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Wasim Ahmad spent six years at newspapers in Minnesota, Florida and upstate New York before coming to Stony Brook as an assistant professor in the Fall 2009 semester.
Ahmad graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Binghamton University and a Master of Science in photography at Syracuse University. He started his career working for the Binghamton (N.Y.) Press & Sun-Bulletin as a reporter and then went on to work as a copy editor and page designer.
In 2004, Ahmad went to work for the St. Cloud (Minn.) Times, but he returned to Binghamton in 2005 and was promoted to Newsroom Online Content Producer, where he was in charge of overseeing editorial content for the newspaper’s Web site and trained staff in multimedia journalism. His work on the newspaper’s Web site during the area’s worst flooding brought news about the disaster to more than three million visitors in a single day.
In 2007, Ahmad left Binghamton to serve as Web editor at the Naples (Fla.) Daily News, where he was responsible for Web operations for the newspaper and its sister publications.
Ahmad’s work has been recognized by the Freedom Forum and the Center for Innovation in College Media.