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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. 

Why Journalists Will Ensure the Internet of Things Works

Three things happened recently that reminded me about the crucial role journalists and an informed press must play in modern digital life. It’s a story that has to be told in the halls of Congress and in small towns where, one by one, citizens attach their homes and their livelihoods to an increasingly vulnerable internet.

A Sudden Success: Upstate Social Sessions Ready for Year Two

Communications@Syracuse section instructor Leah Stacy cofounded the social media conference, Upstate Social Sessions. "It almost seems cheesy that I cofounded a social media conference based on a Facebook message, but that’s exactly what happened last May." Leah shares her inspiration behind creating a social media conference and what attendees can look forward to this year.

Meet Communications@Syracuse’s Content Fellow Steve Masiclat

Communications@Syracuse offers content fellowships to lead professors and senior-level communications professionals who teach in the online program. These fellowships provide faculty with the opportunity to share their expertise in a variety of communications-related topics including PR, advertising, journalism, branding, marketing and digital media.

The Perfect Pitch

We often hear about the importance of writing an eloquent and thoughtful pitch when working in PR, but what are the key elements that go into making your outreach effective? To find out, we surveyed a number of agencies from O’Dwyer’s annual rankings of top PR firms, asking key personnel to briefly answer the question: “What is the most crucial element of a PR pitch?”