Our School


About the School

The Stony Brook School of Journalism was established in September 2006. It is the first and only Journalism School in the SUNY public higher-education system.

In addition to its core undergraduate and masters programs, the school operates three Centers: The Center for News Literacy, which has developed a pioneering course in News Literacy for news consumers; the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting, which prepares the next generation of international correspondents; and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, which trains current and future scientists to communicate more effectively with the public. Founding Dean Howard Schneider is the former editor of Newsday.

Our Vision

To advance the public interest in a dramatically-changing world by educating journalists, public communicators and news consumers to value and transmit information that adheres to the highest standards of clarity, accuracy and reliability.