June 2011 Archives

Professor Kirtley was on Fox 9 Monday, June 27 discussing the Supreme Court's decision in the "violent videos" case.

That same day the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states do not have the right to ban violent video games from children as this would ban the children's rights to free speech. The 2010 Silha Lecture, hosted by the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics & Law, was delivered by Paul Smith, the attorney who represented the video games industry and whose argument prevailed in the case.

Felix Gutierrez, professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, will discuss and show his documentary film, "Voices for Justice," September 22nd in Walter Library in an event co-sponsored by the Minnesota Journalism Center and the Department of Chicano Studies.

At the Society of Professional Journalist's annual Page One banquet in early June, Professor Jane Kirtley, director of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law, was honored with the Peter S. Popovich Award for Freedom of Information. She is a long-time advocate for the public's right to hold elected officials accountable and is an international expert on topics such as media law, transparency and First Amendment rights.

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