MLPSC Steering Committee

Amy Kristin Sanders

Co-Chair, MLPSC Steering Committee

Amy Kristin Sanders is a licensed attorney, award-winning former journalist, co-founder of start-up Jumpline and an associate professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on the intersection of law and new technology as it relates to media freedom with a specific interest in international and comparative media law and policy issues. She’s currently undertaking a ground-breaking study of the best breakfast tacos in Texas.

Jasmine McNealy

Co-Chair, MLPSC Steering Committee

Jasmine McNealy is an associate professor at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, and faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Both an attorney and social scientist, she studies media, information, and emerging technology, with a view toward influencing law and policy. Her current research focuses on privacy, surveillance and data governance with an emphasis on marginalized communities.

Nina Brown

Nina Brown is an assistant professor at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where she teaches courses in communications and media law to Newhouse undergraduate and graduate students, as well as an introductory course about mass media and their functions. Brown’s scholarly interests focus on the intersection of free speech and emerging technology. Brown holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School, and practiced law for several years before joining the Newhouse faculty.

Caitlin Ring Carlson

Caitlin Ring Carlson is an Associate Professor of Communication at Seattle University. Carlson’s research focuses on media law, policy, and ethics from a feminist perspective. She is the author of the book, “Hate Speech,” published by MIT Press and her work has appeared in journals such as Communication Law and Policy, the Journal of Media Law and Ethics, and the Journal of Mass Media Ethics.

Lyombe Eko

Lyombe Eko is a Professor of Comparative and International Communication at the College of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University. His latest book, The Charlie Hebdo Affair and Comparative Journalistic Cultures: Human Rights Versus Religious Rites, was published in 2019 by Palgrave Macmillan.

Najarian Peters

Najarian Peters is an Associate Professor of Law and the University of Kansas School of Law and a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Her research focuses on privacy law and race, governance and emerging technology.

Daxton R. Stewart

Daxton “Chip” Stewart is a professor of journalism in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at Texas Christian University, where his research focuses on media law and communication technology and access to information. He has worked as both a journalist and as an attorney, and is the author of Social Media and the Law (2nd ed., Routledge, 2017), co-author of The Law of Public Communication (11th ed., Routledge, 2020), Media Law Through Science Fiction: Do Androids Dream of Electric Free Speech? (Routledge, 2020). He is also the founding editor of the scholarly journal Community Journalism.

A. Jay Wagner

A..Jay Wagner is an assistant professor of journalism and media studies at Marquette University. His primary research interest is access to government information, and he’s explored the subject using a range of methods, including field experiments, conventional legal research and light quantitative inquiry. He received his doctorate in mass communications from Indiana University in 2016.

Kyu Ho Youm

Kyu Ho You is Professor and Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication. His media law research has been noted by news media in the U.S. and abroad and by American and international courts. 

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