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.

Angela M. Rulffes – Research Assistant

Angela Rulffes is a Ph.D. student at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Her current research is focused on the evolution of free speech and privacy rights in the digital age. Before coming to Syracuse University, she worked as an attorney and law clerk for the ACLU of Ohio, focusing on civil liberties issues including free speech rights. She also worked as the editor of an online legal publication. Angela is a licensed New York State attorney. She has a JD from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, an MS in Broadcast Journalism from Newhouse and a BA in English from SUNY Plattsburgh.

Erika Haas – Undergraduate Representative


Erika Haas is a magazine journalism major at Syracuse University, and is also pursing a degree in political science. She enjoys tackling controversial issues in the areas of politics, religion, and social conflict.