Jared Schroeder

Jared Schroeder is an associate professor of journalism who specializes in First Amendment law and theory, particularly as it relates to freedom of expression and emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, deepfakes, and networked communication. His research also examines the role and purpose of journalism and the flow of ideas in democratic society.

Schroeder has authored two books, including The Press Clause and Digital Technology’s Fourth Wave, and published in leading peer-reviewed and law-review journals. He won the Harry W. Stonecipher Award for Distinguished Research in Media Law and Policy in 2022 for his article, Fixing False Truths: Rethinking Truth Assumptions and Free-Expression Rationales in the Networked Era, which was published in the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal

He has presented in top-paper research panels at the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, National Communication Association, and International Communication Association. He is the former head of the Law & Policy Division of AEJMC.

Schroeder’s third book, The Structure of Ideas: Mapping a New Theory of Free Expression in the AI Era will be out with Stanford University Press in 2024.

Schroeder regularly writes technology policy pieces for popular and trade publications, such as USA TodayColumbia Journalism ReviewNiemen Reports, SlateThe Hill, and major newspapers. 

He teaches undergraduate and graduate communication law courses. He was on faculty at Southern Methodist University for eight years before coming to the Missouri School of Journalism. He was an award-winning journalist before transitioning to academia.