- Professorial Lecturer
- School of Media and Public Affairs
805 21st Street, NW
Washington , District Of Columbia 20052
- [email protected]
Areas of Expertise
Newspaper and magazine writing, legal affairs, state, local and federal government
Michael is a reporter for E&E News. He previously worked in the Washington bureau of McClatchy Newspapers from 1988 – 2017, most recently as the legal affairs correspondent, covering the Supreme Court and other federal courts as well as California politics.
In 2012, Syracuse University Press published his non-fiction book, "Radical Chapters: Pacifist Bookseller Roy Kepler and the Paperback Revolution." In 2004, Syracuse also published his non-fiction book, "The Forestport Breaks: A 19th Century Conspiracy Along the Black River Canal." As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Slate, Washington Monthly, the Yale Law Report, California Journal and other periodicals. He has appeared on BBC, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, and other radio and television networks, and formerly hosted a public affairs radio program. He was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Yale Law School and a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at Washington and Lee University and other colleges. He served as a volunteer firefighter/EMT in Arlington County between 2002 and 2016.
B.A., Oberlin College
M.S.L., Yale Law School
M.A., The Johns Hopkins University
SMPA 2110, Introduction to News Writing and Reporting
SMPA 2111, Advanced News Writing