Communications Content


Citizen Journalism and Political Protests

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.

14 Must-Read Books for Aspiring Public Relations and Advertising Professionals

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.

Which Specialized Master’s or Communications Master’s Program Is Right for Me?

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.

Newhouse Advice and Lessons from Faculty Program Director Carolyn Hedges

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.

Muckraking and Investigating: The Reporters Who Uncovered Government Secrets and Scandals

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.

How will political reporting change under the Trump Administration?

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.