First Amendment Podcast Archives

Naeemah Clark: How to Define ‘Viewpoint Diversity’ in a Polarized America (Ep. 155)

Naeemah Clark: How to Define ‘Viewpoint Diversity’ in a Polarized America (Ep. 155)

Naeemah Clark (@NaeemahC)  is an Associate Professor of Communications at Elon University. She has edited the book, “African Americans in the History of U.S. Media,” co-authored a textbook, “Diversity in U.S. Mass Media,” published work in Journalism History, American Behavioral Scientist and has presented numerous papers at various conferences. 

Rebekah Tromble: How to Combat Misinformation (Ep. 154)

How to Combat Misinformation (Ep. 154)

Rebekah Tromble (@RebekahKTromble) is an assistant professor in the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University in the Netherlands, where she teaches and conducts research on media and politics, digital research methods and ethics, and computational social science.

Racism Online — Detecting Stealthy Bigotry with Rijul Magu (Ep. 95)

Racism Online — Detecting Stealthy Bigotry with Rijul Magu (Ep. 95)

America’s History of Recalcitrance De jure discrimination Racism online is evolving in a way that is consistent with the way racism has always evolved–from explicit to subtle. Plaintiff-side civil rights lawyers have found it easiest to win — if civil rights cases can ever said to be “easy”– in cases in which they can convincingly demonstrate defendants’ explicit discriminatory policies. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the United States Supreme Court’s 1954 decision in Brown v. Board

SLAPP Suits and Freedom of Speech with Laurent Crenshaw (Ep. 94)

SLAPP Suits and Freedom of Speech with Laurent Crenshaw (Ep. 94)

What is a SLAPP Suit? Let’s say you own a small business called “Policy Town Fajitas”. You think your business is second-to-none. You’ve invested in it–time, sweat, money and otherwise … But then, all of a sudden, one of your customers doesn’t fancy your business as much as you do. So they post a negative review about your business on a site like Yelp. They say your “chicken fajitas taste like pigeon and that’s how I know it’s not authentic Mexican food.” If you’re like most

Ep 82: Decoding the New FCC Under Chairman Ajit Pai with Gigi Sohn

Ep 82: Decoding the New FCC Under Chairman Ajit Pai with Gigi Sohn

Gigi B. Sohn (@gigibsohn) served as counselor to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, advising on a range of telecommunications and media policy issues. Previously, Sohn served from 2001 to 2013 as president and CEO of Public Knowledge, a D.C.-based public interest group working on intellectual property and other issues in the digital marketplace. She served as a project specialist in the Ford Foundation’s Media, Arts and Culture unit and as executive director of the Media

Ep 80: How to Fight Fake News (Part 2 of 2): ‘Inoculation’ with Sander van der Linden

Ep 80: How to Fight Fake News (Part 2 of 2): ‘Inoculation’ with Sander van der Linden

Sander van der Linden, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor (University Lecturer) in Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, where he is also a Fellow in Psychological and Behavioral Sciences at Churchill College. Other academic affiliations include the Yale Center for Environmental Communication at Yale University. At Cambridge, Dr. van der Linden lectures mainly in statistics and social psychology. Dr. van der Linden’s research has received awards from

Ep 79: How to Fight Fake News (Part 1 of 2): Algorithms and Perceptions with Taylor Moore

Ep 79: How to Fight Fake News (Part 1 of 2): Algorithms and Perceptions with Taylor Moore

Taylor Moore (TayMoore_CDT) is the Center for Democracy & Technology’s (CDT) Free Expression Fellow. Her work focuses on preserving the Internet as a global platform for speech and association, democratic accountability, the free exchange of information and ideas, and the freedom of thought.She previously served as the Google Policy Fellow for Public Knowledge, where she was involved in advocacy work related to net neutrality, intellectual property, and internet governance. Taylor also

Ep 78: How to ‘Obfuscate’ Your Identity for Privacy and Protest with Helen Nissenbaum

Ep 78: How to ‘Obfuscate’ Your Identity for Privacy and Protest with Helen Nissenbaum

Helen Nissenbaum (@HNissenbaum) is on the faculty if Cornell Tech, on leave from NYU where she Professor of Media, Culture and Communication and Director of the Information Law Institute. Her eight books include Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest, with Finn Brunton (MIT Press, 2015), Values at Play in Digital Games, with Mary Flanagan (MIT Press, 2014), and Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life (Stanford, 2010). Her research

Ep 59: Advancing New Models for Community Control Over Police Surveillance with Chad Marlow

Ep 59: Advancing New Models for Community Control Over Police Surveillance with Chad Marlow

Chad Marlow (@ChadAaronMarlow) is Advocacy and Policy Counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where his focus is on privacy and technology. Mr. Marlow’s work on issues ranging from police body cameras, to government surveillance, to data privacy has been the subject of media coverage throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and South America. Mr. Marlow holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. in Government from Connecticut College. In…

Ep 50: How to Promote Counter Narratives to Hate Speech with Jessica Gonzalez

Ep 50: How to Promote Counter Narratives to Hate Speech with Jessica Gonzalez

My guest today is Jessica Gonzalez (@JGonzalezNHMC), Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the National Hispanic Media Coalition. Jessica oversees all NHMC operations from headquarters in Pasadena, California. Jessica has testified before the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and has been interviewed on television and radio. Additionally, she played an …