Lectures, Presentations, and Speeches
April 6, 2017—Professor Jane Kirtley was a speaker at Whitworth University's third annual Gordon S. Jackson Conference in Media Law & Ethics: Fake News, Alternative Facts and Verification in Modern Media, held in Spokane, Washington. Additional information about the event is available online.
March 16, 2017—Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a lecture, "The End of Gatekeepers? The Rise of Fake News as a Threat to Democracy" as part of the Senior College lecture series at Alexandria Technical and Community College (Alexandria, MN). Additional information is available online.
February 7, 2017—Professor Jane Kirtley spoke on “Free Speech vs. Safe Space” at the Humphrey Forum with Fox News Contributor Guy Benson. The event was sponsored by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs Center for the Study of Politics and Governance.
February 7, 2017—Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a lecture at the University of Minnesota Women's Club, meeting at Becketwood in Minneapolis. The title was: “How is Trump Possible? A Look at Media Coverage of the 2016 Election.” Additional information about the event is available online.
August 2016—Professor Jane Kirtley was a contributor to a course on plagiarism and fabrication being offered by Poynter News University. Entitled “Avoiding Plagiarism and Fabrication,” the course can be found online here.
May 13, 2016—Professor Jane Kirtley presented a lecture entitled, “Why Can’t We Be Friends? How judges can ethically navigate social and traditional media,” at the Latvian National Judicial Conference (Latvijas tiesnesu konference). Professor Kirtley was a Fulbright Scholar on the Faculty of Law at the University of Latvia in Riga during Spring 2016. A press release about the event (in Latvian) is available online and a link to the conference program (also in Latvian) is available here.
November 14, 2015—Professor Kirtley was a panelist at the Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association annual conference in Toronto on Nov. 14, speaking on “Copyright – Fair dealing/Fair Use, ‘Hot news’ and other topics.”
November 13, 2015—Professor Jane Kirtley was principal speaker on a panel, “Global Privacy and Data Protection,” at the Practising Law Institute’s annual Communications Law in the Digital Age in New York. She was the author of the corresponding chapter in the conference handbook, and her research assistants included 3L dual degree students Sarah Wiley and Dillon White, as well as SJMC Ph.D. student Casey Carmody.
November 7, 2016—Professor Jane Kirtley spoke to the Murrow Fellows about “Press Freedom and the Responsibility of the Press.”
October 28, 2015—Professor Jane Kirtley was the speaker at the Contemporary Club of Indianapolis. Her topic was Media Ethics and Freedom of the Press. She spoke before an audience of 180 members and guests.
September 21, 2015—Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a "Great Decisions" lecture on "Privacy in the Digital Age" at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. The event was sponsored by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Additional information about the event is available online.
June 17, 2015—Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a Great Decisions Lecture on Privacy in the Digital Age at RosePointe Senior Living Apartments in Roseville, MN.
May 7, 2015—Professor Jane Kirtley was a featured speaker at the second biennial Indiana Government Information Day held at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis. The audience included government and law school librarians as well as members of the public. Her speech was "The Digital Paradox: Practical Obscurity, the Right to be Forgotten, and Other Threats to Access to Government Information."
April 27, 2015—Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a Great Decisions lecture on Privacy in the Digital Age at Grace University Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN. Additional information is available online.
April 21, 2015—Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a Great Decisions lecture on Privacy in the Digital Age at the House of Hope Church in St. Paul. Information about the Great Decisions program is available online.
March 27, 2015—Professor Jane Kirtley delivered the keynote address at the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium in Knoxville, TN. The title of her lecture was: “Are There Stories Worth Dying For? Assessing the Real Threats to Press Freedom.” Additional information about Professor Kirtley and the Colloquium are available in the event program and event schedule.
March 23, 2015—Professor Jane Kirtley presented a talk at the Women’s Roundtable at the Jewish Community Center of Greater St. Paul about satire and free speech and why even the most “outrageous” speech must be protected.
March 9, 2015—Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a lecture, "Privacy in the Digital Age," to Mill City Commons. This is under the auspices of the Great Decisions series sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association and coordinated in Minnesota by the Minnesota International Center. Information about the event is available here and further information is available here.
November 14, 2014—Prof. Jane Kirtley was the principal speaker for a panel, "Global Privacy and Data Protection," at the 2014 Practising Law Institute's Communications Law in the Digital Age 2014 conference in New York City on. She delivered a 20-minute lecture on the topic, and then participated in the panel discussion that followed. The book chapter that was published in the course handbook was prepared with assistance from Patrick File, Casey Carmody and Sarah Wiley. Information about the course handbook is available online.
July 17, 2014—Professor Jane Kirtley led a discussion with seven interns at the offices of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) in Philadelphia. The topic was the Minnesota Supreme Court decision in Tatro v. University of MInnesota. Information about FIRE is available online.
July 8, 2014—Professor Jane Kirtley hosted a session in the Silha Center with two Thai visitors, speaking about media law and media ethics in the United States. The Thai visitors were participants in the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program, “Media Literacy.”
November 13, 2013—Professor Jane Kirtley conducted a workshop on legal ethics and social media for law students at the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School in New Haven, CT. Information about the program is available online.
January 31, 2013—Professor Jane Kirtley prsented a paper at the Faculty Works in Progress workshop session at the U of Minnesota Law School. The paper is entitled, "Is the Public Value Test Consistent with the First Amendment?"
January 17, 2013—Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a lecture, "Press Freedom 2.0: Opportunities and Threats Around the World" at the Minnesota Chapter of Global Solutions.org's "Third Thursdays Global Issues Forum" at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis. Information about the Minnesota Chapter of Global Solutions.org is available online.
December 1, 2012—Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a lecture, "What You Need to Know about Internet Law," at the Online News Association's ONACamp Minnesota held at the SJMC. Information about the event is available online.
November 27, 2012—Professor Jane Kirtley met with six journalists from the People's Republic of China in the Silha Center at Murphy Hall, where she discussed issues relating to media ethics for bloggers, online journalists and new media organizations. The visitors were sponsored by the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.
November 16, 2012—Professor Jane Kirtley was the principal speaker for a panel, "Global Privacy and Advertising Developments," at the Practising Law Institute's Communication Law in the Digital Age conference in New York, NY. Additional information about the conference is available online.
November 13, 2012—Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a lecture, "Press Freedom 2.0: Opportunities and Threats Around the World," for the St. Paul-Minneapolis Committee on Foreign Relations at the Town & Country Club in St. Paul.
October 8-13, 2012—Prof. Jane Kirtley delivered a series of interviews, lectures and workshops in Kyrgyzstan during the week of October 8-13, 2012, sponsored by the U.S. State Department. Activities included:
- October 8, 2012 – Meeting: Commission on Considering Complaints on Media in Bishkek.
- October 9, 2012 – Meeting: 30 students at the Bayalinov Library in Bishkek.
- October 9, 2012 – Lecture: American University in Central Asia.
- October 10, 2012 – Meeting: public foundation, Demge-Dem.
- October 10, 2012 – Meeting: Osh State University students, Osh.
- October 10, 2012 – Lecture: Osh Technical University on the topic of “Freedom of Speech as a Concept.”
- October 11, 2012 – Meeting: Mark Walsh, the Director of Internews Network.
- October 11, 2012 – Lecture: Kyrgyz-Russian Slavonic University.
- October 11, 2012 – Meeting: Kloop Media Foundation.
- October 12, 2012 – Lecture: Bishkek Humanities University.
September 21, 2012—Professor Jane Kirtley was a member of the "Media Panel" on TPT's Almanac show, discussing current journalism ethics issues, including the use of the secretly-recorded Romney tape, linking to the "Innocence of Muslims," and The New York Times' new policy prohibiting reporters from granting "quote approval" to sources. The program is available online.
Fall 2012—Professor Jane Kirtley was quoted at length in the cover story, "The Facebook Standard: Minnesota Supreme Court lowers speech protections for some college students," in the Fall 2012 issue of the Student Press Law Center Reportmagazine, discussing the court's June 20 decision in Tatro v. University of Minnesota. Issues of of the Student Press Law Center Report magazine are available online.
September 24, 2012—Professor Jane Kirtley was a guest on Minnesota Public Radio's "The Daily Circuit" show. The topic was the lack of accountability for pundits and the media organizations who utilize them. The program is available online.
April 21, 2012—Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a lecture, "After the Genocide: Rwanda," as part of the conference, "Nuremberg: Its Legacy for Today -- From the Holocaust to Rwanda" sponsored by World Without Genocide at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN. Additional information is available online.
March 12-16, 2012—Prof. Jane Kirtley delivered a series of lectures and workshops in Thailand during the week of March 12, 2012, sponsored by the U.S. State Department. Photos of some of the events are available online. Activities included:
- March 12, 2012 – Workshop: "Criminal Libel and Slander: U.S. Perspectives" – Chiang Mai, for Chiang Mai Provincial Police Officers.
- March 13, 2012 – Lecture, "Libel and Slander: U.S. Perspectives" – for faculty, students and general public, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai.
- March 13, 2012 – Lecture: "Libel and Slander and a Free Press: U.S. Perspectives" – for journalists, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai.
- March 14, 2012 – Interview by ABAC TV, followed by Lecture, "Libel, Slander and Social Media" – for faculty of Communication Arts and students, Assumption University, Suvarnbhumi campus, Bangkok.
- March 14, 2012 – Lecture, "Libel, Slander and Media Ethics" – for faculty of Mass Communications and students, Valaya Alongkorn University, Pathumthani, Bangkok.
- March 15, 2012 – Lecture, "Case studies in libel law -- US and Asia" – for faculty and doctoral students, Asia Institute, Ramkanhaeng University, Bangkok.
- March 16, 2012 – Lecture, "Libel and Slander: US Perspectives" – for faculty and Master of Law students, Burapa University, Bangsaen, Chonburi.
January 21, 2012—Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a lecture, "We the People, A Free Press," at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, Minnesota at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. The lecture, describing the legacy of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, Near v. Minnesota, was part of the Minnesota Historical Society's History Forum lecture series on the Bill of Rights, and was attended by approximately 500 people. A description of the event is available online.
November 19, 2011—Minneapolis, MN—Professor Kirtley delivered a lecture, "The First Amendment," as part of the Univesity of Minnesota's College of Continuing Education's series, "Rereading the Constitution" at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the St. Paul Campus. Additional information about the event is available online.
November 9, 2011—Professor Kirtley delivered a lecture on professional responsibility for media lawyers, with a special emphasis on legal ethics issues arising from the use of social media, to students enrolled in the Media Freedom and Information Access Practicum at Yale Law School in New Haven, CT. Additional information about the event is available online.
October 16-22, 2011—Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—Conducted full-day media training on "Media and the Law and Codes of Ethics" at Malaysian Press Institute. Delivered public lectures on media law, privacy, and ethics at Taylor's University (School of Communication), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (School of Media & Communication Studies), INTI International University (Mass Communication and American University program), Universiti Malaya (Arts and Social Sciences), and Universiti Selangor (Journalism). Public lecture on "Media Law and Ethics: Responsibility in Journalism" at Bar Council Malaysia. Informal talk on media law and ethics at the National Press Club. Roundtable discussions with staff at Malaysiankini ("most read news site in Malaysia") with bloggers. (This speaking tour was an outgrowth of the publication of Professor Kirtley's Media Law handbook.)
July 26-August 2, 2011—Kigali and Gitarama, Rwanda—Meetings with Media High Council, and Ministry of Information on media law reform. Lectures on media ethics at Great Lakes Media Center and Catholic Institute of Kabgayi (Journalism Faculty). Lecture/discussion with civil society representatives, editors and media owners on responsible journalism, human rights, and current media ethics issues. (This speaking tour was an outgrowth of the publication of Professor Kirtley's Media Law handbook.)
May 23-28, 2011—Yerevan, Armenia—Numerous meetings with government officials (regulators, judges, etc.), media lawyers, news editors, NGOs, professors and students in Yerevan and Gyumri, as well as interviews with local print and broadcast media on media law and broadcast regulation. A public lecture, "Media Law and Democracy,"delivered at American University (Armenia) on May 26 is available online. (This speaking tour was an outgrowth of the publication of Professor Kirtley's Media Law handbook.)
May 15-29, 2011—Baku, Azerbaijan—Meeting with Press Council of Azerbaijan. Lectures at Baku State University (Journalism Faculty), Baku Slavic University (Journalism Faculty), Azad Fikir (Free Thought) University and U.S.-Azerbaijan Media Academy on freedom of the press and media ethics. Presentation at ABA-CEELI/Media Rights Institute "Media Law School." (This speaking tour was an outgrowth of the publication of Professor Kirtley's Media Law handbook.)
March 4, 2011—Professor Jane Kirtley conducted two sessions at the Associated Collegiate Press "National College Journalism Convention" in Hollywood, CA. The sessions were entitled, "When Do Online Comments Become a Crime?" and "Handling Leaked Information."
March 2, 2011—Professor Jane Kirtley debated Professor Patrick Garry of the University of South Dakota Law School at the University of Minnesota Law School. The topic was "Does the First Amendment Protect Violent Video Games?" The program was sponsored by The Federalist Society at UMN. Additional information about the debate is available online.
February 23, 2011—Professor Jane Kirtley was the presenter/moderator for "Away from Democracy and Toward a Dictatorship? Hungary's New Media Law," as part of the "Europe in the News" series sponsored by the European Studies Consortium, Center for German & European Studies, the Silha Center, and the SJMC. It was held in room 614 of the Social Sciences Building at the University of Minnesota campus. Additional information about the program is available online.
November 11, 2010—New York, NY – Professor Jane Kirtley was the principal speaker, and then took part in a panel, discussing “Privacy Protection, Safety and Security” at the PLI Communications Law in the Digital Age 2010 conference.
September 21, 2010—Professor Jane Kirtley, together with Professor Chris Ison, conducted a workshop entitled “Media Ethics 101” at Padilla Speer Beardsley.
July 28, 2010—Minneapolis, MN, spoke to six journalists from Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic about media law and ethics at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. The visit was coordinated by the the Minnesota International Center as part of the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.
June 29, 2010—Delivered a lecture and took part in a roundtable discussion at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication on news media law and ethics with 11 journalists from China. The program, entitled “Journalistic Practices,” was part of the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program and was facilitated by the Minnesota International Center.
June 22, 2010—Delivered a lecture, entitled “Ethics in Social Media” to staff at the Bloomington, MN offices of Weber Shandwick.
May 18, 2010—Great Lakes, Il, delivered a lecture, entitled “Ethics in Leadership,” at the U.S. Naval War College Strategy and Policy Fleet Seminar, held at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station.
April 27, 2010—St. Paul, MN, delivered a lecture, entitled, “Near v. Minnesota: How Far Have We Come?” at the Minnesota History Center as part of its “History Lounge” series.
April 15, 2010—Washington, DC, delivered a lecture, entitled, “Impact of Internet Based Sites Such as Facebook, MySpace and YouTube on Teacher Privacy and Related Rights in the Classroom,” at the American Federation of Teacher Lawyers’ Conference.
April 12, 2010—Minneapolis, MN, delivered a lecture, "Retiring to 'Tee' and Scandal: Do Today's Media Trivialize the News?" for the Minneapolis chapter of AAUW. Informatio about the event is available online.
March 15, 2010—St. Paul, MN, delivered a lecture, entitled, "Freedom of Information: Your Key to Open Government," at the James J. Hill Reference Library.
February 27, 2010—Phoenix, AZ, conducted a workshop at the 26th Annual Associated Collegiate Press National College Journalism Convention entitled “Mining Facebook, Twitter and Other Social Media: Legal and Ethical Issues." More information is available online.
February 26, 2010—Phoenix, AZ, conducted a workshop at the 26th Annual Associated Collegiate Press National College Journalism Convention entitled “You Must Say That Online: New Legal Issues for Bloggers." More information is available at: http://www.studentpressblogs.org/phx2010/
November 12, 2009—New York, NY, was the principal speaker for the session on "Privacy Protection, Safety and Security," and also participated in the panel discussion on the same topic, at the Practising Law Institute's Communications Law in the Digital Age 2009 conference. Assisted by Silha research assistant Cary Snyder, she also prepared "Privacy Protection, Safety and Security," a 94-page roundup of significant legal developments, which was published in the conference "Course Handbook."
October 16, 2009—Minneapolis, MN, presented "Mask, Shield and Sword: Should the Journalist's Privilege Protect the Identity of Anonymous Posters to News Media Web Sites?" as part of the "Internet Privacy, Anonymity, and Free Speech" session at the 2009 Minnesota Law Review Symposium, "Cyberspace and the Law: Privacy, Property, and Crime in the Virtual Frontier", held at the University of Minnesota Law School. The article will be published in a symposium issue of the Minnesota Law Review in 2010.
October 6, 2009—Minneapolis, MN, delivered a lecture on the topic of Media Law and Ethics to ten journalists from East Asia and the Pacific Rim. The journalists were visiting the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communication as part of the U.S. Department of State's Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists.
April 28, 2009—Washington, DC, delivered the Keynote Address at a conference, “Privacy Protection After Twenty Years Under Reporters Committee,” at the American University's Washington College of Law.
April 16, 2009—Galesburg, IL, delivered a lecture, “Media Ethics: An Oxymoron?” at Knox College.
April 16, 2009—Galesburg, IL, conducted a workshop on media ethics for staff and advisers at the Knox College newspaper, The Knox Student. Her presentation was covered in the April 23, 2009 issue of TKS in a story headlined “Ethics and law in media.”
March 27, 2009—New London, CT, was a lecturer at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's 20th Annual Ethics Forum. She delivered four lectures to cadets on “Freedom of Information and Media Ethics.”
November 25, 2008—Minneapolis, MN, delivered a guest lecture, “The Need for a Robust Free Press,” in a graduate class (Master of Arts in International Business, MIB 571A, Special Topics: The Media Business) at St. Mary's University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus.
November 20, 2008—Bloomington, MN, delivered a lecture, “The First Amendment @ Your Library” at the 2008 Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference.
November 8, 2008—Ottawa, Canada, presented a paper, “Perils of the Internet: A Perspective from the U.S.A.” at the Ad Idem/Canadian Media Lawyers Annual Conference.
September 24, 2008—Minneapolis, MN, delivered the keynote address, “Taking Offense: Expression and Access Rights on Trial” at the Minnesota Coalition for Intellectual Freedom's Annual Dinner and Program at the St. Paul College Club.
September 16, 2008—Lexington, KY, delivered the “State of the First Amendment” address at the University of Kentucky's annual First Amendment Celebration. Her appearance was sponsored by the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center.
June 20, 2008—Freetown, Sierra Leone, delivered a lecture entitled “Professional integrity: the cornerstone of a journalist's credibility,” as part of a symposium for editors at the U.S. Embassy.
June 18, 2008—Bo, Sierra Leone, delivered a lecture entitled “Journalism and Ethics,” as part of a symposium for journalists and local council representatives.
June 17, 2008—Makeni, Sierra Leone, delivered a lecture entitled “Ethics and the Law,” as part of a symposium for reporters and local council representatives. Prof. Kirtley was visiting Sierra Leone on a “Speaker and Specialist” grant from the U.S. Department of State. During her visit, Prof. Kirtley delivered lectures and appeared on panels where she discussed media law and media ethics in an emerging democracy. More information at: http://news.sl/drwebsite/publish/article_20058889.shtml and http://www.cottontreenews.org/content/view/778/2/.
March 14, 2008—Minneapolis, MN, delivered the keynote address, “The Light at the End of the Tunnel: The Outlook for FOI” at the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information's Freedom of Information Day ceremony at the Minneapolis Central Library. The text of her speech was posted on the national Sunshine Week website. It was published in a variety of newspapers, including the Alexandria (Louisiana) Town Talk, on March 22, 2008, under the headline “Sunshine week: Outlook for FOI is encouraging.”
March 6, 2008—Minneapolis, MN, conducted a Gallery Talk together with Prof. Chris Ison, “Need to Know: Freedom of Information and Photography,” in association with the exhibition, “Paul Shambroom: Picturing Power” at the Weisman Art Museum.
November 28, 2007—Maplewood, MN, presented a lecture/workshop on “Rights and Responsibilities Online” for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. More information here.
October 24-26, 2007—Washington, D.C., delivered the after-dinner lecture on October 25, at the Scripps Howard Foundation's “First Amendment Center Directors Conference.” The lecture topic was “Still More Threats to the First Amendment at Home and Abroad.”
September 21, 2007—Gainesville, FL, delivered a lecture, “Windows on the World: A Global Perspective on FOI,” at the Florida FOI Summit marking the 30th Anniversary of the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida.
July 16, 17 & 18, 2007—Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, delivered lectures and conducted workshops on freedom of information in the Dominican Republicunder the auspices of the U.S. State Department's Franklin Center. The programs were co-sponsored by the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra. She delivered a lecture on "Access to Public Information as an Investigative Reporting Tool for Fighting Corruption" in Santiago on July 16; conducted an all-day workshop for journalists on "How to Report on Government and FOIA Issues" in Santo Domingo on July 17; and delivered a lecture on "Public Information as a Tool for Promoting Transparency and Trust in Public Administration" to FOI officers and public relations managers, in coordination with the Information Office of the Presidency in Santo Domingo on July 18.
May 16, 2007—Glasgow, Scotland, delivered a lecture, "FOI, Privacy, and the Press," at the ACPO/ACPOS Data Protection and Freedom of Information Conference. (ACPO stands for Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Ireland; ACPOS stands for Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland.)
April 19, 2007—University of Nebraska, Omaha, delivered a lecture, entitled "Can a Good Journalist Be a Good Citizen?" was presented at the UNO School of Communication 2007 High School Journalism Conference. This lecture opened the UNO Communication Week, April 19-26. More information is available online.
April 19, 2007—University of Nebraska, Omaha, Delivered a lecture, "Seduced by Secrecy: How the Public's Right to Know has been Undermined in the Post-9/11 Environment" was presented by the School of Communication and was open to the university community. This lecture opened the UNO Communication Week, April 19-26. More information is available online.
April 13, 2007—Minneapolis, MN, delivered a lecture on media law and ethics in the United States to the 12 East Asian journalists visiting the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota under the auspices of the U.S. State Dept's Edward R. Murrow program.
April 5, 2007—St. Paul, MN, delivered a lecture, “How free is the freedom of the press?” for the University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education Headliners series, at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the St. Paul campus. Her lecture was followed by audience Q&A. More information is available online.
February 2, 2007—Cambridge, MA, conducted a "Nieman Shoptalk" session for the Nieman Fellows at Harvard. Prof. Kirtley gave a presentation on current threats to press freedom in the United States, including the erosion of the privilege to protect confidential sources, possible prosecutions under the Espionage Act, and reduced access to government information, and led a discussion on these topics.
January 10, 2007—Minneapolis, MN to Jerusalem, Israel, Gave a lecture on “Freedom of the Press in the United States” as a Digital Video Conference with Palestinian journalists and academics in Jerusalem. The program was co-sponsored by a Palestinian think-tank, “Al-Hares Center for Studies and Media,” and the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem. Prof. Kirtley's participation was arranged by the U.S. State Department, and took place at the Rarig Center on the University of Minnesota campus.
November 18, 2006—Montréal, Quebec, Canada, presented a paper, “A Child's Garden of Internet Cases from the USA,” at the Ad IDEM National Media Law Conference. More information is available online.
November 17, 2006—Stillwater, OK, delivered the keynote address, “My Freedom or Yours: The Collision of First Amendment Freedoms” at the 8th Annual First Amendment Congress at Oklahoma State University. More information is available online.
November 13, 2006—Minneapolis, MN, delivered a lecture, “Current Issues in U.S. Media Law,” to the World Press Institute 2006 Fellows in the Heggen Room at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota. More information is available online.
November 1, 2006—Wisconsin Dells, WI, delivered a lecture, “Patriot Act II: No Problem for Libraries Now? Think Again,” at the Wisconsin Library Association's 2006 Annual Conference. More information is available online.
October 26, 2006—Edina, MN, delivered a lecture, “Government Secrecy and Threats to a Free Press” for the “Over Coffee” lecture series at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd on October 26, 2006. More information is available online.
October 18, 2006—Ankara, Turkey, delivered a keynote address, “Media Ethics: An Oxymoron?” at the Second National Applied Ethics Conference in Ankara, Turkey, sponsored by Middle East Technical University. The link has more information, but is in Turkish.
September 20, 2006—Minneapolis, MN/La Paz, Bolivia, delivered a lecture, “Citizen Rights to Freedom of Information,” at a conference in La Paz, Bolivia. Sponsored by the Bolivian Anti-Corruption Community Action NGO in La Paz, Prof. Kirtley's participation via Digital Video was arranged by the U.S. Embassy in La Paz and took place at the Rarig Center on the University of Minnesota campus.
June 21, 2006—Minneapolis, MN, delivered a lecture, “Comparative Press Law: Structures and Issues,” for the World Press Institute's Transparency Reporting Seminar 3 for international journalists. The conference was held in the conference center of Murphy Hall on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.
June 12, 2006—Together with Don Gemberling, retired director of Information Policy Analysis at the Minnesota Department of Administration, led a workshop, entitled “Openness in Government: Citizens and Sunshine,” at the League of Women Voters 2006 National Convention in Minneapolis. More information is available online.
June 7-9, 2006—Was an invited participant in the Aspen Institute's Arab-US Media Forum roundtable at the Wye River Conference Center in Queenstown, Maryland. The topic of the roundtable was “Intolerance and Freedom of Expression.” Attendees included 23 journalists, editorial cartoonists, commentators and academics from the United States and several Middle Eastern countries including Egypt and Kuwait. The program is part of the Aspen Institute's Communications and Society Program.
April 22, 2006—Indianapolis, IN, was one of two speakers at the Opening Plenary Session: “Government in the Dark” at the National Freedom of Information Coalition's 2006 FOI Summit.
April 10, 2006—Minneapolis, MN, delivered a lecture, “Media Law and Ethics: Their Role in Democracy” at the Minneapolis branch of the American Association of University Women. More information is available online.
April 10, 2006—St. Paul, MN, delivered a lecture, entitled “The War on Porn,” about the Justice Department's new task force to prosecute obscenity, to the American Constitution Society chapter at William Mitchell College of Law. More information is available online.
April 7, 2006—Minneapolis, MN, delivered a lecture, entitled "Comparative Legal Systems and the Role of the Press in a Democracy" for the 12 African journalists visiting the SJMC as part of the Edward R. Murrow program in the Conference Center. For more details, see here.
March 28, 2006—Bloomington, MN, delivered a lecture on “First Amendment Rights” to the Normandale chapter of the Minnesota State Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (BPW). More information is available online.
March 24, 2006—Ada, Ohio, delivered the keynote address, “Will the Demise of the Reporter's Privilege Mean the End of Investigative Reporting, and Should Judges Care If It Does?” at The 29th Annual Law Review Symposium: "Would You Be the Source? Reporter Privilege in the Post 9-11 World," at Ohio Northern University's Claude W. Pettit College of Law. For more information, see here.
January 5, 2006—Minneapolis, MN, delivered a lecture on the general topic of media ethics to assembled members of the Minneapolis Uptown Rotary Club.
November 17, 2005—St. Peter, MN, delivered a lecture, entitled, “Shooting the Messenger, or Shooting Ourselves in the Foot? Challenges to a Free and Independent Press," at Gustavus Adolphus College. The lecture was part of the September Project Lecture Series sponsored by the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library at Gustavus Adolphus. More information is available online.
November 12, 2005—Halifax, Nova Scotia, delivered a lecture, “Reporters Privilege Redux: A Reflection on Reporter's Privilege in the United States, 1995-2005” at the Ad IDEM/Canadian National Media Lawyer's Association Annual Conference. More information is available online.
November 1, 2005—Oak Park Heights, MN, delivered the final lecture in the series, “A Question of Ethics,” sponsored by the St. Croix Valley Chapter of the U of M Alumni Association at Boutwell's Landing. Her lecture was titled “The Right to be Wrong: Current Issues in Media Ethics and Law.” More details are available online.
June 24, 2005—Minneapolis, MN, was a speaker at the World Press Institute's Transparency Reporting Seminar. She made her presentation, “Comparative media legal systems” at the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
June 15, 2005—St. Paul, MN, was a speaker at the 2005 “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” Summer Institute, sponsored by the Learning Law and Democracy Foundation at the Minnesota Humanities Education Center. Her presentation was titled: “Citizens' Right to Know, the First Amendment and a Responsible Press.” More information is available online.
May 16, 2005—St. Paul, MN, delivered a lecture on “Secrecy, Privacy and the PATRIOT Act” at a conference, “Libraries and the PATRIOT Act: Your Loss of Privacy?” at the University of Minnesota's Continuing Education Conference Center. The conference was co-sponsored by Regional Research Associates, the Minnesota Library Association, and the Graduate School of Information and Library Science at the College of St. Catherine. A summary of the event is available online.
April 21, 2005—Indianola, IA, delivered the 2005 Society for Collegiate Journalists Lecture at Simpson College. The lecture was part of the Simpson FORUM lecture series.
April 21, 2005—Indianola, IA, guest-lectured in two classes at Simpson College: “Ethics in Mass Communication,” and “Gender, Race, Class and Media.”
April 9, 2005—Calgary, Alberta, keynote speaker at the Media and the Law Seminar 2005 (" Delivering the Message: Is the Public Well Served?" ) held by the Law Society of Alberta ( Canada). The title of her speech was: "The Odd Couple: Judges and Journalists Have More in Common than You Think." More information is available online.
October 26, 2004—Minneapolis, MN, was the featured speaker at the luncheon meeting of the University of Minnesota Retirees Association held at the Campus Club at the University of Minnesota. The lecture was: “The Right to be Wrong – Squaring Media Responsibility with the First Amendment Paradigm.” The UMRA can be accessed online.
October 6, 2004—Duluth, MN, delivered a lecture, “Libraries, the First Amendment and Intellectual Freedom,” at the Minnesota Library Association's Annual Conference, which can be found online.
June 22, 2004—Minneapolis, MN, delivered a presentation on comparative media law systems to 10 visiting journalism educators from Latin America on June 22 in the SJMC Conference Center as part of a workshop on transparency reporting sponsored by the World Press Institute, Macalester College and the Minnesota Journalism Center.
June 16, 2004—Minneapolis, MN, delivered a lecture, “Post-9/11 and the USA PATRIOT Act” at the Minitex Library Information Staff Day held at the Mill City Museum.
June 15, 2004—Golden Valley, MN, delivered a luncheon speech, “Freedom of the Press,” at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Golden Valley.
May 20, 2004—Brookings, SD, was the keynote speaker at the second annual meeting of South Dakotans for Open Government.
April 22, 2004—South Kingstown, RI, delivered a speech, “The Privacy Pretext,” at the University of Rhode Island which was co-sponsored by Access/RI and the University of Rhode Island Journalism Department.
April 17, 2004—Troutdale, OR, delivered the keynote address, “Secrecy, security and the First Amendment: The fight to keep the light shining on government and the role of a free press in time of war,” at the Society of Professional Journalists Region 10 Conference.
April 15, 2004—Boston, MA, presented a public lecture, “Democracies Die Behind Closed Doors: Secrecy and Other Threats to Free Expression in the Wake of 9/11/01 ,” at Suffolk University Law School .
March 27, 2004—Bloomington, MN, delivered a speech, “The Privacy Pretext: The Developing Threat to the Public's Right to Know,” at a plenary session at the Midwest Journalism Conference.
March 25, 2004—Boston, MA, delivered a speech, “Important Questions about Journalists ' Behavior,” at a plenary session at the New England Newspaper Association Spring Publishers' Conference, Omni Parker House.
March 10-11, 2004—Tallinn, Estonia, was awarded a $4,072 Speaker and Specialist Grant by the U.S. State department in February, 2004 to support her travel to in early March, 2004. While in Tallinn , Professor Kirtley:
- March 10, 2004—delivered a lecture at the Tallinn Pedagogical University on media ethics for journalism students entitled “Don't be a Jayson Blair: Ethical Dilemmas Facing Young Journalists in the 21st Century and Beyond.
- March 10, 2004—spoke at a meeting of the Press Council. Her talk was entitled “The Right to be Wrong: How U.S. Journalists Address Ethical Issues.”
- March 11, 2004—delivered the keynote address, “Privacy: Bad News for the Press,” at “Privacy of Individuals and the Media,” an international conference sponsored by Estonian TV (the national public television channel).
March 6, 2004—Naples, FL, delivered a lecture, “Television and Democracy” as part of the University of Minnesota CCE 's “Great Conversations on the Road” series, co-sponsored by the Southwest Florida Chapter of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association .
February 27, 2004—Knoxville, TN, delivered an address “The First Amendment and Libel Today, at a conference, “Heed Their Rising Voices ': New York Times v. Sullivan – 40 Years Later,” at the University of Tennessee College of Law.
February 26, 2004—Knoxville, TN, together with Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Anthony Lewis, presented an evening program titled “The Patriot Act and Civil Liberties in an Age of Terrorism” at the University of Tennessee School of Journalism and Electronic Media.
February 12, 2004—Minneapolis, MN , testified at the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Public Access to Records of the Judicial Branch hearing.
February 5-8, 2004—Rancho Mirage, CA , attended the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, Institutions of Democracy: Press Commission meeting and presented a paper: “Hutchins 2: has the government-media relationship changed?” at a plenary session.
February 4, 2004—Prepared and filed comments on the Preliminary Recommendations of the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Public Access to Records of the Judicial Branch in the state of Minnesota's Supreme Court. The comments can be accessed here.
November 21-22, 2003—Montreal, Quebec, Canada, spoke at the annual media law conference convened by Ad IDEM, an association of Canadian media lawyers, at Maison Radio-Canada. She presented a paper, "Cyber Law: The U.S. Perspective on Jurisdiction" on November 22. More info here.
November 17, 2003—St. Paul, MN, delivered the lecture, “Watch Your Step: The Latest Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid,” at the 2003 Knight Ridder Northern Writers Workshop held at the Pioneer Press.
October 30-31, 2003—Nashua, NH, delivered a lecture, “Secrecy, Security and the First Amendment: The Role of the Free Press in Time of War,” at the Nashua Public Library on October 30. On October 31, delivered the same lecture to a group of 100 high school students at Nashua North High School , and conducted an afternoon workshop for high school faculty entitled “Democracy, Press Freedom and the USA PATRIOT Act.” Presentations were part of the “War and News: A Humanities Perspective” series sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.
October 10, 2003—Denver, CO, delivered a guest lecture, "Law Enforcement and the Media," for a Criminal Procedure class at the University of Denver College of Law on Oct. 10, 2003.
September 22-23, 2003—London, England, participated in Media Law Resource Center 's third biennial London Conference, "Developments in UK , European and International Privacy and Newsgathering Laws" held at Stationers' Hall. Website can be viewed at www.ldrc.com . Delivered a short presentation on contempt of court in the United States during the "Newsgathering" session at the Media Law Resource Center 's third biennial London Conference, "Developments in UK , European and International Privacy and Newsgathering Laws" held at Stationers' Hall. In addition, the Silha Center's comments on the Council of Europe's draft proposal on the right of reply on the Internet were included in the informational packets distributed to the judges and advocates in the Mock Appellate Court Argument on that topic on Sept. 23, and were referred to during the oral argument.
July 2003—Philadelphia, PA, was named to the Press Commission of the Institutions of Democracy initiative sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. The Commission, which is made up of approximately 45 leading journalists, scholars, and attorneys, is chaired by Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Geneva Overholser, and will examine how freedom of the press works in a democracy and produce a scholarly volume, a documentary, and educational materials to be published by Oxford University Press. Prof. Kirtley attended the first meeting of the Press Commission in Philadelphia on July 7-9, and on July 8, gave a one-hour plenary presentation entitled, "Defining what we mean by 'The Press.' "
June 17, 2003—Minneapolis, MN, was a speaker for a Digital Video Conference on freedom of the press, hosted by The American Institute in Taiwan. Taiwanese journalists, editors, and communications professors attended the conference at the AIT Cultural Center in Taipei. Kirtley participated from the Rarig Center studios on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota campus.
May 8, 2003—St. Cloud, MN, gave a presentation on Freedom of Information at the 16th Annual Minnesota-South Dakota Government Publications Information Forum at St. Cloud State University.
May 2, 2003—Minneapolis, MN, gave a presentation, "Does Secrecy Equal Security?" about the Homeland Security Act's Critical Infrastructure Information exemption to the Freedom of Information Act, at the "Disaster, security and personal privacy protection" policy track workgroup session at the 7th Annual E-Commerce Conference, "The Internet: the New Public Utility," at the Carlson School of Management.
March 26, 2003—Austin, TX, delivered the keynote address at the "Symposium in Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Texas Open Records Act" at the University of Texas Bass Lecture Hall. The event was sponsored by the University of Texas School of Journalism and the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.
March 17, 2003—Minneapolis, MN, spoke to the Minneapolis chapter of AAUW on the topic of "First Amendment: Another Casualty of September 11?"
March 3, 2003—Aurora, NY, delivered the closing speech, entitled "Secrecy Does Not Equal Safety: Fighting the Information Shutdown after 9/11/01," concluding the Second Annual Symposium on Civic Engagement at Wells College.
February 6, 2003—La Crosse, WI, delivered the closing speech, entitled "Media and the First Amendment" at the "Through the Looking Glass: Media, Perception & Reality" conference, which took place Feb. 3-6 at Viterbo University. More information is available online here and here.
November 26, 2002—Minneapolis, MN, was a guest lecturer in Professor Linus Abraham's Changing Media Environment class.
November 21, 2002—Edina, MN, presented a lecture, "Can We Trust What the Media and Government Tell Us?" at a chapter meeting of the Humanists of Minnesota. For more information, go here.
November 20, 2002—Minneapolis, MN, was a guest lecturer for Professor Ken Doyle's Introduction to Mass Communication class.
November 16, 2002—Toronto, Canada, presented a paper, "Democracies Die Behind Closed Doors: A Selective Overview of Recent Developments in the United States," at the 2002 National Media Law Conference sponsored by Ad Idem, the Canadian media lawyers' association.
November 12, 2002—Minneapolis, MN, was a guest lecturer at adjunct instructors John Finnegan, Sr. and Tom Bartel's Management of Media Organizations class.
November 4, 2002—Denver, CO, delivered a lecture, "Fair Trial/Free Press: An Oxymoron or a Constitutional Necessity?" at the University of Denver College of Law.
November 3, 2002—Fort Collins, CO, delivered a lecture, "The USA PATRIOT Act and Other Administrative Proposals: Are We Being Asked to Spy on Our Neighbors?" together with her husband, Professor Steve Cribari, at Plymouth Congregational Church.
October 29, 2002—Minneapolis, MN, spoke to 16 students at the CLA Honors Freshman Colloquium, Introduction to the Arts and Sciences. The topic was "Journalism," with particular focus on freedom of the press in times of national crisis.
October 22, 2002—Minneapolis, MN, Professors Jane Kirtley and Kathleen Hansen spoke to the World Press Institute fellows about U.S. media law and ethics and journalism education during their visit to SJMC.
October 17, 2002—Cleveland, OH, delivered the 75th Cleveland-Marshall Fund Visiting Scholar Lecture at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. The lecture was entitled, "Secrecy and Security are not Synonymous: Freedom of the Press in the Post-9/11/01 World."
October 17, 2002—Cleveland, OH, taught classes in Constitutional Law, Mass Communications, and the First Amendment while at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
October 17, 2002—Cleveland, OH, spoke at a luncheon for Cleveland media and attorneys.
October 16, 2002—Cleveland, OH, spoke at a luncheon with faculty from the College of Law and the Cleveland State University communications program on while at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
October 16, 2002—Cleveland, OH, presented ongoing research on privacy and freedom of information at a faculty jurisprudence seminar at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
October 1, 2002—Minneapolis, MN, was guest lecturer in Professor Jill Gidmark's "Introduction to Interdisciplinary Inquiry" class, speaking about research and theoretical approaches to media law and ethics.
September 27, 2002—Ogunquit, ME, delivered the opening luncheon speech, "Fighting Back Against the Information Shutdown," at the New England Associated Press/Newspaper Executives Association Fall Conference. Additional information is posted online at http://www.ap.org/nne/neapfall02.html.
June 3-7, 2002—Professor Kirtley was awarded a $9,728 Speaker and Specialist Grant from the U.S. State Dept. to travel to Kathmandu, Nepal for a series of lectures and discussions. The visit to Nepal included the following:
June 7, 2002—delivered a lecture, "News or Propaganda? Terrorist or Freedom Fighter? Safety or Secrecy? – Reconciling a Free Press with National Security in Times of Crisis" at the American Center.
June 6, 2002—delivered a lecture, "Mass Communications" at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
June 5, 2002—delivered a lecture, "Mass Communications" at Kantipur City College.
June 4-5, 2002—commented on a paper, "Restrictions on the Media: International Examples," and delivered a paper, "The FOI Project, with Thoughts on the Emergency Situation" at a conference, "Freedom of Information during a State of Emergency," sponsored by the Nepal Press Institute, Federation of Nepalese Journalists, and the American Center.
June 4, 2002—delivered a lecture, "Freedom of Information" at the Reporters Club. In addition to her speaking engagements, Professor Kirtley met with various government officials in Kathmandu, including: the Director of the Department of Information, the Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Communications, and the Press Advisor to the Prime Minister. During the trip, she also met with the Executive Director of the Nepal Press Institute, the Director and staff of the Himalayan Broadcasting Company, the consulting manager of Spacetime Network, and officers and members of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists, all in Kathmandu.
May 17, 2002—State College, PA, delivered a speech, "New threats to access to information in the wake of 9/11," in celebration of the Pennsylvania First Amendment Coalition's 25th Anniversary. The speech was part of the Pennsylvania Press Conference (the joint meeting of the Pennsylvania APME and Pennsylvania Society of Newspaper Editors).
May 3, 2002—Orlando, FL, delivered the opening address, "Secrecy and Security are Not Synonymous" at the National Freedom of Information Coalition's 2002 Conference, "Sunshine Under Attack."
April 2, 2002—Minneapolis, MN, appeared in the College of Continuing Education's "Great Conversations" series with Brian Lamb of C-SPAN. Topics included news priorities, cameras in the courts, and what constitutes "journalism." The evening's conversation was aired on April 15 on Minnesota Public Radio's "Midday" show. Audio of this program is available here. A video of the tape is also available online at the University of Minnesota's College of Continuing Website here.
March 6 and 7, 2002—Ashland, OR, guest lectured in two journalism classes: Ethics and the First Amendment, at Southern Oregon University.
March 6, 2002—Ashland, OR, delivered the keynote address at the annual First Amendment Forum, Southern Oregon University. The speech was entitled, "Hiding Behind National Security: The First Amendment Since September 11."
February 12, 2002—Minneapolis, MN, hosted a post-seminar discussion for the live satellite series, "Television and the War on Terrorism," at the University of Minnesota. Series was produced by the Museum of Television and Radio.
February 7, 2002—St. Paul, MN, participated in a debate, "Civil Liberties," with trial lawyer and terrorism expert William Michael, Jr. at Metropolitan State University.
January 14, 2002—Philadelphia, PA, was a speaker for a "Justice Talking" debate on the military and the media. The program aired on WHYY Philadelphia and other NPR member stations beginning February 18. It was also posted on the show's website.
January 10, 2002—Minneapolis, MN, delivered a lecture, "Role of the Media in Covering Terrorism," for the Elder Learning Institute at McNamara Alumni Center.
November 19, 2001—Indianapolis, IN, presented several lectures on media ethics in wartime to the Global Scholars and government classes at Park Tudor School.
November 15, 2001—New York, NY, made a presentation on the USA PATRIOT Act for the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Media Law.
November 10, 2001—Vancouver, Canada, presented an overview of the past year's U.S. media law, entitled, "The World Turned Upside Down: Media Law, Pre-and Post-9/11/01" at the National Media Law Seminar for Canadian lawyers.
October 22, 2001—Minneapolis, MN, gave a presentation on the First Amendment and the September 11 aftermath to a group of 10 international journalists who visited SJMC under the auspices of the World Press Institute.
August 12-17, 2001—Professor Kirtley was awarded $3,136.00 as part of a Speaker and Specialist Grant from the United States Department of State to make a lecture tour of Brazil. A representative of the U.S. Department of State filed an effectiveness report in which he stated: "Just five days after Freedom of Information proponent Jane Kirtley spoke with influential Worker Party (PT) Congressman Jose Genoino about the value of open government, Genoino made the case for divulging the financial disclosure statement of public officials during a House Ethics Committee debate." As part of her U.S. Speakers program, Kirtley met with Genoino and PT House leader Walter Pinheiro to discuss how Freedom of Information and correspondent state Sunshine Laws can increase public confidence in open government. Professor Kirtley's appearances in Brazil included:
- August 17, 2001—Sao Paulo, led a roundtable seminar and discussion with 15 senior editors, journalists and professors on freedom of information and ethics in media. She also met with several State of Sao Paulo legislators to discuss Freedom of Information and privacy at the Assembleia Legislativa.
- August 16, 2001—Brasilia, delivered a lecture on Freedom of Information and media ethics to a graduate-level seminar in political science at Brasilia University. She also met with Congressman Jose Genoino and his colleagues to discuss Freedom of Information legislation at his office at the Brazilian Congress.
- August 15, 2001—Brasilia, led a roundtable discussion on media ethics at the Naoum Plaza Hotel with eight journalists and professors. She also delivered a Lecture on Freedom of Information to about 40 government staffers at the Interlegis Auditorium, Brazilian Congress.
- August 14, 2001—Rio de Janeiro, was interviewed by television journalist Maria Beltrao for the Globo News program "Almanaque." She also delivered a lecture on "Ethics in Journalism" to 275 students and faculty at the Casa de Cultura, University Estacio de Sa.
- August 13, 2001—Rio de Janeiro, led a roundtable seminar and discussion of "Freedom of Information and Sunshine Laws" with a group of 10 journalists, professors, and judges at the U.S. Consulate. She also participated in an hour-long online chat at the offices of Internet Provider iG. In addition, she led a roundtable discussion and seminar at the Brazilian Center of International Relations (CEBRI).
August 7, 2001—Washington, DC, served as moderator for "The Anti-Violence Agenda," a panel discussion with Robert Corn-Revere, Donald Verrilli and Teresa M. Schwartz at the AEJMC annual convention.
August 6, 2001—Washington, DC, served as moderator for "Behind the Scenes at the Supreme Court," a panel discussion with Tony Mauro and Kathleen Arberg at the AEJMC annual convention.
June–July 2001—Professor Kirtley was awarded $10,009.00 as part of a Speaker and Specialist Grant received from the United States Department of State to make a lecture tour of Asia, where she made the following appearances:
- July 13—Hong Kong, met with the Hong Kong Reform Commission's Subcommittee on Privacy to discuss proposed privacy and anti-stalking legislation. She also met with Professor Kenneth Leung, who received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communication, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
- July 12—Hong Kong, led a seminar, "Privacy Intrusion – Where to Draw the Line?" co-hosted by the Hong Kong Journalists Association at the Freedom Forum Asian Center and met with Professor Doreen Weisenhaus of the Journalism and Media Studies Center at the University of Hong Kong.
- July 11—Macau, China, met with Victor Chan, director of the Government Information Bureau, and his staff, to discuss media law and pending legislation. Also met with senior Macau journalists at a roundtable discussion of media law issues.
- July 10—Guangzhou, China, presented a lecture on "New Trends in American Journalism" to the staff of the Yangcheng Evening Press. Also participated in an informal meeting and discussion with journalists from "Southern Weekend" and "China Watch."
- July 9—Guangzhou, China, presented a lecture on "Dealing with Lawsuits" to the staff of the Guangzhou Daily.
- July 6—Shanghai, China, participated in a meeting and discussion with research fellows from Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Journalism. Also participated in an informal discussion with members of the Shanghai media at Hanyuan Bookstore.
- July 5—Shanghai, China, gave a lecture on media ethics and law and participated in a discussion with the staff of the Shanghai Daily.
- July 3—Beijing, China, presented a lecture on media ethics and law, followed by a discussion with faculty and students at Peking University's School of Journalism and Communication. Also presented a lecture on media ethics and law at the Financial Times (Caijing Shibao).
- July 2—Beijing, China, presented a lecture, "New Trends in American Journalism," followed by a discussion at the American Center for Educational Exchange.
- June 30—Manila, Philippines, led a seminar on media ethics and law for the Asian Institute of Journalism's faculty and students.
- June 29—Cebu City, Philippines, gave a lecture at the University of the Philippines-Cebu to about 200 faculty and students of mass communication and law about media ethics and law. Also participated in a roundtable discussion about media ethics and law with members of the Cebu media.
- June 28—Manila, Philippines, gave a lecture on media law and ethics at the College of Mass Communications at the University of the Philippines. Approximately 100 students and faculty attended. Was also a panelist at a session on "Online Privacy: Legal Issues in Cyberspace," at the AMIC International Conference.
- June 27—Manila, Philippines, gave a lecture on new media with the television news staff of ABS-CBN. Also participated in a roundtable discussion on media ethics and law with the Philippine Press Institute board of directors. Chaired a parallel session at the AMIC International Conference, "Old Media Ethics and the New Media." Was interviewed for a TV talk show, "Online," about national security and the free flow of information. Interview was aired live on ABS-CBN television.
- June 26—Manila, Philippines, met with the staff of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility. Participated in a panel discussion entitled, "Ethics in Media," sponsored by Media Forum and the Asia Society. Also participated in a roundtable meeting with members of the Judicial Academy speaking on "Media and the Law."
April 19, 2001—Lexington, KY, conducted two workshops on ethics for approximately 120 staff members of the Lexington Herald-Leader.
March 2, 2001—Las Vegas, NV, delivered a speech entitled, "Protecting Our First Amendment Rights" at the Suburban Newspapers of America Spring Publishers Conference.
February 28, 2001—Minneapolis, MN, presented, "What's in a Name? Privacy, Property Rights and Free Expression in the New Communications Media," as part of the Works-in-Progress series at the University of Minnesota Law School.
February 26, 2001—Tucson, AZ, delivered a lecture as part of the Impact Series at the University of Arizona. Lecture was entitled, "International, Legal and Regulatory Pressures on the Free Flow of Information."
February 26, 2001—Tucson, AZ, guest lectured in a media law class at the University of Arizona.
November 20, 2000—St. Louis Park, MN, delivered a speech, "Technology, Privacy, and Criminal Justice," to the local chapter of the Rotary Club.
November 18, 2000—Quebec City, Canada, delivered a speech, "The Greatest Freedom of the Press in the World," at the annual meeting of the Federation Professionnelle des Journalistes du Quebec.
November 15, 2000—Minneapolis, MN, presented a seminar on "Hot Issues in Media Law," to the University of Minnesota campus chapter of Society of Professional Journalists.
November 11, 2000—Montreal, Quebec, Canada, presented a paper entitled, "Clash of the Titans: Privacy Versus the First Amendment," at the Millennium National Media Law Seminar.
October 6, 2000—Hartford, CT, delivered the keynote address, "Privacy on the Internet and the First Amendment," at the Center for First Amendment Rights conference at the University of Connecticut School of Law.
October 4, 2000—Crawfordsville, IN, guest lectured for classes, speaking on "American Government and Politics," in the political science department and on "Persuasion," in the speech department at Wabash College.
October 3, 2000—Crawfordsville, IN, delivered a lecture entitled, "The Press Privacy and Politics: Balancing the Right to Know with the Right to Be Left Alone" at Wabash College.
June 7-9, 2000—Buenos Aires, Argentina, delivered the keynote speech, "When Journalism is a Crime," at the Conference on Criminal Defamation in Latin America, Committee to Protect Journalists.
June 1, 2000—Washington, DC, delivered a lecture, "The Media Perspective – Can the Media's Dissemination of Criminal History Record Information Be Regulated? Should it Be?" at the National Conference on Privacy, Technology and Criminal Justice Information. Her speech was covered by C-SPAN.
May 19, 2000—Tokyo, Japan, participated in a lecture and discussion on "Educating American Journalists: Universities and Beyond," to an academic group, the Research Council on American Press and Politics.
May 18, 2000—Osaka, Japan, delivered a lecture and discussion on "Ethics in Media: Social Implications for the U.S. and Japan," before an audience of journalists and academics at the Kansai American Center.
May 17, 2000—Nagoya, Japan, delivered lecture on "Media Ethics" as well as a presentation on "Privacy, Libel, and Freedom of Information: Rights and Responsibilities of a Free Press," at Nagoya American Center.
May 15-17, 2000—Fukuoka, Japan, speaker at the 36th Kyushu-Yamaguchi Journalist Seminar on "Privacy, Libel and Freedom of Information: Rights and Responsibilities of a Free Press and Media Ethics." Appearances funded by specialist grant, U.S. Department of State, totaling $4,124.00.
April 14-15, 2000—Little Rock, AR, presented a paper, "Privacy and the Press in the New Millennium: How International Standards are Driving the Privacy Debate in the United States and Abroad," at the Ben J. Altheimer Symposium, "Media, Law & Ethics Enter the 21st Century" at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law. The paper will also be published in the Symposium Issue of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review.
April 6-7, 2000—Evanston, IL, presented a paper, "What's in a Name? Privacy, Property Rights and Free Expression in the New Communications Media," at a symposium, "Privacy in the System of Free Expression" at Northwestern University Center for the Advanced Study of Free Expression. She also commented on two papers presented by Professor Randall Bezanson, University of Iowa Law School and Professor Anita Allen, University of Pennsylvania Law School.
April 5, 2000—Minneapolis, MN, presented a seminar to the University of Minnesota campus chapter of SPJ.
March 27, 2000—Denver, CO, guest lecturer at the University of Denver School of Law, "The Media's Impact on Justice."
March 26, 2000—Minneapolis, MN, delivered a speech on "Journalism Ethics," First Unitarian Society.
March 16, 2000—Arlington, VA, delivered the morning keynote address "Running Out of Memory: Are First Principles Lost in the Technology Tangle?" at the National Freedom of Information Act Day Conference of The Freedom Forum.
March 3, 2000—Minneapolis, MN, lectured on "Law and Ethics for College Newspapers," workshop at the Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest Convention. Former Silha Fellow Jack Breslin was also a presenter.
February 20-21, 2000—College Park, MD, delivered the keynote address, "State of Media Law," at the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism's "Law and the Courts Conference."
February 17-19, 2000—San Diego, CA, speaker and facilitator at three workshops on "Hot Issues in Ethics," at the fifth annual conference of the American Bar Association's Forum on Communications Law.
February 10, 2000—Minneapolis, MN, discussed "To Tell or Not to Tell: Privacy in the Age of New Media," with Gary Gilson, the executive director of the Minnesota News Council, as part of the University of Minnesota's College of Liberal Arts series, "Critical Dialogues."
January 31, 2000—Minneapolis, MN, delivered a speech on "Media in a Democratic Society," at the Minneapolis branch of the American Association of University Women.
January 19, 2000—Muncie, IN, presented the Ingelhart Lecture, "Is It Any of Our Business? Privacy vs. the Press," at Ball State University.
January 17, 2000—St. Paul, MN, delivered a speech on "The Media and Privacy," at the Jewish Community Center's Men's Club.
November 29-December 1, 1999—Prague, Czechoslovakia, served as a speaker and the recipient of a specialist grant, U.S. Department of State, Roundtable at the American Center on the Draft Press Law and Independence of the Media. While there, Professor Kirtley met with Marina Landova at the Ministry of Culture to critique the draft press law proposed by the Czech government. She spoke at a round table conference about the law on Nov. 30 at the American Center in Prague. Her co-presenters included Prof. Dirk Voorhoof of the University of Ghent in Belgium, and Mel Opotowsky, a Knight Fellow based in Prague. On Dec. 1, she gave a speech at the American Center in Pilsen to members of the Syndicate of Journalism in Prague and to the Law Society at Charles University's law faculty. Total grant: $4,442.00.
November 19-20, 1999—Toronto, Canada, presented a paper, "Dodging the Bullet Without Tripping Yourself Up." for the National Media Law Seminar.
November 18-21, 1999—Minneapolis, MN, spoke on "The Role of the Media in the Development of a Moral Community," together with Jan Schaffer, the Executive Director of the Pew Center for Public Journalism at the 25th Annual Association for Moral Education conference. The conference, which was co-sponsored by the Silha Center, had as its theme, "The Moral Imperative: Ethics in the 21st Century."
November 16, 1999—Denver, CO, guest lecturer at the University of Denver College of Law. Two classes hear her lectures on "Evidence," and "Criminal Procedure."
October 17-18, 1999—Evanston, IL, was guest lecturer for two classes at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University. She spoke to members of the graduate school on "Government and the News Media," and to members of the undergraduate school on "Law and Ethics of Journalism." She was also inducted into the Hall of Achievement at Medill.
October 7-10, 1999—Austin, TX, was the keynote speaker as well as a panelist at "Access 2000: The Bernard and Andre Rapoport 1999 Conference" at the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas. She. She spoke on the topic, "FOI into the Future."
September 14, 1999—Hong Kong, presented a paper, "Privacy and the News Media – A Question of Trust, or of Control?" at the 21st International Conference on Privacy and Personal Data Protection. Paper published as part of Conference Proceedings: Privacy of Personal Data, Information Technology and Global Business in the Next Millennium.