Spring Internship and Career Fair a Big Success

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.

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Ellen Gabler delivers for “My Life As …” Series

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.

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Alan Alda Is Changing The Culture of Science

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.

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Black in America 2015 Tour with Soledad O’Brien

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.

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Jim Romenesko blogs about CNL padlet

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 .

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Grad update: Carrie Miller

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.

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Millions March NYC covered by SOJ students

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.

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The 2015 Flame Challenge – What is Sleep?

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.

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SOJ Live Webcast!

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.

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Professional Friday visits CBS and Al Jazeera America

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.

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SOJ visits ProPublica and NY Daily News

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.

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My Life As … Roxana Saberi

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.

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My Life As … Dan Slepian with Eric Glisson

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.

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Library dedicated to Marie Colvin

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.

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Stony Brook News Partners with Meteorology Club

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.

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SOJ’s Jaclyn Lattanza is Homecoming Queen!

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!”

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First HealthDay Scholarship for Journalism Awarded to Alex Kramer

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.

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SOJ Live Wolfstock Webcast!

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.

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Columbia Journalism Review Looks at the Center for News Literacy

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.

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Carl Bernstein Teaching Course on Cold War

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 […]

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Olivia Burne named America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year

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. […]

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Dean Schneider and Professor Klurfeld White Paper from The Brookings Institution

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 […]

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Ilana Ozernoy takes job in NYC mayor’s office

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 […]

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Nicole Sganga blogs in the NY Times

Nicole Sganga, a journalism student, is accompanying Nicholas Kristof on his annual win-a-trip journey in Burma. She has recently posted the first of several blogs from the field. It’s a very good piece, we encourage you to read it. Nicole was an enthusiastic participant in SBU’s Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists […]

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SBU’s Olivia Burne is tops!

Senior Olivia Burne of the Stony Brook women’s cross country and track and field programs has been named America East Woman of the Year.
The Seawolves website has the story.

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Congratulations Journalism Award and Scholarship Winners!

Student Awards: Dahlia Ibrahim – Award for Outstanding Achievement in Broadcast Journalism Caitlin Rondino and Olivia Burne- Award for Outstanding Achievement in Narrative Journalism Joseph Damiani- Award for Enterprise Reporting Kevin Lizarazo- Award for Outstanding Achievement in Online Reporting Deanna Del Ciello- The Martin Buskin Award for Campus Journalism Will Welch- The Martin Buskin Cub […]

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Professional Friday trip to Buzzfeed & NY1

[ssba] by Ahmad A. Malik The latest outing of Stony Brook School of Journalism’s monthly Professional Friday trips was to BuzzFeed and NY1. The group, led by Professors Jonathan Sanders and Ilana Ozernoy, got a glimpse of the inner-workings of each newsroom and the realities of working in journalism, from the field’s uniquely hectic lifestyle […]

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Great turnout for SOJ on annual Admitted Student Day

About 75 students and family members attended the School of Journalism’s presentation during Stony Brook’s Admitted Students Day on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The hour-long event featured a presentation by Dean Howard Schneider, an overview of the journalism program and a current student question and answer panel.

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Professional Friday visit to the Wall Street Journal and Associated Press

[ssba]   Led by Professors Jonathan Sanders and Ilana Ozernoy, a group of Stony Brook University School of Journalism students visited the offices of the Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press on Friday, March 28. They met with reporters and editors, who shared valuable insights on everything from the day’s news to forging a […]

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Phil Altiere’s article in EdTech Digest

[ssba] The School of Journalism’s own Phil Altiere has had published an article about “Wolfstock Live”, a live television production during last year’s homecoming. As noted in the article, Phil and the students used an innovative system utilizing iPads and Skype to send live coverage back to the studio, and on to the air, from […]

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Journalism students at CNN and Retro Report Organization

[ssba] Story By: Ivana Stolnik [pullquote]“Don’t be confused by shiny objects. Go out there in the field and make mistakes. Be a real journalist.”  Andrew Morse, Senior Vice President, CNN USA[/pullquote]The first Professional Friday of the spring 2014 semester brought Stony Brook students of journalism to New York City once again. This time they visited […]

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