Lucy Dalglish is a professor and Dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. She 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 the First Amendment protections, a pressing issue in today’s turbulent media environment. She has been a national leader in supporting open meeting and open records laws at the state and federal level. In the last ten years, she has played a key role in the efforts of pass state and federal reporters’ “shield laws.”
Prior to joining UMD, she served 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.
Dean 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 of advisory committees of the National Freedom of Information Coalition, the National Center for Courts and the Media, The Sunshine in Government Initiative, Openthegovernement.org, and the Virginia Coalition for Open Government.
Dean Dalglish is a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Law and received her M.S.L. at Yale University. Her B.A. in Journalism is from the University of North Dakota.