Jason Lee Guthrie

PhD student, Graduate Studies

Biographical Statement

Jason Lee Guthrie is a PhD Candidate in Mass Communication at The University of Georgia. He has toured with several bands, he managed a national concert tour in 2007, and he released “Cities,” an album of original folk material, in 2011. He is a member of MEIEA, the Appalachian Studies Association, and the American Journalism Historian’s Association.


Jason Lee Guthrie, “Taking the Liberty: Toward a Theory of Copyright and Creativity,” MEIEA Journal 16, no. 1 (2016): [Publication Pending].

Jason Lee Guthrie, “Economy of the Ether: Early Radio History and the Commodification of Music,” MEIEA Journal 14, no. 1 (2014): 279-298.

Disabling prejudice Welch Suggs and Jason Lee Guthrie

Part of the goal of the International Paralympic Committee is to “touch the heart of all people for a more equitable society.” Media exposure of athletes with permanent physical disabilities may affect the able-bodied population’s perception of people with disabilities in general. We theorized that this change in attitude could occur following parasocial contact with […]

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We Shall Overcome Janice Hume and Jason Lee Guthrie

This research proposal is based upon work done for a Pulitzer Centennial Campfires Initiative grant in collaboration with the Georgia Humanities Council. The focus of this grant is to create a digital exhibit commemorating one hundred years of the Pulitzer Prize awarding work that has contributed significantly to advancing civil rights, especially in the American […]

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Poor Richard’s Copyright Jason Lee Guthrie

Benjamin Franklin was the most prolific and profitable author in colonial America, yet his writing career has often been remembered as a footnote to his subsequent scientific and political achievements. Some aspects of his career have been examined such as his pioneering efforts in journalism, his influence upon the American literary aesthetic, and his visionary […]

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Taking the Liberty Jason Lee Guthrie

Abstract: The justification for statutory copyright protection seems self-evident. Creators of copyrightable works invest substantial time, skill, and capital into the content they create, and therefore should have some legal recourse to pursue if others profit from their works without consent or use them contrary to the author’s original intent. Yet in the more than […]

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Disabling Prejudice Welch Suggs and Jason Lee Guthrie

Abstract: Part of the goal of the International Paralympic Committee is to “touch the heart of all people for a more equitable society.” Images of athletes with permanent visible physical disabilities, it is thought by proponents of adaptive sports as well as marketers who use such athletes in campaigns, can change able-bodied people’ s impressions […]

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Educational Background

The University of Georgia: Athens, GA
Ph.D. in Mass Communication: Projected Graduation Fall 2017
Appalachian State University: Boone, NC
M.A. in Educational Media (Instructional Technology / Media Literacy): 2011 Graduate Certificate in Distance Education: 2011
University of North Carolina – Wilmington: Wilmington, NC
B.A. in Communication Studies (Video Production / Digital Media): 2009 Magna Cum Laude
Central Piedmont Community College: Charlotte, NC A.A. in General Studies: 2006

Courses Taught

Audio Post-Production, Electronic Field Production, Fundamentals of Audio Production, Intermediate Audio Production, Intermediate Video Production, Lighting, Media Programming and Management, Sound Design, Video Production, and Writing for Digital Media.

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In the News

Look Forward Georgia examines Pulitzer Prize winning work and civil rights in Georgia

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