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student driven

The Newhouse 44 NEW VOICES project is a student-driven, faculty-guided effort to identify and amplify new and diverse voices in media news, policy, public affairs, and civic commentary.

diversity focused

This project is part of the New Bosses/New Voices Initiative of the Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. This initiative seeks to create opportunities, support democratic principles and create social change through more diversity in media ownership.


WHy 44?

The number 44 has great significance for the Syracuse University community. It was the number worn by some of the greatest athletes in university history, including the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961. The Legend of 44 grew beyond athletics and is now part of the university, where all the phone numbers begin with 44 and the campus zip code ends in 44.

Our Mission

The New Bosses/New Voices Initiative believes in the power of Media Entrepreneurship as a force multiplier for social change. Media shapes culture and popular opinion, and informs our democracy. There is no true democracy without diverse media voices and a free and open press.

Center for digital media entrepreneurship

The Center offers courses, coaching and connections and encourages students to launch media ventures of all types: in journalism and information services, in entertainment of all types (TV/video, film, music, sports, events, gaming, audio/radio) and in strategic communications, such as public relations, advertising and brand positioning. 


As media shapes culture, media ownership shapes media.


Our Team

Jelani Sparrow

Project Manager

Julian Neely

Identify Team

Carmella Boykin

Identify Team

Camryn Simon

Amplify Team

Jessica Stewart

Amplify Team

Erin Gavle

Identify Team

Brandon Jackson

Identify Team

Margot Lee

Amplify Team