Sig Splichal received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida, where he was a Joseph Brechner Fellow and his field of study was communication law and policy. His professional background includes more than 15 years’ reporting and editing experience on daily newspapers in Georgia, Florida and Virginia. Splichal was director of UM’s School of Communication Journalism Program for 15 years and faculty advisor to The Miami Hurricane student newspaper for 10 years. Current research and teaching interests focus on communication law, policy, media ethics and professional practice. He is the author and co-author of numerous articles and book chapters on these subjects and has served on the Florida Bar Association Media Law Committee.