Howard Schneider to take on full-time leadership role at the Center for News Literacy

Will depart as Dean of Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism to focus exclusively on advancing the Center’s critical educational mission STONY BROOK, N.Y., December 13, 2018 – The Founding Dean of Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism, Howard Schneider, will depart his role at the start of 2019 to fully focus on bringing the school’s […]

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After Hurricane Florence, Journalism Alum Shares Lessons Learned With Students

Basil John ’16, a graduate of Stony Brook’s School of Journalism, knows that being a reporter means being prepared to go anywhere and experience anything while on assignment. Recently, John sat on the floor of a coworker’s spare bedroom and Skyped with students in Assistant Professor of Journalism Richard Ricioppo’s Advanced Broadcast Journalism class. What […]

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My Life As: Margaret Sullivan

By Rachael Eyler  Margaret Sullivan, media columnist for The Washington Post and former public editor of the New York Times critiqued the current media coverage of the Trump Era as part of School of Journalism “My Life As” Speaker Series. After leaving the Buffalo Times in 2012, Sullivan joined the New York Times as public […]

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Guneet Singh ’19 awarded New York Women in Communications Scholarship

Stony Brook University School of Journalism student Guneet Singh ’19 has been awarded the Ruth Whitney Scholarship from Glamour Magazine by New York Women In Communications in recognition of her academic achievements and commitment to the field of communications. Singh is one of 20 scholarship recipients who will be presented with their awards at the […]

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Professional Fridays visits Cheddar and NY1

Stony Brook University students ventured into Manhattan on Friday, March 23rd, to network with alumni working at journalistic organizations and get a behind the scenes look at what a job in the industry is like. The two organizations that were visited were Cheddar and NY1.

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The Marie Colvin Lecture Series 2018: David Rohde

By Rachael Eyler Nearly a decade after he was kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan and held for seven months in captivity in the tribal areas of Pakistan in 2008, former foreign correspondent and current New Yorker online news director David Rohde shared his experiences as part of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism’s […]

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Marie Colvin Lecture: David Rohde

The Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting at Stony Brook’s School of Journalism is pleased to present the annual Marie Colvin Lecture, as part of the My Life As Speaker Series. This year’s speaker is David Rohde, the Online News Director at The New Yorker and former foreign correspondent for The New York Times. In […]

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My Life As: Ted Koppel

By Rachael Eyler It was a full house at the Staller Center for Performing Arts at Stony Brook University on Nov. 15 when Ted Koppel, the legendary anchor of ABC News’ Nightline, spoke as part of the School of Journalism’s My Life As Speaker Series. Koppel, who spent 40 years working for ABC News and […]

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My Life As: Claire Smith

By Korinne Utting Over the course of Claire Smith’s 30-year career covering baseball, she’s only had one bad day. Smith inherited her love of baseball from her parents, especially her mother. The Brooklyn Dodgers were her family’s favorite team — they loved the story of Jackie Robinson, and his love story with his wife, Rachel […]

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Professional Friday visits Cosmopolitan & Bloomberg News

More than a dozen School of Journalism undergraduates participated in a very stimulating “Professional Friday” outing in Manhattan on Oct. 13. In visiting, Cosmopolitan magazine and Bloomberg News, one of the highlights was meeting Charlie Pellett, a veteran of Bloomberg’s radio station, WBBR and, notably, the voice of the New York subway system. For many […]

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SOJ Hosts Screening of ‘Obit’

By Rachael Eyler Journalism students at Stony Brook University got a behind the scenes look into Vanessa Gould’s buzzworthy documentary, “Obit,” following a screening of the film and a conversation with the filmmaker on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The documentary takes an inside look at the Obituary Desk at The New York Times,  which features a […]

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Briana Panetta, the 2017 HealthDay Scholarship recipient, with her mom, George Giokas (far left), HealthDay's chairman and co-founder, and Dan McKillen (far right), HealthDay CEO.

HealthDay Scholarship for Journalism Awarded to Briana Panetta

STONY BROOK, NY, September 27, 2017 – Health news service HealthDay has awarded its annual scholarship to an undergraduate journalism at Stony Brook University. The $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding student who is interested in a career in health or science journalism. Scholarship recipient, Briana Panetta, was selected in May. The scholarship, which […]

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Demi Guo wins the Marie Colvin/Wall Street Journal Fellowship

This year’s Marie Colvin/Wall Street Journal Fellowship goes to a graduating senior who has demonstrated her deep interest in international reporting and in breaking down cultural barriers. This summer she will report for the Wall Street Journal’s Hong Kong bureau.

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“My Life As” speakers in new video interviews

Stony Brook’s video series “5 Questions With …” has released three new interviews with leaders in the field of journalism, including Dean Baquet, Corey Flintoff, and Dan Slepian. Each had appeared as a speaker a in the School of Journalism’s “My Life As” speaker series.

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My Life As: Allan Sloan

“Don’t let the numbers confuse you”. From Buffet to Trump, the Stock Market to the Fed, the award-winning Washington Post columnist and public radio commentator gave the real story behind the economic headlines at his talk here on April 24

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My Life As: Glenn Kessler

On Thursday, March 9, the Stony Brook University School of Journalism brought Glenn Kessler to the campus as the latest in the My Life As speaker series. The former White House correspondent in charge of fact-checking for The Washington Post explained how he awards a “Pinocchio” to public officials.

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Professional Friday visits Vice News

Students from the SOJ visited the Vice offices as part of the Professional Fridays program. Eighteen students and two professors were taken on a tour of the Vice newsroom by Matt Phillips, the editor-in-chief of Vice Money.

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School of Journalism promotes worldwide news literacy

What is the role of verifiable information in a civil society? How can critical thinking skills be imparted to students and adults to create a new literacy for the 21st Century? The SOJ launched the Overseas Partnership Program in its Center for News Literacy to educate students in countries where news is no longer completely controlled by the government.

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My Life As: Dean Baquet

On February 23, 2017, the School of Journalism presented the latest in its “My Life As …” speaker series: Dean Baquet, the Executive Editor of the The New York Times.

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Making Sense of the News: What Is News?

SOJ’s Michael Spikes begins writing a new column for Bill Moyers and Company: Becoming news literate in the internet age requires defining what “news” really is and figuring out if the source is reliable.

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The Marie Colvin Speaker Series: Lindsey Hilsum

International editor of Channel 4 News London Lindsey Hilsum speaks as part of the Marie Colvin Distinguished Lecture Series on December 6, 2016 at Stony Brook University.
The series is hosted by the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting in the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University.

 

 

 

Professional Friday visits The Daily News and 60 Minutes

Hundreds of professional journalists and media professionals were hard at work in the New York Daily News newsroom this past Friday. They were writing stories, contacting sources, and anxiously awaiting their respective editors to get back to them on their stories. All of which was familiar to the journalism students visiting from Stony Brook University […]

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