photo: Erin CoyleErin K. Coyle

Associate Professor
215 Hodges Hall | (225) 578-2098 | | CV


Erin Coyle became interested in freedom of expression, access to information, and privacy when covering government issues and breaking news for several newspapers between 1998 and 2003. Since she joined the faculty at Louisiana State University, she has published a scholarly book and several articles on freedom of expression and privacy.  

Coyle teaches mass communication law, history, ethics, and writing courses. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. As a doctoral student, she also served on the First Amendment Law Review. 





Selected Publications

Jeong, Y., & Coyle, E. (2014). What are you worrying about on Facebook and Twitter? An empirical investigation of young social network site users’ privacy perceptions and behaviors, Journal of Interactive Advertising 14(2).

 Coyle, E. (2014). E. L. Godson’s criticism of the penny press: Antecedents to a legal right to privacy, American Journalism 31(2).  

Coyle, E. (2012). The press and rights to privacy: First Amendment freedoms vs. invasion of privacy claims. El Paso, TX: LFB Scholarly.  

Coyle, E. (Fall 2009). The moral duty of publicity: Louis Dembitz Brandeis’ crusades for reform in the press and public affairs. Journalism History 35(3).