Brett is an assistant professor of journalism studies in the Missouri School of Journalism where he teaches courses in mass communication law.
Johnson employs traditional legal research methods as well as mixed- and multi-method approaches to study the social impacts of the rapidly-changing legal and technological regimes governing online communication. Johnson’s research is grounded in a strong appreciation for First Amendment theory, which allows him to assess the fluid and oft-conflicting interplay between the law and social norms.
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