The Newhouse School’s public relations program has been named to PR News’ inaugural ‘Education A-List,’ which recognizes the top 35 U.S. educational institutions that are advancing the careers of PR and communication professionals.
“We’re very excited to land on the inaugural Education A-List from PR News, along with other peer programs such as Boston University, Northwestern University and the University of Southern California,” says Hua Jiang, interim department chair. “We couldn’t have made it without the efforts of our outstanding students and faculty.”
Newhouse offers residential bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in public relations; a master’s degree in public diplomacy and global communications; and online master’s degree programs in communications management and communications with a PR specialization.
Department faculty oversee the W2O Center for Social Commerce, which provides students with skills in social commerce, social media, technology and analytics, and the W2O Emerging Insights Lab, a state-of-the-art social media command center. Hill Communications, an award-winning, student-run PR firm, provides individualized communications services to real-world clients. The PAN ePortfolio program, developed in partnership with marketing and PR agency PAN Communications, supports graduating students in the development of a digital portfolio to showcase their work to potential employers.
PR News looked at how programs prepare students for continued success in existing and future career paths. “These schools continue to evolve their program offerings to reflect the changing nature of the field of communication and ensure students learn about emerging trends,” according to PR News.
The Newhouse School is currently conducting a search for the next chair of public relations. The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who understands the rapidly changing field of public relations and the opportunities that technological developments offer students and faculty. Learn more>>