Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Professor Melissa Chessher, Magazine Department Chair
Professor Jim Shahin
Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
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.
Mierzejewski, Alison Rose, "Syracuse Spotlight: Building a Greater Performing Arts Community" (2012). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 160.
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