Press Definition and the Religion Analogy

5 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2014

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RonNell Andersen Jones

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: June 1, 2014


In a Harvard Law Review Forum response to Professor Sonja West's symposium article, "Press Exceptionalism," Professor RonNell Andersen Jones critiques Professor West's effort to define "the press" for purposes of Press Clause exceptions and addresses the weaknesses of Professor West's analogy to Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church & School v. EEOC in drawing these definitional lines. The response highlights distinctions between Press Clause and Religion Clause jurisprudence and urges a more functional approach to press definition.

Keywords: Media, Religion, Law, Constitution, First Amendment, Press Clause, Journalism, Free Exercise, Establishment Clause

JEL Classification: L82, K1

Suggested Citation

Jones, RonNell Andersen, Press Definition and the Religion Analogy (June 1, 2014). Harvard Law Review Forum, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN:

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