Robert Drechsel is professor of journalism & mass communication and affiliated professor of law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He teaches intermediate reporting and courses in mass communication law at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research has focused on tort and constitutional law affecting mass communication, and on reporter-source interaction in state trial courts. Drechsel is the author of one book, News Making in the Trial Courts, and articles in a variety of legal and communication journals. He is a public member of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council (a member of NFOIC).