Save the date: Boost the ’Cuse is Oct. 1

Each year, Boost the ’Cuse —Syracuse University’s Day of Giving—offers special giving opportunities that have an immediate and positive impact on our students. Thanks to the participation of our alumni, employees, parents and friends, the Newhouse School has been a leader in this effort. We have put these gifts to work providing critical classroom resources, necessary scholarship support, travel assistance and access to career-boosting networking opportunities in the communications industry for our students. Thank you if you have been part of these past efforts!

Join us this year by supporting one of our school funds with a gift of any amount. If we reach our goal of 500 donors, we will “unlock” more than $84,000 from generous alumni donors and Newhouse Advisory Board members. Every gift matters!

This year, in particular, is a critical time for us to work together to preserve the highly touted Newhouse experience and make it accessible to our students.

For more information and/or to make your pledge before Oct. 1, visit Boost the ’Cuse.

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Beth Egan named co-director of Newhouse’s W2O Center for Social Commerce

Beth Egan

Beth Egan, associate professor of advertising at the Newhouse School, has been named co-director of the W2O Center for Social Commerce, Newhouse dean Mark J. Lodato announced today. A 25-year veteran of the media industry, Egan joined the Newhouse School in 2013.

“Beth’s passion for our students, combined with her industry experience, make her a great match for the innovative work of the W2O Center for Social Commerce,” Lodato says. “She understands the value of students from different departments working together, and will be able to build upon Professor Maria Russell’s legacy.”

The W2O Center for Social Commerce was established in 2012 as a partnership between the Newhouse School and integrated communications firm W2O Group. Supported by gifts from alumnus Jim Weiss ‘87, W2O Group founder and CEO, and his wife Audra Weiss ’89, the center aims to provide students with skills in social commerce, social media, technology and analytics. Since its founding, the center has hosted communications leaders from major U.S. corporations to share their insights with students; sponsored W2O Group staff experts for classroom presentations; trained students and faculty in hands-on analytics workshops; and offered paid summer internships in New York City. The center also supports the Student Ambassadors program

Maria Russell, professor emerita of public relations, served as the center’s first co-director with Gary Grates G’99, principal at W2O Group. Grates will continue as co-director with Egan.  

“The W2O Center for Social Commerce has been a place of education and innovation in the social space since its inception,” Egan says. “Maria Russell and Gary Grates spearheaded the generous commitment from Jim and Audra Weiss to help Newhouse students grow and learn in real time through the evolution of social media. As the only medium that truly plays in the paid, owned, shared and earned space, social media is relevant across all disciplines at the school.”

W2O Group also supports the W2O Emerging Insights Lab (EIL), established at the Newhouse School last year. The state-of-the-art social media command center serves as a central hub for the interfacing of digital media monitored and studied by students throughout the Newhouse School.

“This moment is a great opportunity to continue to educate our students, our faculty and the communities we serve. With the opening of the Emerging Insights Lab, we have a space for hands-on learning and opportunities for world-class research in the social space,” Egan says.

“As marketing and advertising have become more data-driven, combined with the democratization of knowledge and connectivity, Beth Egan is the ideal person to take the co-director reins to expand the reach and relevance of the center as we prepare for the next phase of growth and success,” Weiss says. “After a decade under Maria Russell, when the center reached thousands of students, won awards and set the standard for academic-industry partnership, our partnership with Newhouse promises to lead the way in innovation and inventiveness in a digital-first world.”

Adobe Creative Cloud offered to Newhouse students for 2020-21 academic year

Whether working on campus or off, Newhouse School students will have access to Adobe Creative Cloud during the 2020-21 academic year.

The set of applications and services includes software used for graphic design, video editing, web development and photography, among other disciplines. At Newhouse, Adobe Creative Cloud will be integrated across academic departments and programs as a tool for enhancing students’ digital literacy.  Funded through program fees, access will be given to any student enrolled in a Newhouse course.

“Providing students with the Adobe Creative Cloud assures that Newhouse School students will have access to the state-of-the-art software needed to succeed in communications today,” says Dean Mark J. Lodato. “In an academic year that demands ultimate flexibility, this partnership gives our students all of the tools necessary to succeed, regardless of where or how they’re engaging in class.”

Adobe Creative Cloud is useful in nearly all of the school’s programs.

Lodato says credit for this latest collaboration goes to Brian Tibbens, Newhouse’s director of technology, who negotiated the agreement.

The Newhouse School, the nation’s leading communications school, and Adobe, a world leader in creative software, have partnered for many years. The company has co-sponsored workshops and educational initiatives like the Empire State School Press Association conference, the visual communication department’s annual Fall Workshop and the Pixels vs. Print design workshop.

The Newhouse School is an Adobe certified testing center, allowing students to earn certification in Adobe technologies. The school is also a participant in Adobe Creative Campus, which recognizes the value of teaching digital literacy skills in higher education.

Newhouse School welcomes five new faculty members

Five communications professionals will join the Newhouse School this fall, further enhancing the school’s already-robust faculty of more than 120 teachers, scholars and practitioners.

“These five outstanding communicators have excelled at the highest levels in their respected fields,” says Newhouse Dean Mark J. Lodato. “I’m grateful to the members of our search committees, who found these next generation educators who bring with them a commitment to students, diversity and the collaborative, global approach to communication that we need in this challenging time.”

Rawiya Kameir

Rawiya Kameir joins the magazine, news and digital journalism department as an assistant teaching professor. A writer, editor and critic, she was a finalist for a 2020 National Magazine Award in the Essays and Criticism category for three reviews published in Pitchfork. Kameir has served as deputy editor at The Fader and culture editor at The Outline. She has covered Tiffany Haddish, profiled Cardi B, interviewed Erykah Badu, reviewed Nicki Minaj and written about her own peripatetic upbringing in Sudan, Côte d’Ivoire, Tunisia, Cairo and Canada. She earned a B.A. in professional writing from York University in Ontario and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University, where her thesis focused on members of New York’s queer Muslim community.

Jim Olson

Jim Olson ’91 joins the public relations department as a professor of practice. In a 25-year career that has spanned 50 countries across six continents, Olson has led corporate communications for some of the world’s best known brands, including Starbucks, United Airlines and US Airways. He was the vice president of corporate communications at US Airways during the emergency water landing of Flight 1549 in 2009. Most recently, Olson lived in Mauritius, where he was an executive in residence and chief communications officer for African Leadership University, which is focused on developing a new generation of African leaders. In 2016, he was recognized by the Holmes Report as one of the world’s 100 most influential in-house communicators. An alumnus of the undergraduate PR program, he earned an M.B.A. at the University of Southern California.

Jim Osman

Jim Osman ’93 joins the broadcast and digital journalism (BDJ) department as an assistant teaching professor. An 18-time Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist, Osman began his journalism career working as an anchor and reporter at radio and television stations in the Mid-Atlantic. His investigative work took him to TV stations in Tucson and Phoenix, and in 2005 he became the chief investigative reporter for KYW-TV in Philadelphia, where he earned recognition for his reporting on government accountability and veteran abuse. In 2012 he became a national correspondent for the Scripps Television Stations based in Washington, D.C., and launched the Media General Washington Bureau for the group’s 71 television stations. As Washington bureau chief, Osman hired and managed a staff that provided coverage of Capitol Hill and elections. Most recently, Osman was a political editor for Voice of America. He has appeared frequently on national cable news programs as a campaign analyst. He is a BDJ alumnus. 

Daniela Molta

Daniela Molta joins the advertising department as an assistant professor. She brings over a decade of experience in advertising strategy, media planning and execution, and digital and social media. From 2013-2019, Molta worked in the marketing departments at Facebook, GoPro and Netflix, where she was responsible for communications and advertising strategy. Prior to her time in Silicon Valley, she worked in digital media planning and buying at OMD and MEC (now Wavemaker) in New York. She earned an M.S. in integrated marketing from New York University and B.A. in communication from Le Moyne College in Syracuse.

Kelly Whitney

Kelly Whitney joins the television, radio and film department as an assistant teaching professor.  A creative executive with expertise in media for children and youth, Whitney’s career comprises two decades of content and business strategy for nonprofit, education and media organizations. She has held positions with Nickelodeon, Discovery Kids and PBS. Most recently, she served as chief product and partnerships officer at iCivics, the most widely distributed civics education curriculum in the U.S. and one of the most widely scaled game-based learning curricula in the world. Whitney earned a B.S. in theater from Northwestern University, and a master of education and doctor of education from Harvard University.

Newhouse announces Spring 2020 Dean’s List

The following undergraduate students enrolled in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications were among those named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2020 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List in Spring 2020, students must have completed a minimum of 9 graded credit hours and earned at least a 3.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).

Students: Please contact the Newhouse Advising Office at with questions about your current Dean’s List status.

Bridget Elizabeth Aamoth

Samantha E. Aaronson

Asma Abdulkadir

Darianny Abreu

Samantha K. Adams

Christine Karr Adams

Megan Adams

Adam Jacob Adler

Talia Adler

Michael Robert Adzima

Christian M. Agredo

Madison K. Ahern

Brian Aitken

Selin Akyurek

Sarah C. Alessandrini

Benjamin Alfano

Olivia J. Allison

Caitlin Allsopp

George Anthony Aloia

Christopher James Aloia

Nicholas A. Alvarez

Madeline Eve Ames

Ryan Amick

Jennifer Sharon Angier

Laura C. Angle

Christopher J. Appello

Megan Kathleen Aprill

Fjolla Arifi

Kallan Brennan Arkeder

Minnie S. Arnold

Seth H. Arnold-Golden

Julia B. Aronson

Toby Aronson

Jake Eskandar Aryeh

Grace Asch

Evan W. Attinger

Marissa Audycki

Emily Deurloo Babcock

Carter Bainbridge

Corinne B. Baker

Ryan L. Baker

Shiven Gulshan Bakhtiani

Rebecca A. Balara

Cassondra J. Balkin

Vincent J. Ball

Matthias L. Ballard

Spencer Baldwin Banwart

Han Bao

Sophie Lauren Bard

Wyatt Jameson Barmore-Pooley

Sophie A. Baron

Kenneth J. Barrist

Keira Barry

Jack Israel Barsh

Drew Bartelstein

Isabel Bartling

India Elizabeth Bartram

Sarah Frances Basile

Isha Battu

Zachary Bauer

Catarina Baumgart De Melo

Amie Lianne Bayardelle

Diana T. Beasley

Victoria Beaule

Peyton Bridget Beck

Kayla June Beck

Molly F. Becker

Adrienne Mary Becker

Evan Beebe

Michael D. Behr

Nicholas Maxwell Bell

Leora T. Bellia

Matthew James Benson

Lucy T. Benson

Bailey Paige Benzinger

Cory Michael Berberian

Mira L. Berenbaum

Sydney Angelina Bergan

Abant E. Berke

Michael Malcolm Berkman III

Alex Evan Berkowitz

Samantha Paige Berlin

Deigna M. Bernard

John Michael Bernier

Luke Robert Berninger

Andrew Steven Berrell

Juliette Anai Betram Holzmann

Elizabeth Marie Billman

Eleanor J. Bilodeau

William Christopher Birks

Alex Bisignani

Jack Kevin Bivona

Caroline Elizabeth Blair

Annie E. Blay

Robert M. Blecher

Emily Blum

Cooper Kenny Boardman

Colin C. Bock

Phoebe Laurel Bogdanoff

Michael James Bonavita

Logan Jesse Booth

Allison Boschetti

Wendy Elizabeth Boxer

Remy Nicole Boyer

Ethan Garrett Bradford

Caitlyn E. Bradshaw

Ryan Patrick Brady

Khari C. Brandes

Connor Michael Breen

Phoebe Brenner

Nina L. Bridges

Natalie Brigham

Emily B. Bright

Ja’Miera Eiyuana Bright

Anthony P. Broccole

Matthew Brodsky

Hayden Kinsman Broom

Jacquelyn Fay Brouillette

Madison Alexis Brown

Jayda B. Brown

Liana Joy Brown

Aidan M. Brown

Allison N. Brunetto

Sydney Nicole Bruno

Bryan Robert Brush

Hailey Buchalter

Katherine Delaney Buddenhagen

Alexandra Lydia Bull

Samuel Thomas Bull

Jared J. Bunn

Zantore Irvine George Uruguay Buoy

Riley C. Burg

Gwendolyn Anne Burke

Aidan Joseph Burke

Catherine Susan Burns

Emily Mae Burris

Brian Sherwood Buseck

Gloria H. Bushong

Allison M. Butler

Sarah Elizabeth Butts

Teresa Catherine Buzzoni

Darya E. Bychkova

Christian J. Cabatu

Valentina A. Cacciamani

Samantha Elizabeth Cadiff

Pearl Gerson Cadigan

William Hovey Cahill

Kevin Brian Camelo Bonilla

Olivia F. Cammarata

Sarah L. Campanella

Payton Kamylah Campbell

Devin Campbell

Jordan B. Canell

Jiawen Cao

Ezra James Torres Capiral

Andrea Capodagli

Gabrielle Caracciolo

Lucy Claire Cardon

Gianna Francesca Carideo

Iris Christine Carlson

Annika Carlson

Mallory Carlson

Alexa Clare Carlton

Marissa Carr

Tyler B. Carr

Grace Ann Carrigan

Alaina Grace Caruso

Caroline M. Casey

Patrick Joseph Cassidy

Nicholas Robert Cassol

Benjamin Cauz

Emily Rachel Cerrito

Christin Chae

Benjamin Ross Chairnoff

Alye T. Chaisson

Dakota C. Chambers

Richard J. Chang

Isaac Goodman Chapin

Elizabeth H. Charette

Grace Evelyn Charles

Nathan Theodore Charles

Micah Lee Chasen

Brian Chun Ho Chau

Jonathan N. Chau

Bowen Chen

Veronica Chen

Xinyue Chen

Yihan Chen

Yu Ju Chen

Marco Terrance Chiang Moy

Sydney Nicole Chilewich

Jasmine Chin

Calvin Warren Christoforo

Adanech E. Christopher

Leonidas P. Christopoulos

Ethan Chu

Christopher M. Cicchiello

Noah Cierzan

Nicole Cigliano

Constantino B. Cirasuolo

Chloe Citron

Meredith Clark

Landon Alexander Clary

Mia S. Clavin

Ashley E. Clemens

Caitlyn Elizabeth Clifford

Christopher Cobley

William B. Coen

Breanna Clare Coey

Emma Elizabeth Cogan

Jordan Leah Cohan

Reese Halle Cohen

Joseph L. Cohn

Bari Lynne Cohn

Lauren Elizabeth Cola

Jacy James Cola

Joseph Carlos Colon

Anna Margaret Comstock

Ryan G. Conner

Jason Gary Connolly

Christopher Connors

Taylor Connors

Sydney Elyse Considine

Olivia Conte

Samantha Elaine Cooper

Brendan Aquinas Coors

Alexis Corbin

Marissa Nicole Corlett

Gianna Marie Corrente

Douglas Michael Cortese

Cameron Cortigiano

Jason Taylor Coupal

Nicole E. Cox

Caroline Wells Cox

Rachel Anne Cramer

Andrew Raymond Crane

Tobias L. Craner

Sarah Lindsay Crawford

Lauren Crimmins

Daniel William Crooke

Owen James Cross

Tong Cui

James Cunningham

Daniela Curi

Grace Curran

Justin Lehr Curran

Joseph Collin Cutuli

Anthony Michael Dabbundo

Zachary Cole Dacierno

Karyssa Rose D’Agostino

John Dales

Chloe Raya D’Amelio

Harrison James Daniell

Samantha Catherine Danylchuk

Noor Dar

Natalie Dascoulias

Lily Catherine Datz

Katarina F. Davey

Chloe Brooke Davis

Daniel J. Davis

Kelly Marie Davis

Madeleine Davison

Colin Patrick Davy

Clara Marie De Leon

Gabrielle Nicole De Oliveira

Andew E. De Paolantonio

Margaret Mary De Poortere

Allison Y. De Young

Timothy Ryan Dean

Alex Steven Deangelis

Nadia Lynae Deas

Joseph T. Deblasio

Chelsea L. Debrot

Deleha Decker

Ryan Edward Dee

Devon Catherine Degen

Alexa Delacruz

Trevor Delello

Caroline Brown Delisle

Olivia Rose Delorenzo

William J. DeMuria

Jiaxing Natalia Deng Yuan

Alexander Griffin Dengel

Diana Lynn Denney

Dante Max Depasquale

John Patrick Derdul

Hannah Mary Deren

Nicholas Keane DeSantis

Marjorie Patrice Devine

William F. DeVito

Alexa Nicole DeVito

Allison H. Dewey

Alexa Deyo

Serena K. DiBianco

Benjamin Kiva Dietz

Sophia Grace Digiantommaso

Rayana Angeli Dilawri

Cori Rachael Dill

Dara Dilmaghani

Andrew Brock Dinnhaupt Jr

Tessa Maria Diserafino

John David Dishaw III

Nhari Emila Sebea Djan

Henry Jedson Dodds

Sarah Elissa Dolgin

Chiara Donio

Sean T. Dorcellus

Cayla Dorsey

Danian C. Douglas

Roman Thomas Doyle

Mollie Jane Dreskin

Michael D. Drew Jr

Zachary Ambrose Driscoll

Calvin Douthit Dudley

Olivia Claire Duet

Hanna Samantha Dunakin

Hannah Duncan

Juan Durano

Sarah E. D’Urbano

Marissa Grace Dworken

Harrison James Dykema

Tara Marie Eaton

Luke Matthew Eckel

Nicholas Lambros Economides

Kyle Joseph Edelman

Kathleen Edwards

Jake Effman

Alexander Jacob Eisman

Daisy Rebecca Elliot

Kathryn H. Elliott

Erin Rose Elliott

Daniel R. Emerman

Uchechukwu Blessing Echeme Emole

Isabella Engelhardt-Apple

Andrew Erskine

Cameron Alexander Ezeir

Armand J. Fabbri

Natalie Fahmy

Matthew Keoni Fairfax

Xuhong Fang

Yuan Hsuan Fang

Lucy Davern Farrell

Gillian Marie Farrugia

Joshua Adam Fayer

James Kevin Fegan

Jason Feith

Emma Grace Fekete

Sarah R. Felbin

Alyssa T. Feldmann

Meilin Feng

Sierra Fentress

Roshan Fernandez

Marina Fernandez De La Cuesta

Rosa Fidilio

William G. Findlay

Jenna Michelle Fink

James Finneral

Amelia L. Fischer

Eliot B. Fish

Meghan Margaret Fitzpatrick

Nora Flaherty

Robert Flaks

Mira Freda Fleschman

Jesus G. Fobes Mora

Maiya Chappell Focht

Emma S. Folts

Linnea Grace Foote

Brian D. Ford Jr

Madeline Sophia Foreman

Julia L. Forschino

Mackenzie Fowler

Carly A. Francesconi

Franklin Franciscopher Franco

Abigail R. Frank

Hannah Frankel

Jack Evan Franklin

Isaiah Freedman

Christopher Robert Freeman

Daniella S. French

Cameron Scott French

Max Efrom Freund

Jessica Friebely

Nicholas Scott Friedland

Abigail C. Fritz

Bridget Leigh Froding

Asha Fuller

Michael Paolo Furnari

Hugh P. Gaffney Jr

Michael Anthony Gaines

Carson A. Gambaro

Ethan M. Garcia

Hana Rain Garfunkel

Grace N. Gay

Christina Gelato

Samuel Harris Gelfand

Maya Lynne Gelsi

Daniela Gentile

Anna Genus

Talia Gerardi

Julia Gershowitz

Noa Frances Getzug

Olivia Mariam Ghantous

Molly Marie Gibbs

Rachel Alexandra Gideon

Lillianna A. Gikas

Emily Katherine Gildea

Alyssa Gillen

Hayden Ginder

Mia Givens

Zoe E. Glasser

Mackenzie Glaubitz

Morgan R. Glicksman

Justin Glowacki

Lindsey J. Godbout

Emily Gold

Sydney Eden Gold

Rachel Danielle Goldberg

Emily Jaye Goldberg

Riva L. Goldberg

Andrew N. Goldberg

Joshua Scott Goldberg

Elizabeth Muchin Goldblatt

Ryan N. Golde

Joshua M. Golden

Elizabeth Parker Goldish

Dylan L. Goldman

Jack M. Goldsmith

Griffin Delaney Goldstein

Anastasia Golub

Sophia Jane Gomprecht

Bobby J. Gonzalez

Elizabeth Gonzalez

Bruno Andres Gonzalez Hauger

Griffin Powers Goode

Sarah Jean Goodwin

Kathryn Elizabeth Goralski

Annabelle Eleanor Gordon

Jeffrey M. Gordon

Tara Mary Gordon

Anne Gorham

Olivia Gormley

Rose Gould

Jacob Ellington Gourwitz

Hannah Graf

Jay Brian Grant

Kara Allen Gray

Lauren R. Gray

Jacob Samuel Graziano

Madison P. Grebler

Emily C. Green

Sarah Green

Tess Arden Greenberg

Zoey Jane Greenberg

Scott Greenblatt

Chloe J. Greenwald

Gaelyn Rose Gregory

Isabella Dominique Grella

Jonathan Jersey Grenot

Morgan Ashlee Grenz

Daniel Stewart Grier

Carter Aidan Griffin

Camila Grigera Naon

Marcus Aaron Gronauer

Benjamin Donald Grube

Marina Nicole Guacci

Meghan Amelia Gulley

Patrick Gunn

Mina Ferren Gurkan

Hannah Rose Haar

Annelise Hackett

Kathryn Elizabeth Hageman

Thomas Hager

Erika R. Hall

Macey Jennifer Hallgren

Aidan Samuel Halligan

Samantha Anne Halperin

Alexander T. Hamer

Christine Han

Connor Daniel Hanan

Owen David Hananel

Carlin Michelle Hanley

Caitlyn M. Hanlon

Rayanna Harduarsingh

Alison Kelly Harford

Gretchen Lydia Harken

Franklin S. Harris Jr

Elizabeth A. Hart

Tess Harvey

George Beauchamp Hashemi

Matthew R. Hassan

Daniel O. Hatchett

Elizabeth D. Hathaway

Catherine Mae Haugen

Katherine R. Hausler

Rachel Leila Hayashi

Colin Patrick Hart Hayden

Anne S. Hayes

Peter-Owen W. Hayward

Jialing He

Jacob T. Hearl

Allyson Livia Heath

Peter Lynn Hechler

Kristen Power Heglin

Katharine Eva Heldt

Ava Louise Finkle Helmer

Kyle Joseph Henderson

Patrick T. Henkels

Erik Henn

Erin Henry

Kiley Elizabeth Herlihy

Jason Hayden Herman

Ryan Harry Hermann

Ayana Herndon

Lydia Jeannette Herne

Madison Roman Hernick

Cristina Marie Herrera

Casey Ella Hersh

Margaret Elizabeth Hicks

Phoebe Hicks

Vincenzo Hid Arida Suarez

James Matthew Hilepo

Adam Hillman

Taylor Hines

Mia E. Hinz

Christopher John Hippensteel

Kate Lauren Hirsch

Laiqa T. Hitt

Thomas John Hober

Madeline S. Hobika

Louise Rose Hochberg

Barbara Yael Hochberg

Jeremy Sherman Hochman

Tanner Jacob Hogan

Samuel Palmer Holland

Samuel Parker Hollander

Ainsley Elizabeth Holman

Emily K. Holmberg

Porter Holt

Isabelle Hong

Suzie Hong

Shannon Margueritte Hope

Anne Grace Hornstein

Mason K. Horodyski

Carly Michelle Horowitz

Alyssa Caroline Horwitz

Joshua M. Horwitz

Yanxi Hou

Jiaxin Hu

Xiaoman Hu

Jialin Huang

Jialun Huang

Jiaqi Huang

Taylor Huang

Yixin Huang

Bryan Anthony Hudnell

Donald S. Hudson

Justin A. Huffty

Bria S. Hughes

Moriah Ann Humiston

Madeline Hunt

Casey Hurley

Joshua Lawson Hurst

Nikkia Asia Hurt-Bey

Jasmine Nicole Hyman

Rowan E. Ide

Celeste Iroanya

Sandhya S. Iyer

Melanie J. Izurieta

Jewel Michelle Jackson

Keion Jackson

Erin Isabel Jacobs

Shawn A. Jacobson

Samuel Williams Jacovitz

Sophia E. Jactel

Felicia Jagdatt

Mariama Jalloh

Ava Elizabeth Janese

Elias Francis Jarjour

Sara Elisabeth Jaskot

Zachary Jasmin

Colin E. Jenkins

Alexandra Lee Jennerjahn

Trey M. Jennings

Matthew R. Jensen

Ryan P. Jermyn

Yifei Jiang

Xiaoyu Jin

Colleen M. Johnson

Caitlin M. Johnston

Krystal B. Jones

Holly Elizabeth Jones

Colette M. Jones

Joshua Jones

Mia Lauren Juliano

Danny Kahn

Sophie Abigail Kaiser

Timothy J. Kalinowski

Priscilla Kang

Rachel Sophie Kanter

Taylor Jill Kaplan

Sydney R. Kaplan

Khyal Kapoor

Emily Karp

Damon L. Kasberg

RaeAnne Kascle

Aaron Kassman

Brooke N. Kato

Zachary M. Katz

Hannah Jane Katzman

Elizabeth Joan Kauma

Jolie Miriam Kavakeb

Kathleen M. Kavanagh

Marlee Drew Kay

Allison Elizabeth Kaylor

Madeline D. Keith

Maggie Ruth Kelleher

Iseabail Alice Kelley

Bernard Avraham Kellman

Sarah M. Kelly

Julia Q. Kelly

Emily Kelly

Steven Hunter Kemp

Cecelia Hope Kersten

Austin C. Kesel

Liam Andrew Keyek

Olivia Anne Kienzle

Annastacia Marie Kilgallon

Campbell James Killean

Emily Sophie Kilman

Claudia S. Kim

Christine Yerin Kim

April Kim

Alexandra N. King

Dylan R. King

Madison Ann Kingsley

Madison Helene Kiper

Hannah Taylor Kipniss

Laura Rita Kirchner

Shannon Elizabeth Kirkpatrick

Elizabeth Kiselev

Thomas Kitchell

Katherine Elizabeth Kjellberg

Bradley Klein

Eliana Rae Koenigsberg

Sarah Koestler

Diana Kofman

Christina Elizabeth Kohl

Sophia Gabrielle Kohs

Yale Marcus Kolin

Livia A. Kooker

Kathryn Marian Kramp

Amanda Claire Kraynak

Jamie David Kreinces

Spencer Franklyn Krimsky

Alexa R. Kroin

Benjamin R. Krych

Charlotte Mary Kull

Laura Graham Kuruvilla

Joshua Kurzer

Nicholas Pete Kuzma

Matthew McCandless Kylander

Hadassah Xuanying Lai

Marta Lala

Austin Carter Lamb

Patrick Michael Lampert

Laura Lancellotti

Christina Ann Landle

Kathleen J. Lane

Ben Terry Langer

Tessa Alexandra Lank

Mateo Real Rodriguez Lariviere

Michael Joseph Larkin

Douglas S. Lattuca

Camille M. Lavoie

Julia H. Lawrence

Molly Powers Lawrence

Evan G. Lazarus

Violet Lazarus

Ryan Carl Leach

Rayhan Leavenworth Bakali

Samuel Avi Lebowitz

Jane Jihye Lee

Joshua Joo Young Lee

Jasmine N. Lee

Chaeyeong Lee

Ji Mean Lee

Ki Up Lee

Sangwoo Lee

Sarah Lee

Daisy Grace Leepson

Erica D. Legaard

Quentin Alexander Lehn

Jacqueline Rose Lenane

Isabella A. Leon

Natalee Clare Leon

Jack E. Lerner

Eleanor Rose Lerrick

Eli Ferrel Lesser

Jeremy Tyler Lesserson

Zachary Letson

Hailey Levatino

Jillian Paige Leveille

Ava F. Leventhal

Jennifer A. Levin

David I. Levine

Paul J. Levine

Marissa L. Levine

Jordana P. Levy

Meredith Rose Lewis

Jinglin Li

Teng Li

Yuming Liao

Brianna Nicole Liberman

John W. Licinio

Gavin W. Liddell

Michael J. Lieberknecht

Olivia Lieberman

Josh Maxwell Liepper

Emma Adams Likly

Benjamin Lin

Jiayi Lin

Kaizhao Lin

Wanling Lin

Makena Keala Lincoln

Cole Ross Lipsky

Chenhui Liu

Xin Liu

Yichen Liu

Yuqi Liu

Grace Ann Lively

Rebecca Lloyd

Olivia Dutton Lobsenz

Deserae Kathleen Longo

Carly Michele Longo

Brittney Loper

Kyle Francis Loughran

Noah Lourie

Jack K. Lowy

Vanessa Lisa Luangaphay

Kevin Ludy

Dehao Luo

Yawen Luo

Alejandra M. Lupton

Olivia E. Ly

Hannah Miao-Bian Ly

Regan Lynch

Sophie Lynch

Daniel Adric Lyon

Emily Isabel Lyons

Jack William Lyons

Liqi Ma

Katherine Brenna MacDonald

Suzanne Elizabeth Macpherson

Krisnina E. Magpantay

Caroline P. Maguire

Alyssa Mahaffey

Rachel Jenelle Mahler

Morgan Elisabeth Maier

Serena D. Maldonado

Daniel L. Mallea

Amanda Taylor Maloney

Joshua Cody Mandell

Angelina Rose Manganese

Meghan Elizabeth Maniccia

Mykenna A. Maniece

Shivani Reddy Manjunath

Annabeth Grace Mann

Sean Michael Manzella

Seyedali Marashi

John William Marci

Matthew Joseph Marcinkowski II

Samuel Evan Margol

Casey N. Mariano

John Wesley Markham

Avery Sophia Marks

Isabelle Marmur

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Laurel Matsui

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Justin Emanuel Max

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Payton May

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Emporia Meng

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Brandon Scott Moore

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Amber D. Morrison

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Connor M. Muldoon

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Mona Nicole Murhamer

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Josie O’Gorman

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David Ogunnowo

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Ian Orlando

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Matthew A. Patton

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Laura R. Pawlak

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Jordyn Pegues

Jinghan Pei

Ryan D. Peiffer

Gillian Pelkonen

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Newhouse School announces winners in 2020 Toner Prize competition

Winners in the 2020 Toner Prize competition were announced today by the Newhouse School.

This is the 10th year for the Toner Prize, which honors excellence in political reporting. In recognition of that milestone, the competition now includes two prizes: one for national political reporting and one for local political reporting. Each carries a $5,000 honorarium.

Toner Prize for Excellence in National Political Reporting

An eight-member team of journalists from The Boston Globe is the winner of the Toner Prize for Excellence in National Political Reporting for the series “Back to the Battleground.” The series placed reporters in four pivotal states that helped decide the 2016 presidential election—Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin—to tell the stories of those states through the lives of average citizens. The Globe sought to document how the lives of voters had changed—or not changed—during the Trump presidency, and whether or not they were inclined to vote for him again as a result.

Judges praised the coverage as “sharp, richly-detailed reporting”  and  added “telling human stories like this is the exact right way into political coverage.”

Members of the winning team are Jess Bidgood, national political reporter; Erin Clark, staff photographer; Liz Goodwin, deputy bureau chief in Washington, D.C.; Laura Krantz, national political reporter; Shelby Lum, video producer; Jessica Rinaldi, staff photographer; Jazmine Ulloa, reporter; and Craig F. Walker, staff photographer.

Honorable Mention for National Political Reporting

Michael Kruse, senior staff writer for Politico and Politico Magazine, earned an honorable mention for his profiles of candidates in the 2020 presidential campaign.

Judges said, “Kruse takes a deeply human, personal look at the candidates… His writing is fluid and fresh.  I look forward to a sequel.”

National Political Reporting Finalists

Other finalists for the Toner Prize for Excellence in National Political Reporting were Mark Leibovich of The New York Times Magazine for “The Things They’re Willing to Go Through: Strange Days in Washington and Iowa”; Robert Samuels of The Washington Post for profiles of the Democratic presidential candidates; Alex Thompson of Politico for “Covering Elizabeth Warren”; and the staffs of The Arizona Republic/USA Today/Center for Public Integrity for “Copy. Paste. Legislate.”

Toner Prize for Excellence in Local Political Reporting

A five-member team from WBEZ Public Media in Chicago won the first Toner Prize for Excellence in Local Political Reporting for their coverage of the 2019 Chicago Municipal Elections. In an election involving 14 mayoral candidates and dozens of people running for City Council seats, WBEZ’s coverage sought to help voters understand the people and issues at stake.

Judges called the coverage “a real public service… Informative, clever approach to cover a local election of huge importance to the city, but overwhelming for voters to engage with… They personalized information for any voter…. It should be a model.”

Members of the winning team are Alex Keefe, senior editor of government and politics; Cate Cahan, projects and investigations editor; Paula Friedrich, interactive producer; Claudia Morell, political reporter; and Becky Vevea, political reporter.

Local Political Reporting Finalists

Other finalists for the Toner Prize for Excellence in Local Political Reporting were Lauren Chooljian, Jack Rodolico and the staff of New Hampshire Public Radio for “Stranglehold: A Podcast About the People, Power and Influence of the New Hampshire Primary”; the staffs of Spotlight PA & The Caucus for “Big Spending, Little Accountability”; political beat reporters of The Baltimore Sun for “Healthy Holly”; Rob Davis, Beth Nakamura, Teresa Mahoney and Steve Suo of The Oregonian/OregonLive for “Polluted by Money”; and Kim Norvell, Shelby Fleig, Robin Opsahl, Brianne Pfannenstiel, Kelsey Kremer and Tim Webber of The Des Moines Register for “3 Counties: Iowa Campaign Coverage.”

Judges were Christina Bellantoni, professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and a former political reporter and editor at the Los Angeles Times; Ann Compton, retired White House correspondent for ABC News; Maralee Schwartz, retired political editor of The Washington Post; Joseph B. Treaster, professor at the University of Miami’s School of Communication and a former New York Times correspondent; and Cynthia Tucker, journalist-in-residence at the University of South Alabama and a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Toner Prize is named in honor of late alumna Robin Toner ’76, who was the first woman to serve as national political correspondent for The New York Times. This year’s competition drew nearly 140 entries from across the country and from across media platforms.

For more information about the Toner Prize and the Robin Toner Program in Political Reporting at the Newhouse School, visit

Message to Newhouse students from Interim Dean Amy Falker

Dear Newhouse Students,
I understand and appreciate that the events of the past week have been unsettling to many on our campus, online students, and parents and alumni off campus. It’s important we stand together behind our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and in support of all our students.

Campus activism can be a transformative learning experience for a campus and its community. I’m sure many of your Newhouse classes have been discussing the events of the day in the context of what you are studying. 

I believe we should engage and try to better understand student concerns and their underlying issues, and do so in the spirit of finding a common path forward to building a better Newhouse and University community.