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Ed Carter | School of Communications

Error Without Malice: Seeking Justice Through Journalism and International Human Rights Law

Biography

Edward L. Carter is professor of communications and director of the BYU School of Communications. He has authored more than three dozen academic journal articles on media law and free expression. He has taught communications law at BYU since 2004 and thought about Dallas Burnett’s elegant teaching regularly.

Professor Carter has completed Fulbright Specialist Grants in Colombia and Chile. He enjoys traveling with students on mentored projects in Latin America and Europe. He has represented journalists and others in state and federal courts, and he served as an expert witness in free-expression cases in Utah and New Hampshire. He holds academic degrees from BYU, Northwestern University, the University of Edinburgh and Oxford University.

He is an avid amateur in basketball, skiing, mountain biking and the short stories of Jorge Luis Borges. He and his wife, Kimberly, have four children and one delightful daughter-in-law.

Error Without Malice: Seeking Justice Through Journalism and International Human Rights Law

Faith + Works: Doing and Dealing Justly in an Unjust, Imperfect World

February 4, 2021

Aside from being a professor, Ed Carter has served in many roles.

He was a mentor on student projects traveling to Latin America and Europe. He has served as a lawyer representing journalists in federal courts. He is a graduate from BYU, Northwestern University, the University of Edinburgh and Oxford University.

Throughout his varying roles and disciplines, Carter has wrestled with questions surrounding justice.

“While I wait for the perfect justice and mercy of Jesus Christ to be fully applied, how should I react to injustices in the imperfect world around me?” Carter asked.

Carter’s lecture “Error without Malice: Seeking Justice Through Journalism and International Human Rights Law” will address this timely question.

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