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Howard SchneiderExecutive Director, Center for News LiteracySchool of Communication and Journalism


Howard Schneider is the Executive Director of the School of Communication and Journalism's Center for News Literacy, which developed the nation's first undergraduate course in how to be a discerning news consumer. The Center's news literacy course has been completed by more than 17,000 students across the US, in 11 countries and online through Coursera. Schneider is the Founding Dean of the Journalism school and previously had spent 35 years as a working journalist for Newsday, where for 18 years he served as managing editor and then editor. Under his editorial leadership, the newspaper won eight Pulitzer Prizes and became one of the first newspapers in the nation to create news websites.    


  • MS, Columbia University
  • BA, Syracuse University


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