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About Jonathan Peters

Jonathan Peters is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Kansas, where he teaches and researches media law and policy, with an affiliate research position exploring big data and Internet governance in the KU Information & Telecommunication Technology Center. An attorney and the press freedom correspondent for the Columbia Journalism Review, Peters has blogged about free expression for the Harvard Law & Policy Review, and he has written on legal issues for The Atlantic, Slate, The Nation, Wired, and PBS.
Peters is the First Amendment chair of the American Bar Association’s Civil Rights Litigation Committee, the chair of the Ohio State Bar Association's Media Law Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors for the ACLU of Ohio. He practices law during his time off campus as a volunteer attorney for the Online Media Legal Network at Harvard, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Student Press Law Center, and the ACLU. Peters has a journalism degree from Ohio University, a law degree from Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Missouri.
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Present William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications, University of Kansas

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