Newhouse student takes fourth place in Hearst Feature Writing competition

Eleanor Quarles
Eleanor Quarles

Magazine, news and digital journalism senior Eleanor Quarles took fourth place in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program Feature Writing competition with a piece she wrote for her magazine article writing class last spring.

“My article was about a Facebook group in my small hometown that got really toxic, and how it affected the community and how people in town treat each other,” Quarles says. “I’d been a member of the group since high school and had seen a lot of interesting (and usually concerning) interactions, so I thought it would be really interesting to do a deep dive into the group.”

Quarles will receive $1,000 and qualifies for the National Writing Championship in May.

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Newhouse student takes first place in Hearst Television Features Awards

Moriah Humiston
Moriah Humiston

Broadcast and digital journalism senior Moriah Humiston took first place in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program Television Features competition. Humiston will receive $3,000 and qualifies for the National Television Championship in May.

“I was so excited—and honestly overwhelmed— when I found out that I had won,” says Humiston. “It would not have been possible without the guidance of Professor Les Rose and Dean Lodato for the past few months. I feel incredibly lucky and honored that I am able to represent Newhouse and Syracuse University through this award.”

Broadcast and digital journalism senior Ghael Fobes placed seventh in the competition. Syracuse University is currently ranked first in the Intercollegiate Broadcast Competition with the highest accumulated student points from the first of three broadcast competitions.

Congratulations, winners!

Newhouse announces Fall 2021 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 Fall 2021 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester, students completed a minimum of 12 credit hours and earned at least a 3.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester.

Students: Please contact the Undergraduate Advising Office at nhadvise@syr.edu with questions about your current Dean’s List status.

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Abaya, Karen M

Abdo, Christian James

Abdulkadir, Asma

Abkemeier, Kathryn Virginia

Achkar, Marie Elizabeth

Adams, Christine Karr

Adams, Delaney

Adams, Megan

Adams, Neil David

Adele, Chilekasi C

Adelman, Mia Nicole

Adler, Talia

Aitken, Tyler John

Alcaras, Santino

Alessandrini, Sarah C

Alfano, Benjamin

Alibrandi, Payton

Allison, Olivia J

Aloia, George Anthony

Amron, Daniel Davidson

Anastasakis, Sophia Lina

Anderson, Margaret Ann

Andreychuk, Mullane Rose

Angier, Jennifer Sharon

Angioletti, Mia Elisabeth

Aponte, Nicole

Aprill, Megan Kathleen

Aragi, Victoria Rose

Aramboles, Nicole

Arifi, Fjolla

Arons, Lindsay Kate

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Augusterfer, Erin

Aulestia, Jade

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Bailey, Anthony Christopher

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Balaskas, Stella

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Barbier Jr, David A

Barnard, Alexandra Hope

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Barrist, Kenneth J

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Batra, Vir Subberwal

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Batten, Eleanor Jane

Baughan, Abigail Frances

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Beaudet, Nicole Elizabeth

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Beck, Madelyn Georgetta

Becker, Adrienne Mary

Becker, Molly F

Becker, Sophia Faith

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Beers, Evan W

Behr, Michael D

Bekele, Isabel T

Bella, Gabriella M

Ben-Ami, Charles Phillip

Benjamin, Emily T

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Berenbaum, Mira L

Bergan, Sydney Angelina

Bergman, Emily Jo

Bernardini, Jacob Paul

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Cahill, William Hovey

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Campbell, Devin

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Caputo, Jaclyn

Cardon, Lucy Claire

Cardone, Natalia

Carlson, Elizabeth Ann

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Carlton, Alexa Clare

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Carr, Marissa

Carrigan, Grace Ann

Carroll, Kelly Marie

Casey, Caroline M

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Caster, Chesnie M

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Chairnoff, Benjamin Ross

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D’Orsi, Charlotte Jean

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Fekete, Emma Grace

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Fernandez Rosado, Silvino Antonio

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Fiore, John William

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Fobes Mora, Jesus G

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Garrity, Adam Ryan

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Gelman, Bryce Ethan

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George Jr, Michael C

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Gershowitz, Julia

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Goldman, Zachary Harris

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Goldstein, Spencer Ian

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Gonzalez, Jack Peter

Goodman, Benjamin Frederick

Goodstadt, Katie Rose

Goodwin, Sarah Jean

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Goose, Geoffrey William

Goralski, Kathryn Elizabeth

Gordon, Annabelle Eleanor

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Gorsky, Kylie Hope

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Gould, Rose

Gourwitz, Jacob Ellington

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Grebler, Madison P

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Greenberg, Zoey Jane

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Gregg, Alyssa Marie

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Gulley, Meghan Amelia

Gullingsrud, Phoebe E

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Guo, Zuoyi

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Gutfleisch, Noah Adam

Gutierrez, Nicholas Tyler

Guzda, Gabrielle Elizabeth

Guzman, Shantel

Hackel, Ashley Jordana

Hageman, Kathryn Elizabeth

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Hall, Griffin Thomas

Halperin, Samantha Anne

Hamilton, Elwood William

Hanan, Connor Daniel

Hananel, Owen David

Hanley, Carlin Michelle

Hanuscin, Ava Anne

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Harris, Claire Anne

Harrison, Gabrielle Sue

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Hart, Elizabeth A

Hartwyk, Greta

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Hashemi, George Beauchamp

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Haugen, Catherine Mae

Hauptman, Kristin Rae

Havens, Andrew Michael

Havens, David John

Hayes, Aidan R

Hayes, Paige M

He, Yuke

Hegde, Anya Uday

Heiselman, Amaya Mei

Heldt, Katharine Eva

Hellman, Libby

Helmer, Ava Louise Finkle

Henderson, Kyle Joseph

Hendry, Kathryn Grace

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Hentschel, William R

Herb, Brooks Andrew

Herlihy, Kiley Elizabeth

Herman, Jesse Grey

Herrera, Cristina Marie

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Hid Arida Suarez, Vincenzo

Hidalgogarcia, Valerye Elieth

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Hill, Anna E

Hill, Katie Abigail

Hillebrecht, Lindsey Grace

Himel, Sidney Olivia

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Hogan, Tanner Jacob

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Holzer, Jackson P

Hong, Isabelle

Hopper, Karly Jo

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Horwitz, Alyssa Caroline

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Hu, Xiaoman

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Huang, Xinyue

Huang, Yixin

Hudnell, Bryan Anthony

Hudson, Catherine Constance

Hudson, Edward John

Huffman, Olivia Nicole

Hughes II, Kevin Delano

Hughes, Katelyn Rose

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Hunt, Madeline

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Johnson, Danielle Christine

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Jones, Spencer Michael

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Juzang, Lauren Thi

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Kelly, Rachel Shawn

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Keough, Cole McNeil

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Kersten, Cecelia Hope

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Kho, Charlotte

Khoshnoud, Kiana Claire

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Kim, Grace Suehyun

Kim, Martin Yoonsu

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King, Dylan R

Kinney, Trevor David

Kiper, Madison Helene

Kirchner, Laura Rita

Kirkpatrick, Shannon Elizabeth

Kirschner, Sara

Kiselev, Elizabeth

Kitchell, Thomas

Kjellberg, Katherine Elizabeth

Klaff, Catherine A

Klein, Bradley

Klein, Emily Madison

Knigin, Aaron Mitchell

Koenigsberg, Eliana Rae

Kofsky, Zoe Madison

Kohs, Sophia Gabrielle

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Kornberg, Isabella J

Kostinden, Dasia Alexa

Koziara, Joseph Elliott

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Kraynak, Amanda Claire

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Kull, Charlotte Mary

Kurkjy, Teresa Elizabeth

Kuruvilla, Laura Graham

Kushner, Hannah L

Kylander, Matthew McCandless

Laborde, Ava Josephine-Simone

Ladwig, Taylor Lauren

LaFiandra, Nicole Paige

Lakin, Shayna Naomi

Lamalfa, Alexa Marie

Lamb, Austin Carter

Lamonaca, Paul Angelo

Lan, Rebecca Elizabeth

Lanfrank, Gianna Sophia

Lange, Casey Rose

Lank, Tessa Alexandra

Lariviere, Mateo Real Rodriguez

Laros, Jacob David

Lathrop, Barrett Allen

Lattuca, Douglas S

Latvis, Matthew Paul

Lawless, Hailey Morgan

Lawrence, Molly Powers

Le, Linh Bui Khanh

Leach, Ryan Carl

Leavenworth Bakali, Rayhan

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Lechtman, Zoe Sarah

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Ledbetter, Audrey C

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Lee, Ji Mean

Lee, Joshua Joo Young

Lee, Sangwoo

Lee, Sarah

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Lefkowitz, Ilana Blake

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Lehr, Emma Elizabeth

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Lesserson, Jeremy Tyler

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Levine, Paul J

Levy, Alexander Ethan

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Leyne, Michael James

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Liberman, Brianna Nicole

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Lin, Wanling

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Lincoln, Makena Keala

Lindell, Samantha G

Lindstrom, Molly Raegan

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Lobel, Alexandra

Lockitt, Philip William

Lockwood, Maya Soo Min

Look, Caroline Russell

Lopez, Enrique Elias

Lopez, Estheralice

Lopez, Sebastian

Loughran, Kyle Francis

Lourie, Noah

Luangaphay, Vanessa Lisa

Lucina, Sophia Grace

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Lupton, Alejandra M

Luther, Lauren Richelle

Luttrell, Nicklaus Adrian

Ly, Hannah Miao-Bian

Lynch, Sophie

Lyons, William F

Ma, Binhao

Ma, Liqi

Maciejewski, Sophia

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Madigan, Emma Christine

Madover, Isabel Abby

Madyun, Inaya Jala

Magdaleno, Carlos J

Maier, Morgan Elisabeth

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McConnell, James M

Mccormick, Grace Elizabeth

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Mcgraw, Jacob

McHugh, Kathryn Geraldine

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Mckeon, Wallace Kirby

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Mcneill, Emily Catherine

Mcpolin, Colleen Rose

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Meert, Caroline C

Mehta, Jahnavi Mangilal

Meir, Samantha Nicole

Melito, Tyler Philip

Mendelson, Ruby Paige

Menk, Lily A

Menon, Arjun

Menon, Shriya Vinod

Merrill, Claire O’Sullivan

Messina, Samantha

Messineo-Witt, Lucille Grace

Meyers, Josh

Meyerson, Zachary M

Michell, Brooke

Michelson, Emma Aran

Micho, Aidan Paul

Micho, Ryan Joseph

Miele, Alexandra Lee

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Millard, Brian Casacci

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Miller, Timothy

Miller, Zachary Ethan

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Minion, Zachary Seth

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Mintz, Tamara M

Mitchell, Ethan J

Mitchell, Kimberly

Mlynarczyk, Zuzanna

Modin, Carolyn Ruth

Moffitt, Kristin Hope

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Mohindra, Ishaan Dev

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Moore, Brandon Scott

Moore, Brigid Eileen

Moore, Sam Michael

Moore, Sarina

Moore, Sophia Nina

Moran, Caitriona L

Morris, Emma S

Morris, Jacob

Morrow, Colin John

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Mosso, Erika

Mu, Qian

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Muldoon, Hannah Rosalie

Mullan, Lily Rose

Mulligan, Ella June

Munch, Robert Thomas

Murhamer, Mona Nicole

Murphy, Colin Andrew

Murphy, Terence Cullen

Murray, Kathleen Barbara

Murray, Michelle Joanna

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Myers, Amber

Myers, Athena Hastings

Myers, Ryan Ericson

Na, Joohee

Nappi, Norah Marguerite

Naqi, Bushra

Nash, Mark

Nayrouz, Yasmin

Nehrings, Julia Rose

Neidell, Sydney A

Nelson, Reece J

Nelson, Ryan Thomas

Nemirovsky, Zachary Jonathan

Newhill-Leahy, Evangeline Khanh

Newirth, Isabella Marie

Newman, Emilie Rice

Newman, William Theodore

Nice, Caleb F

Nido, Maria Isabel Roldan

Nieves, Miguel

Nocket, Kylie Cecilia

Nolan, Gannon Cooper

Nordberg, Ella Caroline Patrice

Noyes, Emily Grace

Nunley, Sarah

Nusbaum, Jasper North

Nydam, Daphne Lang

O Neill, Tyler M

O’Brien, Erin M

O’Brien, Maeve Feerick

O’Connor, James Thomas

O’Donnell, Amanda Grace

O’Donnell, James P

Ohlin, Samantha Belle

Olayinka, Olamide

O’Leary, Kelsey Reed

Olofsson, Agnes Barbro Ruth

Olsen, McKenzie

Olson, Andrew

Olson, Clara Dorothy Gienapp

Olson, Isabel Paige

Olson, Zachary Isaac

Oluyede, Oluwatoyin A

O’Malley, Fiona Marie

O’Melvin, Eva C

Onderdonk, Max Lee

Orgeron, Maximilian

Orlando, Jeanette Pauline

Osso, Lena Marie

Ostrowski, Michael Edward

O’Toole, Hannah M

Ouyang, Jiajun

Paden, Matthew Grant

Page, Kamryn Grace

Pampeyan, James

Pantorilla, Alysah K

Panzer, Sydney C

Paperny, Julia Michelle

Papillion, Brooke

Papin, Kiana

Pappas, Sophia A

Paradis, Emily Jane

Parker, Calvin D

Patrone, Beckler Adams

Patterson, Bridgit

Paule, Amanda Marie

Paz, Ella L

Pearl, Meredith B

Peck, Liliana M

Peiffer, Ryan D

Peng, Alexis

Penman, Camille Elizabeth

Penmetsa, Neha

Pennington, Siena Maria

Perez Davila, Karla Sofia

Perez Lugo, Bianca S.

Perik, John Beretta

Perry, Megan

Peterkins, Julia Kay

Petrosky, Jared Joseph

Pfeifer, Mya Noelle

Philipkosky, Michael Daniel

Photos, Bond Demetri

Piatko, Grace Elizabeth

Pielop, Cole C

Pierce, Spencer William Lee

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A first-year student discusses his creative journey to Newhouse

Cole Weintraub
Cole Weintraub

Cole Weintraub is a first-year broadcast and digital journalism major with an impressive résumé and an eye on sports broadcasting.

An avid sports fan, Weintraub researched the paths of TV and radio broadcasting stars like Mike Tirico ’88 and Bob Costas ’74 and discovered something they had in common: the Newhouse School. After learning more about the school, Weintraub applied for early decision admission and was admitted.

After the excitement subsided, he decided to jumpstart his broadcasting career while still at home. He wrote sports articles, interviewed athletes and broadcasters and created sports podcasts that he continues to produce while at Syracuse. Weintraub admits that it can be intimidating, as a self-taught broadcaster, to come to a school with so much experienced and more formally-trained talent, but he’s confident that, with the guidance of the Newhouse faculty, he will develop the skills he needs to thrive in such a competitive field.

Why did you decide to create your own podcasts?

Before I started making podcasts, I wrote sports-related articles and conducted Q-and-As that were later published. It was incredibly exciting to have the opportunity to talk with people like YES Network’s Jack Curry, former MLB All-Star Torii Hunter and ESPN Radio’s Chris Carlin, just to name a few. I looked up to the major broadcasters and was looking for something new to experiment with, so when a friend of mine who is also attending Syracuse as a broadcast and digital journalism major approached me with an idea to make a podcast, I jumped at the opportunity. We called the podcast “Orange Spotlight” and interview[ed] athletes at Syracuse University so that incoming students could get to know them. Although we didn’t do many episodes of this specific podcast, it was a great way to get my foot in the door and get some first-hand experience.

What other type of work did you experiment with in this field?

After Orange Spotlight, [Falk student Zac Van Arsdale] and I created “Dive For The Pylon,” a podcast… about things going on in the world of sports. We discussed news and games [in] the NFL, NBA and MLB, with weekly episodes from December of 2020 to February 2021. I also created a podcast called “Monument Bark” with another incoming Syracuse student, Luke Profaci, who is attending Falk College for sport management. I edited, distributed and promoted these podcasts myself, with the help of my partner Luke, which has opened my eyes to all of the possibilities this field has to offer. My next goal is to start filming live game reactions, so that I can share my initial thoughts on the games with my viewers and give them insight into how passionate I am about what I do.

Do you have any advice for anyone who may be looking into a career in a similar field?

My best advice would be to find something that you are passionate about so that it doesn’t feel like a burden. If you truly love what you are doing, then you won’t need to rely on success to keep you motivated, and you will begin to use your failures or setbacks as learning opportunities.

Jessica Zabbia is a first-year student in the magazine, news and digital journalism program at the Newhouse School.

Syracuse University Los Angeles Semester students get VIP tour of Warner Bros. studios

Nearly every day since coming to Los Angeles as part of the Syracuse University Los Angeles Semester (SULA) program, students have traveled past the gates of many of the city’s studios, dreaming of the day when their work will take them behind those gates. Recently, students got to visit one of the most iconic Hollywood studio lots when they took a “VIP tour” of Warner Bros.

The tour began inside a classic movie theater with red velvet seats. A video montage played on a big screen, including clips from films produced by Warner Bros. like “Inception,” “Harry Potter” and “The Shining.”

In a pre-recorded video, Ellen DeGeneres shared a history of the Warner family and highlighted some of the television shows and movies filmed on the backlot.

Next, students toured the lot via tram with a knowledgeable and charismatic tour guide named Ethan who was well-versed in Hollywood history.

About thirty students gathered for a picture at the Warner Brothers Studio
SULA Semester students prepare for a tour of the Warner Bros. lot in Los Angeles, CA.

Students had the opportunity to see the original fountain from the “Friends” opening credits and take photos sitting together on the legendary Central Perk couch. They also saw Lorelai and Rory Gilmore’s house from the show “Gilmore girls” and visited the set of “The Big Bang Theory” and Rick’s Cafe from in the 1942 classic film “Casablanca.” When movies and shows wrap production, many sets and other props are often destroyed, but Rick’s Cafe remains as an iconic movie landmark for Warner Bros.

Students were fascinated by the display of scripts, storyboards and interactive exhibits showcasing actor audition tapes and costume designs.

A student examines a wall of scripts and memorabilia from Warner Brothers Studios
A student takes in the memorabilia at Warner Bros.

Many students recognized the set of the show “All American,” the CW drama starring Daniel Ezra as a high school football player, which occupies one of the many sound stages. Much of that show’s drama takes place in the hallway, where actors frequently open and look into their lockers.  Students were introduced to the simple but effective technique of removing the back of a locker so a camera can shoot the actor from inside.

The house used in “All American” is an almost exact replica of a real house in Beverly Hills, down to the type of wood on the floor. Students got to see firsthand how professionals create movie magic, and the attention to detail that must be paid to a project on this scale.

Jenna Schmidt, a senior television, radio and film student, was moved by the experience.  “The sheer size of the lot was crazy to me. It was almost overwhelming,” Schmidt says. “The sound stages and equipment are unlike anything I’ve ever seen or experienced working on student productions.”

The last stop on  the tour was dedicated to Harry Potter and DC Comics universe characters. Aside from seeing the Batmobile up close, students got to experience different activities in each of the Potter sets, such as wand choreography, fight training and potion making.

Just before exiting the tour, everyone was allowed to take a picture with an actual Oscar Award from 1935. The group left Warner Bros. as tourists, but many were anticipating the day when they will return there to work as creatives.

Owen Hananel is a senior in the television, radio and film program. Robin Howard is the director of the Syracuse University Los Angeles Semester.

Newhouse student work wins EPPY Awards

Congratulations to the teams behind NCC News and The NewsHouse’s special project, “Deconstructing the Divide,” both of which earned EPPY Awards in three major categories. In addition, alumna Jessica Ruiz G’21 was a finalist for her photography for the “Deconstructing the Divide” story “Our Poisoned Kids.”

The EPPY Awards are given annually by Editor & Publisher.

Best college/university campus website:

NCC News
Judges’ comments: From video to audio to written stories and photographs, a very nice website.

Best college/university produced community or niche website

Deconstructing the Divide Staff, “Deconstructing the Divide”
Judges’ comments: Excellent idea and strong execution. A variety of topics and I’m happy to see some uplifting stories, not just stories pointing out problems. Easy to navigate and great mix of stories and visuals.

Best news story on a college/university website

The Deconstructing the Divide Staff, “Deconstructing the Divide”
Judges’ comments: Excellent in depth, team coverage of the issue of inequality. Beautiful design work and cross platform storytelling.

Best photojournalism on a college/university website

Finalist, Jessica Ruiz, “Our Poisoned Kids”

Newhouse students, projects take professional-level honors at Excellence-in-Features awards

Newhouse students and projects picked up four honors in this year’s Excellence-in-Features Awards from the Society for Features Journalism. This showing is impressive in part because this is a professional-only contest with no separate college or student categories. The judge’s comments are included below, which you’ll see also speak volumes to our students’ talents. Congratulations, all!

Features Series or Project

2nd Place
Staff, The NewsHouse
“COVID on Campus: Coronavirus dominates fall semester, but does not destroy it
Judge’s comments:
Even though this series was inspired by a Washington Post feature, it’s still an extremely innovative piece of journalism. The stories offer a sense of community, and the vignettes are perfect, allowing strong voices to shine. The subjects are diverse and have interesting tales to tell. And we love, love, love the illustrations by Samantha Currier. This series will help students remember what they—and all of us—lived through in 2020

Sports Feature

2nd Place
Madeleine Davison, The 61% Project, “How Sports Culture Undermines Athletes Long After They Graduate – The 61% Project
Judge’s comments: This story showcases solid reporting, clean writing and great design.

Integrated Storytelling

3rd Place
Staff, The NewsHouse, “High Stakes
Judge’s comments: The reporting encapsulates the topic as a whole, and the social-media elements are especially fascinating. So much so that we bet many readers found the stories through social media. This is an all-around success.

Diversity in Digital Features

Honorable mention
Olivia Zimmerman, The 61% Project, “My Dorm Room Was a Place That Gave Me Anxiety – The 61% Project

61% Project wins Online Journalism Award

The 61% Project added a significant addition to its growing number of honors this past Friday when it was announced as the winner of the Newhouse School’s first-ever Online Journalism Award (OJA). Presented by the Online News Association, the OJAs have become the premier award recognized by both the news and tech industries. 

The 61% Project’s in-depth look at mental health crisis on today’s college campuses was produced by students in Melissa Chessher and Adam Peruta’s Spring 2020 Multimedia Storytelling class at the onset of the pandemic. 

A screenshot of the website page titled "Everything You Need to Know About Therapy in College" with an illustration of a student on a couch with four mental health professionals taking notes.
From the 61% Project page on getting therapy while in college. Featured illustration by Erikas Chesonis.

“What impressed me the most about this project was the students’ willingness to tackle these challenging topics with creativity, passion, and deep reporting when often they directly reflected the mental-health challenges they were navigating,” Chessher says, noting that the students worked hard through a pandemic that put additional stresses on mental health. “This project is a testament to the talent, resiliency, and persistence of an extraordinary group of students.”

Peruta agrees. “Being able to put together a multimedia project of this scope was no easy feat—19 reported stories, photography, video, illustrations, a social media campaign, and a custom-designed and coded website. I was impressed by both the fortitude and talent which the students brought to the project during a very challenging semester.”

In addition, The 61% Project was a Student Team Portfolio category winner, sharing the top prize with last year’s News21 project, Kids Imprisoned, that featured work produced by news and online journalism alumnus Patrick Linehan ’21 and multimedia, photography and design graduate student Michele Abercrombie.

While this is the first Newhouse student project to take top honors, past OJA finalists include The NewsHouse’s Borderlines (2019), World Journalism Project (2011) and The Fall Workshop (2010).

Newhouse students, projects win 13 Pinnacle awards

Newhouse students and student projects picked up 13 awards including six first place honors in this year’s College Media Association’s Pinnacle Awards.

In addition, three NCC News student stories were selected for the College Media Association Film and Audio Festival.

Congratulations, winners!

2020-21 Pinnacle Awards

Best Audio Special Event Coverage  
1st Place: “Our Poisoned Kids”, Sydney Gold (Deconstructing the Divide, WAER and The Stand)

Best Magazine Contents Page/Spread 
1st Place: SALT (Military photojournalism 2021)

Best Magazine News Page/Spread 
1st Place: “No Justice, No Peace”, Danielle Baker (SALT: Military photojournalism 2021)

Best Arts and Entertainment Story
1st Place: “Vinyl’s Victory Lap”, Zoe Glasser (Jerk)

Best News Package
1st Place: Deconstructing the Divide

Best Online Main Page
1st Place: The 61% Project
2nd: Deconstructing the Divide

Best Sports Feature Photo
2nd Place: “Casting Away”, River Bruce (SALT: Military photojournalism 2021)

Best Photo Package
3rd Place: “For the Win”, T.J. Shaw and Laura Oliverio (Deconstructing the Divide)

Sports Multimedia Story
Honorable Mention: “He’s got all the tools: Goalkeeper Russell Shealy emerges at Syracuse”, Alex Hamer (The NewsHouse)

Best Breaking News Photo
Honorable Mention: “No Justice, No Peace”, Danielle Baker (SALT/Military visual journalism)

Best Social Media Strategy
Honorable Mention: Deconstructing the Divide, Frankie Sailer, Charlene Masona, Taijay Blagrove, Kevin Camelo
Honorable Mention: 61% Project, Emmy Gnat

2021 College Media Association Film and Audio Festival

Video Feature Package
2nd Place: Paisley Skeith, NCC Newhouse School, Emmy Award Winning SU Student Lives in “Concrete Penthouse”

Video News Package
2nd Place: Ricky Sayer & NCC News Newhouse School, Restaurant Workers left off Vaccine Eligibility List

Sports Documentary
3rd Place: NCC News Spotlight Orange Team with Caleb Britt & Ryan Arbogast, In Black and White

Newhouse students take top prizes in BEA student awards

The Newhouse School had a strong showing at the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) 2021 On-Location Creative Competition. Newhouse students and projects brought home two Best of Show honors and four Awards of Excellence, including a sweep of the Student Photojournalism category for “Deconstructing the Divide” photo stories.

Student Interactive Multimedia Competition

Best of Show
“Deconstructing the Divide”
“Deconstructing the Divide” Staff

Award of Excellence
“Visualizing 81”
Sonny Cirasuolo, Lawry Boyer, Kevin Camelo, Molly Gibbs and Amanda Paule

Student Photojournalism Competition

Best of Show
“For the Win”
TJ Shaw and Laura Oliverio

Award of Excellence
“Stepping Up for Justice”
Renée Deemer and Laura Oliverio

Award of Excellence
“Our Poisoned Kids”
Jessica Ruiz and Laura Oliverio

Student Documentary Competition

Award of Excellence
“Syracuse Senior Confronts Inherited Trauma Through Painting”
Patrick Linehan (The NewsHouse)

View the 2021 Creative Competition Winners>>