Married GMA Producer and ABC News Correspondent to speak at Newhouse

By Tom Austen Syracuse SPJ and NCC News are hosting Good Morning America Senior Producer John Ferracane and ABC News Correspondent Linzie Janis for an afternoon discussion Friday. Ferracane is a 2003 Newhouse alum, and he’ll be speaking with Janis, his wife, about their career paths to date, the broadcast industry and what married life [&hellip

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Breakfast Conversation at Newhouse with Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

By Tom Austen The U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction will start his day with SU students and faculty Thursday. The Tully Center for Free Speech and the Newhouse SPJ chapter are hosting the breakfast at 10:00 a.m. in N3 Room 432, where John F. Sopko is expected to discuss his work in Afghanistan [&hellip

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Syracuse SPJ celebrates third annual News Engagement Day

by Tom Austen Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications joins the nation in celebrating the news Tuesday. It is hosting a student media symposium and welcoming a foreign freelance journalist as part of News Engagement Day – a nationally recognized day that encourages students to engage with all things news. From 11 a.m. [&hellip

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Spike Nation: Previewing our conversation with Steve Featherstone, SU alumnus and magazine writer

By Ellen Meyers This past summer, SU alumnus Steve Featherstone wrote a piece called ‘Spike Nation’ for the New York Times Magazine. The in-depth article examines the use of synthetic marijuana in the city of Syracuse. Synthetic marijuana – known as spike, spice, K2, fake pot, and many other names – is typically composed of a dried plant base [&hellip

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Mizzou, protesters and the media: Do my rights trump your rights?

By Siyu Liu October 10, 2015: A group of 11 black student leaders called Concerned Student 1950 first protest during the University of Missouri homecoming parade, blocking a car carrying the university’s system president Tim Wolfe. October 20: Concerned Student 1950 released a list of demands, including resignation and apology from President Wolfe. November 2: [&hellip

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Apps to use to pass COM107 current event quizzes

By Michala Rueter For all of you COM107 students out there, I know how difficult it can be to stay updated on the news. Your professors have given you tips on how to pass your news quizzes. There are the obvious tips, like picking up a copy of The Daily Orange or The New York [&hellip

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"From Ferguson" with Durrie Bouscaren

Last Thursday, the Syracuse SPJ was proud to host a Skype conversation with Durrie Bouscaren, a reporter for St. Louis Public Radio on public health and the medical industry, and also a SU alum. She reported on the Ferguson protests and discussed a wide range of topics, from how the media as a whole covered it, diversity [&hellip

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Syracuse SPJ Meets with Acclaimed Journalist Scott Shane

On Monday, Oct. 21, the Syracuse SPJ had the incredible opportunity have breakfast with acclaimed journalist Scott Shane. We discussed the current state of journalism, Shane’s own journalistic history and general career advice. Scott Shane is a New York Times reporter who reports principally on the U.S. intelligence community and national security. He is currently on [&hellip

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Movie Screening of "The Fifth Estate"

The Syracuse SPJ is excited to announce a movie screening of the 2013 thriller film The Fifth Estate, as part of the Newhouse Newspaper and Online Journalism Department’s News Engagement Day! The screening will be held on Tuesday, October 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the Herg Auditorium. The event is free to attend, and free [&hellip

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The Five Best Career Insights from Mike Ryan

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, the Syracuse SPJ had the pleasure of hosting Mike Ryan to discuss career advice, both for journalism students and for anyone looking to strengthen their careers. While we won’t give away everything Ryan shared with us, we will discuss some of the best insights he had that every student, journalist or [&hellip

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