Amanda Reid

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Amanda Reid is an Associate Professor in the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media, an adjunct professor at the UNC School of Law, and Faculty Co-Director of the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy.

She is an interdisciplinary legal scholar, and her scholarship focuses on the intersection of law, technology, and society, with particular emphasis on the First Amendment, intellectual property, and privacy. Her research analyzes meaning-making, which includes how we make sense of our cultural artifacts, and the freedoms and limitations imposed on meaning-making processes. In particular, she has studied how substantive laws (e.g., copyright) and procedural rules (e.g., burdens of proof and standards of review) impact — both positively and negatively — our ability to encode and decode meaning.