Dr. Erik Ugland
Associate Professor, Digital Media and Performing Arts
DGMD 3900: Public Policy in Telecommunications
DGMD 6220: Telecommunications and Public Policy
COMM 1200: Mass Media in Society
COMM 3900: Ethical Problems of Mass Communication
COMM 3800: Media Law
COMM 4953: Digital Media Law and Policy
COMM 6500: Media Law
Ph.D., 2002, University of Minnesota
M.A., 1999, University of Minnesota
J.D., 1995, University of Minnesota
B.A., 1991, University of Minnesota
The University’s emphasis on cura personalis, community service, student-faculty interaction and the exploration of new ideas.
Media law and policy
First Amendment theory
Regulatory models and rationales
Media ethics and accountability
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Society of Professional Journalists
Committee of Concerned Journalists
American Bar Association
Kappa Tau Alpha
Fellow, Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics & Law (University of Minnesota)
Research Associate, Freedom Forum World Center (Arlington, VA)
Research Associate, Media Studies Center (Columbia University)
Ugland, Erik and Lambe, J.L. (2010). Newspaper theft, self preservation and the dimensions of censorship. Communication Law & Policy, Vol. 15, No. 4.
Ugland, Erik (2010). The new abridged reporter's privilege: Policies, principles and pathological perspectives. Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 71, No. 1
Ugland, Erik (2009). The aims of public scholarship in media law and ethics. Journal of Media Law and Ethics, Vol. 1, No. 1. Reprinted in Hazel Dicken-Garcia, ed., Beyond the ivory tower, Marquette Books.
Ugland, Erik (2009). Newsgathering, autonomy, and the special-rights apocrypha: Supreme Court and media litigant conceptions of press freedom. University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 11, No. 2.
Ugland, Erik (2008). Demarcating the right to gather news: A sequential interpretation of the first amendment. Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy, Vol. 3, No. 1.
Ugland, Erik (2008). The Legitimacy and Moral Authority of the National News Council (USA). Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, Vol. 9, No. 3.
Ugland, Erik and Henderson, J. (2007). Who is a journalist and why does it matter? Disentangling the legal and ethical arguments. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Vol. 22, No. 4.
Ugland, Erik (2005). The fairness doctrine redux: Media bias and the rights of broadcasters. Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, Vol. 7, No. 1.
Ugland, Erik, Gillmor, D.M. and Dennis, E.E. (2003). Legal research in mass communication. In Guido H. Stempel, III, ed., Mass communication research and theory. Allyn & Bacon.
Ugland, Erik and Breslin, J. (2000). The Minnesota News Council: Principles, precedent and moral authority. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Vol. 15, No. 4.