Howard Schneider lectures about News Literacy during his trip to China.

News Literacy looks to China for partnership

At the invitation of Prof Zhang Kai of the Communication University of China (CUC), Dean Howard Schneider and Richard Hornik traveled to China to participate in a 2-day forum on News Literacy at CUC. This forum was just the most recent step in a year-long effort to bring the Stony Brook model for teaching News Literacy to Mainland China.

Photo by Wasim Ahmad/Stony Brook University School of Journalism

David Carr speaks at Stony Brook

He was a cocaine addict and a single parent. He was on welfare. He was a faded journalist who hadn’t worked in a long time. And in 2011, he was the subject of a documentary about his work at the most famous newspaper in the world.


MacArthur Foundation Awards $285,000 to Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University School of Journalism today announced that the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded a $285,000 grant to the Center for News Literacy to fund the creation and delivery of digital materials demanded by the rapid spread of News Literacy courses.

Stephanie Baker Wins News Literacy Scholarsip

News Literacy Essay pays tuition bill for junior Health Science major

The latest News Literacy essay winner is a health sciences major who tackled the complexities of nuclear energy policy to win herself a semester’s tuition at Stony Brook. Junior Stephanie Baker of Center Moriches, NY has won the Stony Brook University News Literacy essay competition for spring semester 2011.


SOJ Launches 2009 News Literacy Conference Web Site

The Stony Brook University School of Journalism recently launched its 2009 News Literacy Conference Web site. The site features photos, videos and information about the first national conference on News Literacy that ran from March 11-13 at Stony Brook.

Ribbon Cutting for the newroom

Stony Brook’s School of Journalism Unveils ‘Newsroom of the Future’

One of the most technologically advanced newsrooms in the country was officially opened today when Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism unveiled its “Newsroom of the Future.” More than 100 people–Stony Brook officials, including President Shirley Strum Kenny; government officials; members of media—attended the opening of the $1.3 million facility.