Members of the Broadcast and Digital Journalism (BDJ) department at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications lead one of the nation's top programs in electronic journalism, notable for its intensive, hands-on approach in preparing students to enter the professional world "job ready." In preparing the next generation of journalists, the BDJ faculty stress solid news writing, storytelling, videography and ethical decision-making across multiple platforms. Students learn in a state-of-the art automated newsroom and studio, with unparalleled access to professional grade equipment and cutting edge technology. The hundreds of BDJ alumni working across the country and around the world have established the program's reputation for producing many of the industry's top journalists and sports communicators. The award-winning faculty members of the Newhouse BDJ department have worked in network and local newsrooms across the country and in every capacity, from news directors to producers to anchors and reporters and videographers. Collectively, faculty members have worked at CBS, NBC, ABC and CNN, as well as top local markets such as Los Angeles, Washington, San Francisco, Detroit, Cleveland and New Orleans, among many others.
The BDJ faculty continues to be actively involved in the journalism profession, contributing research and leadership in current industry topics such as diversity in the media, the influence of social media on news coverage, journalistic access to information, the impact of solo TV news reporting on the quality of journalism, as well as science and environmental reporting. BDJ faculty members maintain memberships in organizations including the Radio Television Digital News Association, the Broadcast Education Association, the National Press Photographers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the National Association of Black Journalists and SAG/AFTRA.
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