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  Feb 19, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Newspaper and Online Journalism, BS

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Melissa Chessher, Chair
318 Newhouse 3, 315-443-3371


Lorraine Branham, Steve Davis, Seth Gitner, Roy Gutterman, Joel Kaplan, Johanna Keller, Stephen M. Masiclat, Greg Munno, R. Gustav Niebuhr, Dan Pacheco, Cheryl Reed, Jodi Upton

Students in the newspaper and online journalism program learn to meet the challenges of the complex and evolving news industry, including digital platforms. Classes cover how to produce content using all the written and visual tools, and how to deliver it and design it for all the platforms where news is featured. Emphasis remains on learning the traditional core skills such as interviewing, reporting and writing. Students produce multimedia content for the Newhouse School’s news website,, as well as for local media outlets that participate in a strong internship program. Studies also include diversity issues, law and ethics.

Student Learning Outcomes in Newspaper and Online Journalism

In addition to the learning outcomes listed in the Newhouse School mission statement, students in the newspaper and online journalism major are expected to achieve the following educational goal:

Integrate skills and employ tools to produce journalistic content for a digital world, including print/text, videography, photography, social media and other emerging outputs. 

Major Requirements

The newspaper and online journalism major requires 38 Newhouse credits. The major requirements are outlined below. NEW 305  must be completed no later than the first semester of the senior year.


*COM 346 - Race, Gender, and the Media  or COM 348 - Beauty and Diversity in Fashion Media  can be used to satisfy the diversity requirement instead of COM 344  and an approved course in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Global Experience

Newhouse Electives ( 3 credits)

Newspaper and online journalism majors are required to take one Newhouse elective.

Total: 38 Newhouse credits.

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