411 Murphy Hall
206 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Northwestern University, B.S. J., M.S.J.
Vanderbilt University, J.D.
Professor Jane E. Kirtley is the Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She also is Director of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law. Her research area is media law. She teaches courses in Contemporary Problems in Freedom of Speech and Press, Mass Communication Law, Internet Law and Comparative Media Law.
Professor Kirtley received her J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law and her B.S.J and M.S.J. degrees from Northwestern University. She joined the University in 1999. Professor Kirtley was Executive Director (1985–1999) of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Washington, D.C. She was an Attorney with the law firm of Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle for five years. She was an Adjunct Professor at American University School of Communications (1988–1998). Professor Kirtley was a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston for Spring Semester 2004.
Jane Kirtley In The News
Prof. Kirtley Comments on UMN Crime Alert Policy Change in Pioneer Press
February 25, 2015
Prof. Kirtley Discusses NBC's Credibility Problems in Wake of Brian Williams Controversy
February 9, 2015
Prof. Kirtley Appears on ABA Panel on Native Advertising
February 7, 2015
Prof. Kirtley Tells Reuters that Paris Mayor's Threat to Sue Fox News will Fail
January 20, 2015
Prof. Kirtley Comments on Charlie Hebdo Attacks on WCCO and KARE11
January 8, 2015
Prof. Kirtley Assesses Counsel's Letter to Media Recipients of Hacked Sony Information
December 15, 2014
Prof. Kirtley Discusses Law and Ethics of Publishing Hacked Sony Emails
December 12, 2014
Prof. Kirtley Speaks on Data Protection and Drones in New York, Montreal and Minneapolis
November 18, 2014
Prof. Kirtley Comments on Reporter's Possible Lawsuit in Crain's Chicago Business
October 24, 2014
Prof. Kirtley Discusses Massachusetts Judge's Expansion of Permissible Disclosures to the Media Under HIPAA
October 2, 2014
Prof. Kirtley Presents at Three Sessions at AEJMC Conference
August 8, 2014
Prof. Kirtley's Op-Ed on Ventura Libel Case Published by MinnPost
July 31, 2014