Faculty members win second award for Science on Tap

Stony Brook School of Journalism faculty members Rick Ricioppo, Valeri Lantz-Gefroh and Steven Reiner, along with their crew, won an Award of Excellence in Educational or Instructional Video for their work on Science on Tap from the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Festival of Media Arts

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College Media Matters names SBU J School one of top 50 in the United States

College Media Matters, a student journalism industry blog run by Dan Reimold that is sponsored by the Associated Collegiate Press, put Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism on its 2013 list of the top 50 undergraduate journalism schools or programs in the country. The SBU J School is the only one to make the list that […]

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An Interview with Joe Klein

Stony Brook University School of Journalism senior Marc Schwartz conducts an interview with Joe Klein, a political columnist for Time Magazine and the author of six books. Klein gave his interview just before making a speech to Stony Brook University students and faculty as a part of the My Life As series. Time Magazine Writer […]

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CBS correspondent Michelle Miller Speaks to SBU Students

Michelle Miller, CBS News correspondent and recipient of the National Association of Black Journalists’ Award of Excellence, spoke at Stony Brook University as part of the My Life As… series on November 29. Miller is a New York-based correspondent and fill-in anchor on programs like the “CBS Evening News,” “CBS This Morning” and “CBS News Sunday Morning.”


The Great Debate: Electoral College rescheduled for Nov. 29

Is the electoral college – the manner in which the United States chooses its president – a weird mechanism that has outlived its original shaky rationale? Or does it ensure that the President of the United States has popular support and that this support is sufficiently well distributed throughout the country? Come to Humanities 1006 on Thursday, November 29, 2012, 4:00 p.m. and see this debate play out.


Professor Barbara Selvin wins Award

Assistant Professor Barbara Selvin won the Best Faculty Paper award at the 11th annual Convergence and Society Conference in October 2012 at the University of South Carolina. Her paper, “Teaching the Business of Journalism: A Double Dose of Reality,” argues that journalism schools must teach students how the digital transformation of the industry affects not […]


J School faculty and students work together on election night

Students and faculty from Stony Brook’s School of Journalism came together to cover election night to create a website packed with content, sbvotes.com, featuring live streaming video interviews with experts, breaking news updates, remote coverage of the congressional race and reports on the voting both on campus and in Long Beach.


Stony Brook alum Dan Slepian works as supervising producer on NBC “Dateline’s” Wild, Wild Web

On Friday, October 26 at 10p/9c, “Dateline’s” Wild, Wild Web will give viewers an unprecedented look inside the world of popular websites such as Craigslist, Ebay and Backpage. Millions of people visit these sites each year offering – or in search of – everything from jobs and housing to tutoring sessions and cleaning services. As “Dateline” will reveal, these websites have become a home for much more than that.


Science on Tap returns with a discussion on the science of taste

Science on tap, a live event and web show created by the Stony Brook University School of Journalism’s Center for Communicating Science to demystify science in an informal setting, returns to The Bench in Stony Brook on November 7 at 6:30 pm with featured topic, “Pay Attention! ADHD and the Brain.”

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SOJ Alumni wins Young Journalist of the Year Award from NYSAPA

Stony Brook University School of Journalism graduate Michael Kelly, class of 2010, won the 2011-12 Mike Hendricks Young Journalist of the Year Award from the New York State Associated Press Association (NYSAPA) for his work at the Amsterdam Recorder. The competition is one of the oldest and most competitive journalistic for daily newspapers in New York State.

Dean Howard Schneider announces the effort to establish The Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting at Stony Brook University at a fundraiser at Muléh in New York City on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Photo by Sam Levitan.

Fundraiser kicks off Marie Colvin Center efforts

The Stony Brook University School of Journalism has launched a fundraising campaign to establish a Center for International Reporting in memory of Marie Colvin, the acclaimed war correspondent and Long Island native who was killed last February while reporting in Syria.

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Flame Challenge Winner Announced

The Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University and famed actor Alan Alda have announced Ben Ames, 31, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, currently pursuing his PhD in quantum optics at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, as the winner of the inaugural Flame Challenge.


SOJ student reports from New York Times Institute

After missing a phone call from what she later learned was an automated voicemail system at The New York Times, Stony Brook journalism major Ariam Frezghi unofficially got the news that she had been accepted into the program that would revive her faith in journalism.

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SOJ faculty member Carl Safina wins award

Carl Safina, visiting professor at the School of Journalism and co-chair of the Center for Communicating Science, has won the 2012 Orion Book Award for his book The View from Lazy Point: A Natural Year In An Unnatural World.


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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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.

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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.


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.