Journalism professor of communication law available to comment on Aereo decision

The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication has a journalism professor, Kent Middleton, available to comment on the American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court June 25.

Middleton teaches communication law to undergraduate and graduate students and is co-author of the textbook “The Law of Public Communication.” He has written numerous articles on privacy, copyright, advertising and other communication law subjects. Middleton, who has taught at UGA since 1980, was a reporter and editor of newspapers in Buffalo, New York, Detroit and Minneapolis. He is a member of the board of directors of The Red and Black Publishing Co. and a founding director of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation. He is the former head of the law division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has a Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota where he majored in Communication Law. Please view Middleton's biographical information for more details.

UGA Grady College
Established in 1915, the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication offers undergraduate majors in journalism, advertising, public relations, digital and broadcast journalism and mass media arts. Grady college offers two graduate degrees and is home to the Peabody Awards, internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious prizes for excellence in electronic media. For more information, see www.grady.uga.edu or follow @UGAGrady on Twitter.

Date: June 25, 2014
Author:  Sarah Freeman, freemans@uga.edu
Contact:  Kent Middleton,  kmiddlet@uga.edu / (706) 549-8144