Doctoral students Iveta Imre (left) and Ivanka Radovic (right) stand with Dr. Catherine Luther in front of their poster presentation entitled "Constructing an Image of the U.S.: An Analysis of British and French WikiLeaks News Coverage."
Current Journalism & Electronic Media faculty members and graduate students presented eight papers, including one that won top faculty paper honors, at the recent 2011 meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in St. Louis. Several professors also contributed as panelists, discussants and officers, giving JEM a visible presence at one of the field’s flagship conferences.
Faculty members from the School of Journalism & Electronic Media along with faculty from the UT College of Law held a panel discussion on the 1917 Espionage Act and WikiLeaks as part of this month's First Amendment celebration program sponsored by the Liberty Tree Initiative.
The panel discussed the history of the Espionage Act which made the posession or dissemination of leaked classified information a criminal offense, as well as the actions of WikiLeaks and the current tensions regarding freedom and security in the Internet Age.