Arthur S. Hayes
J.D., Quinnipiac University
Room 427, Faculty Memorial Hall
Introduction to Journalism
Critical Writing and Analysis
Editing for Print
The Journalist & the Law.
Introduction to Media Industries
Introduction to Communication and Media Studies
Arthur S. Hayes joined academia fulltime in 1998 after working as a writer and editor at several print outlets: Horizon magazine, Trans-urban News Service, The Record in Bergen County, N.J., the Philadelphia Bulletin, Tennis magazine, The American Lawyer, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly in Westport, Ct., and The National Law Journal. While attending law school, he started a career as a legal journalist, practicing that specialty at the American Lawyer and The Wall Street Journal. Later, he worked as an associate editor at the National Law Journal.
While teaching at Quinnipiac University, he served as a consulting editor with The New York Law Journal and part-time editor with the National Law Journal. At Quinnipiac, he served as director of the undergraduate and graduate journalism programs in the university’s School of Communications.
His research interests are varied: ethnic media ownership, journalism ethics, the history, theory and practice of press criticism and press critics, First Amendment doctrine and theory, democratic discourse theory, and the intersection of mass media law and mass media technologies. His book, Press Critics are the Fifth Estate: Media Watchdogs in America, employs First Amendment and democratic discourse theory, media ethics, and journalism history to assess the roles played by amateur—“citizen press critics”—and professional press critics in our democracy. The Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC) selected Press Critics are the Fifth Estate as a finalist for its 2009 Tankard Book Award.
He is currently writing a mass media case law book and a related text that links case law, statutes and regulations to the development of mass media technologies and related industries from 1789-2009 for the Peter Lang Publishing Group.
Press Critics Are the Fifth Estate: Media Watchdogs in America (Westport, Ct.: Praeger, 2008)
(with Singer, J.B. & Ceppos, J.) "Shifting Roles, Enduring Values: The Credible Journalist in a Digital Age," Journal of Mass Media Ethics 21 (2007): 262-279.
"The Ethnic Press for People of Color: The golden era?" In G.T. Meiss & A.A. Tait (Eds.), Ethnic media in America: Building a system of their own (Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2006)
"The Legal System and the Media." In Donald H. Johnston (Ed.). Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications (San Diego, CA: Academic Press/Elsevier Science, 2003)