• Title Professor, Communication
  • Office B37E
  • Phone (617)353-5007
  • Education BA, Yale University
    MS, Boston University
    JD, University of Pennsylvania

T. Barton Carter is a professor of communication who specializes in communication law and new communication technologies. He is the former head of the law division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication as well as of the law and policy division of the Broadcast Education Association. He also coordinates the JD/MS in Mass Communication dual degree program and has taught courses in communication law and telecommunication regulation at the Boston University School of Law.

Carter has co-authored three textbooks: The First Amendment and the Fourth Estate, The First Amendment and the Fifth Estate and Mass Communication Law in a Nutshell. He has also written articles and book chapters on libel, media access, free press/fair trial, obscenity, regulation of new communication technologies, the Patriot Act and rights protection for computer software.

Departments/Site Areas
Communication and Research
Degree Programs
MS in Mass Communication