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.


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 […]


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Howard Schneider lectures about News Literacy during his trip to China.

News Literacy looks to China for partnership

At the invitation of Prof Zhang Kai of the Communication University of China (CUC), Dean Howard Schneider and Richard Hornik traveled to China to participate in a 2-day forum on News Literacy at CUC. This forum was just the most recent step in a year-long effort to bring the Stony Brook model for teaching News Literacy to Mainland China.


Behind the scenes of Wolfstock Live

Thanks to a unique combination of technology and an abundance of student enthusiasm, the School of Journalism produced it’s first ever live show during Stony Brook University’s Homecoming event on Oct. 5, 2013.


First Professional Friday Trip of the Fall Semester

On the first Professional Friday trip of the fall semester, students visited the Associated Press and Bloomberg TV in New York City, took place on Sept. 20, 2013. Professors Dean Miller and Jonathan Sanders led the enthusiastic and ambitious group of 14 students, who were all assigned with specific tasks to document their experience.

Alyssa Mellilo is the recipient of the 2013 Lee Lutz Memorial Scholarship. Photo by Kenneth Ho.

Fourth Annual ‘Taste of the Three Villages’ to Benefit Recipient of Lee Lutz Memorial Scholarship

The Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook will host a tasting featuring the culinary stylings of dozens of restaurants and markets in the Three Village and surrounding area at 5:30 p.m. on September 23, 2013. The event, a Taste of the Three Villages, benefits the Stony Brook University School of Journalism, specifically a scholarship established in memory of Lee Lutz, late editor of the Three Village Times Beacon.

Graham Chedd, an award-winning producer, has joined the School of Journalism faculty as a visiting professor.

Award-winning producer Graham Chedd joins SOJ faculty

Graham Chedd has spent nearly 30 years helping established scientists communicate their findings by giving them a platform—television—to reach audiences. As a visiting professor at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, he will help science and health graduate students become better communicators by sharing those experiences with them.

Alan Alda

Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University Announced at ‘Stars of Stony Brook’ Gala

Stony Brook University’s Center for Communicating Science – the first of its kind in the United States — was renamed today in honor of Alan Alda, the renowned actor, director, and writer who has made communicating science to the public an art form. The naming of the “Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science” was announced by University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., at the Stony Brook Foundation’s annual fundraising Gala, “The Stars of Stony Brook.”


Faculty members win second award for Science on Tap

Stony Brook School of Journalism faculty members Rick Ricioppo, Valeri Lantz-Gefroh and Steven Reiner, along with their crew, won an Award of Excellence in Educational or Instructional Video for their work on Science on Tap from the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Festival of Media Arts