First Amendment Then and Now

To mark its 10th anniversary, the Tully Center for Free Speech produced a series of six short films marking significant developments in First Amendment law over the past decade.

Under direction of Tully Center director Roy Gutterman, associate professor of magazine, news and digital journalism, four Newhouse students traveled to New York and Washington to conduct interviews with leading experts in the field.

The team of filmmakers included multimedia photography and design graduate students Marianne Barthelemy, Dominique Hildebrand and Aubrey Moore, and broadcast and digital journalism alumnus Joseph Leonard ’17.

The project was funded through a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation. The funding facilitated travel for interviews, licensing of video clips and other professional support, including original animation and a professional voiceover artist.

“The Tully Center has become a player in free speech, free press and First Amendment circles not only here on campus but around the country, and through some of our initiatives around the world,” Gutterman says. “I wanted to mark our 10th year with a project that could help educate our students and the larger community. I think our filmmaking team did just that.”