S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

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S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Former name
School of Journalism (1934–1971)[1]
TypePrivate
Established1934; 90 years ago (1934)[2]
Parent institution
Syracuse University
AccreditationACEJMC
DeanMark Lodato[3]
Academic staff
130
Undergraduates2,000
Postgraduates380
15
Location, ,
U.S.
CampusUrban
Websitenewhouse.syr.edu

The S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, commonly known as Newhouse School, is the communications and journalism school of Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. It has undergraduate programs in advertising; broadcast and digital journalism; Esports communications and management; magazine, news, and digital journalism; public relations; television, radio and film; visual communications; and music business. Its Master's Programs includes degrees in advanced media management; advertising; audio arts; broadcast and digital journalism; Goldring arts journalism and communications; magazine news and digital journalism; media studies; multimedia, photography and design; public diplomacy and global communications; public relations; and television, radio and film. The school was named after publishing magnate Samuel Irving Newhouse Sr., founder of Advance Publications, who provided the founding gift in 1964.[4]

The school enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students, 180 residential master’s degree students, 200 online master's degree students, and 15 doctoral degree candidates as of 2022.[5] Undergraduate admissions are highly selective.[5] The school has about 80 full-time faculty members and about 50 adjunct instructors.[5] Mark J. Lodato has been the dean of the Newhouse School since July 2020.[3]

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

The Department of Journalism was established at Syracuse University in 1919 as a part of the College of Business Administration.[6][2] The Theta Sigma Phi (ΘΣΦ) journalism sorority was established in 1920.[7] SU produced a radio show over WSYR-FM in 1932 and the production studio was housed in the Crouse College.[8]

Formation of the School of Journalism[edit]

Yates castle c. 1910.

The department became a separate School of Journalism in 1934,[2][9] with Matthew Lyle Spencer serving as the founding dean.[10][11][12] The new school was housed in the Yates Castle (Renwick Castle) from 1934 until the buildings demolition in 1954.[13][14][15] The school was moved into the Old Gym from 1953 until that building was razed in 1965.[16]

In 1932, 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.[8][17][18] With the emergence of television, SU was the first to offer instruction in the field in 1956.[8]

Construction of the Newhouse Complex[edit]

Newhouse 1, Designed by I. M. Pei.
Newhouse 2 Building & Dick Clark Studios at the Waverly Ave entrance.
Newhouse 3, built in 2007, features the First Amendment etched in six-foot-high letters on its curving glass windows.

In 1964, supported by a $15 million gift from Samuel Irving "S. I." Newhouse Jr.,[1] 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.[19] The building was dedicated by President Lyndon B. Johnson, who delivered his famous "Gulf of Tonkin Speech" on the Newhouse Plaza.[19][20]

In 1971, the School of Journalism merged with the Department of Television-Radio and was renamed the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.[1][21] A second building, Newhouse 2, was dedicated in 1974 with a keynote address by William S. Paley, chairman of the board of CBS.[22][23] It cost $7.2 million to build.[8]

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,[24] 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 the Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts.[25][26]

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.[27] Oprah Winfrey attended and spoke at the dedication ceremony.[28]

In January 2020, Donald E. Newhouse donated $75 million to the School through the Newhouse Foundation.[29][30]

Student activities[edit]

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).

There are also a number of diversity-based organizations for students, including the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

The student chapter of NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, was launched in May 2022.[31]

Study abroad[edit]

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.[32]

Study away[edit]

Newhouse School students may spend a semester living, studying and interning in Los Angeles, New York City or Washington, D.C.

Olympics[edit]

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.[33]

Degrees[edit]

Centers and Special Projects[edit]

Deans of the Newhouse School of Public Communications[edit]

  1. 1934–1950 Lyle Spencer[36]
  2. 1950–1972 Wesley Clark[36]
  3. 1972–1980 Henry Schulte[36]
  4. 1980–1989 Edward Stephens[36]
  5. 1989–1990 Lawrence Myers Jr.[36]
  6. 1990–2008 David Rubin
  7. 2008–2019 Lorraine Branham
  8. 2019–2020 Amy Falkner (interim)[37]
  9. 2020– Mark J. Lodato[37]

Notable Newhouse alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  31. ^ "NLGJA - The Association of LGBTQ Journalists - 🎊 Please help us welcome our newest student chapter at Newhouse School at Syracuse University! 🏳️‍🌈 Thank you to all of our wonderful members, volunteers and chapter leaders who helped make this happen. Welcome to the family, Syracuse!". Facebook. May 13, 2022. Retrieved 20 August 2022.
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