part in post-performance panel discussions after the staged reading of the play, “In Darfur” at the Guthrie Theater. She addressed the media ethics issues raised in the play. Details about the play, written as a collaboration between playwright Winter Miller and NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, appear in the Star-Tribune story below and at www.guthrietheater.org.

January 18-19, 2007 – Washington, DC, was an invited participant at the ASNE (American Society of Newspaper Editors) First Amendment Summit. Prof. Kirtley was also one of a smaller group that met on January 19 to continue the discussion on dealing with current threats to press freedom, including subpoenas and the possibility of criminal prosecution under the espionage laws. More information is available online at: http://www.asne.org/index.cfm?id=6417

December 12, 2006 – Eagan, MN, appeared on a panel, “National Security and Its Effects on Civil Liberties” moderated by Prof. Arthur R. Miller of Harvard Law School at Thomson West Publishing's Town Hall Auditorium. More information is available online at http://westlegaledcenter.com/

November 17, 2006 – Stillwater, OK, moderated a panel discussion, “Church and State: Is There Really a Separation?” at the 8th Annual First Amendment Congress at Oklahoma State University. More information is available online a t http://www.odl.state.ok.us/fyi/foi/

November 13, 2006 – Minneapolis, MN, moderated a panel, “Sources' Rights: Who would a Federal Reporters' Shield Law Protect?” for the University of Minnesota chapter of SPJ, held at Coffman Union's Presidents Room. More information is available online at: http://www.umnspj.org

November 9, 2006 – New York, NY, was a panelist at the Practicing Law Institute's Communications Law 2006 conference on November 9-10, 2006 in New York City. She appeared on the panel, “Newsgathering, Right of Privacy and Related Torts.”

September 29, 2006 – Alexandria, VA, was a panelist at the “Media Law Conference: Protecting the First Amendment in Challenging Times,” sponsored by the Media Law Resource Center, the Newspaper Association of America, and the National Association of Broadcasters. The panel was “The Next Big Thing -- Hot Issues for 2007 and Beyond.” More details at http://sitecore.naa.org/conferences/medialaw06/program.html

September 26, 2006 – Washington, DC, was a panelist at the American Society of Access Professionals (ASAP) Annual Symposium. The panel was "FOIA in its 40th Year Goes Around the World." More details are available online at: http://www.accesspro.org/symposium2006/index.html

September 16, 2006 – Kansas City, MO, was a panelist on the “Edith Wortman Blue Ribbon Panel: The First Amendment and You” at the Association for Women in Communications Professional Conference. More information is available online at: http://www.womcom.org/AWCConferences/2006/KSC/awards/edith_wortman_award.htm

August 24, 2006 - Chicago, IL, was a panelist at the National Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Convention and National Journalism Conference. The panel was “FOIA 40 Years Later.” More information is available online at: www.spj.org/c-p20.asp

August 11, 2006 – Tulsa, OK, was a panelist at the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) 22nd Annual Convention, speaking on “Free Press in Indian Country: Dreams and Reality.” Additional information is available online at www.naja.com/programs/convention.

August 3, 2006 – San Francisco, CA, took part in two panels at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual conference: “FOIA Celebtrates its 40th Anniversary: A Promise Fulfilled or a Bureaucratic Roadblock?” sponsored by the Law and Newspaper Divisions, and “Questioning Whether to be Neutral on a Moving Train: What Should Journalism and Mass Communication Educators Do in Response to Attacks on the Press?” sponsored by the JHistory Internet Group. More information is available online at: http://www.aejmc.org/.

June 29, 2006 – Was one of two lecturers conducting a teleseminar, “Government Organizations: The Freedom of Information Act and the Importance of Transparency” for the Public Affairs and Government Section of the Public Relations Society of American (PRSA). Information about the teleseminar is available online at http://www.prsa.org/rits/Files/File/Public_Affairs_and_Government/062906flier.pdf .

April 30, 2006 – Minneapolis, MN, was a panelist at the 4th annual Gary Klott Ethics Symposium at the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) annual conference. The title of the panel was: “Short Sellers and the Media: the use (and misuse) of negative tips to newspeople.” More information is available online at: http://www.sabew.org

April 4, 2006 – Murfreesboro, TN, moderated a panel, "Fabrication and Plagiarism," at a conference, "Fact and Fiction in Journalism: Fabrication, Plagiarism and Confidential Sources," sponsored by the John Seigenthaler Chair of Excellence in First Amendment Studies at the Colllge of Mass Communications at Middle Tennessee State University. Panelists included Joann Byrd (former Washington Post ombudsman), Bill Hilliard (former editor of the Portland Oregonian), John Hillkirk (executive editor of USA Today), and Jonathan Landman (New York Times). The three-day conference took place from April 4-6, 2006. More information is available at: http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/519080/

February 20, 2006 – Minneapolis, MN, moderated a panel discussion for the event, “The End of Journalism: Why News Still Matters,” held at Coffman Memorial Union on the University of Minnesota Campus. Panelists included Bill Kovach, Chair of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, Ted Canova, former News Director for Fox-9/UPN 29 (Twin Cities), Dave Kansas, Editor, Money Section of the Wall Street Journal, and Nora Paul, Director of the Institute for New Media Studies, University of Minnesota. More information is available online at: http://www.silha.umn.edu/events.htm

February 10, 2006 – Boston, MA, moderated a panel, entitled "Protecting Sources by Going to Jail: Is There a Better Way?" at the New England Press Association's 2006 Convention and Trade Show. Prof. Kirtley substituted for Paul McMasters, who was unable to attend for health reasons. Among the panelists was Lee Levine, the 2001 Silha Lecturer. More information is available online at: www.nepa.org

February 8, 2006 – Spokane, WA, was a panelist on the The Washington News Council's Public Forum on the Spokane Spokesman-Review ' s Jim West Coverage. Over 250 people attended the panel discussion, which was broadcast throughout the state of Washington on February 15, 2006 . More information is available online at: http://www.wanewscouncil.org/

December 2, 2005 – Oklahoma City, OK, served as the moderator for a Town Hall Talk: “How Do We Restore Our Own Credibility?” at the Southern Newspaper Publishers Foundation's conference, and for another talk, “Ethics: New Threats; New Frontiers ” held at The Oklahoman. Click here to view the conference program.

November 10, 2005 – New York, NY, appeared on a panel, “Newsgathering, Right of Privacy, and Related Torts” at the Practising [sic] Law Institute's Communication Law 2005 conference.

October 18, 2005 – Washington, DC, was a panelist at the NABEF National Freedom of Speech Week program, “Freedom of Speech: Do the Same Press Rules Apply in a Changing Media Landscape?” at the National Press Club. More details are available at http://www.nabef.org/freespeech/agenda.htm
October 18, 2005 – a short write-up about the panel appeared in the National Journal's Technology Daily, PM Edition.

October 16, 2005 – Las Vegas, NV, was a panelist at the SPJ National Convention. Prof. Kirtley appeared on the panel, “Challenges to a Free Press,” from 3:45-5 p.m. More details are available at http://www.spj.org/convention_prog.asp

October 8, 2005 – Took part in a post-screening discussion of the new film, “Good Night, and Good Luck,” at its Twin Cities premiere at the Walker Art Center. Other participants in the discussion were David Strathairn, the actor who portrayed Edward R. Murrow in the film, and Chuck Samuelson, executive director of the ACLU of Minnesota. More information is available online at: http://calendar.walkerart.org/event.wac?id=2373

September 30-October 2, 2005 – Oxfordshire, UK, was one of only two invited participants from the United States at a conference, “Freedom and Security: an appropriate balance?” convened by the Ditchley Foundations at Ditchley Park. http://www.ditchley.co.uk/calendar/index.htm

September 19-20, 2005 – London, UK, gave a short presentation critiquing the new UK Freedom of Information law, as an invited delegate to the Media Law Resource Center's London Conference. More information is available online at: http://www.medialaw.org/Template.cfm?Section=Events

August 19, 2005 – Minneapolis, MN, appeared on a panel, “Ethics, Schmethics -- What's Going Wrong?” at the Asian American Journalists Association 17th Annual National Convention at the Hyatt Regency hotel. More information is available online at: www.aaja.org/programs/convention

August 11, 2005 – San Antonio, TX, AEJMC 88th Annual Convention: at a pre-convention half-day workshop, “Court-ing News: Essentials for Journalists and Those Who Teach Them to Cover the Courts,” Professor Kirtley appeared on the panel for Session II, “The Trial and Instructions: Law versus What Media Represent."

August 9, 2005 – San Antonio, TX, AEJMC 88th Annual Convention: appeared on a panel, "Freedom of Information and Scientific Data Post 9/11."

May 13, 2005 – St. Paul, MN, was a panelist at the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated “Talk Show Conference” held May 13, 2005 at Minnesota Public Radio. The topic was “What makes a good talk show guest?” More information is available online at: http://www.prndi.org/

April 15, 2005 – Los Angeles, CA, was a panelist at the American Bar Association's Seventh Annual Conference, “The Golden State of ADR.” The panel was titled: “Dealing with the Press in Multi-Party, Environmental Disputes: Challenges with Confidentiality.”

April 9, 2005 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada – panelist at the Media and the Law Seminar 2005 (" Delivering the Message: Is the Public Well Served?" ) held by the Law Society of Alberta on April 9, 2005. The topic of the panel was: "You Be the Judge: How Well is the Public Informed by the Justice System and the Media?" More information is available online at: http://www.lawsocietyalberta.com/news/eventsawards.cfm

March 17, 2005 – Washington, DC, Participant in Roundtable at the 5th Annual Hurley Symposium, "The Seduction of Secrecy: Toward Better Access to Government Information on the Record" at the National Press Club on March 17, 2005. The symposium was covered by C-SPAN and aired on C-SPAN 2 on March 18, 2005 . The Editor & Publisher article, “ Panel Discussion on Anonymous Sourcing Coming to National Press Club,” by Joe Strupp, provides a preview. The article is available online at: http://editorandpublisher.com/eandp/search/article_display.jsp?schema=&vnu_content_id=1000815671 . Much more information, including a PODcast, transcript, etc., can be retrieved from http://www.journalism.missouri.edu/news/releases/2005/related/hurley-symposium-2005.html

March 16, 2005 – Arlington, VA, was a panelist on "Access and the Courts" at the 2005 National FOI Day conference, "Congress and the Courts: Confronting Secrecy," at the Freedom Forum. Details at: http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=15000
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March 3, 2005 – Miami, FL, was a panelist for “Journalists Under Fire,” presented as part of Communication Week 2005 at the University of Miami. More information is available online at: http://com.miami.edu/events/CommWeek05/thursdaym3.htm .

January 14-15, 2005 – Boca Raton, FL, was a facilitator for two separate workshops on “Hot Issues in Ethics” at the 10 th Annual Conference of the American Bar Association's Forum on Communications Law.

February 3-4, 2005 – Paris, France, was a panelist for Session 2: “Between Security and Openness: Should There Be Limits to Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Information?” at the International Conference on Freedom of Expression in Cyberspace, a UNESCO thematic meeting for the World Summit on the Information Society. Kirtley was also a participant at other events at the conference. The conference was held at UNESCO's headquarters.

November 20, 2004 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – presented a paper, “Plus Ca Change, Plus C'est La Meme Chose: A Reflection on the Reporter's Privilege in the United States, 1995-2004,” as part of the “International Developments:” panel at the Canadian National Media Law Conference.

November 18, 2004 – New York, NY, was a panelist on “Newsgathering, Right of Privacy and Related Torts: at the Practising Law Institute's Communications Law 2004 Conference.

October 25, 2004 – Minneapolis, MN, was a panelist for “Indecency in the Media” at the Minnesota Broadcasters Association Annual Conference.

October 8, 2004 – Eugene, OR, a presentation, “Comity, Shmomity: Will U.S. Courts Continue to Refuse to Enforce Foreign Libel Judgments?" was part of a panel, "Exporting the First Amendment Abroad: Sullivan 's Global Impact," at a conference, " New York Times v. Sullivan Forty Years After: Its Impact on Freedom of the Press in the United States and Abroad" at the University of Oregon in Eugene. The conference was co-sponsored by the University of Oregon 's School of Journalism and Communication and by the School of Law . http://jcomm.uoregon.edu/sullivan/

October 1, 2004 – Chicago, IL, appeared on a panel, "What Do E-Voting Machines Know About My Vote?" at a symposium, "E-lection 2004: Is E-voting Ready for Prime Time?" sponsored by the Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law at the John Marshall Law School, a link to which can be found at http://evoting.jmls.edu September 11, 2004 – New York , NY , appeared on a panel, “Fair Press vs. Free Trial,” at the 2004 Society of Professional Journalists National Convention in New York City .

August 7, 2004 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Appeared on the panel “Contemporary Libel Law and the Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan” at the annual AEJMC convention.

August 6, 2004 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Appeared on the panel “A Conflict of Laws: American Media Coverage of Canadian Crimes,” at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention.

May 16, 2004 – Indianapolis, IN, attended SDX Foundation Board meeting. May 9-11, 2004 – Washington DC , was an invited participant at the Inter American Press Association's Hemisphere Summit of National Congresses of the Americas on Freedom of the Press.

April 17, 2004 – Troutdale, OR, appeared on a panel, “Spotlight on ethics: How hard can it be to tell the truth?” at the SPJ Region 10 Conference.

April 16, 2004 – Portland, OR, conducted a workshop on current freedom of information issues for the staff of The Oregonian .

March 27, 2004 – Bloomington, MN, was a panelist for “Media Ethics: Making the Tough Calls” at the Midwest Journalism Conference.

January 23, 2004 – Boca Raton, FL, was a panelist for a plenary session, "Let the Sunshine In: The Promise of the Internet, The Threat to Personal Privacy, and Florida 's Unique Approach" at the American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law's 9th Annual Conference.

November 20-21, 2003 – Columbus, OH, spoke at the National Conference Addressing Issues Related to Celebratory Riots, co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota, Ohio State University, and the U.S. Justice Department. She appeared on a panel on Nov. 20, "The CIty Government Perspective on Celebratory Riots," and discussed the role of the news media prior, during and after riots. Visit http://studentaffairs.osu.edu/riots/ for more information.

November 13, 2003 – New York, NY, appeared on the “Access” panel at the Practising Law Institute's annual Communications Law conference.

November 1, 2003 – Minneapolis, MN, appeared on a panel for a public forum on the USA PATRIOT Act sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Minneapolis held at the Women's Club of Minneapolis. http://www.lwvmpls.org

October 29, 2003 – Orono, ME, was a panelist for the William S. Cohen Papers Forum, “The Media Threatened? Protecting the Free Flow of Information,” at the University of Maine. Presented “The Perils of Privilege: The Role of the Citizen-Journalist in a Democratic Society.” http://www.library.umaine.edu/cohen/forum.htm

October 9, 2003 – Denver, CO, wrote and acted as the interlocutor for a "Fred Friendly" -style seminar, "Media Ethics in Wartime," for 25 high school teachers. The program was part of a series called "The High School Ethics Project," sponsored by the Center for Education in Law and Democracy in Denver. Panelists included Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Russ Carparelli; Denver Post reporter Gwen Florio; Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Leone; and media lawyer Christopher Beall.

September 11, 2003 – Tampa , FL , attended the board meeting for the SDX Foundation at the national Society of Professional Journalists convention.

August 2, 2003 - was a panelist at the AEJMC Annual Convention in Kansas City, "Cinching the Cloak of Secrecy: Framing Freedom of Information as a National Security Threat."

August 1, 2003 - appeared on a panel, "Post 9-11: Public Records and the Privacy Debate" at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) 30th annual meeting in Washington, DC..

June 26-28, 2003 - New York, NY, was a panelist discussing the proposed Global Internet Freedom Act at a conference on "Press Freedom on the Internet," sponsored by the World Press Freedom Committee and the Communications and Media Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. For additional information go to http://www.wpfc.org/index.jsp?page=Internet%20Press%20Freedom%20Conference.

May 17, 2003 - Nashville, TN, was a panelist for "Homeland Security: Secrets in America" at the National Freedom of Information Coalition/SPJ Sunshine Project Annual Conference. More information is available online at http://www.nfoic.org/Meetings.html.

April 11-12, 2003 - Dallas, TX, was one of two instructors, with Professor Susan Ross of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University, to speak at the "Freedom of the Press Seminar" at the First Amendment Institute.

April 5, 2003 - Cleveland, OH, was a panelist on April 5 for "Personal Liberty in an Era of Terrorism," at the Thirteenth Meeting of the Judicial Conference of the Eighth Judicial Circuit. One of her co-panelists was Ken Starr, the special prosecutor in the Whitewater probe.

March 14, 2003 - Arlington, VA, was a panelist at the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center's National FOI Day Conference. Her panel, "The Courts: Are They the Answer?" was moderated by attorney Lee Levine, the 2001 Silha Lecturer. More information available online at http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=6504.

February 20, 2003 - Minneapolis, MN, was a panelist for "Remember 9-11: The Media and the 'War on Terror'" held at Coffman Memorial Union. SJMC Director Albert Tims moderated the panel discussion that included Kirtley, James Druckman of the Political Science department, and Scott Libin, SJMC Cowles Fellow and former news director at KSTP-TV.

December 10, 2002 - Minneapolis - met with Lakshman Kumar Upadhyaya of Tribhuvan University Law Faculty, Kathmandu, Nepal. He was visiting the University of Minnesota under a Fulbright program while working with Human Rights Center of the Law School.

November 16, 2002 - Toronto - was a panelist for "Anti-Terrorism: Subpoenas, Sources, and Access - International Developments Affecting the Media," at the 2002 National Media Law Conference sponsored by Ad Idem, the Canadian media lawyers' association.

November 14, 2002 - New York - appeared on the "Access" panel at the Practising Law Institute's Communication Law 2002 conference.

October 22, 2002 - Minneapolis - met with nine World Press Institute Fellows with Professor Kathleen Hansen, director of the Minnesota Journalism Center, to be briefed about journalism education in the United States. The countries represented by Fellows this year were: Australia, Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Japan, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda.

October 6, 2002 - Minneapolis - was a panelist for "Terrorism: The First Amendment and Responsible Journalism -- The Delicate Balance," at the 109th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

September 17, 2002 - Minneapolis - Six journalists from Armenia attended Professor Kirtley's Mass Communication Law class. Their visit was facilitated by the Minnesota International Center.

September 10, 2002 - Minneapolis - Ten journalists from Germany attended Professor Kirtley's Mass Communication Law class. Their visit was facilitated by the Minnesota International Center.

September 25, 2002 - Alexandria, Va. - panelist on "Posted No Journalists: Newsgathering Laws in Foreign Countries at the 2002 NAA/NAB/LDRC Libel Conference, "Searching for the First Amendment." Additional information is posted online at http://www.naa.org/ppolicy/legal/libel02/program.html.

August 12, 2002 - Minneapolis - panelist on "Kids and Sex: Are Media Promoting Debate or Peddling Fear? A Conversation with Judith Levine, author of Harmful to Minors." The panel took place at The Open Book, and was sponsored by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, Minnesota, and Ruminator Books.

August 10, 2002 - Washington, D.C. - panelist on "Will September 11 Change the American Constitution?" The panel was moderated by Harvard Law professor Arthur Miller at the American Bar Association's annual meeting. The panel was carried broadcast live and repeated at later dates on C-SPAN. The video can be viewed at http://www.cspan.org/laws_courts.

August 6, 2002 - Miami - moderator for a panel, "Arresting Facts about Crime Coverage," part of a pre-convention workshop, "Covering Crime: A Multi-Dimensional Workshop" at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference.

July 26, 2002 - Denver - panelist for "The Electronic Trail: Perils of Policymakers and Private Citizens" at the National Conference of State Legislatures annual meeting, " Summit for America."

June 24, 2002 - hosted seven Armenian journalists at the Silha Center to discuss media law and media ethics. The journalists were in the United States under the auspices of the State Department's International Visitor Program, and their visit was facilitated by the Minnesota International Center.

June 21, 2002 - Washington, D.C., panelist at a plenary session, "The Role of the Press and the Judicial System" at the Inter American Press Association's Hemisphere Summit on Justice and Freedom of the Press in the Americas. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was the keynote speaker and participated in the panel which immediately followed his remarks. The program was taped by C-SPAN for broadcast at a future date. For more information, go to http://www.sipiapa.org. Pictures of Professor Kirtley's presentation at the event are available at: http://www.bigwood.biz/SIP/pages/IAPA097.htm and http://www.bigwood.biz/SIP/index_6.htm.

June 13, 2002 - San Diego, Calif., panelist for "Ethics: Going to Jail for Your Journalism" at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists 20th Annual Convention in San Diego.

April 29, 2002 - Olympia, Wash., served as moderator for "The First Amendment in America Today: Can a 200-Year-Old Absolutist Right be Applied in the 21st Century?" as part of the First Amendment Forum at Evergreen State College.

April 19, 2002 - Kansas City, Mo., panelist on two panels for the 15th Annual Seminar, Media and the Law 2002: "Ethical Dilemmas Every Media Lawyer Encounters," and "Balancing National Security Concerns with the Public's Right to Know and Individuals' Rights of Privacy." The seminar was sponsored by the University of Kansas Continuing Education program.

April 5, 2002 - Bloomington, Minn., panelist for "On the Security Front," at the Midwest Journalism Conference.

March 22-23, 2002 - Houston, Texas, was one of two faculty for the "Freedom of the Press" seminar of the First Amendment Institute.

March 15, 2002 - Roanoke, Va., appeared on the "FOI and Privacy" panel at the Virginia Press Association/Associated Press 2002 Winter Conference, "Ground Zero in the Newsroom: Covering the Homefront in the War on Terror."

February 20, 2002 - Minneapolis, led a seminar, "Careers in Media Law," at the University of Minnesota Law School.

February 15-16, 2002 - Boca Raton, Fla, was facilitator for two sessions on "Hot Issues in Ethics," at the American Bar Association's Forum Committee on Communications Law conference.

February 7, 2002 - St. Paul, Minn., debated the topic "Civil Liberties," with former Justice Department attorney William Michael Jr., at Metropolitan State University.

December 12, 2001 – Minneapolis was a panelist for "First Amendment Rights in the Wake of September 11, 2001," moderated by Harvard law Professor Arthur Miller. The program was sponsored by West Group and All District Legal Education as a continuing legal education course for attorneys.

November 16, 2001 – Washington, D.C., was a panelist for "The First Amendment and Technology," part of the symposium, "The First Amendment: New Challenges for a Changed World," presented by the Media Institute's Cornerstone Project.

November 8, 2001 – New York, was a panelist on "Cyberliability and the Internet," at the Practising Law Institute's annual Communications Law conference.

October 22, 2001 – Minneapolis, participated in a panel, "Terror! Media Coverage of September 11 and the Aftermath," at Cowles Auditorium, an event cosponsored by the Minnesota Professional Chapter of SPJ, SJMC's Minnesota Journalism Center and the Silha Center. A complete audio recording of the event is available on the Minnesota Public Radio's web site at http://news.mpr.org/features/200110/23_helmsm_media/index.shtml.

October 22, 2001 – Minneapolis, gave a presentation on the First Amendment and the September 11 aftermath to a group of 10 international journalists who visited SJMC under the auspices of the World Press Institute.

October 20, 2001 – Minneapolis, participated in two panels at the National Writers Union, Twin Cities Local Conference, "The WOW (Who Owns What) Conference: Intellectual Property in the New Millennium." The panels were entitled, "Ideal Legal Protection for IP in the Wake of Tasini v. The New York Times," and "Intellectual Property, Values & Ethics." The Web site for the National Writers Union can be found at www.nwu-tc.org.

October 16, 2001 – Minneapolis, met with two journalists and an attorney from Swaziland at the Silha Center. The visitors were exploring the possibility of the creation of a news council in their home country.

October 11, 2001 – Minneapolis, conducted a seminar for members of the University of Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists. The topic of the seminar was government secrecy in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

October 4-5, 2001 – Bellevue, Wash., appeared on two panels, "Protecting Words and Pictures: Intellectual Property Rights" and "The Public vs. the Press," at the National Society of Professional Journalists convention.

September 25, 2001 – Minneapolis, presented "Basics of Press Law," at the Minnesota State High School Journalism Convention.

August 3, 2001 - Hong Kong, participated in panel discussion broadcast online by the Freedom Forum. The tape of the July 12 seminar, "Privacy Intrusion - Where to Draw the Line?" was co-hosted by the Hong Kong Journalists Association at the Freedom Forum Asian Center. Program was available online at http://www.freedomforum.org/templates/document.asp?documentID=13041.

April 26, 2001 – Kansas City, Mo., appeared on two panels at the Fourteenth Annual Media and the Law Seminar. The panels were entitled, "Internet Communications III: Data Collection in a Time of Privacy," and "Ethics in Media Law: Situations Every Media Lawyer Encounters."

March 30-31, 2001 – Nashville, Tenn., judge in the preliminary and quarterfinal rounds of the 11th National First Amendment Moot Court Competition at Vanderbilt University Law School.

March 15, 2001 – Washington, D.C., invited as a participant to "National Strategy for Enhancing State FOI Laws." Roundtable is sponsored by the Rockefeller Family Fund. February 17, 2001 – Washington, D.C., panelist at the Scripps Howard National Roundtable, speaking on "Collision Course? Business and Journalism."

February 15-16, 2001 – Boca Raton, Fla., acted as chief facilitator for a workshop entitled, "Hot Issues in Ethics," for the ABA Forum Committee on Communications Law.

November 17, 2000 – Washington, D.C., was an invited participant in the Privacy Agenda Roundtable at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.

November 14, 2000 – New York, spoke on a panel, "When Do Information Privacy Rules Violate Freedom of Speech," at the Practising Law Institute's Communications Law conference.

September 25, 2000 – London, an invited participant at the Libel Defense Resource Center's Conference. Topic was "Developments in English Libel and Privacy Law."

August 9-10, 2000 – Phoenix, Ariz., panelist, "The Bottom Line: How Business Practices are Shaping Media Law," and "Honoring IRE: A Legal and Ethical Look at Investigative Reporting," at the AEJMC conference.

July 19, 2000 – Chicago, panelist, "State Public Records on Privacy," National Conference of State Legislatures Annual Meeting.

July 17-18, 2000 – Los Angeles, panel chair, "Ethics and the Newsgathering Process;" panel participant, "Sources and Subpoenas," and "Developments in Libel and Privacy Law," at Litigating Newsgathering Claims and Litigating Libel and Privacy Claims, Practising Law Institute.

June 16-17, 2000 – New Orleans, panelist, " Law School for Reporters," Louisiana State Bar Association.

June 14-15, 2000 – New York, panel chair, "Ethics and the Newsgathering Process," and panel participant, "Sources and Subpoenas," at Litigating Newsgathering Claims, Practising Law Institute.

April 28-29, 2000 – Houston, faculty for "Freedom of the Press," First Amendment Institute, Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.

April 19, 2000 – Eden Prairie, Minn., conducted a workshop on media law for approximately 40 employees of the Sun Newspapers group.

April 8-9, 2000 – San Francisco, panelist, "The Media and Mediation: When ADR and the First Amendment Clash," ADR by the Bay: The Golden Gate to Collaborative Problem Solving, American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution.

April 3, 2000 – Charlottesville, Va., panelist, "Media Influences: What's Public, What's Private?" at the National Symposium on Character in Politics held at the University of Virginia Center for Governmental Studies. The panel was covered by C-SPAN.

March 17-18, 2000 – Nashville, Tenn., judge in the preliminary and quarterfinal rounds of the 10th National First Amendment Moot Court Competition at Vanderbilt University Law School.

February 11-13, 2000 – Washington, D.C., panelist at Scripps Howard Roundtable, "Media Ethics: Doing It Right," at the National Press Club. The panel was covered by C-SPAN.

November 11-12, 1999 – New York, on two panels, on "Reporter's Privilege," and "Prior Restraint," at the Practising Law Institute Conference on Communications Law.

October 14-15, 1999 – Miami, panelist speaking on "High Profile Cases," at the National Association of Women Judges Conference.

October 2-4, 1999 – Indianapolis, on two panels, speaking on "Reporting on the Edge," and "Working the Net as a Reporting Tool," at the Society of Professional Journalists National Convention.

September 22-27, 2000 – Arlington, Va., on two panels, speaking on "Investigative Reporting Outside the United States," and "Academic Panel on First Principles," at the Libel Defense Resource Center Conference.

September 15, 1999 – Hong Kong, panelist at the Freedom Forum Asian Center. She spoke on "Fighting Libel, Defamation and Contempt: Weapons for Muzzling the Media."

August 28, 1999 – Chicago, panelist at the International Privacy Symposium.

 

 

Honors

November 19, 2011 – Professor Kirtley received a "Pioneer Award" from the National Scholastic Press Association at its annual JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  The highest individual award bestowed by the NSPA, Pioneer awards honor individuals for their service to scholastic journalism outside their primary employment.

June 8, 2011 – Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) honored long-time First Amendment and public access champion Professor Jane Kirtley with the 2011 Peter S. Popovich Award for Freedom of Information for her work ensuring the public’s right to access government and to hold elected and administrative officials accountable. “There isn’t one single event or action that we as a board could point to in nominating Jane for this award, but rather her impressive body of work, throughout her career, is worthy of notice,” said Minnesota SPJ President Sarah Bauer at Tuesday evening’s award banquet.

March 2005 – One of ten individuals profiled in Minnesota Monthly magazine in an article entitled, “Real Power: Movers & Makers.”

October 7, 2004 – Received the Edith Wortman First Amendment Matrix Foundation Award at The Association for Women in Communications Annual Professional Conference in Charlotte, NC. 

August 2001 – The Law Division of AEJMC was honored as having the best programming of any division for that organization's 2001 convention. During that time, Professor Kirtley served as Professional Freedom and Responsibility chair for the Law Division and worked as both organizer and moderator for two of the panels.

March 1, 2001 – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, named a member of the affiliated faculty of the University of Minnesota Law School.

February/March 2001 – National Freedom of Information Act Hall of Fame, named Chair, Selection Committee.

June 2000 – Washington, D.C., named a First Amendment Fellow by the National Press Club.

April 15, 2000 – Little Rock, Ark., appointed "Arkansas Traveler" by the Governor of Arkansas.

Listed in:

  • Who's Who in America, 1997-2006
  • Who's Who in American Law,1987-2006
  • Who's Who of American Women, 1993-2006
  • Who's Who in the World, 1993-2003
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2002

Committee Service, 2011-Present

April 20, 2015 – Professor Jane Kirtley served as a juror for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.  

Member, College of Liberal Arts Promotion and Tenure Committee (Appointed by Dean Parente for a three-year term beginning Fall 2012.)

Chair, Standard 8 Committee (Re-Accreditation, 2010-2012).

Member, Undergraduate Affairs Committee (Fall 2010 to present).

Member, Diversity Committee (Fall 2011 to present).

Member, CLA Promotion and Tenure Committee (Fall 2012 to present).

Member of subcommittees on plagiarism and fabrication and WEC.

Admissions Committee, Spring 2012.

Chair, School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) Faculty Merit Review Committee (Spring 2010 through Spring 2011).

Board Member, National Scholastic Press Association (through October 2011)

Committee Service prior to 2011

Member, Carnegie "Journalism Schools as News Providers" Media Law Task Force. 

Member, Ad Hoc Faculty Committee based at the Law School to develop proposed Pilot Project for cameras in state trial courts for Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee.

Chair, Distinguished Women Scholars Award Review Committee, 2009.

Member, Distinguished Women Scholars Award Review Committee, 2007-2008.

Member, College of Liberal Arts Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2007-2009.

Chair, Joint Degree Program Committee (to establish a joint degree program with the University of Minnesota Law School), 2007-2008.

Member, Graduate Affairs Committee, SJMC, 2004-present

Chair, Open Rank Search Committee, 2004-2006

Graduate Affairs Committee

Self-Study Standard 5 and Standard 8 Committees, 2005-2006

Undergraduate curriculum revision committee

Undergraduate affairs committee

Mithun Chair search committee

Celebrating Campaign Minnesota - traveled to Phoenix at the request of University of Minnesota President Mark Yudof, for event honoring donors on March 4, 2001.

Celebrating Campaign Minnesota - traveled to Naples, Fla., at the request of University of Minnesota President Mark Yudof, for event honoring donors on January 13, 2001.

 

Grants

May 2015 - Professor Kirtley was awarded a Fulbright US Scholar Grant and taught media law and ethics on the Law Faculty at the University of Latvia in Riga during Spring 2016 semester. The grant totaled $26,500. Professor Kirtley was also awarded a Faculty Development Leave from the College of Liberal Arts for Spring 2016, at 50 percent of her regular salary. 

Board Positions

SPJ Foundation (formerly SDX Foundation)

  • Board member
  • Secretary, 2012-2015

Minnesota Coalition on Government Information
Communication Law and Policy
Journal of Media Law and Ethics
Citizen Media Law Project (Berkman Center at Harvard University)
Advisory Board, Media Ethics – The Magazine Serving Mass Communications Ethics

Other Activities, 2018-Present

May 29, 2020 - The Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law issued a statement condemning the arrest of Omar Jimenez and the CNN reporting team by Minnesota State Patrol troopers live on the air at approximately 5:15 a.m. on Friday, May 29. The statement was published in full in the Mankato (MN) Free Press, also on May 29.

May 2, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley recorded a short video for use on local social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as well as a 30-second video inviting people to attend the workshops, lectures, and other events conducted around her visit.

April 29, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley was a signatory to a letter, organized by Protect Democracy, sent to California Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Highway Patrol, urging them to reconsider CHP’s ban on protests. The letter was signed by nineteen scholars and First Amendment organizations, and dated April 28, 2020. Information about the letter is available online.

April 29, 2020 - Professor Jane Kirtley, together with Professor Lawrence Jacobs, director of the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance in the Hubert H. Humphrey School, prepared comments on the University of Minnesota’s Draft Policy on Major Events

January 15, 2019 - Professor Jane Kirtley was consulted for the preparation of the Government Accountability Office's report entitled: “Internet Privacy: Additional Federal Authority Could Enhance Consumer Protection and Provide Flexibility,” (GAO-19-52)  The report was published on January 15, 2019, and publicly released on February 13, 2019.

August 13, 2018 - Professor Jane Kirtley met with eight Iraqi academics to discuss curriculum and other questions pertaining to journalism education. The Iraqi academics were participants in the U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).

Other Activities, prior to 2018

Summer 2012 - London, England, Served as Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame Law School London Law Programme, teaching Press Freedom in the United Kingdom.

October 4, 2007 – Washington, D.C., attended SDX Foundation Board meeting.

September 28, 2007 – Met with Mr. Marek Svehla, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Respekt (a weekly newspaper published in Prague, Czech Republic), to discuss media ethics in the United States. Mr. Svehla was visiting the United States under the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.

September 17-18, 2007 – London, England, was invited participant at the Media Law Resource Center London Conference, where she took part in roundtable discussions about international developments in libel, privacy, newsgathering and new media law.

March 2, 2007 – Murfreesboro, TN, served as both a “wise elder” and a delegate representing the Silha Center at the U.S. Media Ethics Summit II held at Middle Tennessee State University from February 27-March 2, 2007. 

January 19, 2007 – Washington, DC, participated in a small group discussion on dealing with current threats to press freedom, including subpoenas and the possibility of criminal prosecution under the espionage laws, at the ASNE (American Society of Newspaper Editors) First Amendment Summit. 

January 18, 2007 – Washington, DC, was an invited participant at the ASNE (American Society of Newspaper Editors) First Amendment Summit held in Washington, DC on January 18. 

August 24, 2006 – Chicago, IL, attended the meeting of the board of Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

2006 – University of Minnesota, recommended Justin Bowyer's Conversations with Jack Cardiff: Art, Light and Direction, for the College of Continuing Education's U Reads 2006 "10 More Books" program. Since 2002, the University of Minnesota's College of Continuing Education U Reads program has invited University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students to recommend a favorite or unforgettable book. With suggestions in hand, it then produces the U Reads list--10 titles that have the ability to inspire people across the University to pick up books they might not otherwise read. 

April 23, 2006 – Indianapolis, IN, attended the meeting of the board of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

February 22 – 24, 2006 – Cincinnati, Ohio, served as a judge for the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Awards. Together with Prof. Robert O'Neil of the University of Virginia (who is also a Silha Center board member) and Foundation Vice President Sue Porter, she selected the winners for two categories: Service to the First Amendment and Journalism Teacher of the Year.

October 16, 2005 – Las Vegas, NV, attended the SDX Foundation Board Meeting.

June 12-14, 2005 – Philadelphia, PA, was an invited participant at a meeting of the Commission on the Role of the Press in a Democracy, sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and convened at the Annenberg Public Policy Center in Philadelphia.

May 1, 2005 – Indianapolis, IN, attended National SDX Foundation Board Meeting.

September 9, 2004 – New York , NY, attended the SDX Foundation Board Meeting

June 5-6, 2003 – Arlington, VA, was an invited participant at the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) Freedom of Information Summit, held at the Freedom Forum. The event was attended by about 60 representatives of press organizations, media law firms, and academic centers.

April 25-27, 2003 – Indianapolis, IN, attended the SDX Foundation Board Meeting.

Professor Jane Kirtley provided one of two jacket "blurbs" for the book, "Bok! The 9.11 Crisis in Political Cartoons," a collection of the work of 2000 Silha Lecturer Chip Bok. The book is published by The University of Akron Press.

September 2, 2002 – Fort Worth, TX., attended the SDX Foundation Board Meeting.

April 27-28, 2002 – Indianapolis, IN., attended the SDX Foundation Board Meeting.

October 4, 2001 – Bellevue, WA, attended the SDX Foundation Board meeting.

September 2001 – Professor Kirtley was profiled as "A Woman to Watch" in the newsletter of the Women in Communications Law Subcommittee (WICLS) of the American Bar Association's Forum Committee on Communications Law.

May 16 - June 9, 2001 – Professor Kirtley led a Spring Intersession study-abroad seminar in London. The course, "Freedom of the Press in the United Kingdom," allowed students to meet with British journalists, public officials, representatives of British non-governmental organizations, and attorneys who have been involved in recent controversial free press cases.

November 5, 1999 and April 14, 2000 – Denver, CO, served as an expert witness on newsgathering and the use of confidential sources in Miller v. Colorado in Jefferson County Court.

October 29-31, 1999 – Washington, D.C., participated in the meeting of the American Bar Association's National Conference of Lawyers and Representatives of the News Media.