Nikon partners with SOJ to provide cameras for students

NikonThe School of Journalism has partnered with Nikon, Inc. to offer students access to the latest Nikon video and still SLR cameras.

Nikon has provided a consignment of 19 D7000 cameras and 5 flashes for students’ use in journalism classes.

The cameras will be used by students for multimedia projects using video and photos to add value to stories on the web.

“This amazing level of support from Nikon will really help us take our class to the next level.” said Wasim Ahmad, an online journalism teacher who will use the cameras in his upper level class. “Nikon’s deal with our school gives our students great access to equipment that a lot of other schools don’t have.”

Ahmad’s class is focused around photography, video and the latest trends in mobile journalism.

Nikon’s partnership started in Fall 2010, and students have produced exemplary work using the new equipment since then, reporting stories all the way from New York City to the Gulf of Mexico for the Journalism Without Walls program.

Each student in the class will get the opportunity to take a camera and learn all the ins and outs of mobile journalism. With this level of support, students will have full access to the cameras for the semester.

“These young photojournalism students will be tomorrow’s professionals that will capture the world’s most historic moments,” said William H. Pekala Nikon professional services general manager. “Nikon is proud to be associated with Stony Brook in helping provide the best tools possible.”