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Training the journalists of the future

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

In an age of transformation, both technological and cultural, there has never been a greater need for clear, accurate and authoritative voices to advance the public interest. The School of Journalism at Stony Brook University is, and will continue to be, a major influence in the news and information revolution by educating not only the next generation of journalists, but by its pioneering efforts to educate the next generation of news consumers and scientists who will interact with the public and the press. In fulfilling this vision, the school is helping to lead a global conversation on how citizens can be better informed participants in civil societies.

With your support, the School of Journalism is poised to become one of the top public journalism schools in the country by training exceptional journalists who can meet the needs of an evolving media climate, as well extending its expertise to prepare all students to be effective communicators and news consumers.

UNIT GOAL

$10 million

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ABOUT THE SCHOOL

“The media world is in the midst of transformation. Digital technology is spawning a flood of information — and disinformation — every day. Never before has there been a greater need for passionate, independent-minded, versatile and well-trained journalism graduates. Stony Brook’s School of Journalism is ideally positioned to fill that need.”

Howard Schneider, Founding Dean

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UNIT INITIATIVES

ENDOWED FACULTY

Endowed Faculty

The School is marking its 10 year anniversary in 2016. The core mission of becoming one of the outstanding schools of journalism has evolved from aspiration to thought leadership. Endowed faculty positions are a key element of our plan for continuous improvement and sustained quality.

Areas of focus for endowed positions are:

  • Endowed chair in Communicating Science (associated with Alda Center)
  • Endowed professor in the Center for News Literacy
  • Endowed fellowships for the Alda Center
  • Marie Colvin Center endowed professorships for international reporting
  • Endowed distinguished fellow in the Marie Colvin Center

CENTER FOR NEWS LITERACY

Center for News Literacy

  • Create grant, fundraising and new revenue initiatives to sustain and expand the center and to promote its curriculum
  • Develop a digital resource center to expand educational and training opportunities

ALAN ALDA CENTER FOR COMMUNICATING SCIENCE

Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

  • Support the training of scientists around the world to become better communicators
  • Develop a research program to generate knowledge and best practices for how scientific information is consumed and understood

MARIE COLVIN CENTER

Marie Colvin Center

  • Train students in international journalism while giving them experiences abroad

ROBERT W. GREENE HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM CENTER

Robert W. Greene High School Journalism Center

  • Provide summer learning opportunities for high school students interested in journalism

DEAN'S FUND FOR EXCELLENCE

Dean’s Fund for Excellence

  • Create flexibility to respond to critical opportunities as they arise

STONY BROOK STORIES

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Promoting 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? An accelerating communications revolution — fueled by social media platforms that can promote unfiltered and false information — has given these questions a newfound significance for not only Stony Brook students and their American peers, but also for students worldwide who find themselves attending school in transitional media societies.

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Educating Outstanding Media Professionals

In May 2015, the School of Journalism became one of 119 programs worldwide to receive national accreditation by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, in recognition of the school’s outstanding undergraduate program.

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JOURNALISM ADVISORY BOARD

Joye Brown

Michael V. Dukmejian ’76

Mitchell B. Fox ’84

Andrew J. Heyward

Scott J. Higham ’82

Shirley Strum Kenny

Debby Krenek

Marcy A. McGinnis

Arlene M. Morgan

Andrew Morse

Matthew A. Moskowitz ’95

Randall Pinkston

Andrew Revkin

Ira Rosen

Daniel Slepian ’92

Kinsey S. Wilson