The roots of the Newhouse School are found in Syracuse University’s former School of Journalism, which was founded in 1934. In 1934 SU became the first university in the nation to offer a college credit radio course. In 1971 when the School of Journalism merged with the Television and Radio Department. This merger marked the birth of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, named in honor of its main benefactor, and prompted the construction of a second building, Newhouse 2. The school became the most comprehensive, stand-alone school of its type in the nation—and remains so today. In 2003, the Newhouse School received a $15 million gift from the S.I. Newhouse Foundation and the Newhouse family to fund the construction of the third building in the Newhouse Communications Complex. in 2012, supported by lead gifts from the Kari and Dick Clark Foundation (Dick Clark '51 was a Syracuse alumnus) and Cablevision Industries founder Alan Gerry, Newhouse 2 underwent an $18 million renovation to enhance and expand its studio facilities, dubbed the Newhouse Studio and Innovation Center.


Browse the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Collections:


Broadcast and Digital Journalism

Communications Management

Graphic Design

Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism

Mass Communications

Media Studies

Newhouse Labs


Public Diplomacy

Public Relations