My research is concerned with relationships between individuals and institutions in society. To that extent, my approach is predominantly that of a scholar of information, media, technology, and culture with a view toward influencing law and policy. My research integrates social science theories into the resolution of legal or policy related issues.
Current research examines interpretations of individual privacy and the impact of law on protections for private information in digital environs. I also continue research on journalism and media issues, particularly with respect to the use of new technology and audience engagement. In addition, I examine information literacy and ethics, in complement to the research on privacy, technology, and journalism. In this research I study how interventions into individual knowledge of about information, broadly defined, influences their finding, evaluating, organizing, and sharing behaviors.
Refereed Journal Articles
McNealy, Jasmine E. & Michaela Devyn Mullis, “Tea and Turbulence: Communication privacy management and celebrity gossip sites,” Computers in Human Behavior, 92(1), 110-118.
McNealy, Jasmine E. (2017) “Online Commenters React Negatively to Newspaper Doxxing,” Newspaper Research Journal, 38 (3), 282-292.
________________ (2017). “Disparaging Trademark and Social Responsibility” at Journal of Sport, Ethics & Philosophy (online first).
________________(2017). “Spam and the First Amendment Redux: Free Speech Issues in State Regulation of Unsolicited Email,” Communication Law & Policy, 3.
McNealy, Jasmine E. & Laurence B. Alexander (2017). “A framework for unpublishing decisions,” Digital Journalism (online first).
McNealy, Jasmine E. & Heather Shoenberger (2016). “Reexamining Privacy-Promising Technologies,” Tulane Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property, 19, 1-25.
McNealy, Jasmine E. (2015). “Rethinking Media Joint Activity with Law Enforcement,” University of Baltimore Journal of Media Law and Ethics, 4(3/4), 89-107.
___________ (2013) “Who owns your friends?: PhoneDog v. Kravitz and business claims of trade secret in social media information,” Rutgers Computer & Technology Law Journal, 39, 30-55, reprinted in Sharon K. Sandeen and Elizabeth A. Rowe (eds), Trade Secrets and Undisclosed Information (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014).
___________ (2012). “A Textual Analysis of the influence of McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission in cases involving anonymous online commenters,” University of North Carolina First Amendment Law Review, 11, 149-171.
___________ (2012). “The Emerging Conflict between Newsworthiness and the Right to be Forgotten,” Northern Kentucky Law Review 39(2) 119-135.
___________ (2012) “The Privacy Implications of Digital Preservation: The Library of Congress Twitter Archive and the Social Networks Theory of Privacy,” Elon Law Review 3(2), 133-160.
___________ (2011), “Balancing Privacy and the Public Interest: A Review of State Wiretap Laws as Applied to the Press,” Law/Technology Journal, World Jurist Association 44(1), 1-45.
___________ (2010), “Plaintiff’s Status as a Consideration in Misrepresentation and Promissory Estoppel Cases against the Media,” University of Baltimore Journal of Media Law & Ethics 2(3/4), 215-241.
___________ (2008). “Angling for Phishers: Legislative Responses to Deceptive E-Mail,” Communication Law & Policy” 13(2), 275-300.
McNealy, Jasmine E. (2017) “Account Ownership and Control,” in Social Media and the Law (D. Stewart, Ed.).
McNealy, Jasmine E., Flowers, A. (2015) “Privacy Law and Regulation,” in Privacy in a Digital, Networked World (S. Zeadally, M. Badra eds.).
McNealy, Jasmine E. (2013), “The Things They Carried (Away): The Intersection of Privacy, Property, and Information,” in Simon Denny: The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom(Matthias Michalka, Ed.) 57-64 (Book for art exhibit at Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna).
___________ (2011), “The Realm of the Expected: Redefining the Public and Private Spheres in Social Media,” in Social Media: Usage and Impact (H. Noor al-Deen & J.A. Hendricks Eds.) 255-269.