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Education:
  • J.D. Syracuse University
  • B.S. Syracuse University
Expertise:
  • First Amendment Law
  • Legal Affairs Journalism
  • Communications Ethics
  • Communications Law

Roy Gutterman

Director, Tully Center for Free Speech Associate Professor Newspaper & Online Journalism Also teaches in: Magazine, Newspaper & Online Journalism Military Visual Journalism Communications Television, Radio & Film

An expert on communications law and the First Amendment, Roy Gutterman is director of the Newhouse School's Tully Center for Free Speech.

He is a graduate of the Newhouse School and the Syracuse University College of Law. As an undergraduate, he worked at The Boston Globe; The Courier-News in Bridgewater, N.J. The Post-Standard in Syracuse; and The Daily Orange. While in law school, he served as editor-in-chief of the law review.

He began his career as a reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, covering local and state government, crime, legal issues and general news.

At Newhouse, Gutterman was the 2009-10 director of the Carnegie Legal Reporting Program.  He also works with the Society of Professional Journalists student chapter and serves on academic integrity committees.

After graduating from Newhouse, Gutterman worked as a reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, covering local and state government, crime, legal issues and general news. He later clerked for a New Jersey Superior Court judge and practiced business and general litigation.

Gutterman writes and speaks on media law, free speech, the intersection between courts and journalists and legal education issues. In the summer of 2010, he delivered lectures at the Communication University of China in Beijing and Fudan University in Shanghai.

His book, "L.Rev: the Law Review Experience in American Legal Education" (Academica Press 2002), is in law school libraries around the world.

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