Roy Gutterman named to SPJ Legal Defense Fund Committee

Roy Gutterman

Roy Gutterman, associate professor and director of the Newhouse School’s Tully Center for Free Speech, has been appointed to the Society of Professional Journalists’ Legal Defense Fund Committee.

The eight-member committee oversees the fund, which is a unique SPJ resource that can be tapped by journalists for legal or financial assistance. Committee members work throughout the year to raise money to support the fund, and they also advocate on legal issues.

Additionally, Gutterman will serve as a liaison between the Legal Defense Fund Committee and SPJ’s Freedom of Information Committee, on which he has served since 2015.