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Newspaper & Online Journalism

Twenty-first century journalism demands diverse skills, including writing for both the printed page and the web. Here you will learn to write precisely, ask penetrating questions and develop sound news judgment.

Students who choose newspaper and online journalism program are here because they want to make a difference. These young journalists want a front-row seat for world, national and local events and to bring those events to the public. The newspaper and online journalism program will give you the reporting, writing, editing and visual skills you'll need to develop your passion and tackle the tough assignments.

"The Newhouse professors truly shaped my career as a budding journalist. They pushed me to become a better writer." Alison Bryant '10 Associate editor, FierceMarkets

Learn the technology while sticking to the basics

Newspapers and websites constantly stream updates to their consumers through a variety of formats. We'll teach you how to keep up with the technology, but your foundation will be in storytelling with the highest journalistic integrity—the standard at the Newhouse School.

You start by learning news writing, reporting, visual and interactive communications and editing. Later, you study law, ethics and specialized reporting, which could include a trip to the New Hampshire primary or an international location. You'll learn from our newspaper and online journalism faculty, who've honed their craft at the nation's top newspapers and partner websites. Take advantage of Newhouse's other programs by selecting electives in news design, new media business, social media, photography or other areas.

Enhance your skills with campus and community news media

You'll find even more challenges outside the classroom. Test your deadline writing abilities at any of the news publications on campus, including the student-run Daily Orange. Or create content at the school's own news and entertainment site, The NewsHouse, which covers campus and local communities. You'll also be able to pursue professional internships with Central New York newspapers as well as summer internships with regional and national news sites.

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Featured Faculty

Jon Glass

Professor of Practice General Manager, Collaborative Media Room & Executive Producer, Newspaper & Online Journalism Also teaches in: Communications@Syracuse (online) Magazine, Newspaper & Online Journalism Also works in: Academic Affairs

Jon Glass runs Newhouse's Collaborative Media Room and co-teaches “Web Journalism and Innovation,” which focuses on current industry issues, social media and multimedia storytelling. He is executive producer of, a student-produced news, sports and entertainment website for the Syracuse University community. He joined Newhouse in 2007.

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