The School of Journalism… Building a free press and an informed public.
Our Goal: $13.6 Million…..$8.8 Million to go!
Journalism is part of the overall Stony Brook University Campaign to “go far beyond.”
What Does Journalism @ Stony Brook Mean?
- Educating the next generation of journalists to sustain a healthy democracy.
- Fighting fake news though a pioneering curriculum in News Literacy that is providing training for news consumers across the country and globe.
- Providing transformational experiences for students to report from around the world through the Journalism Without Walls Initiative and the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting.
- Promoting a diverse pool of future journalists through The Next Generation Project, which provides scholarships to the Robert. W, Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists to high-potential students from diverse communities.
- Engaging the greater campus community in major issues facing journalism and journalists through the "My Life As.." lecture series which brings to the university the top journalists in the nation.
- SBU Journalism is the only accredited undergraduate program for Journalism in the public SUNY system, and a critical resource for one of the most affordable university degrees in the country.
- Education is expensive. Many first generation or underrepresented students in Journalism need financial support to get through a 4-year, rigorous undergraduate program. Scholarships are key.
- To offer the best educational opportunities – like a modern Newsroom, digital and video equipment, and access to reporting resources – it takes resources.
- SBU Journalism is investing in students and outreach projects to support a healthy democracy.
- We provide leadership in critical areas of communications such as news literacy, international reporting, science journalism and old-fashion news reporting through the Center for News Literacy, the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting, and the School of Journalism.
Our Priorities for Support
- Scholarships and internships for students, especially from underserved school districts.
- The Center for News Literacy – help us design and spread the concepts of reliable news engagement.
- Endowed faculty positions for leadership in News Literacy and International Reporting.
- Dean’s Fund for Excellence – where we invest in innovation, special programs and provide emergency support for students.
How to Give?
- Contact Gail McCulloch, Director of Development to talk about your interest. She will help you match your passion to the best opportunity in News Literacy, Journalism, or the University at large. gail.mcculloch.edu or call 631-632-7745.
- Go online: stonybrook.edu/givingJournalism. You can give to a fund of your choice by typing in the name or pick the Dean’s Fund for Excellence.
- Send a check made out to the Stony Brook Foundation:
- c/o Gail McCulloch
- School of Journalism
- Stony Brook University
- N4047 Melville Library
- Stony Brook, NY 11794-1857
- Consider designating the School of Journalism in your Will.
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