Amy Kristin Sanders
Professor Amy Kristin Sanders is an award-winning journalist and licensed attorney. Her research focuses on the intersection of law and new technology, with a focus around media. Dr. Sanders researches in the areas of online defamation, social media, and telecommunication regulation. Dr. Sanders regularly speaks to professional journalism, law and civic groups, and her research has appeared in Communication Law and Policy, the Federal Communication Law Journal, the Journal of Media Law and Ethics and the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy, among other journals. She is the co-author, along with T. Barton Carter, Marc A. Franklin and Jay B. Wright, of First Amendment and the Fourth Estate: The Law of Mass Media. She authored a chapter on obscenity, sexting and cyberbullying in Social Media and the Law: A Guidebook for Communication Students and Professionals. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Sanders worked as a copy editor and page designer for the Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, a New York Times Co. newspaper. She holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication Law from the University of Florida. Her MA in Professional Journalism and Juris Doctorate are from the University of Iowa.