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Jared Schroeder

Jared Schroeder

Assistant Professor

Jared Schroeder specializes in communication law, particularly as it applies to freedom of expression and emerging technologies. He is the author of The Press Clause and Digital Technology's Fourth Wave and a frequent contributor to popular and trade publications, such as Columbia Journalism Review.

Much of Schroeder’s research has examined the history and theories that surround how we interpret freedom of expression safeguards. In 2019, this included a co-authored book titled Emma Goldman's No-Conscription League and the First Amendment. Other recent projects have focused on artificial intelligence and its place within our existing freedom of expression rights.

Schroeder has published his research in First Amendment Law Review, Communication Law & Policy, The Review of Higher Education, and First Amendment Studies. He is the teaching chair for the Law& Policy Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

In the classroom, Schroeder challenges students to critically consider the meaning of freedom of expression as well as the impact the questions that surround such rights will have in their careers and their lives.


Ph.D. in journalism, University of Oklahoma
M.A. in mass communication, Texas Tech University
B.A. in journalism, Abilene Christian University


Freedom of expression and emerging technologies
The marketplace of ideas theory in the network era
Discourse in democratic society


JOUR 4316: Communication Law
JOUR 4370: Law & Ethics in a High-Tech World

Selected Publications

Schroeder, J. (2019). Marketplace Theory in the Age of AI Communicators. First Amendment Law Review 17, 22-64.

Pribanic-Smith, E., & Schroeder, J. (2019) Emma Goldman's No-Conscription League and the First Amendment. New York: Routledge.

Schroeder, J. (2018) The Press Clause and Digital Technology's Fourth Wave: Media Law and the Symbiotic Web. New York: Routledge.

Schroeder, J. (2018). The Discursive Marketplace: Reimagining the Marketplace Metaphor in the Era of Social Media, Fake News, and Artificial Intelligence, First Amendment Studies.

Schroeder, J. (2017). The Future of Discourse in Online Spaces. In Daxton R. Stewart (Ed.), Social Media and the Law (pp. 255-274). New York: Routledge.

Schroeder, J. (2016). Shifting the Metaphor: Examining Discursive Influences on the Supreme Court’s Use of the Marketplace Metaphor in Twenty-First-Century Free Expression Cases, Communication Law & Policy 21(3), 383-430.

Schroeder, J. & Saffer, A. (2016). Practitioners as Publishers: Examining Public Relations Practitioners’ Claims for Legal Protections Traditionally Associated with the Institutional Press. Journal of Media Law & Ethics 5(1/2), 24-46.

Schroeder, J. (2014). Focusing on How Rather than on Whom: Constructing a Process-Based Framework for Interpreting the Press Clause in the Network-Society Era. Communication Law & Policy 19(4), 509-562.

Schroeder, J. (2014). Roberts’ Rules of Order: A Hermeneutical Analysis of How the Chief Justice Interprets Meaning in Freedom of Speech Cases. Journal of Media Law & Ethics 4(1), 36-69.

Schroeder, J. (2013). Electronically Transmitted Threats and Higher Education: Oppression, Free Speech, and Jake Baker. The Review of Higher Education, 36(3), 295-313.

Professional Experience

Sports editor, San Angelo Standard-Times
Assistant city editor, San Angelo Standard-Times
Sports writer, Abilene Reporter-News


Areas of Study



Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

Creative Computation


Film and Media Arts


Mission Statement

Undergraduate Studies

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Journalism in Dallas