Student-Run Campus Media
While the School of Communication and Journalism does not oversee these student-run
campus media organizations, journalism students are highly encouraged to get involved in
order to gain valuable reporting and leadership experience, and meet other students.
The Stony Brook Press
Stony Brook Independent
Explore Student Life at Stony Brook
My Life As Speaker Series
Several times a year, some of the biggest names in journalism come to speak to Stony
Brook students about life as a reporter.
They talk about:
- How they got their professional start
- What inspires them to tell the stories that matter
- How to find, and report, on big stories
The lecture series, which is free to students and others in the Stony Brook community,
began in 2006.
Other guests have included: Claire Smith, the first woman to cover Major League Baseball;
Allan Sloan, Washington Post
columnist; Glenn Kessler, former White House correspondent and fact-checker; Cory Flintoff,
NPR international correspondent; Lindsey Hilsum, international editor of Channel 4
News London; Michael Rezendes, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at the Boston Globe;
Roxana Saberi, an author and journalist who was imprisoned under false espionage charges
in Iran; Ann Curry, national and international correspondent and anchor for NBC News;
Dan Slepian '93, investigative producer for NBC's Dateline; Sandra Rodriguez Nieto,
an award-winning reporter for
El Diaro de Juarez; Carl Bernstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist famous for helping to break the
news of the Watergate scandal; and many others.
When you’re not working in Stony Brook’s state-of-the-art Newsroom, you’ll have the
chance to visit newsrooms in New York City, the center of the media universe.
Several times a year, students will take the Long Island Railroad from campus to the
city to visit newsrooms and talk to professional reporters and editors, including
Stony Brook alumni. In the past, students have visited the New York Times, Buzzfeed,
60 Minutes, Cosmopolitan magazine, Vice and CBS News.
The School of Communication and Journalism subsidizes the cost of transportation;
students pay $10 per trip.