Jane E. Kirtley

Jane E. Kirtley

Jane E. Kirtley is the Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota, where she directs the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law and is an affiliated faculty member at the University of Minnesota Law School. Prof. Kirtley was Executive Director of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Arlington, Virginia from 1985-1999. She writes and speaks frequently on media law and ethics issues, both in the United States and abroad. Prof. Kirtley serves on the boards of Communication Law & Policy, the Journal of Media Law & Ethics, and the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation. Her honors include the Edith Wortman First Amendment Matrix Foundation Award and the John Peter Zenger Award from the University of Arizona. She is a member of the New York, Virginia and District of Columbia bars.


Project Veritas and the mainstream media: Strange allies in the fight to protect press freedom

By: - November 22, 2021

An FBI raid on Project Veritas leader James O’Keefe’s home in early November 2021 has sparked an unusual demonstration of support from the very establishment media that O’Keefe has spent his career targeting and trashing. The raid was conducted on the suspicion that O’Keefe and former Project Veritas staffers were implicated in the theft of […]