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COMM 1200 Mass Media in Society
COMM 3900 Ethical Problems of Mass Communication
COMM 3800 Media Law
COMM 6500 Media Law
DGMD 4800 Digital Media Law and Policy
Media law and policy
First Amendment theory
Regulatory models and rationales
Media ethics and accountability
Fellow, Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics & Law (University of Minnesota)
Research Associate, Freedom Forum World Center (Arlington, VA)
Research Associate, Media Studies Center (Columbia University)
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
International Communication Association (ICA)
International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
Ugland, Erik and Mazzeo, C. (2021). Hacks, Leaks, and Data Dumps: The Right to Publish Illegally Acquired Information 20 Years After Bartnicki v. Vopper, Washington Law Review, Vol. 96, No. 1.
Ugland, Erik (2021). United States and International Communication Rights Frameworks and the Pursuit of Global Consensus, in Loreto Corredoira, Ignacio Bel & Rodrigo Cetina Presuel (eds.), Communication Rights, Law and Ethics (John Wiley & Sons).
Ugland, Erik (2020). Reflection on Robert Bork’s ‘Neutral Principles and Some First Amendment Problems,’ Communication Law & Policy, Vol. 25, No. 3.
Ugland, Erik (2019). Expanding Media Law and Policy Education: Confronting Power, Defending Freedom, Awakening Participation. Communication Law & Policy, Vol. 24, No. 2.
Ugland, Erik (2020, July). “United States and International Communication Rights Frameworks and the Pursuit of Global Consensus,” International Association for Media and Communication Research, Beijing, China (moved online during pandemic).
Ugland, Erik (2019, July). "Hacks, Leaks and Data Dumps: Bartnicki v. Vopper and the Unsettled Law of Republization," Paper presented at International Association for Media and Communication Research, Madrid, Spain.
Ugland, Erik (2018, August). “Confronting Power, Defining Freedom and Awakening Participation: An Argument for Expanding Media Law Education,” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, D.C.
Ugland, Erik (2018, July). "Forgotten Freedom: Rediscovering the Article 19 Right to Gather News and Information," Paper presented at International Forum for Communication Law and Ethics, Eugene, Oregon.
Ugland, Erik (2018, May). "Conceptualizing Newsgathering: Redefining the Human Right to Seek ... Information and Ideas," Paper presented at Conference on Global Media and Human Rights, Prague, Czech Republic.
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