Past, Present & Future

With roots dating back to the 1930’s, the S.I. Newhouse School of public Communications at Syracuse University has long been heralded as one of the top schools of communications in the country. This graphic looks at the history and the future of Newhouse – from its traditions in print journalism to innovations in digital media.

The History of Newhouse

  • 1934 – The Syracuse university School of journalism offers its first classes in print journalism.
  • 1947 – Syracuse becomes the first university to offer a radio course for credit.
  • 1964 – Gift from Samuel I. Newhouse enables the construction of Newhouse 1 to house the School of Journalism. The building is dedicated by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • 1971 – School of Journalism merges with the Department of Television and Radio to establish the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
  • 1974 – Newhouse 2, the School’s second building, is dedicated with a speech by the Chairman of the Board of CBS, William S. Paley.
  • 1991 – The alumni community, the Newhouse Network, is established.
    • Lauren Bertolini ‘09
      • Product Manager, Gawker Media
    • Dennis Crowley ‘98
      • Founder & CEO, Foursquare
    • Mike Tirico ‘88
      • Sportscaster, ESPN
  • 2006 – Newhouse establishes the Mirror Awards to recognize excellence in media industry reporting.
  • 2007 – Newhouse 3 is constructed after the School receives a gift from the S.I> Newhouse Foundation and the Newhouse family. The new building is dedicated by Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts.
  • 2014 – Gifts from Alan Gerry and the Dick Clark estate help create the Newhouse Studio and Innovation Center, which is dedicated by Oprah Winfrey.
  • 2014- Newhouse announces Communications@Syracuse

Newhouse Today

Newhouse has a record of preparing its graduates to work in their chosen industry, and Newhouse graduates are leaders across the field of communications.

  • 13 Doctoral Students
  • 250 Master’s Student
  • 1,900 Undergraduate Students
  • 70+ Full-time Instructional Faculty
  • 50 Full-time Staff
  • 26,000+ Alumni Worldwide

How long does it take a Newhouse grad to find a job after graduation?

  • 0-3 Months (63%)
  • 3-6 Months (20%)
  • 6-9 Months (11%)
  • 9-12 Months (4%)
  • 12+ Months (2%)

How do Newhouse grads find jobs?

  • 45% Personal Contact/ Networking
  • 25% Applied Directly To Company
  • 17% Previous Internship
  • 8% Other
  • 3% Classifieds (Online or Print)
  • 2% Employment Agency

Which companies are recruiting Newhouse grads?

  • Edelman
  • ESPN
  • Gannett
  • Google
  • GREY group
  • LinkedIn
  • Turner
  • USA Today
  • YouTube

What jobs are held by Newhouse grads?

  • Director of Programming – XBOX Live
  • Head of Media Solutions – Google
  • Marketing Director – Popchips
  • Marketing Manager – The Coca-Cola Company
  • Senior Account Executive – Clear Channel Radio
  • Digital Producer – Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online
  • Digital Media Manager – Atlanta Falcons
  • Social Media Editor – Wall Street Journal
  • VP Consumer Marketing – Edelman
  • Director of Music Programming – Pandora
  • Homepage Editor – Sports Illustrated
  • Senior Producer – CBS News

The Future of Media at Newhouse


The Master of Science in Communications is Newhouse’s first online master’s degree.

Three program specializations:

  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Journalism Innovation

Immersion Experiences

Three-day in-person immersions are held on the Syracuse campus and in major media hubs around the world. Immersions offer students the chance to network with classmates and Newhouse faculty as well as attend workshops and lectures held by leaders in the field.

The online Master of Communications program features:

  • Live Online Classes
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Engaging Coursework
  • Student Support Services


Newhouse has partnered with 2U Inc to create the Communications@Syracuse program. 2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs so students everywhere can reach their full potential.