S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
|Established||Department of Journalism founded in 1919; School of Journalism founded in 1934; Newhouse School named in 1971|
The S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is the communications school at Syracuse University. It has programs in print and broadcast journalism; music business; graphic design; advertising; public relations; and television, radio and film. The school was named for publishing magnate Samuel Irving Newhouse Sr. (owner of The Syracuse Newspapers), who provided the founding gift in 1964.
Mark J. Lodato is dean of the Newhouse School. The school includes about 80 full-time faculty members and about 50 adjunct instructors. Enrollment includes some 1,900 undergraduate students; 200 graduate students; 200 online master's degree students; and 13 doctoral degree candidates. Undergraduate admissions are highly selective.
In December 2011, NewsPro ranked Newhouse as the top journalism school in the country.
The Department of Journalism was established at Syracuse University in 1919 as a part of the College of Business Administration. The Theta Sigma Phi (ΘΣΦ) journalism sorority was established in 1920. SU produced a radio show over WSYR-FM in 1932 and the production studio was housed in the Crouse College.
Formation of the School of Journalism
The Department became a separate School of Journalism in 1934, with Matthew Lyle Spencer serving as the founding dean. The new school was housed in the Yates Castle (Renwick Castle) from 1934 until the buildings demolition in 1954. The school was moved into the Old Gym from 1953 until that building was razed in 1965.
In the same year, Syracuse University became the first university in the nation to offer a college credit radio course. In 1947, SU launched WAER, one of the nation's first college radio stations. With the emergence of television, SU was the first to offer instruction in the field in 1956.
Construction of the Newhouse Complex
In 1964, supported by a $15 million gift from Samuel Irving "S. I." Newhouse Jr., the Newhouse Communications Complex was officially inaugurated in Newhouse 1, an award-winning building designed by architect I. M. Pei, which housed the School of Journalism. The building was dedicated by President Lyndon B. Johnson, who delivered his famous "Gulf of Tonkin Speech" on the Newhouse Plaza.
In 1971, the School of Journalism merged with the Department of Television-Radio and was renamed the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. A second building, Newhouse 2, was dedicated in 1974 with a keynote address by William S. Paley, chairman of the board of CBS. It cost $7.2 million to build.
In 2003, the Newhouse School received a $15 million gift from the S. I. Newhouse Foundation and the Newhouse family to fund the construction of the third building in the Newhouse Communications Complex. The $31.6 million 74,000-square-foot (6,900 m2) modern structure, designed by the former Polshek Partnership, features the First Amendment etched in six-foot-high letters on its curving glass windows. Newhouse 3 was dedicated on September 19, 2007, with a keynote address from Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts
In September 2014, the school completed an $18 million renovation of the Newhouse 2 building, creating the Newhouse Studio and Innovation Center, which features Dick Clark Studios, the Alan Gerry Center for Media Innovation and the Diane and Bob Miron Digital News Center. Oprah Winfrey attended and spoke at the dedication ceremony.
Most Newhouse students participate in extracurricular activities to gain experience in their chosen field of study. On-campus publications include The Daily Orange, an independent student-run newspaper; The Newshouse, an online news site; and numerous magazines. The university has three radio stations on campus: WJPZ, a Top 40 station that broadcasts to the Syracuse market; WERW, a free-format station; and WAER, one of the two NPR stations in Syracuse, which has an entirely student-run sports department. On-campus television stations include Orange Television Network and CitrusTV, the largest entirely student-run campus TV station in the country. Newhouse student-run agencies include Hill Communications (public relations) and TNH (advertising).
The Newhouse School offers multiple study abroad opportunities in addition to the SU Abroad program offered by the University. Newhouse students have the ability to work in Dubai, India, and France annually, and the London SU Abroad center offers classes directed by Newhouse.
NBC, which owns the rights to Olympic television coverage in the United States, visits campus to recruit Newhouse students for internships every two years. The corporation normally conducts on-campus interviews one year before the games. Twenty-three students covered the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as paid interns for NBC.
- Bandier Program (music business)
- Broadcast & Digital Journalism
- Graphic Design
- Magazine, News and Digital Journalism
- Public Relations
- Television, Radio & Film
- Arts Journalism and Communications
- Audio Arts
- Broadcast & Digital Journalism
- Magazine, News and Digital Journalism
- Media and Education
- Media Studies
- Multimedia, Photography and Design
- New Media Management
- Public Relations
- Public Diplomacy and Global Communications
- Television, Radio & Film
Online Master's Degree ProgramsCommunications Management
In October 2014, the Newhouse School declined to allow Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Michel du Cille to participate in a journalism workshop at the school because he'd returned three weeks earlier from covering the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. Du Cille said at the time, "It's a disappointment to me. I’m pissed off and embarrassed and completely weirded out that a journalism institution that should be seeking out facts and details is basically pandering to hysteria." Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham said she made the decision to avoid panic and because she "was unwilling to take any risk where our students are concerned."
Centers and Special Projects
- Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture
- Center for Social Commerce
- Eric Mower Advertising Forum
- The Fall Workshop
- Los Angeles Semester
- Military Visual Journalism
- Newhouse Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship
- Newhouse in New York
- Newhouse Sports Media Center
- Robin Toner Program in Political Reporting
- Sportscaster U.
- Student Startup Madness
- Tully Center for Free Speech
Deans of the Newhouse School of Public Communications
- 1934–1950 Lyle Spencer
- 1950–1972 Wesley Clark
- 1972–1980 Henry Schulte
- 1980–1989 Edward Stephens
- 1989–1990 Lawrence Myers Jr.
- 1990–2008 David Rubin
- 2008–2019 Lorraine Branham
- 2019–2020 Amy Falkner
- 2020–present Mark J. Lodato
Notable Newhouse alumni
This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability policy. (August 2018)
- Marv Albert, sportscaster, CBS, NBC, TNT, MSG, YES
- Lylah M. Alphonse, managing editor, U.S. News & World Report
- Michael Barkann, host/reporter, Comcast SportsNet and USA Network
- Richard Benedetto, retired White House Correspondent and Columnist, USA Today; Political Columnist, Gannett News Service
- Matthew Berkowitz, filmmaker
- Len Berman, Former Sportcaster (NBC)
- Contessa Brewer, journalist for MSNBC
- Dan Gurewitch, Emmy Award-winning television writer, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
- Steve Bunin, sportscaster, ESPN
- Ryan Burr, sportscaster, ESPN
- Craig Carton, sportscaster, WFAN
- Michael Cole, sportscaster, WWE
- Bob Costas, sportscaster
- Dennis Crowley, co-founder, Foursquare
- Shanti Das, owner, PressReset Me LLC
- Ian Eagle, broadcaster, CBS Sports
- Brian Frons, former president, ABC Daytime
- Jeff Glor, anchor, CBS Evening News
- Eric Gurian, president, Little Stranger Productions
- Ariel Helwani, MMA journalist
- Deborah Henretta, senior advisor, SSA & Company; retired group president, Procter & Gamble
- Larry Hryb, director of programming, Xbox Live (Microsoft)
- T.J. Jagodowski, comedian, actor and improvisor
- Richard Kirshenbaum, advertising executive, author and entrepreneur
- Larry S. Kramer, former president of USA Today & Gannett, and current president of TheStreet.com
- Ted Koppel, Former Anchor, Nightline (ABC)
- Steve Kroft, correspondent, "60 Minutes" (CBS)
- Chris Licht, executive producer/showrunner, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
- Rob Light, partner and Managing director/head of music, Creative Artists Agency
- Sean McDonough, broadcaster, ESPN
- Joe McNally, photographer
- Will Murray, producer, The Howard Stern Show
- Jeanne Moos, national news correspondent, CNN
- Jim Morris, general manager and executive vice president of production, Pixar
- Eric Mower, chairman and CEO, Eric Mower and Associates
- Beth Mowins, sportscaster, ESPN
- Diane Nelson, former president, DC Entertainment
- Stanley J. Orzel, Writer/Director
- Scott Pioli, NFL executive, sports analyst and broadcaster
- Philip Quartararo, president, Filament Entertainment; former president, Warner Music Group
- Doug Robinson, founder, DRP Doug Robinson Productions
- Bill Roth, sports broadcaster
- Erin Ryder, co-host, Destination Truth
- Maria Sansone, co-host, Good Day LA
- Eli Saslow, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, The Washington Post
- Adam Schein, anchor, SportsNet New York (SNY)
- Andrew Siciliano, Sportscaster, NFL Network
- Fred Silverman, president, The Fred Silverman Company (deceased)
- Lakshmi Singh, midday newscaster, NPR
- Dick Stockton, sportscaster, Fox and Turner Sports
- John Sykes, president, Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia
- Mark Tinker, Emmy Award-winning television director, NYPD Blue and Deadwood
- Mike Tirico, sportscaster, NBC Sports
- Robin Toner, political correspondent, The New York Times (deceased)
- Stephen Wilkes, photographer
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