- B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz
- Arts Journalism
- Cultural Storytelling
- Digital Journalism
- Interactive Storytelling
- Journalism Innovation
- Magazine Journalism
- Media Startups
- Social and Interactive Video
Corey TakahashiAssistant Professor Magazine Also teaches in: Communications Magazine, Newspaper & Online Journalism Communications@Syracuse
Corey Takahashi is a professor, journalist and multimedia producer. He started his career in New York City as a founding editor at the music magazine, Blaze, and later worked on staff as an editor for Vibe, where he was an international freelance contributor at the time of the publication's National Magazine Award (NMA) for General Excellence.
Takahashi's magazine work also was nominated for an individual NMA, selected for the Best Music Writing anthology, and received special recognition from the Center for Documentary Studies. Takahashi worked on staff at Entertainment Weekly, Newsday and Public Radio International/New York Public Radio. He is a longtime cultural contributor to NPR. Takahashi also has filed feature stories for Monocle, Quartz/Atlantic Media, CBC, BBC/PRI, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
An immersive, magazine-style storyteller in text, audio and video, Takahashi has an interest in how technology changes the modern story for creators and audiences. He was in the first group of professors nationally selected for YouTube’s experimental Educator Lab in Los Angeles, and he’s one of the few YouTube-certified professors in higher education. Fascinated by generational change in media, Takahashi was an adviser to an early wave of student and professional crowdfunding projects, including a digital and print magazine launched through Kickstarter “for freshmen, by freshmen.”
At Syracuse University's Newhouse School, Takahashi is focused on multimedia and multiplatform storytelling, teaching undergraduate and graduate students from multidisciplinary backgrounds. He pitched and helped launch the first Newhouse Mobile Magazine Competition, a digital editorial contest modeled on Silicon Valley hackathons. Takahashi has developed three new classes at the school, including elective and core courses, as well as a class for Newhouse’s new online master’s program, which concentrates on digital trends and innovation within the communications industry.
His research centers on hybrid forms of media and culture around the world. Takahashi studied as a fellow at McGill University, the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Southern California. He has traveled North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa, through a combination of multimedia teaching, journalism and storytelling stints.