Doreen Weisenhaus

Senior Lecturer


Doreen Weisenhaus is a Senior Lecturer with a joint appointment at Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law and the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing. Prior to joining Northwestern, she taught media law and ethics at the University of Hong Kong (2000-2017), where she remains an Honorary Associate Professor and Director of the Media Law Project at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre and a Fellow and Board Member at the Centre for Comparative and Public Law. Before HKU, she was City Editor of The New York Times and the first legal editor of The New York Times Magazine before becoming its law and politics editor.  

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Areas of Expertise

  • Asian/Global Trends in Media Law and Policy
  • Press Freedom
  • Media Law and Ethics

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  • BS, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law

Prior Appointments

  • Associate Professor and Director, Media Law Project, The University of Hong Kong
  • City Editor, The New York Times
  • Law and Politics Editor, The New York Times Magazine
  • Editor-in-Chief, The National Law Journal
  • News producer, WBBM-TV (CBS)
  • Assistant District Attorney, Kings County, Brooklyn NY
  • Reporter, The Milwaukee Journal

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