Dr. Jason M. Shepard is a media law scholar and chair of the Department of Communications at Cal State Fullerton. Continue reading >>
These Days ...
Serving as Chair of the Department of Communications at California State University, Fullerton
Co-authoring new edition of Major Principles of Media Law
Teaching Communications Law in Spring 2016
Writing "Online Legalities" column for California Publisher
Awarded Cal State Fullerton's 2015 Leadership Award
Led COMM's successful ACEJMC reaccreditation in 2015
"It hits the audience well. It covers a lot of areas that I don't have time for in class. And it is easy to read."
"I have found this textbook to be perfectly pitched for the students I teach in terms of language and pace."
"Through the lens of free-press theory, Shepard captures the competitive and complex tension between traditional (print) journalism's diminishing 'gatekeeping and agenda-setting roles,' and online journalism's largely unruly, unregulated blogosphere ... For those lacking a background in media (journalism) law, this chapter is a must read."
-Journal of Mass Media Ethics
“This comprehensive litany of triumphs and failures ... pull(s) together the many threads that make up the stormy history of the journalists’ privilege into one compact volume. If I were still working at a law firm, I’d make it required reading for any new associates who want to practice media law.”
Mass Communication Quarterly