My Life As: Glenn Kessler

On Thursday, March 9, the Stony Brook University School of Journalism brought Glenn Kessler to the campus as the latest in the My Life As speaker series. The former White House correspondent in charge of fact-checking for The Washington Post explained how he awards a “Pinocchio” to public officials.

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Professional Friday visits Vice News

Students from the SOJ visited the Vice offices as part of the Professional Fridays program. Eighteen students and two professors were taken on a tour of the Vice newsroom by Matt Phillips, the editor-in-chief of Vice Money.

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School of Journalism promotes worldwide news literacy

What is the role of verifiable information in a civil society? How can critical thinking skills be imparted to students and adults to create a new literacy for the 21st Century? The SOJ launched the Overseas Partnership Program in its Center for News Literacy to educate students in countries where news is no longer completely controlled by the government.

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My Life As: Dean Baquet

On February 23, 2017, the School of Journalism presented the latest in its “My Life As …” speaker series: Dean Baquet, the Executive Editor of the The New York Times.

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Making Sense of the News: What Is News?

SOJ’s Michael Spikes begins writing a new column for Bill Moyers and Company: Becoming news literate in the internet age requires defining what “news” really is and figuring out if the source is reliable.

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The Marie Colvin Speaker Series: Lindsey Hilsum

International editor of Channel 4 News London Lindsey Hilsum speaks as part of the Marie Colvin Distinguished Lecture Series on December 6, 2016 at Stony Brook University.
The series is hosted by the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting in the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University.

 

 

 

Professional Friday visits The Daily News and 60 Minutes

Hundreds of professional journalists and media professionals were hard at work in the New York Daily News newsroom this past Friday. They were writing stories, contacting sources, and anxiously awaiting their respective editors to get back to them on their stories. All of which was familiar to the journalism students visiting from Stony Brook University […]

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Leader of Sápara Nation Appeals for Environmental Future

Manari Kaji Ushigua is on a mission to defy god. The Sápara nation, an aboriginal tribe living in the Amazon rainforest along the border of Ecuador and Peru, faces a threat to their livelihoods and the afterlife itself. China National Petroleum Corporation, the second largest oil company in the world, has won a bid from […]

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My Life As : Corey Flintoff

The former NPR Moscow correspondent gave a first-hand look at a resurgent Russia, Vladimir Putin and America’s biggest challenge as part of the School of Journalism’s “My Life As” speaker series.       Corey Flintoff has no idea what the relationship between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President-elect Donald Trump will be like. “He […]

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Professional Friday group visits Business Insider and WABC-TV

The School of Journalism was exposed to two different ends of the journalistic spectrum on Friday, October 28 during the latest Professional Friday trip to Business Insider and WABC-TV. The day began at Business Insider, a digital-only news organization that launched in 2009. After a brisk walk from Penn Station to the Business Insider headquarters […]

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SOJ Professor Jon Friedman’s Column in USA Today

Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition, and the column “Bob Dylan is busy being born” details how Dylan masters reinvention and longevity.

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Colombia: War or Peace – Round Table/Video Conference

An international round table of journalists and scholars convened via the internet for this live video conference to talk about the historic vote in Colombia. The event was produced by students and faculty of the SOJ and streamed live on Facebook.

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Marie Colvin’s relatives sue Syrian officials over her death

Relatives of the famed foreign correspondent, who grew up on Long Island and worked for the British newspaper The Sunday Times, filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming that Syrian government officials targeted and killed her in 2012 to silence her reporting on Syria and the besieged city of Homs.

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Live Worldwide Assembly for the Flame Challenge

Alan Alda hosted the 2016 Live Worldwide Assembly for The Flame Challenge. Hundreds of 5th graders from all over the world joined in live to discuss scientific explanations to “What is Sound?” with Alan Alda.

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Professional Fridays goes to Buzzfeed and NY1

Students from Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism traveled to the concrete jungle on the first of April as part of the school’s “Professional Fridays in New York” series of trips into Manhattan, visiting Buzzfeed and NY1.

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Student broadcast wins prize

The School of Journalism’s broadcast Newsbreak En Español was a third place winner in the TV Broadcast category in the College Media Association’s Apple Awards.

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Marie Colvin Lecture Series – Rukmini Callimachi

Rukmini Callimachi, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist who now covers terrorism for The Times, gave the 2016 Marie Colvin Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, March 8 at Stony Brook University. The annual lecture series, sponsored by the School of Journalism’s Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting, honors Colvin, a Long Island native who was killed while covering the war in Syria in 2012.

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