Kyu Ho Youm

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Kyu Ho Youm
Alma mater Southern Illinois University
Yale Law School
Oxford University
Employer University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication
Korean name
Hangul 염규호
Revised Romanization Yeom Gyu-ho
McCune–Reischauer Yŏm Kyuho

Kyu Ho Youm is professor and the Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.[1]

Personal life[edit]

In 1982, he earned a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Southern Illinois University, where he went on to pursue his Ph.D. in media law under the supervision of First Amendment scholar Harry Stonecipher;[2] a Master of Studies in Law (M.S.L.) degree from Yale Law School; and a Master in Law degree from Oxford University.


As a journalism and communication law scholar, he has published more than 100 book chapters[3] and research articles in a number of leading journalism and law journals[4] in the United States and abroad since 1985. He is the author of Press Law in South Korea.[5]

Youm's law review articles have been cited by American[6] and foreign courts, including the House of Lords in Great Britain,[7] the Supreme Court of Canada,[8] and the High Court of Australia,[9] and in congressional testimonies[10] on freedom of expression. In addition, his media law research has been used by American and international lawyers in representing their clients in press freedom litigation. As a member of the Communication Law Writers Group, Youm has been involved in writing Communication and the Law, a widely used media law college textbook in the United States.[11] As an area editor, he has edited nearly 50 articles on communication law and media policy for the 12-volume International Encyclopedia of Communication.[12]

He has been named one of seven scholars producing the "most promising" research in journalism and mass communication.[13] Currently, Youm serves on the editorial boards of a dozen major law and communication journals in the United States, England, and Australia, including Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Communication Law & Policy, and Media & Arts Law Review.[14]

He has been profiled in American[15] and foreign newspapers.[16] In September 2011,'s columnist Ben Kerschberg noted Youm's tweeting (@MarshallYoum)in "Eight Great Law & Technology Resources."[17] In April 2010, Youm was elected vice president of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC),[18] the premier academic organization of 3,600-plus jmc educators and practitioners in the U.S. and abroad.[19] He will become president-elect in 2011 and president in 2012.


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  2. ^ Guido H. Stempel III, "Trends in Journalism Quarterly: Reflections of the Retired Editor," Journalism Quarterly (summer 1990), p. 280 n.7, at;jsessionid=C218226146049B0450F8F634F743D57C.ehctc1
  3. ^ See, e.g., "Journalism Law and Regulation," in Handbook of Journalism Studies (Karin Wahl-Jorgensen & Thomas Hanitzsch eds., 2009); "Legal Methods in History of Electronic Media," in Methods of Historical Analysis in Electronic Media (Donald G. Godfrey ed., 2006)
  4. ^ See, e.g., "Liberalizing British Defamation Law: A Case of Importing the First Amendment?" Communication Law & Policy (2008),; "The Right of Reply and Freedom of the Press: An International and Comparative Law Perspective," George Washington Law Review (2008),; "Freedom of Expression and the Law: Rights and Responsibilities in South Korea," Stanford Journal of International Law (2002),
  5. ^ (Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1996),;
  6. ^ Arons v. New Jersey Network, 775 A.2d 778, 29 Media L. Rep. (BNA) 2334 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. 2001),; Freeman v. Johnston, 192 A.D.2d 250, 601 N.Y.S.2d 606, 21 Media L. Rep. 2187 (1993), 1993 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 8183,; Dworkin v. L.F.P. Inc., 839 P.2d 903, 1992 Wyo. LEXIS 133, 20 Media L. Rep. 2001 (1992),
  7. ^ Berezovsky v. Michaels, [2000] 2 All E.R. 986, [2000] 1 W.L.R. 1004, at
  8. ^ Regina v. National Post [2010] at
  9. ^ Dow Jones & Co. v. Gutnick, 2002 WL 31743880 (HCA), [2002] HCA 56, at
  10. ^ Linda J. Silberman, the Martin Lipton Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law, in her testimony before the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law of the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Feb. 12, 2009, at
  11. ^ "Defamation," in Communication and the Law (W. Wat Hopkins ed., 2011), at
  12. ^ Editor, "Communication and Law, Media Policy," in International Encyclopedia of Communication (Blackwell and the International Communication Association, 2008-), at
  13. ^ Greg Leichty, Jeff Springston, and W.A. "Kelly" Huff, "Core Works in Journalism and Mass Communication: Views from the Top Scholars in the Field" (1991), at
  14. ^ See also Yung Soo Kim, "Searching for an Exemplary Teacher," Professors Newspaper, May 3, 2010, at
  15. ^ Anita Carcone, "'Best Revenge': Success Achieved Through Discipline, Determination," Arizona Republic, Oct. 30, 1991
  16. ^ Bae Mun-song, "Korean Intellectual of the World," Munwha Daily, Nov. 22, 2001 (Korean), at; "Korean Brain Power at the Prestigious Universities in the Northeast of the U.S." Monthly Joongang, Feb. 7, 2001 (Korean), at
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