April 3, 2017 - 10:00am
YouTube and HBO star Issa Rae discussed her rise on the Internet, her future ventures, and much more in an interview led by E! News correspondent Zuri Hall.

Had it not been for Issa Rae’s prodigious talent for catfishing at the ripe age of 11, it’s possible that HBO’s new hit series Insecure would not exist. According to the 32-year-old star of the show, her internet fascination began through an innocent trolling of sorts.

“I was a thirsty middle schooler,” Rae said. “But online I was poppin’.”

April 20, 2015 - 1:14pm
SU sophomore Tyra Booker reflects on her experience running a successful YouTube beauty vlog.

Who knew being bedridden could be a blessing in disguise? At the age of 14, Tyra Booker sure didn’t.  But as she recovered from a tennis injury, her life changed.  She created what would become a very successful vlog, or video blog. FashionwithTy now has more than 32,000 subscribers and her video have more than 2 million likes in a short span of three years.

Yet it wasn’t’ something Booker set out to do. “It was just something I did to pass the time,” she said.

March 15, 2015 - 3:50pm
Music artists will adapt to the plummet of royalties due to streaming. One artist's development agency Made at SU in Syracuse gives a jump start to new musicians.

Music has always been a hard business to monetize, but as the culture of ownership has declined, it has become even more so.

Today’s youth are less likely than ever to conceptualize music as something bought and hoarded or something to line one’s shelves with and carry forever. As the outright stealing of the Napster era gave way to to the current streaming age, where a few dollars per month subscription to Spotify could be one's access to an all-you-can-eat buffet of listening, it became clear most musicians would have to find alternative revenue streams to make a living.

January 30, 2012 - 10:11pm
Commentary: The NewsHouse takes its place in the glorious marketplace of bad ideas.

This is written in defense of a meme.

In the February issue of Esquire, Tom Chiarella describes the trendy discussion topic of the "mancession."

"Trends are ugly, vacuous creatures," Chiarella wrote. "They demand acknowledgement, ask for argument, a measure of outrage, or judgment."

March 23, 2011 - 1:01am
The YouTube sensation entertained students in Goldstein Auditorium Tuesday night with his smart, shameless style.

Slouched over his keyboard like the Peanuts’ resident pianist Schroeder, Bo Burnham’s shaggy, blond hair shakes to the rhythm as he pounds the keys and belts his original ballad, “Love is.”

“I want you, yea, like JFK wa-aa-nted a car with a roof.”

July 16, 2009 - 4:28pm
SU professor says he's moving online education in a new direction

Syracuse University professor Scott Nicholson is teaching a class of more than 300 people from the comfort of his own home..

There, Nicholson, an associate professor in SU’s School of Information Studies, or iSchool, records a daily video blog about how libraries can bring people together through gaming programs, whether it’s an older board game like Monopoly or a newer electronic game like Dance Dance Revolution.  What makes his course,“Gaming in Libraries,”  different from other online classes is that his is taught entirely through YouTube.