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Lucy Dalglish

Professor and Dean
Philip Merrill College of Journalism
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Lucy Dalglish is a professor and dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Dalglish is frequently quoted by print, online and broadcast media, including The New York Times, USA Today, Associated Press, NPR and CNN, on issues involving the media and First Amendment protections. She has been a national leader in supporting open meeting and open records laws at the state and federal level. During the last 10 years, she has played a key role in efforts to pass state and federal reporters “shield laws.” 

Prior to joining UMD, she served for 12 years as executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, a voluntary, unincorporated association of reporters and news editors dedicated to protecting the First Amendment interests of the news media. 

Dalglish also served as a media lawyer in the trial department of the Minneapolis law firm of Dorsey & Whitney for five years and was a reporter and editor at the St. Paul Pioneer Press. 

She serves on the boards or advisory committees of the National Freedom of Information Coalition, the National Center for Courts and the Media, the Sunshine in Government Initiative, and the Virginia Coalition for Open Government.

J.D., Vanderbilt University
M.S.L., Yale University
B.A. Journalism, University of North Dakota