UGA Communications Professor Available to Comment on AT&T Buy

Article ID: 663410

Released: 24-Oct-2016 3:05 PM EDT

Source Newsroom: University of Georgia

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  • Bill Lee, UGA professor journalism

Newswise — As a professor of journalism at the University of Georgia, Dr. Bill Lee is available to comment on AT&T's announcement to buy Time Warner and the questions it raises on whether the proposed deal is unfair to competitors.

Lee says,"This merger proves once again that content companies need distribution companies and vice versa. It is tough to survive as either a pure content company or a pure distribution company. It also shows that the transition to mobile media is accelerating."

About:Dr. Lee teaches Communication Law, The First Amendment and Political Campaigns, and Telecommunications Policy. His research appears in top legal journals such as the Supreme Court Review. He is a co-author of a top-selling textbook The Law of Public Communication.

Teaching SpecialtiesDr. Lee is especially interested in the legal problems of public communication. He primarily teaches Law of Mass Communication, The Press and National Security, and The First Amendment and Political Campaigns at the undergraduate level.

Research Interests and ActivitiesDr. Lee has published articles on freedom of expression in leading legal periodicals such as the Supreme Court Review, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vanderbilt Law Review, and University of California at Davis Law Review.

Contact: or 706-542-4963


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