2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog 
    
    Dec 10, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Course Catalog

Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism, MA


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Contact:

Melissa Chessher, Director
318 Newhouse 3, 315-443-4038

Faculty

Harriet Brown, Melissa Chessher, Aileen Gallagher, Gitner, Jonathan Glass, Roy Gutterman, Joel Kaplan, Stephen M. Masiclat, Greg Munno, Dan Pacheco, Adam R. Peruta, James Shahin, Corey Takahashi, Jodi Upton

The Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism program prepares students to work on the nation’s magazines, newspapers, wire services, and online web sites. Students learn to meet professional standards in whichever specialization they choose: writing, reporting, design, or editing. The program emphasizes deadline requirements, reportage, and field study.

Students may choose to complete the Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism program with the specializations listed above or they may choose to finish with the Sports Media & Communications track of courses.

The Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism program concludes with six credits of capstone experience.

The Sports Media & Communications Track within the Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism program allows students to utilize skills learned in the Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism program core and apply them to Sports Media & Communications. The track includes an introductory sports media and communications summer course, specialized sports media electives, and both an internship and an independent study in sports media and communications.

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism is a 36-credit program.

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism with a track in Sports Media & Communications is a 37-credit program.

Student Learning Outcomes in Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism


In addition to the comprehensive Newhouse School learning outcomes listed in the Newhouse School’s Educational Mission  statement, students in the Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism Master’s program are expected to achieve the following additional learning outcome:

  • Demonstrate the cross-platform fluency by producing a range of content types for a digital world.

Editing (Choose One, 3 Credits)


Newhouse Elective (3 Credits)


Tracks (Choose One, 12-13 Credits)


Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism Track (12 Credits)


Electives (Choose Two, 6 Credits)


Electives will be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor from the broad range of graduate offerings in the Newhouse School and the University at large. Many students elect to complete an internship (MND 535 ) at one of several Central New York newspapers.

Capstone (6 credits)


OR


Sports Media & Communications Track (13 Credits)


Sports Media & Communications Proseminar (1 Credit)


Sports Media & Communications Electives (6 Credits)


SMC students may take any combination of 1 and/or 3 credit courses over the fall and spring semesters to reach a total of 6 Sports Media & Communications elective credits. Students will choose their electives under the guidance of the Director of Sports Media & Communications.

Capstone Experience (6 Credits)


SMC students will choose sports related topics and sponsors, with the direction of the director when completing their COM 670 and COM 690 coursework.

Total: 36-37 credits


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