Degree Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-1-2012

Capstone Advisor

Professor Melissa Chessher, Magazine Department Chair

Honors Reader

Professor Jim Shahin

Capstone Major

Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism

Capstone College

Public Communications

Audio/Visual Component


Capstone Prize Winner


Won Capstone Funding


Honors Categories


Subject Categories

Communication | Graphic Design | Journalism Studies


Syracuse Spotlight is a performing arts magazine created in part to build a stronger performing arts community for the Syracuse University campus. Since the campus lacks any sort of regular coverage of live performance, I wanted to provide a resource to fill this void in student publicatons. For the most part, the coverage was not in depth, and most of the coverage was solely of the work done by the Syracuse University Drama Department.

With the creation of Syracuse Spotlight, I bring to the university community an outlet for respresentation of all performing arts – both of majors and non-majors. This includes features profiling students in the arts, behind-the-scenes, information on venues both on and off campus, news on the professional regional theaster Syracuse Stage, and of the performing arts world in Syracuse in general.

I hope that with more complete coverage of the live performing arts in Syracuse, the community will have a medium to express themselves and therefore strengthen. I hope that this magazine will encourage patrons and gain more supporters of the arts in the community as a whole.

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