Roy S. Gutterman – Director

Roy Gutterman

Roy Gutterman

Roy S. Gutterman is an associate professor of communications law and journalism and director of the Tully Center for Free Speech.

He returned to Newhouse in the spring of 2005 as a visiting professor of communications law. A graduate of the Newhouse school, Gutterman teaches courses in media and communications law and newswriting to undergraduate and graduate students.

At Newhouse, Gutterman was the 2009-10 director of the Carnegie Legal Reporting Program.  He also works with the Society of Professional Journalists 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.

Gutterman also graduated from Syracuse University’s College of Law where he served as editor in chief of the law review. After law school, he clerked for a New Jersey Superior Court judge and practiced business and general litigation.

While at Syracuse, Gutterman also worked at The Boston Globe, The Courier-News in Bridgewater, New Jersey, The Post-Standard and The Daily Orange.

Gutterman writes and speaks on media law, free speech, the intersection between courts and journalists as well as legal education issues. His book, L.Rev: the Law Review Experience in American Legal Education (Academica Press 2002) is in law school libraries around the world.

He has delivered lectures at the Communication University of China in Beijing, Fudan University in Shanghai, and National Chengchi University in Taiwan.

His areas of expertise include the First Amendment, Media Law and Communications Law.

Audrey Burian –  Special Project Assistant

Audrey Burian

Audrey Burian






As the Special Project Assistant at the Newhouse School, Audrey’s main responsibility is to lend support to faculty who are working on special projects. Her job is multifaceted as she helps facilitate a diverse array of events and programs at the Newhouse School. She has worked for the Tully Center since it was established in 2006 and it is now one of the primary components of her position

Tara DeSantis – Research Assistant

Tara DeSantis

Tara is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Broadcasting and Digital Journalism with an emphasis on science communications. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from San Francisco State University, Tara moved to New York City where a part time job took off into a challenging and rewarding career as a Human Resources Practitioner. Her love of communicating, educating, and entertaining, alongside her fascination with Biology, ultimately brought her to the Newhouse School of Public Communications. As it is integral to equality, scientific exploration, artistic creativity, and so many other worthwhile endeavors, she has long been a fan of objectivity and truth in journalism, unabashed sharing of ideas, and freedom of expression.

Jessica Iannetta – Undergraduate Representative


     Jessica Iannetta

Jessica Iannetta is a senior newspaper and online journalism and political science major at Syracuse University. She spent two semesters as an assistant news editor at The Daily Orange and was news editor of the paper last semester. Jessica has spent the past three summers working for The Star-Ledger as an intern for its magazine, as a freelancer and most recently as a features section intern.

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