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​Broadcast and Digital Journalism

Learn both on camera and behind the scenes—reporting, researching, writing, editing, news directing, and producing for different platforms. Prepare to work in radio, television and on the Web for multimedia news organizations.

Two students anchor a news cast at NCC News

About Newhouse

Long recognized as one of the elite schools of mass communication, Newhouse embraces virtually every known form of information dissemination. Programs are rooted in the liberal arts while you learn how to manage and produce for the mass media and other areas of public communications.


Sample courses for BDJ majors include:

  • TV and Digital News Producing and Presenting
  • News in a Multimedia World
  • Broadcast and Digital Newswriting
  • Photography for Broadcast News
  • Critical Perspective on News
  • Race, Gender, and the Media
  • Specialized Reporting (available for sports, politics, and science)
  • Communications Law for Journalists

View official major requirements.

Practical Experience

  • You will learn on both the local and national level from journalists who work as reporters, anchors, correspondents, and newsroom managers.
  • Learning extends beyond the classroom in the three campus radio stations and a student-operated television station, and you can further immerse yourself through internships at news outlets around the country or in Syracuse.
  • Build your strengths and explore new ones by participating in more than 40 student-run media organizations on campus.
  • Newhouse Broadcast and Digital Journalism alumni work in the local news and sports media, and nationally and internationally at news networks CNN, ESPN, and other news organizations.

Study Abroad

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with an international experience through Syracuse Abroad, with more than 100 programs in 60 countries.

Broadcast and digital journalism majors most often go abroad to Syracuse University centers in Florence, London, Madrid, and Santiago, and to World Partner programs including AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies (Amman, Jordan or Rabat, Morocco), University College Dublin, and the University of New South Wales. Summer programs of interest include Race, Gender, and the Media (London).

Life After Syracuse University

As a Newhouse graduate with a major in broadcast and digital journalism, you can explore such careers as:

  • Multimedia journalist
  • On-air reporter
  • Newscaster
  • Sportscaster
  • News or sports producer for television, radio, or the Web
  • News director

Students are prepared to work in their chosen profession upon graduation. With the help of the Newhouse Career Development Center, which offers career support to Newhouse students and alums, more than 80% of Newhouse graduates are employed with six months of graduation.