Posts Tagged ‘Newhouse School of Public Communications’

Radio Head

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Cultural critic and DJ Jay Smooth talked to students at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School this evening.  He is best known for having the longest-running Hip Hop Radio Program (Underground Railroad).

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Newhouse School of Public Communications: Freedom of Expression Fashion show (circa 2008)

We miss the presentation/runway event coordinated by the Newhouse School of Public Communications and Visual and Performing Arts. It was one of the highlights of the Syracuse fashion experience. The 2008 politically-themed show was called Freedom of Expression.


Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
Kierna Mayo, editor

Kierna Mayo, editor

She has been at Ebony for less than a year, but Kierna Mayo is already on a Tina Brown-type trajectory to change the publication, and scramble what we think of as the journalistic status quo.

Mayo encouraged students to bring their “authentic self” to their work and to critically examine the  culture in which they cover.

“[How you think] is the thing that changes you from having a job to having a career.”

“Create a space for your kind of thinking,” she said. “…feeling empowered matters.”

Mayos has deep roots in magazines, including stints at Honey and Cosmo Girl and even the Source.

She also talked about the day she played hookie from work to cover and experience the street procession following the funeral of The Notorious B.I.G.

She is credited with giving Mary J. Blige the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul” label back in the day. She visited SU’s Newhouse School as part of the Leaders in Communications series.

Mayo is the second Hampton University graduate we’ve seen speak to the journalism students.

True to the Game (part 2)

Saturday, February 27th, 2016
ESPN's Chris Broussard

ESPN’s Chris Broussard at Syracuse University

True to the Game (part 1)

Friday, February 26th, 2016
Big Ten Network's Vera Jones (a former SU athlete and on air radio personality on WOLF-AM)

The Big Ten Network’s Vera Jones (former SU athlete and on-air radio personality on WOLF-AM). She informed the crowd that she got her start in broadcasting by doing Country radio in Central New York. Below, hear part of her advice to students attending the Sports Media Center Symposium, which was held on Wednesday.

Week in Review

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Footwear, Fashion & Beyond (Communications Milestone)

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Footloose in Fashion from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Dazed & Confection

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Scholarship in Action

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Duke won the NCAA title in men’s basketball earlier this week in Indianapolis. For SU fans who are still sore that the Orange didn’t participate in this year’s Big Dance, let us remind you of the school’s academic reputation. During last night’s 8th Annual Fashion & Beauty Communications Milestone show, the Newhouse School fielded a formidable, yet fashionable team of world-class journalism professors.

Take that Duke.









Matters of the M.I.N.D.

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
Shaping the Perception of Reality

M.I.N.D. Lab: Shaping a new perception of reality in Downtown Syracuse.

Here are some photos from last night’s open house for the Newhouse School’s M.I.N.D. Lab, which is located in the AXA Towers (ground floor). Special shout out to Danushka Bandara, grad student and science guy, who demystified the workings and practical applications for many of the center’s devices.  Would love to see someone from this group do a TEDx series or similar symposium.

Danushka Bandara sits at the fNIRS device, which measures blood flow in the brain.

Danushka Bandara sits at the fNIRS device, which measures blood flow in the brain.

Research in the blending of media and science, Downtown Syracuse.

EEG and eye-tracking station: Blending media and science.