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We need to treat election polls with skepticism

Viyang Hao October 16, 2022

Public opinion polling is a staple of elections. It's plastered onto cable news, newspapers and social media, making it hard to escape hearing about poll results. While it's fine to survey registered...

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Outside the School of Journalism Newsroom in the Melville Library. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Why newsrooms must reflect the public in order to properly serve it

Steven Keehner April 17, 2021
#OPINION: I preached how transparency was the way of the future for the industry, so I would be a hypocrite if I failed to mention how, as an opinion writer, I didn't do my last piece justice.
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After four years of division, we’re not that divided

Matt Venezia November 29, 2020
#OPINION After the past four years of division and then the 2020 presidential election, we have seen countless renditions of how the nation is divided between Republicans and Democrats.
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Journalism professor discusses digital innovation during COVID-19 at virtual “My Life As” lecture

Katherine Procacci September 22, 2020
Professor Sree Sreenivasan kicks off the School of Journalism’s Fall 2020 virtual “My Life As” Speaker Series with the lecture, “What Comes Next? Lessons on Digital Innovation Six Months into the Pandemic” on Sept. 16.
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Graphic of a home and bacteria. Many students around the globe found themselves confined to their homes this summer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. PUBLIC DOMAIN

How COVID-19 transformed my first summer back home from college

Minal Chawla September 4, 2020
Minal Chawla is a junior health science major who found ways to keep busy and stay happy while in quarantine. From self-care to Zoom sessions, Chawla recounts how she made her stay-in summer memorable.
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A thread of posts of Turkish women who were murdered by men. The posts aim to highlight the femicide rates in Turkey. STOPFEMICIDES/INSTAGRAM

Black and white selfies on social media bring awareness to violence against women

Rabia Gursoy and Falah Jalali August 24, 2020
The Stony Brook Press' Falah Jalai and The Statesman's Rabia Gursoy report on femicide in the countries of Turkey and India, highlighting how the new Instagram trend #ChallengeAccepted aims to increase awareness about violence against women.
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COVID-19’s impact on the developing world is largely ignored by Americans, and it shouldn’t be

Matt Venezia July 12, 2020
The developing world is largely ignored by most Americans. It’s time that American media, and Americans themselves, begin to recognize the impact that a global pandemic has outside of Europe and the U.S.
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Digital fashion show from Congolese designer makes history

Amaya McDonald June 1, 2020
The collection, inspired by Mvuemba’s African heritage, was presented using a 3D model format and viewed by about 10,000 fans.
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Editorial: Citizens and journalists have the right to address systemic racism

The Editorial Board May 29, 2020
It is our unique right and responsibility, as journalists and Americans, to record and speak out against injustice and oppression.
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Stony Brook Universitys campus after the campus shut down due to COVID-19. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook University offers students pass/fail grading

Claudia Motley March 21, 2020

Stony Brook University will allow students to choose a pass/fail grading option for a majority of courses, according to a March 20 email from Interim Provost Minghua Zhang. Some schools and colleges...

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The top three candidates at the Iowa caucus. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Iowa caucus results plagued by new technology application

Anya Marquardt February 9, 2020
The Iowa caucuses took place last Monday — the first caucuses to take place in the 2020 election season. The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, won by a slim margin.
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We have to teach computer science students about maintaining algorithmic neutrality

Rohit Panda December 8, 2019
When someone says they are studying computer science (CS), you don’t normally associate these students with doing anything remotely political in the future. A stereotypical assumption would be that people in the field have no real influence on society beyond coding.
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