Call To Action

When we first read the stark statistic that Syracuse, New York, is No. 1 for concentrated poverty among blacks and Hispanics out of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country, the news served as a call to action to us as journalists. We are professors and students at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. We are not advocates for any cause. We are journalists bringing to light a serious issue with serious consequences for our community.

Why jobs matter to everyone

The Syracuse Jobs Matter project puts faces and voices to statistics of concentrated poverty in Syracuse. We explain why this project is a call to action for our community. Read More

Syracuse community members talk job issues

Audio snippets from a roundtable discussion in February: Five active community members chat about issues facing the unemployed and underemployed in the city. Read More