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UGA expert to offer commentary on News of the World phone hacking scandal

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 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.
Cellphone: 706/549-8144

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.