2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Sep 28, 2023  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Magazine, BS


Melissa Chessher, Chair

318 Newhouse 3, 315-443-4004


Harriet Brown, Melissa Chessher, Aileen Gallagher, Adam R. Peruta, James Shahin, Corey Takahashi

Students seeking a bachelor’s degree in magazine face realistic and exacting assignments designed to prepare them for careers in the magazine field, both in print and online. In small classes, students develop and perfect their ability to research, write, and edit. In addition, they study areas such as graphics, multimedia, law, ethics, and social media.

Student Learning Outcomes in Magazine

In addition to the comprehensive Newhouse School learning outcomes listed in the School’s Educational Mission  , students in the Magazine major are expected to achieve the following additional learning outcomes:

1. Identify specific audiences and create editorial content targeted at those audiences;

2. Synthesize reportage, research and other storytelling techniques to create voice-driven narratives for a variety of platforms.

Major Requirements

Students are required to complete 35 Newhouse credits in the magazine major. The major requirements are outlined below.


*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.

Students must take MAG 406 and MAG 408 during different semesters.

Global Experience

Newhouse Electives (3 credits)

Magazine majors are required to take one Newhouse elective.

Total: 35 Newhouse credits.