Kent Middleton, head of the department of journalism in the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, is available to discuss a wide range of issues related to the Rupert Murdoch/News of the World phone hacking scandal. His contact information is included for your convenience. Please feel free to contact UGA News Service at 706/542-8083 or firstname.lastname@example.org should you need additional information.
Kent Middleton, head, department of journalism
University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Office phone: 706/542-4668from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Middleton specializes in media law and can offer commentary on such topics as:
- Journalism and privacy law, including hacking and surreptitious recording;
- Newsgathering, law, ethics and practice; and,
- If incidents such as the News of the World phone hacking case are becoming or could become a growing trend in the journalism field.
Middleton is co-author of a leading textbook,The Law of Public Communication, and has written numerous articles on privacy, copyright, advertising and other communication law subjects.
He was a reporter and editor on newspapers in Rome; Buffalo, NY; Detroit; and Minneapolis. He also has published freelance newspaper and magazine articles. Middleton 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.