Interchanges

Where Government, Media, and the Law Intersect

Interchanges is a lunchtime discussion group coordinated by graduate students for graduate students at Syracuse University’s College of LawMaxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Interchanges provides an informal environment for dialogue about the many spaces where government, media and the law interact.

To inquire about Interchanges and to RSVP for any lunch, please contact the student coordinator at your home school.

College of Law: Katherine Elizabeth De Maria kedemari@syr.edu

Maxwell School: Brandon Metroka, btmetrok@syr.edu

Newhouse School: Kenneth Arthur Merril, kemerril@syr.edu

Interchanges Events

Interchanges students attend lunches with speakers in the Law, Politics, and the Media Lecture series every spring.  A schedule of current Law, Politics, and the Media lectures can be found here.  Lunches are held on the same day as the lectures.

Interchanges also organizes events in addition to the Law, Politics, and the Media lunches.  A list of past events is provided below.

Past Interchange Events

Reporting on the United States Supreme Court
Adam Liptak, NY Times Legal Reporter

Watching the Watchdog: Media Coverage of the 2008 Election
Professor Matthew Dickinson, Middlebury College

A Conversation with Chief Justice McGregor
Ruth V. McGregor, Chief Justice, Arizone Supreme Court

No Longer Forgotten: Civil Rights Cold Cases
Mr. Shelton Chappell, Professor Janis McDonald, and Professor Paula Johnson

Presidential Primaries and the Press
Professor Danny Hayes, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; Professor Dennis Kinsey, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

The Writers’ Strike
Richard Dubin, Professor, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and member of the Writers Guild

Human Rights and the World Press: Media Coverage of War Crimes and Other Human Rights Violations
Nancy Halliday Ely-Raphel, former U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia and Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Supreme Freedom: The Evolving Nexus of Politics, Media & the Supreme Court
Tony Mauro, Legal Times and Ben Wittes, Brookings Institution

Running for Congress: A Merging of Press and Politics
Dan Maffei, U.S. Congressional Candidate (NY-25)

Playing Politics with the Law: A view from the Federal Bench
Judge Carolyn Dineen King, 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; Nancy Scherer, Wellesley College

Full Disclosure: Stretching the Boundaries between News Reporting and Justice
Jim Taricani, Investigative Reporter for WJAR-TV in Providence, Rhode Island and Dan French, Former United States Attorney

MySpace in the Public Space
Rick Lane, VP Government Affairs, News Corporation

Blogging the Bench: Covering the Supreme Court from Newsprint to Netspeak
Lyle Denniston, SCOTUSblog

Sex, Lies, and… Tort Reform? Sensationalizing the Judiciary in American Media
Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor and Supreme Court Reporter, Slate.com

FOIA in a New Age of Government Secrecy
Tom Blanton, Director, The National Security Archive, George Washington University

The Risk of Being Unprepared to Listen: Lessons from London and Louisiana
Prof. Joan Deppa, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Congress, Media and Social Security: Who Sets the Agenda?
Dan Maffei, U.S. House Ways and Means Staff; Candidate, U.S. Congress

Local Political Blogging: How Blogs Influence Local Government and Press
Rebecca Reynolds, The Newhouse School Doctoral Fellow

The Internet, Elections, and Beyond!
Professor Grant Reeher, Maxwell School and Professor Larry Elin, S.I. Newhouse School

Freedom of the Press: Challenges Found Abroad
Tula Goenka, film-maker, India and Doreen Kutufam, television journalist, Ghana