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Katie Blevins' Research Highlighted in Civic Information Journal

October 08, 2019

Can government officials block constituents without violating the First Amendment? What are the boundaries of public access to government officials on social media? Katie Blevins, an assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Media, published an article exploring these questions in the inaugural issue of The Journal of Civic Information. Read the full article, “Access to Government Officials in the Age of Social Media,” online.

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