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Magazine, News and Digital Journalism

Twenty-first century journalism demands diverse skills in order to craft compelling stories across platforms, including both print and digital media. In Newhouse's magazine, news and digital journalism program, you will learn to write precisely, ask penetrating questions and develop sound news judgment.

Newhouse's magazine, news and digital journalism program is designed to provide students with the skills and the standard of excellence they need to excel in their dream career. Young journalists interested in covering everything from Fashion Week for Vogue or Refinery 29, to politics for the The Atlantic or The New York Times, to the Super Bowl for ESPN or Sports Illustrated will train for the profession through industry engagement, working with an experienced, caring faculty and writing for award-winning campus publications. The magazine, news and digital journalism program will give you the reporting, writing, editing and multimedia skills you'll need to develop your passion and tackle challenging assignments.

"The professors here changed me. They believed in the stories I wanted to tell, and they gave me the confidence to go out and tell them." Nate Hopper '12 Opinions editor, TIME Ideas

Professional feedback from the experts

In the program’s small classes, you’ll receive detailed feedback from your instructors, and benefit from their professional experience. Our faculty comes from award-winning magazines, news organizations and websites. Develop your skillset and passions further with electives such as social media, critical writing, political reporting, data journalism, web innovation or designing interactivity. As a senior, you’ll work on a group capstone project or develop your own writing portfolio.

Get involved in campus media

Build your editorial portfolio and gain leadership skills at campus publications that cover news, music, food, travel, fashion and social issues, including the student-run Daily Orange, the school's own news and entertainment site, The NewsHouse which covers campus and local communities or student magazines like the award-winning Baked and Jerk. 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.. These experiences, along with the support of your professors and other campus resources, will help your search for internships and, ultimately, a job.

With your magazine, news and digital journalism degree, follow the lead of other recent graduates who hold positions at Harper’s Bazaar, U.S. News and World Report, Teen Vogue, People, Vice, BuzzFeed News, Fast Company, O, The Oprah Magazine, Vanity Fair, Time, the Washington Post, Bloomberg and many others.

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. Take advantage of Newhouse's other programs by selecting electives in news design, new media business, social media, photography or other areas.