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WAER reporters and producers were awarded 12 honors from the Syracuse Press Club for work in News, Sports and Public Affairs programming.  A total of 17 different WAER staff earned awards for their superior work that aired in 2019.  Winners were announced Monday night in a Facebook Live event that took place of the SPC’s usual spring awards banquet.

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Students and Faculty at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School got some big news as classes resumed Monday, a gift from the son of the school’s namesake.

“It is amazing and transformational. $75 million for us at the Newhouse school to use for people and programs. I couldn't be more thrilled.”  

Breast Cancer affects a lot of lives in a lot of different ways.  That’s exactly what a local production of entitled Tit-Bits: Breast Cancer Stories is trying to show. 

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It’s Christmas in May in Jan-Juba Arway’s house. A “Happy Holidays” decal adorns a wall in the living room with five stockings around it, one for Arway and each of her kids. A Christmas tree topped by a glittery gold star anchors a corner of the room.

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Syraucuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud said in an email to the Syracuse University community today that S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications Dean Lorraine Branham died of cancer. She was 66 years old. Branham had served as the dean of the school since 2008.

An ongoing problem that first generation Americans face is the ability to balance both their native culture and American culture, representing both when the time calls for it. Recently, though, as social media continues to grow, first generation Americans are finding it easy to express and embrace both their cultures on their social media accounts

Natalie Fahmy brings us this report through a collaboration between The Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and WAER.

A Syracuse University communications law professor says a wrongly attributed quote in a campaign mailer targeting state senate candidate Bob Antonacci is disappointing even in a time of ugly rhetoric.  The ad from the state democratic committee attributes the quote to Antonacci from an Auburn Citizen story. 

  Syracuse University professors are saying that Rolling Stone magazine needs to be held accountable for the inaccuracies in its recent campus rape story.  After an assessment from the Columbia School of Journalism regarding Rolling Stone’s “A Rape on Campus” story, three journalism professors from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at SU gave their reactions to the backlash the magazine is now facing.

  Questions about NBC’s Brian Williams’ credibility covering the war in Iraq have created a difficult teaching moment for the Broadcast and Digital Journalism Department at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School.

“One of my first reactions was, this doesn’t make it any easier in our ethics courses,” said Department Chair Chris Tuohey

Tuohey adds it does provide a teaching moment.

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey was greeted with cheers and a standing ovation today as she addressed a crowd of faculty, students and alumni at Syracuse University. Winfrey attended a luncheon and cut the ribbon for the opening of the new Dick Clark Studios and the Alan Gerry Center for Media Innovation at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. During her remarks, Winfrey wanted the students to know how fortunate they are to be at Newhouse