James Jackson Hayden
James Jackson Hayden is a third-year student at the University of Texas at Austin majoring in both Communication Studies and Government. He plans to attend law school after completing his undergraduate studies. Jackson is the president of his fraternity and conducts marketing operations for an Austin startup called Loftsmart. Outside of his course work, he enjoys surfing, soccer, and photography. He’s interested in the ethical considerations that contemporary media entails and hopes to study how the evolving ways in which we communicate (such as anonymous online communication, dating sites, etc.) affect our understanding of communication in a contemporary setting as a whole. As a Media Ethics Initiative Citizen Scholar, he would like to examine the ever-changing technological aspects of communication ethics and how they might apply to the legal field.