Jessica Opatich is the Spring 2014 News Literacy Scholarship winner. Comparing her news diet to her obsessive dining opinion, Opatich said she does not like when her objective news information touches opinion pieces — challenging the then-New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller and Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald’s ideas about the future of the news.more
After spreading the School of Journalism’s prized News Literacy program into national participation, Dean Miller departs Stony Brook University to join the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network as the organization’s first Senior Vice President of Content.more
Mirna Kheir is the Fall 2014 News Literacy Scholarship winner. Every News Literacy student submitted an essay responding to a Rutgers-Eagleton poll, which suggested that the more news on Ebola respondents consumed, the more likely they were to mistakenly believe the deadly fever was easily spread.more
Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism has been awarded national accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications in recognition of the school’s outstanding undergraduate program.more
The first Marcy McGinnis Scholarship for Broadcast Journalism was awarded last week to Stony Brook University junior Basil John. The scholarship, endowed by McGinnis, a former Associate Dean of the Journalism School and Senior Vice President of CBS News, is meant to honor and support the efforts of an undergraduate journalism student who excels in broadcast journalism and shows a high level of promise in the field.more
School of Journalism Professor Jim Klurfeld has published an essay on the Brookings website, Improving media capacity: Media must focus on policy not just politics.more
Arielle Martinez, a junior in the School of Journalism, has been awarded one of the prestigious Dow Jones News Fund internships. She is the second SOJ student to win; Tom Lotito preceded her.more
Kelly Zegers won a photography award and Andrew Eichenholz won best sports column from this organization of professionals.more
Business news comes to life In CNN tour, and the students’ tour of NBC has triggered interest in new career pathsmore
What do consumers need to know about Clinton, Bush, Cruz and Christie? In an informal conversation on April 6, the Presidential Visiting Professor Carl Bernstein talked about finding the truth before you vote.more
It is our pleasure to announce the activation of the News Literacy Center, located in the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. It is the first News Literacy Center in Europe and second outside the United States after the Asia-Pacific Digital Citizens Project at the University of Hong Kong.more
Stony Brook University student Nicole Gartner ’15, a cinema and cultural studies major with minors in journalism and business management, has been named the 2015 recipient of New York Women in Communications Inc.‘s (NYWICI) Ann Liguori Foundation Sports Media Scholarship.more
Ann Curry, Emmy winning former NBC co-anchor and reporter-at-large, delivered a message of encouragement and optimism to the Stony Brook University journalism students that were among the crowd filling the Staller Center Tuesday night.more
The internship and career fair on February 27 was for all students. Regardless of where they are in the program, they were helped to prepare their first resume, tutored on meeting newsroom recruiters and practiced job-interview skills.more
In 2013, Ellen Gabler, an intrepid investigative reporter and assistant editor for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s investigative section, received the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. She gave the 52nd “My Life As…” presentation, held for the first time in the Wang Center Theatre, on February 23, 2015.more
Alan Alda, actor, director, science advocate and visiting professor at Stony Brook University, shared his passion for communicating science on Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Student Activities Center auditorium.
The Stony Brook Independent has the story.
On Monday, February 16, 2015, O’Brien visited the Stony Brook University Staller Center during her Black in America Tour. O’Brien was joined by a panel of speakers, which included former executive editor of Essence magazine Joan Morgan, former NBA player Etan Thomas, and poet Luis Paulino.more
jimromenesko.com posted an email from DEAN MILLER, director of Stony Brook University’s Center for News Literacy, and included a link to the padlet about David Carr that the CNL developed .more
Carrie Miller graduated in 2012 with a Master of Science Journalism degree. She’s already gotten the New York Press Association’s “Rookie Reporter of the Year” award.
Eight Stony Brook University School of Journalism students, their professor and an alumnus now working at the Daily News covered the rally where tens of thousands took to the streets to protest grand jury decisions not to indict police officers involved in the deaths of two unarmed black men.more
What is sleep? That’s the question we’re asking in the 2015 Flame Challenge. Alan Alda and the Alda Center for Communicating Science are challenging scientists to explain sleep in a way that will enlighten 11-year-olds and awaken their interest in learning more about sleep.more
Friday, November 14, the students at the School of Journalism of Stony Brook University webcast LIVE from Fan Fest to preview the upcoming Seawolves Basketball season and tour the new arena.more
Last Friday Stony Brook University journalism students visited the headquarters of CBS News and Al Jazeera America on the latest Professional Friday trip. One of the professionals the students met with was Senior Vice President of Newsgathering Marcy McGinnis, formerly the associate dean and a founding member of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism.more
Stony Brook University journalism students embarked on the second Professional Friday trip of the semester last week with a visit to the headquarters of ProPublica and the New York Daily News.
In the morning students met with ProPublica’s editor-in-chief, Stephen Engelberg, who spoke about the state of the journalism business, and about the organization’s award-winning investigative journalism projects.
Later in the day, students visited the Daily News and were introduced to the director of business development, David Park, the managing editor for news, Roger F. Moore and video producer, Frank Posillico, who graduated from Stony Brook in 2013. There students learned about the Daily News’ commitment to cover New York while keeping up in today’s fast-paced news cycle.more
Al Jezeera America foreign correspondent Roxana Saberi, who spent 101 days in an Iranian prison on false charges of espionage, told journalism students monday night that she became a journalist to illuminate the lives of people we don’t completely understand.more
Journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein sat with Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. before an audience of more than 1,000 on Thursday.more
Eric Glisson, who has spent the last 18 years of his life in Sing Sing Prison for a murder he did not commit, described his struggle back to freedom during the School of Journalism’s 52nd “My Life As” lecture Wednesday night.more
This Saturday Oyster Bay High School dedicated its library to foreign correspondent and Long Island native Marie Colvin, who was killed in February 2012 while reporting on the Syrian civil war.
Colvin was known as a courageous journalist who covered conflict zones from Chechnya to Sri Lanka to the Middle East, always with the goal of giving a voice to the voiceless, innocent people who are swept up in the chaos of war.more
The Stony Brook News has joined with students in Stony Brook University’s Meteorology Club to strengthen the newscast’s weather forecasts, and by all accounts, the alliance is working.
Students in the club who have volunteered have each been matched with a Stony Brook News weather anchor to help produce a weekly weather segment.
According to Dahlia Ibrahim, the managing editor of the Stony Brook News, previously the show relied on second-hand sources like Weather.com for its forecasts. As a result, the weather anchors couldn’t offer any real meteorological explanations.
aturday was a busy day for Jaclyn Latttanza. Not only was the SOJ senior anchoring the live video webcast from Wolfstock Village, she also was crowned Homecoming Queen of Stony Brook University! The School of Journalism is very proud.
Dean Howard Schneider lauded Jaclyn and the whole webcast team. “Super job!”more
STONY BROOK, NY, September 30, 2014 — Health news service HealthDay has awarded its first annual scholarship to a student enrolled in the School of Journalism’s Master of Science Program at Stony Brook University.
The $2,000 scholarship is to be awarded annually to an outstanding student who intends to seek a career in health or science journalism. The first scholarship recipient, Alex Kramer, was selected in May. The scholarship, which is applied toward tuition, also provides a Fall internship at HealthDay, the largest provider of consumer health news in the country.more
The Stony Brook University School of Journalism produced its third live show this past Saturday – setting a new bar for the school’s student-run broadcasts.
The show covered Wolfstock, Stony Brook’s annual homecoming celebration and football game. At this time last year, the original Wolfstock Live had 264 views on it’s Vimeo page, but one year later, Wolfstock Live 2014 has over 400 views– adding up to a nearly 60 percent increase since last year. With guests like Globetrotter Anthony Buckets Blake and SBU President Samuel Stanley, it’s not hard to see why.more
Can news literacy grow up? After a decade, the movement tries to prove its worth. Stony Brook’s Howard Schneider developed the first news-literacy course after realizing how confused and misinformed students were about journalism and its role in society. Read the article on the Columbia Journalism Review website.more
This semester, Carl Bernstein, Visiting Presidential Professor at Stony Book University, is co-teaching The Cold War: Reshaping America and the World with Frank Myers, Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Political Science. The course is co-scheduled as POL 391.03 and HIS 357.03 and will meet in Frey Hall, Room 222, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 […]more
Eleven SOJ students traveled to China for the summer Journalism Without Walls class. Check out the work they did here: http://www.journalismwithoutwalls.com/china2014more
The recent graduate enjoyed a stellar four-year Seawolves career. Olivia Burne ’14 of the Stony Brook women’s cross country and track and field teams is not done adding to her list of collegiate accolades. The Palmerston North, New Zealand product has been named the 2013-14 America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year, conference officials announced Thursday afternoon. […]more
The Brookings Institution this month published a white pager by SOJ Dean Howard Schneider and Professor James Klurfeld titled “Teaching the Internet Generation to Extract Reliable News from Onslaught of Digital Information”. This new paper examines Stony Brook University’s News Literacy course that teaches students “critical thinking skills of a journalist” – See more at […]more
View the work of these high school students in the current issue of the Greene Gazette.more
Ilana Ozernoy, who helped establish the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting at Stony Brook University and was its first program director, has left for a position with the administration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Ozernoy, 36, a former foreign correspondent for U.S. News & World Report, is joining the mayor’s Office […]more