Jane E. Kirtley

Jane E. Kirtley

Jane E. Kirtley is the Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota, where she directs the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law and is an affiliated faculty member at the University of Minnesota Law School.


Mocking the police got an Ohio man arrested and the Supreme Court won’t define the limits of parody

By: - March 1, 2023

Can Americans be jailed for making fun of the government? Most would respond with a resounding “No, of course not! The First Amendment protects us from that.” But Anthony Novak learned otherwise in March 2016, after he created and posted a fake version of the Parma, Ohio, Police Department’s Facebook page. He copied the department’s […]