Dr. Erik Ugland
Associate Professor, Digital Media and Performing Arts
COMM 1200: Mass Media in Society
COMM 3900: Ethical Problems of Mass Communication
COMM 3800: Media Law
COMM 6500: Media Law
DGMD 4800: Digital Media Law and Policy
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 (AEJMC)
International Communication Association (ICA)
European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
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, Smith, J., Drechsel, R., Hopkins, W., and Silver, D. (2014). The future of the press and secrecy. Communication Law & Policy, Vol. 19, No. 1.
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.
Presentation and Paper
Ugland, E. (2015, November). "Democratizing Surveillance: Power, Technology and the People's Right to Gather News," Paper presented at European Communication Research and Education Association, Ljubljana, Slovenia.