J School faculty and students work together on election night

Students and faculty from Stony Brook’s School of Journalism came together to cover election night to create a website packed with content, sbvotes.com, featuring live streaming video interviews with experts, breaking news updates, remote coverage of the congressional race and reports on the voting both on campus and in Long Beach.


Stony Brook alum Dan Slepian works as supervising producer on NBC “Dateline’s” Wild, Wild Web

On Friday, October 26 at 10p/9c, “Dateline’s” Wild, Wild Web will give viewers an unprecedented look inside the world of popular websites such as Craigslist, Ebay and Backpage. Millions of people visit these sites each year offering – or in search of – everything from jobs and housing to tutoring sessions and cleaning services. As “Dateline” will reveal, these websites have become a home for much more than that.


Science on Tap returns with a discussion on the science of taste

Science on tap, a live event and web show created by the Stony Brook University School of Journalism’s Center for Communicating Science to demystify science in an informal setting, returns to The Bench in Stony Brook on November 7 at 6:30 pm with featured topic, “Pay Attention! ADHD and the Brain.”

Michael Kelly

SOJ Alumni wins Young Journalist of the Year Award from NYSAPA

Stony Brook University School of Journalism graduate Michael Kelly, class of 2010, won the 2011-12 Mike Hendricks Young Journalist of the Year Award from the New York State Associated Press Association (NYSAPA) for his work at the Amsterdam Recorder. The competition is one of the oldest and most competitive journalistic for daily newspapers in New York State.

Dean Howard Schneider announces the effort to establish The Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting at Stony Brook University at a fundraiser at Muléh in New York City on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Photo by Sam Levitan.

Fundraiser kicks off Marie Colvin Center efforts

The Stony Brook University School of Journalism has launched a fundraising campaign to establish a Center for International Reporting in memory of Marie Colvin, the acclaimed war correspondent and Long Island native who was killed last February while reporting in Syria.

Ben Ames

Flame Challenge Winner Announced

The Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University and famed actor Alan Alda have announced Ben Ames, 31, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, currently pursuing his PhD in quantum optics at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, as the winner of the inaugural Flame Challenge.


SOJ student reports from New York Times Institute

After missing a phone call from what she later learned was an automated voicemail system at The New York Times, Stony Brook journalism major Ariam Frezghi unofficially got the news that she had been accepted into the program that would revive her faith in journalism.

Carl Safina

SOJ faculty member Carl Safina wins award

Carl Safina, visiting professor at the School of Journalism and co-chair of the Center for Communicating Science, has won the 2012 Orion Book Award for his book The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year In An Unnatural World.


SOJ Brings News Literacy to Bhutan

tony Brook University School of Journalism today announced that it has begun work on a three-year program in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan to develop public school lessons to help youth make sense of the role of free press in a democracy.

Photo by Wasim Ahmad/Stony Brook University School of Journalism

David Carr speaks at Stony Brook

He was a cocaine addict and a single parent. He was on welfare. He was a faded journalist who hadn’t worked in a long time. And in 2011, he was the subject of a documentary about his work at the most famous newspaper in the world.

Alan Alda

Flame Challenge burns brightly

Last month, Alan Alda and the Center for Communicating Science asked scientists to answer the question – “What is a flame?” – in a way that an 11-year-old would find intelligible and maybe even fun.


MacArthur Foundation Awards $285,000 to Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University School of Journalism today announced that the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded a $285,000 grant to the Center for News Literacy to fund the creation and delivery of digital materials demanded by the rapid spread of News Literacy courses.


My Life As: Justine Redman (10-17-11)

Justine Redman, a producer for the CNN Anderson Cooper 360 show who shared in two Emmy Awards for coverage of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, said yesterday at Stony Brook University that “the future of journalism is not in blogging” because reporting demands first-hand observation of news events.


SOJ Master’s program begins

The School of Journalism’s new Master of Science program in journalism got underway July 11, as the program’s first nine students arrived for classes.

The Greene Gazette 2011

SOJ’s high school summer institute featured in local media

The Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists was recently featuredin the North Shore Sun. The institute is the School of Journalism’s intensive, residential summer workshop that introduced 16 Long Island high school students to basic skills in news reporting, writing, editing and using video.

Stephanie Baker Wins News Literacy Scholarsip

News Literacy Essay pays tuition bill for junior Health Science major

The latest News Literacy essay winner is a health sciences major who tackled the complexities of nuclear energy policy to win herself a semester’s tuition at Stony Brook. Junior Stephanie Baker of Center Moriches, NY has won the Stony Brook University News Literacy essay competition for spring semester 2011.

Natalie Crnosija

SOJ student chosen for Brookhaven National Laboratory Internship

In two weeks Natalie Crnosija will graduate, but in less than a month she will have already started a paid internship writing for a Nobel Prize-winning national lab. The senior Journalism major was accepted into the Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Media and Communications Office internship, where she will work until April.


Benefit raises $10,000 for Lee Lutz scholarship

In a celebration of the life of Lee Lutz, the late editor of the The Village Times Herald, The School of Journalism along with the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook hosted “A Taste of Three Villages” where they raised about $10,000 for a scholarship in his name.

Participants in the Center for Communicating Science Conference / Photo by Sam Levitan

Center for Communicating Science Holds First Conference

University faculty and administrators from 20 states gathered at Stony Brook in June for an innovative, four-day conference dedicated to improving the way scientists communicate with the public — and many left with new ideas about collaboration and plans to expand science communication efforts on their own campuses.


SOJ graduate named ‘Cub Reporter of the Year’

The Press Club of Long Island has named Jennifer Gustavson their Cub Reporter of the Year. The North Shore Sun staff writer graduated from Stony Brook’s School of Journalism last January and will be honored at a ceremony June 9.