Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists Announces Selections for Class of 2012

The selection committee of the Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists is pleased to announce its class of 2012:

Natalia Barr – Baldwin Senior High School
Liza Bell – Connetquot High School
Paul Cohen – Farmingdale High School
Daniel Correa – Sachem High School North Campus
Lyla Dale – Babylon Junior/Senior High School
Hannah Fagin – Cold Spring Harbor High School
Alexandra Henaghan – Longwood High School
Ashley Johnson – Baldwin Senior High School
Darrell Jones II – Longwood High School
Ciara Kernan – Ward Melville High School
Matthew Kolbert – Glen Cove High School
Rebecca Lewis – New Hyde Park Memorial High School
Matthew Maron – Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns & Rockaway
Margaret Neal – Lynbrook Senior High School
Joshua Odam – Baldwin Senior High School
Glenda Sanchez – Roosevelt High School
Sarah Schreiner – East Islip High School
Chloe Shakin – Jericho High School
Rachel Siford – Hauppauge High School
William Stieglitz – Ward Melville High School
Katherine Zito – Baldwin Senior High School

Congratulations to all.

About Bob Greene and the Summer Journalism Institute

Bob Greene. Photo credit: Newsday

Bob Greene. Photo credit: Newsday

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and editor Robert W. Greene had a last request. As his health waned, Greene hoped to complete plans for a “boot camp” for high school journalists at Stony Brook University.

“It was the last thing my father told me he desired to see come to fruition,” said Greene’s son, Robert W. Greene Jr. “To him, high school newspapers and the students working their respective ‘beats’ were not only the future of the industry but, more importantly, the safeguard to ensure the true meaning of the First Amendment’s freedom of the press.”

Greene, a pioneering investigative reporter and editor and mentor to thousands, died April 10, 2008. The 2012 Robert W. Greene High School Summer Institute can be added to his legacy.

The intensive, residential summer workshop will take place from July 22 to July 28. The free workshop will introduce 21 students to basic skills in news reporting, writing, editing and using video. Students will live at the university and work in the School of Journalism’s multimedia newsroom under the instruction of professional journalists. As a culminating activity, students will produce original work across several media platforms.

“Bob’s vision was that the best and brightest of the next generation, while still in high school, would get the opportunity to study and work with some of Long Island’s top professional journalists,” said Howard Schneider, founding dean of Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism. “I can think of no better way to honor Bob’s memory.”