Faculty

Howard Schneider

Howard Schneider

Dean
Howard Schneider is the founding dean of the School of Journalism, spearheading the team that developed the proposal for SUNY’s first School of Journalism. He was a reporter and editor at Newsday for more than 35 years. For nearly 18 of those years, he was managing editor and then editor.

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Elizabeth Bass

Elizabeth Bass

Visiting Professor
Elizabeth Bass is a veteran journalist with a specialty in medical writing and editing and the co-author of two books. She graduated from Cornell University before working as a reporter and editor at Newsday for 20 years, where she supervised reporting that won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism.

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Pablo Calvi

Assistant Professor
Pablo Calvi, the first non-native, English speaker to receive a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship in the history of the Pulitzer Prizes, is an assistant professor at Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism, where he teaches courses in multimedia journalism and Latin American literary journalism. He is the Associate Director for Latin America for the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting.

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Graham Chedd, an award-winning producer, has joined the School of Journalism faculty as a visiting professor.

Graham Chedd

Visiting Professor
Graham Chedd, an Emmy winner, was a member of the small team that founded NOVA in 1974. He later established the Chedd-Angier Production Company, which created the PBS series Scientific American Frontiers, hosted by Alan Alda.

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Charles Haddad

Charles Haddad

Associate Professor
Charles Haddad is the author of several books and award-winning writing and editing work for such major publications as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Business Week magazine. He currently teaches journalism and narrative nonfiction writing and runs a study abroad program in China.

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Richard Hornik

Center for News Literacy, Director of Overseas Partnership Program
Richard Hornik is a journalist and news executive with over 30 years of global experience and also an editorial consultant, who has designed and implemented editorial reorganizations at Reuters and the Harvard Business Review. He worked for 24 years at Time and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Overseas Press Club.

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James Klurfeld

James M. Klurfeld

Visiting Professor
James M. Klurfeld spent 40 years working at Newsday, where he was ultimately vice president and editor of the editorial pages. He was a member of the Newsday investigative team that won the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and also wrote a weekly column for Newsday that focused on foreign affairs and national security issues.

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Steven Reiner

Steven Reiner

Associate Professor
Steven Reiner worked for more than a decade as a producer for the CBS News magazine program “60 Minutes” and is the recipient of several national Emmy Awards. Prior to joining CBS News, he worked at both NBC and ABC News, served as an editor for The Atlantic magazine, and as the senior editor and executive producer of National Public Radio’s evening news program “All Things Considered.”

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Carl Safina

Carl Safina

Visiting Professor
Carl Safina, one of the nation’s most esteemed environmental writers, is the founding president of the Blue Ocean Institute and the author of six books. He is the co-chair of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, which helps current and future scientists learn to communicate more clearly and vividly with the public.

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Jonathan Sanders

Jonathan Sanders

Associate Professor
Jonathan Sanders, an Emmy, Edward R. Murrow award winning veteran international reporter and Fulbright scholar, was for many years the CBS News Moscow Correspondent. He has worked for The Discovery Channel, PBS, and Link TV. For four decades, Sanders’ work has focused on/ freedom of expression/ and the consequences of repression.

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Barbara Selvin

Barbara Selvin

Associate Professor
Barbara Selvin worked at Newsday and New York Newsday, and her freelance work has also been published in The New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review and business and health-care magazines. She was the School of Journalisms’s first full-time professor and inaugurated the school’s Journalism 24/7 course, which examines the impact of the digital revolution on journalism and journalists.

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Harvey Aronson

Harvey Aronson

Lecturer
Harvey Aronson was a contributing editor of Cosmopolitan, and has written for New York Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Sport, Newsweek, Ladies Home Journal, and Good-Housekeeping and is the author of seven books, both fiction and non-fiction.

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Jonathan Anzalone

Lecturer
Jonathan joined the Center for News Literacy in 2007 as one of the center’s first Graduate Teaching Fellows. After completing his PhD with the Stony Brook History Department in 2012, Jonathan stayed at the School of Journalism as a News Literacy lecturer and recitation leader. He also serves as Assistant Director for the Center.

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Shawn Brown

Lecturer
Shawn Brown is an award-winning social media producer at News 12 Interactive who is responsible for social media strategy and campaigns for all seven News 12 stations in the tri-state area.

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Josh Caray

Lecturer
Josh Caray is a veteran reporter, anchor and play-by-play broadcaster who joined the Stony Brook faculty as an adjunct professor in 2017. In addition, Caray is the play-by-play voice for Stony Brook football and men’s basketball as well as the Hudson Valley Renegades baseball team in the summer.

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Connie Conway

Connie Conway

Lecturer
Connie Conway is a television/radio reporter with more than 30 years of experience, who worked at Long Island Public Radio as News Director, Reporter and host of the “Evening Report” and as a reporter at News 12. She has won 20 awards, from the Associated Press, Long Island Press Club and the International Communicator awards club, to name a few.

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Zachary Dowdy

Zachary R. Dowdy

Lecturer
Zachary R. Dowdy is a criminal justice reporter at Newsday. Previously, he served as Newsday’s state, national and foreign correspondent, filing stories from out-of-state, abroad or the United Nations. He has also worked at The Boston Herald and The Boston Globe.

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Richard Firstman

Richard Firstman

Lecturer
Rick Firstman is an award-winning journalist, author, and editor and a former reporter and editor at Newsday. He has also written for a variety of magazines and been a contributing producer for 60 Minutes.

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Jon Friedman

Lecturer
Jon Friedman writes about the me
dia industry for such publications as Time.com, Esquire.com, Newsmax and the New York Post. Before focusing on the media, he covered the Wall Street beat for Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, USA Today and Investors Business Daily.

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George Giokas

George Giokas

Lecturer
George Giokas started his journalism career as a reporter in Westchester and then spent many years at Newsday as one of its top editors before launching his own business in 1995, StaffWriters Plus, Inc. He is also one of the founders of HealthDay, the country’s largest consumer health news service, which can be found on more than 6,000 web sites.

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Eric Glandbard

Lecturer
Eric is currently teaching photography and video at Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism. He is also the webmaster of the School of Journalism’s website.

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Bob Herzog

Bob Herzog

Lecturer
Bob Herzog has worked in the sports department at Newsday since 1976. Currently, he reports on the high school sports beat as part of a greater commitment to local sports under Newsday’s new owners, Cablevision. That commitment coincided with the start-up of the 24/7 high school sports channel, MSG Varsity, with which Newsday is a partner.

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Timothy Hughes

Timothy Hughes

Lecturer
Timothy Hughes has worked since 2008 as a night editor at Newsday, where he helps guide daily breaking news coverage. Before that, he worked as a reporter, editor, feature writer and film critic at several publications in his native Southern California, like the Los Angeles Times.

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Jihii Jolly

Lecturer
Jihii Jolly is a multimedia journalist who specializes in media and culture and has written and produced content for the Columbia Journalism Review, The Atlantic and Narratively, among others. She’s currently Community Editor of the Women & Girls Hub at News Deeply.

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Carolyn Schurr Levin

Lecturer and Media Law Adviser
Carolyn Schurr Levin is an attorney specializing in Media Law and the First Amendment. As a freelance writer, Levin has been published in the New York Times Book Review, New York Law Journal, American Bar Association Journal, Corporate Counsel newsletter, Barrister magazine, and Special Counsel newsletter.

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TC McCarthy

Lecturer
TC McCarthy is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning multimedia journalist from New York who specializes in video, photography and web design. A graduate of Stony Brook University, McCarthy worked as an interactive producer for News12 Networks before becoming the web developer at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in Manhattan.

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Marcy McGinnis

Marcy McGinnis

Lecturer
Marcy McGinnis was associate dean at Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism from 2007 until 2014, having joined the journalism faculty as the director of the broadcast journalism program in 2006 after a career at CBS News that spanned over three decades.

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Elizabeth Moore

Lecturer
Elizabeth Moore is a newspaper industry veteran who teaches graduate-level courses in investigative reporting techniques, introductory reporting and health, environment, science and technology reporting. As a reporter at Newsday for 16 years, she wrote about business, government and politics, including Hillary Clinton’s campaigns for Senate and the presidency.

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Sandra Peddie

Lecturer
Sandra Peddie is a reporter on Newsday’s investigative team, which was a finalist for the Public Service Pulitzer in 2014 for a series of stories on police misconduct.

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Randall Pinkston

Lecturer
Randall Pinkston worked for CBS more than thirty years, first at WCBS TV, then the network. His assignments included the White House, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, refugee crises in Albania and Pakistan, and natural disasters in the U.S., Turkey, Haiti, Italy, and Chile.

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Rick Ricioppo

Rick Ricioppo

Lecturer
Rick Ricioppo is an experienced professional video photographer and editor and worked as the production director of TV 10 at Illinois State University from 2002 to 2007. Additionally, he oversaw video production of sporting events both at the university and at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Ill.

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Terry Sheridan

Terry Sheridan

Lecturer
Terry Sheridan is a veteran New York City radio journalist. He is currently Managing Editor of WSHU Public Radio, where as part of his duties he oversees the WSHU-Stony Brook internship program.

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Jamie Stuart

Lecturer
Jamie Stuart is the Emmy award-winning weekend sports anchor for News 12 Long Island. Jamie Stuart is what we call a sports “lifer.” Ever since he was 5 years old, his world has revolved around sports.

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Irene Virag

Irene Virag

Lecturer
Pulitzer Prize winner Irene Virag was Home and Garden Editor of Newsday and continues to make her way in the freelance world. Her work has appeared in Fine Gardening, Country Gardens, More and Better Homes & Gardens. She studied at the University of London and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard and is the author of two books.

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Paul Vitello

Lecturer
Paul Vitello is an award-winning journalist who was a popular Newsday columnist for more than 20 years and for 10 years was a staff reporter at The New York Times.

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Mary Ellen Walsh-Friedman

Lecturer
Mary Ellen Walsh-Friedmann is an award-wining journalist published in Newsday, New York Daily News, LI Pulse, Long Island Press, ezines and websites. Her Patch.com “MEWsings” column won awards for humor writing from the Society of Professional Journalists.

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Stephanie Walter

Lecturer
Stephanie Walter is an award winning documentary filmmaker. Stephanie has worked at MSNBC, CBS, VIACOM, and other production and news organizations throughout NYC. She is currently the co-founder and Artistic Director of the award winning Reel Works Filmmaking.

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