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james c. mitchell - Department of Journalism - University of Arizona


									                                     CURRICULUM VITAE

                              JAMES C. MITCHELL
                                       School of Journalism
                                    The University of Arizona
                                      Tucson, Arizona 85721
                           (520) 621-9134 –

University of Louisville               J.D., School of Law, December 1991.
                                       Dean’s List, member of law review, recipient of Kentucky
                                       Bar Association first place award for student legal writing.

Regents College, University
of the State of New York               B.S., English, Political Science, January, 1988.

Academic Appointments

Approximately 12 years (1995-2005, 2009-present) in the School of Journalism, The University
of Arizona. Teaching areas included news media law, writing for television news and
documentary, advanced reporting, a survey course on the role of news in mass communication,
and a graduate level seminar on freedom of expression in the United States and other countries,
incorporating the impact of new technology on laws regulating speech. My principal research
interest was the change then taking place in libel law, as courts struggled to find appropriate
standards of fault in cases involving public and private plaintiffs. Details are provided in a later
section of this curriculum vitae.

2009-present           Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Journalism, The University of

2000-2005              Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, The University of Arizona.

1999                   Adjunct Instructor, School of Journalism, The University of Arizona.

1997-1998              Adjunct Instructor and Academic Advisor, School of Journalism,
                       The University of Arizona.

1995-1996              Part-time Adjunct Instructor, School of Journalism, The University
                       of Arizona.
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Professional Journalism Experience

Radio and television news director, anchor, reporter, and producer at award-winning stations.
Reporting experience at network-owned stations in the nation’s largest (New York City) and
second largest (Los Angeles) broadcast markets. Contributing reporter to national news

1992-1993     WAVE-TV, Louisville, KY. Anchored and reported at this NBC affiliate.
              Stories covered included the 1992 election campaign. Conducted a one-on-one
              interview with President George H.W. Bush at the White House.

1990-1992     WDRB-TV, Louisville, KY. Participated in the startup of a news operation at an
              independent station that previously had none. Anchored, reported, and produced
              newscasts. Within a year, this station achieved the highest market ratings in the
              nation for an “early prime” (10:00 p.m. EST) newscast.

1976-1988     WHAS-TV, Louisville, KY. Anchored, reported, produced, and acted as interim
              news director at CBS station then owned by the Bingham family. Specialized in
              coverage of local justice system issues; station received a Peabody Award
              nomination for its examination of inequities in the Jefferson County court system,
              Justice on Trial (1978).

              Three years later, the station received the Sigma Delta Chi/Society of Professional
              Journalists award for best spot news reporting in the nation; I field anchored the
              coverage, as the story developed, of a chemical explosion that destroyed hundreds
              of miles of underground water and sewer pipelines in Louisville’s central and
              south-central sections.

              WHAS-TV was one of the first local television stations in a medium-sized (#50)
              market to embrace international coverage tied to local interests. Thus I flew with
              the Kentucky Air National Guard to Germany to cover the unit’s maneuvers along
              the borders with Warsaw Pact countries; to Europe and Israel to cover the Tony
              Award-honored Actors Theatre of Louisville trip to present Pulitzer Prize winner
              Marsha Norman’s drama, Getting Out, to audiences in Dublin and Haifa; to
              France and Belgium to report on Louisville city officials’ attempts to generate
              international business for local industries; and to London to update viewers on the
              English comeback of Kentucky-born jockey Steve Cauthen, who had fallen on
              difficult times after winning the Triple Crown races in America.

              Frequently hosted Sunday morning discussion programs on local issues, often
              dealing with race relations and schools (Louisville area public schools had been
              desegregated by federal court order, resulting in days of violence.) Participated in
              public programs on co-owned WHAS-AM, a 50,000-watt radio station heard
              across much of the nation.
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1973-1976   WBEN-TV, Buffalo, NY. Anchored and reported at a CBS station then owned by
            the Buffalo Evening News. Expanded the 6:00 p.m. news to the first full hour
            newscast in the market.

1971-1972   WCBS-TV, New York. Reported and did some weekend anchoring at the CBS-
            owned station in the country’s #1 broadcast market. Covered local government
            and law enforcement issues, including fatal shootings of several police officers by
            radical groups. Reported on arrival of mainland Chinese delegation to the United
            Nations. Covered local conditions of social and economic changes as city’s
            traditional ethnic enclaves changed and corporations moved their headquarters to
            other cities. Contributed occasional local stories to CBS network broadcasts.

1969-1971   KABC-TV, Los Angeles. Reported and did some weekend anchoring at the
            ABC-owned station in the country’s #2 broadcast market. Covered the typical
            menu of Southern California news, including floods, fires, and earthquakes, and
            the colorful political culture that launched Ronald Reagan’s political career.

1966-1969   KHJ-AM, Los Angeles. Reported, announced, and served as news director of a
            popular music station programmed for teenagers and young adults. On June 4,
            1968, we changed the station format to all news when Sen. Robert Kennedy, a
            candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, was shot after a primary
            election victory celebration in a local hotel. We kept a reporter on duty 24 hours
            a day at the hospital where Kennedy was treated, while other staff members
            reported on the investigation and reaction. The all news format – with only five
            full time journalists – continued until after the senator’s death. I was invited to
            speak about our coverage at two national broadcasters’ conventions.

Professional Legal Experience
2008-2009   Deputy County Attorney, Mohave County, Arizona, 2008-2009. Prosecuted
            crimes, negotiated pleas with defense attorneys, wrote and argued motions in
            Justice and Superior Courts. Advised County Attorney Matthew J. Smith on pre-
            trial and trial publicity issues in extremely high publicity case involving national
            news coverage of controversial church leader charged with felony sex crimes.
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Academic Experience – The University of Arizona Department of

Teaching Areas

News media law, writing for television news and documentary, advanced reporting, and a survey
course on the role of news in mass communication. Also taught graduate level seminar on
freedom of expression in the United States and other countries, incorporating the impact of new
technology on laws regulating speech.

Teaching – Honors and Awards

Hugh and Jan Harelson Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2001, 2002.
This award is presented annually to a journalism faculty member.

Distinguished Member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2001-2003.

Five-Star Faculty Finalist, 2001.

Teaching – Student Evaluations of Courses

Key:   Course # 509 is U.S. and International News Media Law.
       Course # 490C is Arizona Cat’s Eye (broadcast capstone.)
       Course # 385 is Beginning TV Reporting and Production.
       Course # 380 is Television News Writing.
       Course # 306 is Advanced Reporting.
       Course # 208 is News Media Law.
       Course # 151 is News in Mass Communication.
       Course # 105 is Principles of Journalism.

The following are student evaluation mean rankings for calendar year 2000:

                                      380 Fall       208 Fall     206 Spring      208 Spring
Overall teaching effectiveness          4.88           4.65          4.90            4.80
Overall instructor comparison           4.88           4.67          4.90            4.60
Overall amount learned                  4.75           4.43          4.50            4.60
Student treated with respect            5.00           4.68          4.90            4.80

Calendar year 2001:
                                      380 Fall       208 Fall     151 Spring      208 Spring
Overall teaching effectiveness          4.90           4.78          4.48            4.82
Overall instructor comparison           4.90           4.56          4.21            4.64
Overall amount learned                  4.43           4.53          4.07            4.57
Student treated with respect            4.95           4.81          4.73            4.50
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Calendar year 2002:
                                    380 Fall     208 Fall    151 Spring     208 Spring
Overall teaching effectiveness        4.50         4.60         4.22           4.83
Overall instructor comparison         4.30         4.40         3.96           4.67
Overall amount learned                4.00         4.30         3.68           4.57
Student treated with respect          4.60         4.70         4.47           4.78

Calendar year 2003:
                                    380 Fall     208 Fall    380 Spring     208 Spring
Overall teaching effectiveness        4.89         4.54         4.67           4.67
Overall instructor comparison         4.74         4.29         4.59           4.51
Overall amount learned                4.68         4.26         4.56           4.31
Student treated with respect          4.79         4.57         4.72           4.68

Calendar year 2004:
                                    380 Fall     208 Fall    380 Spring     208 Spring
Overall teaching effectiveness        4.68         4.66         4.79           4.36
Overall instructor comparison         4.55         4.45         4.47           4.10
Overall amount learned                4.36         4.54         4.47           4.25
Student treated with respect          4.82         4.57         4.67           4.55

Calendar year 2009:
                                    380 Fall     306 Fall     385 Fall
  Overall teaching effectiveness      4.8          3.5          3.9
  Overall amount learned              4.8          2.9          3.7
  Overall course rating               4.5          3.0          3.4
  Student treated with respect        4.8          4.1          4.6

Calendar year 2010:
                                   385 Spring   306 Spring   105 Spring
  Overall teaching effectiveness      4.3          4.5          4.6
  Overall amount learned              4.3          4.1          4.2
  Overall course rating               4.0          4.1          4.3
  Student treated with respect        4.6          4.8          4.7

                                    509 Fall     380 Fall     208 Fall
  Overall teaching effectiveness      4.9          4.5          4.5
  Overall amount learned              4.2          4.0          4.3
  Overall course rating               4.4          4.1          4.0
  Student treated with respect        5.0          4.8          4.7
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Teaching – Professional Development

Practising Law Institute seminar on journalism and communication law. This is the premier
continuing education program for lawyers and teachers of media law issues. New York,
November 2010, 2002.

Poynter Institute seminar on news media convergence for college educators, St. Petersburg,
Florida, February 2003.

Practising Law Institute seminar on mass communications convergence law. This program
included the latest developments in cross-platform law for journalists and media organizations
planning convergence of their own media holdings or with those of other companies. New York,
March 2001.

Practising Law Institute seminar on Internet law. Media executives, business managers,
strategist, and scholars discussed the latest developments in Internet-related law. San Francisco,
July 2000.

Attended annual AEJMC national conventions for programs on innovative teaching and
improving student outcomes. Summer 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2010.


Articles in Legal Journals

Mitchell, J., Rosenbloom’s Ghost: How a Discredited Supreme Court Decision Lives On in
Libel Law. 40 Idaho Law Review 427, spring, 2004. When the U.S. Supreme Court adopted the
Gertz rule (see entry below), it explicitly overruled the case of Rosenbloom v. Metromedia, in
which application of the “actual malice” fault standard was based upon the nature of the news
story, not the public-or-private status of the libel plaintiff. However, an examination of current
libel laws in all jurisdictions reveals that the Rosenbloom principle – whether or not identified as
such – is now followed in many areas because of state constitutional rights, statutes, or common
law privileges. In addition, the U.S. Supreme Court’s own post-Rosenbloom jurisprudence has
given new life to the “nature of the statement” standard as a matter of First Amendment law.
Published in conjunction with the Idaho (University of Idaho College of Law) Law Review First
Amendment symposium, Boise, April 2, 2004, at which I was a featured speaker and defended
the article.

Mitchell, J., The Accidental Purist: Reclaiming the Gertz All Purpose Public Figure Doctrine in
the Age of Celebrity Journalism. 22 Loyola Law School of Los Angeles Entertainment Law
Review 571, spring, 2002, in conjunction with a review-sponsored media law symposium. This
article examines the development and continued viability of the all purpose public figure
doctrine in the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc. The article suggests
that the doctrine came to be applied to non-civic figure celebrities virtually by accident, and may
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no longer be sustainable where defamatory statements concern matters generally considered to
be private.

Mitchell, J., The Devil in Disguise: Hybrid News-Commercials and First Amendment Protection
for Broadcast Journalists. 14 Loyola Law School of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review
229 (1994). This article anticipated the growth in advertising designed to look like news, and
sometimes even presented as purported news content by journalists on newscasts. The article
questioned whether such material would enjoy the constitutional protection given to genuine
news or would have to settle for the less comprehensive protection afforded to commercial

Mitchell, J., Beyond McCall: Toward a Theory of Neutral Reportage in Kentucky. 55 Kentucky
Bench & Bar 32 (Winter, 1991.) This article examined a Kentucky Supreme Court decision that
refused to adopt a libel defense of neutral reportage for any future cases, even though the case at
hand, McCall v. Courier-Journal & Louisville Times Co., did not present a proper example of
neutral reportage. The article urged adoption of the privilege as it was defined by the United
States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in the case of Edwards v. National Audubon
Society. This article received the Kentucky Bar Association’s First Place Award for Student
Legal Writing.

Professional Publications

Newspaper op-ed articles

I have attempted to publish timely newspaper articles explaining issues in news media law,
including information-access issues.

Mitchell, J., “Story Shows Lapse in Ethics,” Fort Collins Coloradoan, Sept. 10, 2008. Criticized
newspaper for allowing freelance contributor to write a “news story” promoting an upcoming
event sponsored by her own employer. (Newspaper subsequently acknowledged error and
printed correction.)

Mitchell, J., “Bad Word Prompts Worse Reaction,” Fort Collins Coloradoan, Sept. 25, 2007.
Criticized administration of Colorado State University’s attempt to punish student newspaper
editor for controversial headline attacking the President of the United States. Article briefly
traced freedom of controversial speech and asserted that university president sought to violate
student journalist rights.

Mitchell, J., “Justice Holmes and Free Speech in a Time of Terror,” Arizona Daily Star,
September 18, 2001. Related the evolution of free speech theory by U.S. Supreme
Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. during World War I, and the threat of speech
restriction following the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington.
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Mitchell, J., “If Only All Three Anchors Signed Off – in Protest,” Los Angeles Times, July 16,
2001. Discussed discontent in broadcast journalism world, noted recent
resignation of San Jose Mercury-News publisher Jay Harris, suggested that Tom Brokaw, Peter
Jennings, and Dan Rather could make a more lasting impression if they retire.

Mitchell, J., “Local TV News Is Caught Up in Survival Struggle,” Arizona Daily Star, published
Nov. 13, 2000. An examination of the television news ratings battle in Tucson and the
suggestion that economic pressures may force one station to drop its newscasts. This article also
served as a teaching tool in Journalism 380, generating student discussion of the business factors
that shape television newscasts.

Mitchell, J., “Colossal Cave-In: Why Reform of MCLE Was DOA,” Arizona Attorney magazine,
February, 2001. A critique of the State Bar of Arizona’s mandatory continuing legal education
program and the Bar’s failure to institute meaningful reform. This article followed up a 1999
piece on the same subject.

Mitchell, J., “George Will Tinkers With History,” The Washington Post, June 19, 2000, Arizona
Daily Star, June 17, 2000. This corrected a mistaken impression, conveyed in a syndicated
George F. Will column, that the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark free expression decision in
Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District sanctioned breakdowns in public school

Mitchell, J. “Freedom of Information Act and Waco,” Arizona Daily Star, Sept. 5, 1999.
Explained how Tucson attorney and others used FOIA to uncover information about the raid on
the Branch Davidian compound in Texas.

Mitchell, J. “Why Prior Restraint Hurts Us All,” Arizona Daily Star, Sept. 30, 1998. Explained
the newspaper’s effort to publish information about Tucson school dispute, including the paper’s
fight to overturn a restraining order based on a dubious attorney-client privilege claim.

Mitchell, J. “Censorship’s Costs Are Too High,” Arizona Daily Star, June 8, 1999. Discussed
why the news media should not be censored in reaction to shootings at a Colorado high school.


The novels listed below deal with U.S.-Mexico border issues, including smuggling, the drug
trade, and race relations.

Mitchell, James C., Our Lady of the North. Completed; seeking publication contract.

Mitchell, James C., Choke Point. St. Martin’s Minotaur Books, New York, October, 2004.

Mitchell, James C., Lovers Crossing. St. Martin’s Minotaur Books, New York, July, 2003.
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Book reviews (partial listing)

Mitchell, J., Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes: Law and the Inner Self, G. Edward White.
Louisville Courier-Journal, 1993. An examination of the personal factors that shaped the rise to
prominence and the judicial thinking of one America’s most respected jurists and writers.

Mitchell, J., The Romanovs: The Final Chapter, Robert K. Massie. Louisville Courier-Journal,
1995. A leading writer on the Tsars and the Russian revolution purports to explain what
happened in the last days of the royal family’s captivity.

Mitchell, J., The Night Manager, John le Carré. Louisville Courier-Journal, 1993. The novelist
moves beyond his espionage genre to a story of the new secret wars between governments and
private criminals with extraordinary wealth and power.

Mitchell, J., October, 1964, David Halberstam. Louisville Courier-Journal, 1994. A magical
baseball season as profound social drama: the white establishment New York Yankees battled
the largely black challengers of the St. Louis Cardinals for a World Series championship, right in
the middle of the turbulent sixties.

Mitchell, J., King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era, Edward A. Berlin. Louisville Courier-
Journal, 1994. The cheery music that made its famous encore in the movie, The Sting, came
from a troubled composer who, as an African-American, found elusive the accolades he

School Committees:

  Legal Affairs Committee Chair. Assisted the school and faculty members, as
  requested, with questions on news media law, university policies, and Arizona statutes.
  Attended PLI Communication Law Seminar, as noted above in “Teaching.”

  Administrative Committee. Considered matters mainly related to fundraising and
  potential new programs.

  Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Considered BA/MA program proposal,
  requiring internships, changing units of credit for capstone courses.

Other school service activity:

  Pizza and Portfolios Night. Advised students on résumés and videos.

  NAHJ Broadcast Training Workshop. Helped students with announcing technique and
  script writing for radio and television news.
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  Journalism Theory and Practice class. Visited Prof. Jeannine Relly’s class to discuss
  upcoming U.S. and International Media Law course for graduate students.

  Law of the Press class. Guest lecture in Prof. Kevin Kemper’s class.

  Fundamentals of Journalism class. Visited Prof. David Cuillier’s class to discuss law
  and broadcast instruction in the School of Journalism.

  Arizona Cat’s Eye. Viewed tapes and made recommendations on student anchor
  talent auditions for Prof. Celeste González de Bustamante’s class.

Web Site Development

Contributed content to department web site. August, 2000 through May, 2005.

Member of ad hoc committee to develop department web pages. April, 2003 through May,

Assisted with redevelopment of department web site. Built new temporary site to assist in
recruitment of new faculty at AEJMC convention in Toronto. Collaborated with graphics
consultant Bryan Hance and department web associate Kathy D’Assis on continued enhancement
of web site. Provided news content as needed. April, 2004 through May, 2005.
Television Instruction Enhancement

Contributed to strategy for Gannett broadcast-related grant proposal. Met with representatives of
Student Media and Dean of Student's development officer. June, 2001.

Member of informal group to develop television program. Arranged outside cost analysis from
TV engineering executive for new digital photo and nonlinear editing equipment. Researched
video equipment and purchased new television/VCR/DVD for department. January-April, 2003.

Participated in meetings with KUAT to develop journalism internship program for students with
interest in public television newscasts and longer form news and information programming.
Helped establish criteria for instructional components and expected outcomes. Continued to
direct qualified students to KUAT management. May, 2003.

Articulation with Community Colleges

Member of Joint Articulation Task Force for Journalism and Media Arts Programs. This group
coordinates course offerings and credit among the three state universities and the community
colleges. Articulations in all applicable academic areas is mandated by the Arizona Board of
Regents. The Journalism-Media Arts group meets twice annually to assure a smooth, properly
credited transition for community college students who move into the university system.
August, 2001 through May, 2002.
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Judging Student Contests

Volunteer judge for Best Beginning News Writer contest. May, 2000.

Volunteer judge for Hearst feature writing competition. April, 2001.

Other Department Service

Conducted program on media law and television news for the high school journalism program.
June, 2001.

Assisted in high school journalism workshop for minority students conducted by then-Professor
Bill Greer. I delivered two presentations, one on press law for high school students and one on
preparing television newscasts. May, 2002.

Initiated arrangements for Arizona Attorney to run article by Prof. (now Emeritus) Jim Johnson
and Prof. Emeritus Don Carson on Mo Udall, longtime Tucson Member of Congress, based on
their UA Press book. September, 2004.

Participated in search for new faculty member. This search culminated with the appointment of
Assistant Professor Kevin R. Kemper. August, 2004 through April, 2005.


Member of Proposition 301 Task Force. This group was conveyed to study initial approaches to
cooperative efforts among Journalism, Communication, SIRLS, and other units to develop a new
information, technology, and science program. The task force made recommendations to
department heads, department faculties, and the Office of the Dean. Screened candidates for the
first faculty position in the program and forwarded recommendations to Journalism and
Communication faculties. This search culminated in the appointment of Dr. Iris Chyi. January,
2004 through May, 2004.

Served as UA campus advisor to National Society of Collegiate Scholars, organization to
encourage academic achievement among college freshmen and sophomores. NSCS has chapters
at 120 universities. Keynote speaker for induction ceremony. August, 2001 through May, 2003.

Participated in Law and Humanities discussion at James E. Rogers College of Law. With Prof.
Jim Johnson, discussed the role of the press in international tragedies such as the 1994 genocide
in Rwanda. March, 2002.

Served on ad hoc Information Systems study committee convened by SBS then-Dean Holly
Smith. Assisted with preparation of “decision package” to be presented to university budget
committee. August, 2002 through May, 2003.
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Served on Provost’s Information Sciences Initiative committee. August, 2001 through May,

Participated in New Professor Program conducted by the College of Social and Behavioral
Sciences. Discussion of faculty issues, grant writing strategies, teaching techniques, research
work. August, 2000.

Community & Professional

Panel Presentations

Presented law review article, Rosenbloom’s Ghost: How a Discredited Decision Lives On in
Libel Law, to University of Idaho College of Law First Amendment Symposium. April, 2004.

Panel participant, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication national
convention, Miami Beach, Florida. Provided updates and analysis of the impact on
newsgathering of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Discussed access to arrest records, use of
the Freedom of Information Act and state public records laws, and strategies for obtaining
information in the new climate of official secrecy. August, 2002.

Led discussion of recent developments in student media law for students participating in
Journalism Education Association national convention. Phoenix, April, 2002.

Presentations to Community Groups

Featured speaker at Brandeis University Women’s Tucson Author Luncheon, to benefit library at
Brandeis University. March, 2005.

Featured speaker at American Association of University Women Book and Author Day, Green
Valley. February, 2005.

Featured presenter at Rancho Vistoso Friends of the Library Day, an author event to benefit the
neighborhood library. February, 2004.

Panel participant, Book and Author Day, Literacy Volunteers of Tucson. Discussed
southwestern and border issues in literature; program to benefit local literacy efforts by
community group. November, 2003.

Discussion of writing and U.S.-Mexico border issues, ASUA Bookstore, October, 2003.

Writing instructor and panel participant, Book Passage Writers Conference, Corte Madera, Calif.
July, 2003.
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Panel participant, Book and Author Day, Friends of the Pinetop-Lakeside Library. Discussed
use of journalism themes in literature; program to benefit local fund raising efforts for public
library by community group. July, 2003.

Advised the Carmel Pine Cone, a weekly newspaper in Carmel, California on responding to a
defamation complaint. This assistance was provided pro bono publico, without charge, to
encourage aggressive investigative reporting on important community issues by small
newspapers. July, 2002.

Presented program on school press law and copyright to students of Green Fields Country Day
School. Background: This presentation was first given in 1999 and requested again each year
from 2000 through 2003.

Advised Catherine Oliver, then editor of Persona, a UA student-produced arts publication, on
legal issues in ASUA’s request for prior approval of content as a condition of continued ASUA
funding. This advice was provided at no cost to a former student of mine who requested it. Ms.
Oliver subsequently reported to me that ASUA withdrew its demand for prior approval after my
statement was provided to student publication representatives. February, 2001.

Letter to editor of Arizona Daily Star, criticizing attack on motive of Phoenix New Times in
arsonist case. March, 2001.

Commentary published in Shop Talk, an electronic newsletter for the broadcast news industry,
concerning the application of a reporter shield law in Nevada. March, 2001.

Substituted for Susan Knight at Student Media Publications Board to help choose new general
manager for KAMP Radio. March, 2001.

Acknowledged in Persona: The University of Arizona Magazine of Literature and Art for advice
noted in February entry. May, 2001.

Commentary on ShopTalk, daily Internet publication for television news industry, on interplay of
First and Fourteenth Amendment and the need for states to respect guarantees in the Bill of
Rights. August, 2001.

Presented discussion on journalism ethics in visiting science writer Stephen Hart’s science
writing class. September, 2001.

Attended SBS Honors Convocation as nominee of student Hillary Wade. October, 2001.

Spoke to Science Teaching Class, giving tips on public speaking. October, 2001.

Presented luncheon speech on news media issues and dealing with the press during emergencies
for American Society of Safety Engineers. November, 2001.
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Presented luncheon speech for Jewish Community Center seniors group on “Influence of Mass
Media on Public Thinking.” (Arranged by UA Speakers Bureau.) December, 2000.

News Media Source

Interviewed by student Shane Dale for his program on TV-3. Discussed issues of political bias
in broadcast news and in universities. March, 2003.

Interviewed by Bud Foster, KOLD-TV, for newscast segment on media role in school shootings.
Portions of the interview were broadcast on the 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. newscasts. March,

Interviewed by Bud Foster, KOLD-TV, for newscast segment on media role in school shootings.
Portions of the interview were broadcast on the 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. newscasts. March,

Interviewed by Arizona Daily Wildcat on Napster court decision and future of music file sharing.
February, 2001.

Live interview on KTAR Tony Femino Show regarding shield law and Phoenix New Times
interview of arson suspect. February, 2001.

Interviewed by Cathy Burch of the Arizona Daily Star about alleged TV news encouragement of
rioters on Fourth Avenue after the NCAA basketball championship game. April, 2001.

Interviewed by Leslie Newell of the Arizona Daily Star for article on Internet posting of news
organizations’ photos of Fourth Avenue riot. Discussed news organizations’ ethical
responsibilities in choosing whether or not to aid police seeking evidence. April, 2001.

Interviewed by Thomas Nord of the (Louisville) Courier-Journal on the potential elimination of
local television news departments at struggling stations. August, 2001.

Interview with Joe Mazzeo of the Arizona Daily Wildcat on press coverage of the New York and
Washington terrorist attacks. September, 2001.

Interviewed by Susan Carroll, Tucson Citizen, regarding news media coverage of terrorist
attacks. September, 2001.

Interviewed by Arizona Daily Wildcat about pending retirement and journalism issues. May,

News Media Editorial Board

Volunteer member of editorial board of Arizona Attorney, monthly magazine of the State Bar of
Arizona. Helped choose articles, develop magazine themes and story ideas, write and edit
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material as necessary. Traveled to Phoenix for monthly meetings. June, 1999 through June,

Professional Memberships:

   Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

   State Bar of Arizona.

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