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Ashley Messenger Adjunct Asst Professor School of Communication

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JD Pepperdine University; BA University of Massachusetts

Ashley Messenger is an adjunct professor of Journalism. She teaches Legal Aspects of Communication. She is currently in-house counsel for NPR, specializing in issues that affect news gathering and dissemination. She has previously served as Editorial Counsel to U.S. News & World Report, in-house counsel for Weekly Alibi (Albuquerque, NM), the McCormick Tribune Fellow at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and litigation counsel in private practice. She is also a former radio talk show host.
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Spring 2022

  • COMM-401 Communication Law