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Arthur S. Hayes

Arthur S. Hayes

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Faculty Memorial Hall, Room 437



JD, Quinnipiac University

Biography and Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications

Editor. Communication in the Age of Trump. (NY: Peter Lang Publishing (2018)

Sympathy for the Cyberbully: How the Crusade to Crack Down on Hostile and Offensive Online Speech Bullies Free Expression (NY: Peter Lang Publishing (2017)

“The USPS as An OSP: A Remedy for Users’ Online Privacy Concerns,” Communications Law & Policy 19 (2014): 465.

Mass Media Law: The Printing Press to the Internet, New York, NY: Peter Lang (2013)

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)

Courses Taught

  • American Legal Reasoning
  • Censorship and Freedom of Expression
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Magazine Writing
  • Critical Writing and Analysis
  • Editing for Print
  • The Journalist & the Law
  • Introduction to Media Industries
  • Introduction to Communication and Media Studies
  • Media Analysis & Criticism
  • Media Law
  • Movies and the American Experience


  • The Law and Policy division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)