Media and Other Coverage



Gowda, Varsha (2023, Mar. 13). Column: A TikTok ban at USC would be pointless, Daily Gamecock.

Benson, Adam (2023, Mar. 4). These city leaders continue to dodge accountability. They went from refusal to silence, (Myrtle Beach) Sun News.

White, Max (2023, Feb. 5). USC professors see opportunities for new forms of instruction, cheating in ChatGPT, Daily Gamecock.


Jacobs, Matea (2022, Oct. 18). University attempts to combat scam emails, students remain especially vulnerable, Daily Gamecock.

Stanley, Nate (2022, July 1). ‘Equal Protection at Conception’ Act would ban nearly all abortions in South Carolina, WLTX-TV.

Hartdegen, Rachel (2022, Mar. 7). Experts: Hoagland’s actions in defamation trial may have led to large award, Bluffton [S.C.] Today.


Goulet, Julia (2021, Sept. 22). Column: Journalists need to use a code of ethics, The Daily Gamecock (University of South Carolina student newspaper).

_____ (2021, Jun. 2). Faculty and Staff News, @USC Today (University of South Carolina).

Brown, Lakeyia (2021, April 22). How Free is Speech on Social Media, Live at the Library (U of SC Libraries).

_____ (2021, Apr. 21). Live at the Library: Free Speech, @USC Today (University of South Carolina).

Walker, Irvin A. (2021, April). [Interview on risks of social media.] The Lineup (South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy).

_____ (2021, Apr. 1). Faculty and Staff Notes, @USC Today (University of South Carolina).


Douglas, S. (2020, Winter). Congress Shall Make No Law, InterCom (U. of S.C. College of Information and Communications magazine).

______ (2020, Oct. 7). [YouTube’s ban of QAnon sites.] WACH 57 News at 5, Columbia, S.C.

Counts, C. (2020, Summer). Reckless Disregard Brings Case Out from Sullivan’s Shadow, Communications Lawyer (American Bar Association) 32(3):21.

______ (2020, June 2). What are your rights as a protester, to assemble?, WLTX 19, Columbia, S.C.

Fitts, M. (2020, June 1). SC governments, schools, hospitals taking action after rash of racist social media postsPost & Courier, Charleston, S.C.

Volokh, E. (2020, Mar 3). Mick Mulvaney (W.H. Counsel) Real Estate Case Documents Unsealed, Volokh Conspiracy blog,

Brown, A. (2020, Mar. 1). SC court records involving Trump staffer Mick Mulvaney are being shielded from the public, Post & Courier, Charleston, S.C.

Lorensen, C. (2020, Jan. 14). Cultivating legal minds, eNews (U. of S.C. College of Information and Communications alumni newsletter).


Howard, Marcus E. (2019), How Journalists and the Public Shape Our Democracy: From Social Media and “Fake News” to Reporting Just the Facts, Georgia Humanities.

Engster, Jim (2019, Nov. 11), [Interview on Reckless Disregard book; preview of LSU event], Talk Louisiana with Jim Engster (WRKF radio), Baton Rouge, La.

Shelley, C. (2019, Summer). Book Review, Louisiana History: The Journal of the Louisiana Historical Association, 60(3): 369-371.

Johnson, S. (2019, Spring/Summer). Drag Queen Story Hour, InterCom (U. of S.C. College of Information and Communications magazine).

Lygar, E. and Mulligan, D. (2019, June 27). Kings of Reno (podcast), Reno, Nev.

Slade, D. (2019, May 16). Mount Pleasant goes to court to prevent release of police report involving councilman, Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.).

featured in @UofSC This Week (2019, May 20-27).

Mitchell, A.B. (2019, Feb. 23). Despite $48K cost for deputies at drag queen event, county faces legal hurdles to collect, The Greenville (S.C.) News.


Stinson, A. (2018, Nov. 15). News report on Jim Acosta White House press pass controversy, Carolina News (University of South Carolina student news broadcast, Columbia, S.C.).

Godfrey. G. (2018, Aug. 30). SC town putting stop to foul language; ordinance says “No” to curse words, WSPA-TV (Spartanburg, S.C.).

Woronko, S. (2018, Spring/Summer). Addressing Objectivity, InterCom (U. of S.C. College of Information and Communications magazine).

Corcos, C.A. (2018, Feb. 2). Robinson on Libel By the Numbers: The Use of Public Opinion Polls in Defamation Lawsuits @UofSC , Media Law Prof Blog.

Cushing, T. (2018, Jan. 17). Psychiatrist Drops His Lawsuit Against Critic Who Left Wordless One-Star Review, TechDirt.


_______. (2017, Oct. 16). Can We Fight Fake News? Here’s a Comprehensive Legal Perspective, Lawyers Favorite.

Hagy, T, (2017, Sept. 8). A Little Truth About Fake News—and the Law, Corporate Law Advisory (LexisNexis).

Sulkowski, J. and Ellis, B. (2017, Mar. 6), [Fake News Feature], Southeastern Interscholastic Press Association (Winner, Best storytelling, Broadcast Team On-site Production competition).

Lotto Persio, S.L. (2017, Feb. 8), First Lady Melania Trump settles libel lawsuit against Maryland blogger, International Business Times.


Corcos, Christine A. (2016, Aug. 22), Robinson on Confidentiality, Ethics, and the Law of Academic Privilege, Media Law Prof Blog.

Fonda, D. (2016, July), Can You Trust Online Reviews?Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

Emily, J. (2016, Apr. 28), Crime Blog: Should jurors who Google, tweet or blog about cases be punished?, Dallas (Tex.) Morning News.

Thanawala, S. (2016, Apr. 24), California jurors misusing the Internet could face finesAssociated Press.

Silverman, G.B. (2016, Mar. 9). New York Considering Changes to Social Media Jury Instructions, Bloomberg BNA Electronic Commerce & Law Report

also published in BNA Bloomberg Social Media Law & Policy Report.

Habte, S. (2016, Jan. 27). Court Affirms $350k Verdict for Lawyer Smeared on Avvo, ABA BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct.


Commerical and Federal Litigation Section, New York State Bar Association (2015, Dec. 8). Social Media Jury Instructions Report.

Adelson, J. (2015, May 20). Mayor Mitch Landrieu uses private email account for much city correspondence, records show, New Orleans Advocate.


Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (Schuman, J.) (2014, May 28). Be aware; tweeting allowed in some courtrooms but not others, Poynter Institute

also published in News Media & The Law, Summer 2014

Hamilton, H. (2014, Feb. 13). Media Law for Content Marketers: An Interview with Eric P. Robinson, Reputation Capital blog.

Hamilton, H. (2014, Jan. 29). Copyright Law for Online Content: An Interview with Eric P. Robinson, Reputation Capital blog.

Karabin, S. (2014, Jan. 8). Is Twitter Negligent for Lewd Photo Tweets?, Corporate Counsel.


Robinson, E. (2013, Nov.). Phones in the Courts (letter to the editor), ABA Journal.

_________. (2013, Mar. 1). Educator: Court decision could affect Iowa bloggers, Gateway Journalism Review eNewsletter.

Pompeo, J. (2013, Feb. 24). Former ‘Daily News’ editor Kevin Convey goes back to school, Politico.

Cullins, A. (2013, Feb. 5). The Dirty truth: Part 2, KRNV-TV (Reno, Nev.).


_________. (2012, July 18). Illinois judge reverses shield law ruling, (Gateway Journalism Review).

Johnson, E. (2012, June 20). Bloggers’ Blog Law Summit in Grand Forks!, Blog Law Blog.

Anderson, R. (2012, May 16). Michiel Oakes’ Twitter Defense, Seattle Weekly.

Rooney, E. (2012, May 12). “A Jury Of Your Facebook Friends,” The Emily Rooney Show, WGBH (Boston, Mass.).

United Press International (May 15, 2012). Jurors Must Not Tweet Proceedings, According to Ruling.

Valencia, M.J. (2012, May 14). Court warns on jurors’ Web use, Boston Globe.

Fossum, M. (2012, May 14). Massachusetts Asks Judges to Curb Juror Facebook Use, WebProNews.

Eng, J. (2012, May 3). Students’ racist tweets about Boston hockey game put schools in a bind, NBC News.

Allison Forst (2012, Apr. 11), “Internet Privacy?,” Think Out Loud, Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Clark, M. (2012, Feb. 9). States slowly opening courts to cameras, (Pew Center for the States).

reprinted in The Boston Herald, Feb. 12, 2012.

Johnson, E. (2012, Jan. 19). Volokh Steps In to Help Blogger Crystal Cox Challenge $2.5 Million Defamation Judgment, Blog Law Blog.


Clark, M. (2011, Dec. 19). Jurors on the Internet: a dilemma for courts, (Pew Center for the States).

reprinted in The Bellingham (Wash.) Herald, Dec. 21, 2011.

Ambrogi, B. and Williams, J.C. (2011, Dec. 16). “The Controversy Over Cameras in the U.S. Supreme Court,” Lawyer2Lawyer podcast, Legal Talk Network.

Leccese, M. (2011, Dec. 14). Behind-the-times judge rules bloggers aren’t journalists, Gatekeeper blog, Boston Globe.

Demillo, A. (2011, Nov. 17). Lawyer for Ark. death row inmate says failure to toss tweeting juror should require new trial, Associated Press.

Durrani, A. (2011, Nov.). Lights and cameras; Tweets and Google, Plaintiff magazine, pp. 20-25.

Ameet Sachdev (2011, Oct. 30), Cracking down on courtroom networking, Chicago Tribune.

Miller, D. (radio) and Sabatier, J. (web), (2011, Oct. 13). “Defamation Online,” Think Out Loud, Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Ho, S. (2011, Oct. 10). Oregon’s first Twitter libel lawsuit pits Tigard doctor against Portland blogger, The Oregonian, Oct. 10, 2011.

Silver, S. (2011, Oct. 1). Freedom of Speech Isn’t Free For Professional Athletes, The Legal Blitz (blog).

Shain, A. (2011, Aug. 26). Twitter a new playing field for USC athletes, The State (Columbia, S.C.).

Coyne, A. (2011, May 22). A trial 140 characters at a time, Alaska Dispatch.

Howell, D. (2011, Jan. 22). We All Live in a Patent SubmarineThis Week in Law webcast.

Kalinowski, B. (2011, Jan. 15). Mistrial by Internet a growing concern, (Scranton, Pa.) Citizen’s Voice.

Kalinowski, B. (2011, Jan. 17). Juror’s research led to murder mistrial, (Hazelton, Pa.) Standard-Speaker.


Johnson, E. (2010, Nov. 16). Social Media Restrictions on Athletes at Public Universities, Blog Law Blog.

Brown, D. (2010, Nov. 9). Media law expert questions college ban on athletes’ tweets, First Amendment Coalition.

Farley, J. (2010, Oct. 30). Online News-Story Commenters Face Scrutiny As Would-Be Jurors, Kitsap (Wash.) Sun.

Glaberson, W. (2010, Oct. 15). A Grisly Murder Trial, in 140-Character Bits, The New York Times.

Johnson, E. (2010, Sept. 1). Robinson on FTC v. Reverb Settlement, Blog Law Blog.

Amy Danise (2010, Aug. 11), Ranting and raving: Insurance for bad word choices,

Johnson,  E. (2010, Aug. 9). FTC Factsheet on Blogger Endorsement Guidelines, Blog Law Blog.

Johnson, E. (2010, July 13). Appeals Court OKs Prosecuting Blogger for Threats Against Juror, Blog Law Blog.

Johnson (2010, July 5). Wedding Gifts and the FTC’s Differential Treatment of Bloggers and Mainstream Media, Blog Law Blog.

Associated Press (2010, Mar. 11). Radio Interview on Juror Use of Social Media.

Elias, P. (2010, Mar. 6). Courts finally catching up to texting jurors, Associated Press.

______ (2010, Feb. 5). Order in the court: Not a tweet or a peep out of jurors, Connecticut Post.

Jennings, D. (2010, Jan. 31). Dallas judges take pains to keep Web from undermining fair trials, The Dallas Morning News.

Armstrong, A. (2009, Dec. 1). Abolish the FTC: New Blogging Rules,


Ambrogi, B. and Williams, J.C. (2009, Oct. 15). “The FTC’s New Guidelines & the Blogosphere,” Lawyer2Lawyer podcast, Legal Talk Network, Oct 15, 2009.

Mackson, O. (2009, Aug. 16). Blogging defamation case will resume in Goshen court, (Middletown, N.Y.) Times Herald-Record.

Burns, M. (2009, June 9). Patrick Fitzgerald, Peter Lance, Rupert Murdoch and Judith Regan? I’m siding with the librarians, (blog) (post removed).


______. (2008, Mar. 4). Outed ‘Troll Tracker’ Blogger Draws Ire Of IP Lawyers,


Mackson, O. (2007, May 17). A blogger’s right or libel?, (Middletown, N.Y.) Times Herald-Record.

Associated Press (2007, Mar. 21). Internet postings prompt libel lawsuits.

Knight Community News Network (2007), Top Ten Rules for Limiting Legal Risk: Rule 2: Video of Eric P. Robinson, Media Law Resource Center Staff Attorney, on Criminal Libel.


Unruh, B. (2006, Nov. 30). $165 million WND suit,

McGhee, T. (2006, Nov. 22). Unwelcome attention invading, Denver Post.


_____ (2003, Dec. 26)., Condit lawsuit seeks $209 million from tabloids, The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer.


Middlemas, K. (2001, Mar. 23). Paper Faces $1.5 Billion Libel Suit, (Panama City, Fla.) News Herald.