Reporting beats, or specialized subjects that a journalist will stick with day in and day out, become sections in the paper and separate pages on a website. Sports, travel and tech news are clearly delineated to the eye, but those divisions are often blurrier than they appear. Julian Glover, adjunct faculty at the Newhouse School and Race & Culture reporter at ABC7 San Francisco, says it is difficult to fully untangle the implications and history of race from every other beat. “We can really look at all of those different slices of life, those different sections in the newspaper, and […]
In her media law class, Syracuse professor Barbara Fought asks students to reconsider their understanding of private and public information. Her series of hypotheticals usually earn the same response—most students believe information from eye color to salary and property worth are nobody else’s business. But then, she challenges them: Imagine your favorite high school teacher is being paid $20,000 less than a different teacher despite having the same experience and credentials. “Would that be fair?” Fought asks. “No. Well, how would we figure that out?” Open-records laws grant citizens the right to all kinds of information, including the records that […]
It can seem like there are never enough hours in the day to finish everything on your to-do list. To help, Communications@Syracuse compiled research on peak productivity hours for early birds and night owls.
Protests present a unique setting for journalists: three prongs of the public’s First Amendment rights — freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of petition — come together at every public protest or rally. Understanding rights while balancing these risks can make all the difference to citizen journalists and aspiring reporters.
Thanks to new communications platforms and evolving demographics, it’s important for students and professionals alike to continue educating themselves about the communications field. Whether you prefer to turn the physical pages of a book or swipe the screen of an iPad or Kindle, check out these top-rated books to stay ahead of the curve.
Communications students have an array of choices when they pursue a master’s degree, including whether or not to specialize in public relations, advertising, or journalism. Read on to learn more about the options.
Carolyn Hedges recently returned to Newhouse as the Communications@Syracuse faculty program director. We asked her about her coursework and leadership at Newhouse, as well as her advice for Communications@Syracuse students as they advance in their careers.
In-depth and thoughtful reporting is a check to ensure American democracy works in the best interest of the people. Throughout American history, journalists have uncovered lies and covert actions taken by elected officials with investigative reporting.
The White House’s relationship with the media changes with each new administration. Early into Trump’s administration, Communications@Syracuse asked political journalists to share their thoughts on the future of political journalism in the U.S. We received responses from journalists around the country including editors and correspondents from C-SPAN, Tampa Bay Times and Mother Jones.
A picture is worth a thousand words. These 20 pictures tell us about the strength, dedication and sacrifice shown by our nation’s service members.