Leslie Klein

PhD student, Graduate Studies

Leslie Klein is a first-year PhD student in Grady College concentrating in Journalism. Her research explores the intersection of media law and scholastic journalism. She aims to use her research to advocate for student speech and press rights. Before going back to school for her master’s, she taught high school English, yearbook, and journalism for four years.

Publications:

Perreault, G., Peters, J., Johnson, B. G., & Klein, L. (2021). How journalists think about the First Amendment vis-à-vis their coverage of hate groups. International Journal of Communication, 15, 18. https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/17930/3553

Perreault, G., Johnson, B. G., & Klein, L. (2020). “Covering hate: Field theory and journalistic role conception in the reporting on white nationalist rallies.” Journalism Practice. https://doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2020.1835525

Conference Presentations:

Perreault, G., Peters, J., Johnson, B. G., & Klein, L. (2021, August). How journalists think about the First Amendment vis-à-vis their coverage of hate groups. Poster presented at the 104th annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), New Orleans/Virtual.

Klein, L. (2021, May). “Please don’t kill our entire livelihoods:” An examination of how content creators reacted to the FTC and YouTube settlement and what that means for the future of COPPA. Paper presented to the Communication Law & Policy Division at the International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Meeting, Denver/Virtual. Top Student Paper, Law & Policy Division.

Johnson, B. G., Klein, L., & Fuzy, J., (2020, August). Traditional but open: Research paradigms in communications law, 2010-2019. Paper presented to the Law & Policy Division at the 103rd annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), San Francisco/Virtual.

Educational Background

M.A. in Journalism Law and Conflict Resolution, University of Missouri
B.S. in English Education, Florida State University