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Introducing Newhouse Impact

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In an effort to showcase the wide-ranging research and creative work of Newhouse School faculty and students, a new podcast, “Newhouse Impact,” will launch this month.

The podcast, created in partnership with WAER, is the brainchild of Regina Luttrell, associate dean for research and creative activity at Newhouse, and Kevin Kloss, content and operations manager at WAER.

“Our faculty and students are always engaged in innovative projects across the communications spectrum,” Luttrell says. “I’m excited we will have the opportunity to highlight the stories and the people that make Newhouse great by celebrating the many accomplishments of our faculty and students on WAER.”

In each episode, Kloss sits down with a different faculty member or student to chat about their work. “There is so much amazing work being done at Newhouse,” he says. “To be able to bring that expertise to an on-demand audience is something we are very excited about.”

The first episode, which airs Sept. 27, features Newhouse doctoral student Stan Jastrzebski, who discusses power dynamics and generational change in public media. Future episodes will include “Social Activism Hits Broadway” with alumna Samantha Aaronson ‘22 (October); a panel discussion about the Black Media Mogul Maker initiative with assistant professor Daniela Molta, Sean Branagan, director of the Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship, and College of Law student Zebedayo Masongo (November); and “The Art of the Obituary” with Eric Grode, director of the Goldring arts journalism and communications program (December); and “The Importance of Data Journalism” with Nausheen Husain, assistant professor of magazine, news and digital journalism/broadcast and digital journalism (January).

The podcast is the latest in a series of initiatives designed to bring more attention to research and creative activity at the Newhouse School. The Newhouse Symposium, a biannual daylong event featuring presentations from faculty and students, was launched last fall. This summer saw the debut of a new publication, also called Newhouse Impact, that highlights the research and creative endeavors taking place in the school.

How to Listen

“Newhouse Impact” can be heard on Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Podcasts, Apple Podcasts (iTunes) and WAER.org