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Jane E. Kirtley

Jane E. Kirtley

University of Minnesota
Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law
Minneapolis, MN, USA


JANE E. KIRTLEY is the Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. She is also Director of The Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law and is an affiliated faculty member at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Prof. Kirtley was a Fulbright Scholar teaching U.S. media law and media ethics at the University of Latvia’s Law Faculty in Riga during Spring 2016. She was a Pulitzer Prize juror in 2015.

Prof. Kirtley was Executive Director of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press for 14 years. Before that, she was an attorney with the law firm Nixon, Hargrave, Devans and Doyle in Rochester, N.Y. and Washington, D.C. She is a member of the New York, District of Columbia, and Virginia bars. Prof. Kirtley also worked as a reporter for the Evansville (Indiana) Press and The Oak Ridger and Nashville Banner (Tennessee).

Prof. Kirtley speaks frequently on media law and ethics issues in the United States and abroad.  Her J.D. is from Vanderbilt University Law School, where she was Executive Articles Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.

Jane E. Kirtley is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Global Privacy and Data Protection—2016 (August 29, 2016) - Communications Law in the Digital Age 2016, Thursday, November 10, 2016
Excerpt from “Global Privacy and Data Protection–2016” (Part I, F., August 29, 2016) - Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation (34th Annual), Monday, December 05, 2016
Global Privacy and Data Protection—2017 (September 1, 2017) - Communications Law in the Digital Age 2017, Thursday, November 09, 2017
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