Jared Schroeder

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise
  • Emerging Technology (AI, deepfakes, etc.)
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Press Rights
  • First Amendment

Jared Schroeder is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism. His research specializes in First Amendment theory and law, with particular concern for the past, present, and future of the flow of ideas in democratic society.

As a result, Schroeder’s research includes both historical contexts and emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, deepfakes, and social media. He has authored three books, including The Structure of Ideas: Mapping a New Theory of Free Expression in the AI Era, which was published in 2024. He has also published more than two dozen scholarly articles in a broad spectrum of academic journals.

Schroeder 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. He has presented in top-paper research panels at the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), National Communication Association (NCA), and International Communication Association (ICA).

Additionally, Schroeder has written dozens of articles for popular and trade publications, such as USA TodayColumbia Journalism ReviewNiemen Reports, SlateThe Hill, and major newspapers.

Schroeder serves as an associate editor of Communication Law & Policy, a peer-reviewed journal, and is the former head of the Law & Policy Division of AEJMC.

He teaches undergraduate and graduate communication law courses at the School of Journalism and contributes chapters to two communication-law textbooks, Social Media and the Law and Communication and the Law, which are used in classrooms throughout the nation.

Schroeder 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.

Updated: May 21, 2024