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Newhouse School announces five new faculty appointments
Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications will welcome five new faculty appointments with the start of the 2010-11 academic year.
“We are so pleased to welcome—and, in some cases, welcome back—these talented individuals,” says Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham. “They bring a strength to the Newhouse School that complements and enhances our already stellar faculty.”
Aileen Gallagher – Multiplatform Journalist and Assistant Professor, Magazine
A 1999 graduate of the Newhouse School, Gallagher had served as senior editor of nymag.com since 2006. Under her direction, the six-city Grub Street food blog network was launched and the amount of original video nearly doubled. Grub Street was a James Beard Award winner for Multimedia Writing on Food in 2008, a National Magazine Award finalist for Personal Service Online in 2008, and a James Beard Award Finalist for Best Food Blog in 2010. Nymag.com won national magazine awards for general excellence online in 2009 and 2010.
She was previously managing editor of mediabistro.com; founding editor of The Black Table; a researcher with Backtrack Reports Inc.; and an editorial assistant with American Lawyer Media, Green Magazine/BankRate and TheStreet.com.
She is the author of “The Muckrakers” (Rosen Publishing, 2006); “Hepatitis” (Rosen Publishing, 2005); “Prince Henry the Navigator” (Rosen Publishing, 2003); “The Japanese Red Army” (Rosen Publishing, 2003); “Walter Payton” (Rosen Publishing, 2002); and the book chapter “Sesame Street for Grown-ups” in “Brooklyn Noir 3, Nothing But the Truth” (Akashic Press, 2008). She has written for New York Magazine, Bust Magazine, The New York Post, The New York Law Journal and various websites.
Roy Gutterman – Director, Tully Center for Free Speech and Associate Professor, Communications and Newspaper and Online Journalism
Gutterman has taught at the Newhouse School for the past five-and-a-half years, including a year as director of the school’s Carnegie Legal Reporting Program and associate director of the Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics and the Media (IJPM). His areas of expertise include communications and media law; First Amendment; journalism; news reporting; Freedom of Information; journalism ethics; legal affairs and court reporting; government and public affairs reporting; legal research; and plagiarism and academic integrity.
He is the author of the book “L.Rev: The Law Review Experience in American Legal Education – A Personal Memoir” (Academia Press, 2003), as well as several articles and book chapters.
As director of Newhouse’s Tully Center, he guides the center’s mission to provide education on the value of free speech and contribute to the discussion of media law issues in New York state and beyond.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in newspaper journalism and political science at the Newhouse School and SU’s College of Arts and Sciences in 1993, and a J.D. at SU’s College of Law in 2000. He was previously a newspaper reporter with several publications, including The Cleveland Plain Dealer, and also worked as an attorney.
Tom Kennedy – Alexia Chair, Visual & Interactive Communications
Kennedy comes to the Newhouse School with 35 years of experience in visual journalism, including positions at The Washington Post Co. and National Geographic magazine. He is also a multimedia consultant, working with corporations, nonprofits, universities and other organizations.
Kennedy served as managing editor for multimedia with Washington/Newsweek Interactive for 11 years until 2009. He conceptualized and developed Washingtonpost.com’s first multimedia section, led its redesign effort, and extended content distribution through alternative channels, including podcasts, HD video podcasts and social networking tools. He also managed the photography, video and multimedia groups, overseeing the creation and editing of all visual story content on the site.
He served as director of photography for National Geographic magazine from 1987-97. He was previously deputy graphics editor for The Philadelphia Inquirer, director of photography for The Gainsville Sun and staff photographer for the Orlando Sentinel Star.
He has directed and edited stories that won numerous awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes for Feature Photography; nine Picture of the Year awards; a national Emmy Award and three local Emmy Awards; nine Ellie Awards; a George Foster Peabody Award; and The Concentra, among others.
Jasmine McNealy – Assistant Professor, Communications
McNealy comes to the Newhouse School from Louisiana State University, where she was an assistant professor in the Manship School of Mass Communication and an adjunct in the Paul M. Herbert Law Center. She was previously a lecturer at the University of Florida.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin and master’s and doctoral degrees in mass communications, as well as a juris doctorate, at the University of Florida. Her research area of expertise focuses on communications law and related issues. She was previously a copy/design editor with The Gainesville Guardian.
She was honored as an Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Scholar for 2009-10.
Kevin O’Neill – Professor of Practice, Advertising
O’Neill has taught at Newhouse for the past two years. He was previously founding partner and chief creative officer with Brown Kelly O’Neill in New York City, a brand consulting, content creation and advertising firm. He also served as president and chief creative officer of Warwick, Baker, O’Neill; executive vice president and executive creative director of Lintas: NY of The Interpublic Group; and chief creative officer of Lord, Geller, Federico & Einstein.
He has been a creative/strategic consultant for major corporations such as Panasonic, Sara Lee and Stora Enso.
His work has won multiple honors, including The One Show, Art Director’s Club, Effie, and Addy awards.
He earned a bachelor’s degree at Princeton University and a master’s degree at Hollins College, where he was a fiction writing fellow. His fiction has been recognized by Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Short Stories of the Year, the Carolina Quarterly Fiction Prize and the Princeton University Fiction Prize.