Students to Present Media Law Research

Five UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication graduate students have had media law research papers accepted for presentation at the August 2011 convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.  One of the students, Roxane Coche, won third place in the student paper competition.  The judging was done through a process of blind review.  The convention will be in St. Louis, Mo.

These are the students and the titles of their papers:

Ph.D. student Kelly Davis:  “Unknown Knowns:  Judicial Review and Mosaic Theory in the Years of the George W. Bush Administration.”

Ph.D. student Roxane Coche:   “’Blurring’ and ‘Tarnishment’:  How Federal Courts Have Applied the 2006 Trademark Dilution Revision Act Standards.”  ** Third-place student paper.

Ph.D. student Scott Parrott: “Might This ‘Legal Attack Dog’ Have Much Bite?  Righthaven, Fair Use and the Unauthorized Reproduction of News Content Online.”

Ph.D. graduate and adjunct professor Dean Smith: “Journalist Privilege in 1929:  The Quest for a Federal Shield Law Begins.”

Master’s student Gillian Wheat:  “Retransmission Consent:  An Exploration of its Past, Present and Future.”


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