Syracuse University

Newhouse School of Public Communications

Broadcast and Digital Journalism


Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY 13244

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The broadcast and digital journalism program trains students to work in a professional broadcast news operation with the goal of being ready for the job the day they graduate. You will learn every skill necessary to be a contemporary broadcast news/video journalist, constantly producing news content on multiple platforms under deadline to learn how to work quickly and accurately. The program includes a combination of courses that are critical at the master’s level with practical skills courses: • Producing, for the newscast and in the field • Performance, in field and studio • Anchoring • Management • Newsroom operations • Digital news operations • Communications law and ethics • An on-campus capstone project, followed by six weeks studying and reporting in Washington, D.C. Unique features of our program: • You will use equipment and technology that is on par with, and in some cases exceeds, that which is used in the professional world. • Facilities include four news laboratories, the Associated Press wire service and scriptwriting/producing software system, a professional television news studio, digital camera systems, and multiple video and audio editing stations. • In Washington, D.C., you will report as a stringer for stations across the country, produce sports stories for local or national media, or tell stories in innovative ways at digital news operations. Outcomes: • Most graduates begin their careers in television news operations as reporters or producers. • Storytelling skills are not limited to any particular platform. Video news content reaches consumers over broadcast and cable outlets, the web, mobile devices, and all social media. • Recent graduates have landed jobs at more than 20 local and national television news operations. Many move on to second and third jobs at places like WCBS-TV in New York City and WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C.


Newhouse is accredited by ACEJMC.

International Student Requirements:

International students must submit a TOEFL score of 100 or higher or an IELTS score of 7.0 or higher.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 40

In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

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