Unmasking the Princess Commentary and a Look at Photo Editing, Media Scrutiny and People

Mar 27, 2024 at 04:03 pm by WGNS News

OPINION: In today’s media commentary, MTSU Professor of Journalism Larry Burriss discusses Princess Kate and the recent media scrutiny over the controversy surrounding a photograph that she shared on British Mother's Day. The picture featured the princess and her children, which sparked debate and a lot of it! With more, here’s Dr. Burriss…


About Dr. Burriss - Larry Burriss, professor of journalism, teaches introductory and media law courses. At the graduate level he teaches quantitative research methods and media law. He holds degrees from The Ohio State University (B.A. in broadcast journalism, M.A. in journalism), the University of Oklahoma (M.A. in human relations), Ohio University (Ph.D. in journalism) and Concord Law School (J.D.). He has worked in print and broadcast news and public relations, and has published extensively in both academic and popular publications. He has won first place in the Tennessee Associated Press Radio Contest nine times. Dr. Burriss' publications and presentations include studies of presidential press conferences, NASA photography, radio news, legal issues related to adolescent use of social networking sites, legal research, and Middle Earth.

Dr. Burriss has served as director of the School of Journalism, dean of the College of Mass Communication and president of the MTSU Faculty Senate. He was appointed by Gov. Phil Bredesen to serve on the Tennessee Board of Regents. He was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and served on active duty in Mali, Somalia, Bosnia, Central America, Europe and the Pentagon.

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