Magazine, Newspaper & Online Journalism

Our program immerses master's students in the professional world of writing well-crafted stories on deadline.

The magazine, newspaper and online journalism program (MNO) prepares students for the journalism industry. You will learn to write, report, design and edit across communications platforms and create content on par with magazine, newspaper and online professionals working in the field today.

Newhouse's MNO faculty are media professionals who bring real-world standards and skills to the classroom: writing on deadline, effective storytelling, in-depth reporting and editing.

"The program takes the best of what each part of the industry has to offer and puts it in the student's hands." Brenna Cammeron G '09 Assistant online editor, The Week magazine

Your MNO courses

You will take courses in writing, reporting, editing, web and graphic design, research and communications law. Other courses cover web innovation; political and urban affairs; sports reporting; new media business; travel writing; designing interactivity; and photography.

In addition to class work, many students complete internships at local media outlets including Syracuse.com, The Utica Observer-Dispatch and Syracuse New Times. On campus, students can write and create multimedia stories for The NewsHouse, the school's online newsmagazine.

Your graduate year, from beginning to end

The yearlong program begins in early July. Most students finish the following June after completing a capstone experience. You can choose one of three options to fulfill the capstone requirement: create and launch a magazine issue and website; work on enterprise reporting projects; or complete a professional internship and research paper.

Most of our graduates begin their careers as entry-level editors at magazines, as reporters or editors at medium or large newspapers and their partner websites or at online publications.

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