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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Media, Film & Journalism Studies

Degree Programs

Faculty & Staff

Derigan Silver, PhD

Derigan SilverOffice Location: Media, Film & Journalism Studies Building, Room 107A

Areas of Focus

Government secrecy, First Amendment theory and law, media law, Internet law and policy, media coverage of the United States Supreme Court.

Education

  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2008)
  • MMC, Arizona State University (2004)
  • BA, University of California at Santa Barbara (1994)

Selected Accomplishments

  • Member, Kappa Tau Alpha, National Honors Society in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Outstanding PhD Graduate, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2008)
  • John B. Adams Award for Excellence in Mass Communication Law, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2008)
  • Whitney and Shirley Mundt Top Student Paper Award, Law and Policy Division of the Association for Education and Journalism and Mass Communication Conference (2007)
  • Curtis D. MacDougall Top Student Paper Award, Newspaper Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference (2007)