October 20, 2009


The New York Times Company's David McCraw Gives Lecture on "The Future of the Mainstream Media"

East Lansing, MI – Michigan State University College of Law's Intellectual Property & Communications Law Program (IPCLP) welcomed David McCraw, vice president and assistant general counsel of The New York Times Company, who addressed mainstream media's fight for survival in his presentation "The Future of the Mainstream Media" in a lecture held October 19. Specifically, McCraw addressed how newspapers are adapting to meet the needs of the way publications now exist in the digital age.

McGraw's presentation was a part of the IPCLP's "Lunch Speaker Series," a program that brings leading scholars and practitioners in intellectual property law to the Law College to present on topics current and relevant to the field. The Speaker Series exposes MSU Law faculty and students to the latest research and offerings from the best and most revered research and commentary in the field.

McCraw is responsible for litigation and for providing legal counsel to the newsrooms of The New York Times, The Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune, and the company's other 15 newspapers as well as its websites. He has been at The New York Times since 2002 and previously served as deputy general counsel of the New York Daily News and a litigation associate at Clifford Chance and Rogers & Wells. He has lectured on U.S. press law in various countries in the Middle East, South America, and Eastern Europe.

McCraw was the second lecturer that IPCLP has brought to the Law College this fall. Professor Michael S. Jacobs from DePaul University College of Law presented in September 2009.

Michigan State University College of Law is a leading institution of legal education with a long history of creating practice-ready attorneys. As one of a few private law schools affiliated with a major research university, MSU Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education. After a hundred years as a private and independent Law College, the affiliation with MSU has put the Law College on an upward trajectory of national and international reputation and reach. MSU Law professors are gifted teachers and distinguished scholars. Law College curriculum is rigorous and challenging and the facility is equipped with the latest resources-all affirming MSU Law's commitment to educating 21st century lawyers.


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