Great turnout for SOJ on annual Admitted Student Day

About 75 students and family members attended the School of Journalism’s presentation during Stony Brook’s Admitted Students Day on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The hour-long event featured a presentation by Dean Howard Schneider, an overview of the journalism program and a current student question and answer panel.

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Alyssa Mellilo is the recipient of the 2013 Lee Lutz Memorial Scholarship. Photo by Kenneth Ho.

Fourth Annual ‘Taste of the Three Villages’ to Benefit Recipient of Lee Lutz Memorial Scholarship

The Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook will host a tasting featuring the culinary stylings of dozens of restaurants and markets in the Three Village and surrounding area at 5:30 p.m. on September 23, 2013. The event, a Taste of the Three Villages, benefits the Stony Brook University School of Journalism, specifically a scholarship established in memory of Lee Lutz, late editor of the Three Village Times Beacon.

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SOJ Brings News Literacy to Bhutan

tony Brook University School of Journalism today announced that it has begun work on a three-year program in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan to develop public school lessons to help youth make sense of the role of free press in a democracy.

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Flame Challenge burns brightly

Last month, Alan Alda and the Center for Communicating Science asked scientists to answer the question – “What is a flame?” – in a way that an 11-year-old would find intelligible and maybe even fun.

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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.

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My Life As: Justine Redman (10-17-11)

Justine Redman, a producer for the CNN Anderson Cooper 360 show who shared in two Emmy Awards for coverage of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, said yesterday at Stony Brook University that “the future of journalism is not in blogging” because reporting demands first-hand observation of news events.

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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.

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Participants in the Center for Communicating Science Conference / Photo by Sam Levitan

Center for Communicating Science Holds First Conference

University faculty and administrators from 20 states gathered at Stony Brook in June for an innovative, four-day conference dedicated to improving the way scientists communicate with the public — and many left with new ideas about collaboration and plans to expand science communication efforts on their own campuses.

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SOJ graduate named ‘Cub Reporter of the Year’

The Press Club of Long Island has named Jennifer Gustavson their Cub Reporter of the Year. The North Shore Sun staff writer graduated from Stony Brook’s School of Journalism last January and will be honored at a ceremony June 9.

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Celebrating with “Hubble 3D”

The Center for Communicating Science celebrated its official opening Sept. 23 with a program of events that included a sold-out exclusive benefit showing of the IMAX movie “Hubble 3D” at the AMC Loews theater in Stony Brook.

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Full House for Greene-Alda Lecture

The lecture, at Stony Brook University’s Staller Center, was one of several events on Sept. 23 that celebrated the official opening of the Center for Communicating Science.

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2010 Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists

The reviews are in and the 18 specially selected high school journalists who made up the 2010 Greene Team were all on the same page: Awesome! Excellent! Fabulous! Loved It! The second annual summer boot camp was created in honor of the late Bob Greene, legendary Newsday investigative reporter and former professor at Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism.

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School of Journalism offers new “Presidency and the Press” course

The Stony Brook University School of Journalism is offering a course this semester on The Presidency and the Press, an in depth examination of the relationship between the White House and the Washington press corps with special emphasis on how that often contentious relationship has been affected by the Internet revolution.

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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.

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