About the Marie Colvin Center
The Stony Brook University School of Communication and Journalism established a center for international reporting in memory of acclaimed war correspondent Marie Colvin in 2013 with the support of fellow journalists, her family and the News Corp Foundation.
The mission of the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting is to nurture and grow the next generation of overseas reporters, to raise public awareness about the need for robust international coverage and to empower Colvin’s legacy on behalf of current and future reporters everywhere.
Three key programmatic efforts are central to the Center’s work. A scholarship and international reporting program – Journalism Without Walls – helps undergraduate students immerse themselves in an actual international experience. The annual Marie Colvin Distinguished Lecture exposes students, SBU faculty and the Long Island community to a well-known international reporter who shares their experiences and insights on reporting abroad. And, the Journalist in Residence program underwrites a sabbatical for an international journalist to complete a project, disengage from conflict zone reporting and work with journalism students on the practical issues of international reporting.