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The Center for News Literacy office, located on fourth floor of the Frank Melville Memorial Library. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

SBU School of Journalism spreads news literacy curriculum

Jocelyn Cruz December 8, 2019
Stony Brook University’s curriculum from the Center for News Literacy is spreading to other schools and universities across the globe.
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Baquet answers questions from Howard Schneider, the dean of the School of Journalism, at Thursdays My Life As... event. SKYLER GILBERT/THE STATESMAN

Uncertainty in School of Journalism as dean nears end of tenure

Mike Adams December 12, 2018
After founding and leading the School of Journalism for 12 years, the 72-year-old announced that this semester would be his last as dean in a Sept. 26 email sent out to the school’s 221 students.
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Marshal Loeb. COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Stony Brook School of Journalism creates new professorship honoring business journalist

Joe McQueen November 14, 2018
Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism announced on Oct. 15 that it is establishing a new professorship honoring pioneering business journalist Marshall Loeb.
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The Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan during her lecture in the Student Activities Center on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Her talk was part of the School of Journalism’s “My Life As” lecture series. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Former NYT public editor weighs in on Trump media coverage

Mike Adams October 17, 2018
Since Trump became president, Sullivan said she is troubled by the frequency with which journalists covering the Trump White House publish anonymously-sourced stories, likening the thrill of an off-the-record exclusive to an addiction.
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Journalist David Rohde discusses Taliban kidnapping and escape

Journalist David Rohde discusses Taliban kidnapping and escape

Mike Adams February 25, 2018
Rohde was smuggled under a sheet in the car on a three-day journey to a Taliban base in Pakistan.
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Howard Schneider with ABC News Nightlife anchor Ted Koppel during a My Life as event on Wednesday, Nov. 15.  GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Former ABC anchor Ted Koppel visits SBU for “My Life As” lecture series

Gary Ghayrat November 17, 2017
He said there is too much opinion in today’s journalism and talk shows, citing how the "The Sean Hannity Show" on Fox News and "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC are bad for journalism in America and the country as a whole.
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Todd Gitlin speaking at Harvard Heat Week back in 2012.  350.ORG/FLICKR VIA CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Columbia professor Todd Gitlin talks populism, democracy and fake news

Mike Adams November 5, 2017
“Democracy is not simply a political system in which elections take place and majorities rule,” Gitlin said. “Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires alert, thoughtful and engaged citizens, and they are scarce.”
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Award winning journalist Allan Sloan at a Senate hearing on taxation policy in 2014. Sloan spoke at the Charles B. Wang Center on Monday as part of the School of Journalisms My Life As... series. PHOTO COURTESY OF C-SPAN

Finance reporter Allan Sloan reveals his secrets for success

Daniel Gatta April 26, 2017
Award winning business and finance journalist Allan Sloan spoke at the Wang Center Monday night as a part of the School of Journalism’s “My Life As” speaker series.
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Roy Gutman ERIC SCHMID/THE STATESMAN

Pulitzer-winning war correspondent talks Syria, covering conflicts

Mike Adams March 31, 2017
When asked what the United States could do to make a difference in Syria, Gutman pointed to the lessons of Afghanistan, stressing that the answer is far from simple.
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Washington Post fact checker discusses truthfulness in politics

Washington Post fact checker discusses truthfulness in politics

Mike Adams March 13, 2017
Ultimately, Kessler’s message for the evening was directed at those in the audience who have lost hope that the truth holds any consequence in politics.
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New York Times Editor Dean Baquet discusses his life as a journalist at My Life As... on Feb. 23. SKYLER GILBERT/THE STATESMAN

New York Times executive editor talks Trump, fake news and the future

Mike Adams February 26, 2017
The conversation began with a discussion of Donald Trump, mainly the Times’ coverage of the 2016 presidential election and subsequent coverage of the newly minted president.
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Ariana Warner talks about her Dinosaur Onesie Project, meant to encourage others through personal times of hardship. (NINA LIN / THE STATESMAN)

TEDx enlightens Stony Brook University community

The Statesman October 15, 2013
The lights dimmed as the Wang Center Theatre auditorium filled with faculty members, professors, alumni and undergraduate students on Thursday, Oct. 10 for Stony Brook’s first-ever TEDx conference.
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