Heather Cosson is the Inbound Marketing Specialist of Communications@Syracuse for 2U Inc. The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications has partnered with 2U to power and support Communications@Syracuse. She earned a master’s in public relations from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Francis Marion University.


Communications in a Post-Truth World

“Fake news” is a term that started out as a way to describe online content that is intentionally false or inaccurate, but now it is also being used to describe stories that people simply do not like. This newfound level of mistrust surrounding both fake and real stories is making communication more difficult. As part of the Communications@Syracuse curriculum, online students met in New York City March 31 through April 2 to consider this problem for an immersion focused on “Communications in a Post-Truth World.”

How will political reporting change under the Trump Administration?

The White House’s relationship with the media changes with each new administration. Early into Trump’s administration, Communications@Syracuse asked political journalists to share their thoughts on the future of political journalism in the U.S. We received responses from journalists around the country including editors and correspondents from C-SPAN, Tampa Bay Times and Mother Jones. 

Morning vs. Night: Here’s the Most Productive Way to Schedule Your Day

It can seem like there are never enough hours in the day to finish everything on your to-do list. To help, Communications@Syracuse compiled research on peak productivity hours for early birds and night owls.