Journalism Without Walls

Journalism Without Walls is a unique educational experience offered by Stony Brook University School of Journalism. The program gives students the opportunity to report stories from beyond the limitations of the campus community.

The hands-on, practical experience enriches students with a broader, deeper understanding of the world around them. The Marie Colvin Travel Fellowship will help to vastly expand the program, giving more public school students the opportunity to go on these invaluable reporting trips.

Here are their latest stories.

Cosette Nunez
In many ways, South Korea today remains a place still wedded to ancient Confucian values. One of the most important is a respect for learning and the learned. Few things are more honorable.

The Kabini River Lodge, named for the Kabini River along which it sits, is 140 miles away from the bustle of Bangalore. The lodge gives guests a glimpse of Indian wildlife in its natural habitat.

Catherine Ayscue
Food has always been important to the Chinese—some time ago, “Have you eaten?” was used as a way of greeting, a way to ask, “How are you?” Now the phrase has mostly fallen out of use, but food maintains its significance in the culture.

By Ivana Stolnik
A year after President Barack Obama’s historic announcement that the United States would begin to restore relations with Cuba, a lot of things have changed. But the onerous economic blockade remains. The effect of that U.S. policy continues to cripple the Cuban economy.

Kyle Barr
The tourists who come to the Korean Demilitarized Zone are drawn in with the promise of a tangible glimpse into the state of North Korea.

Cosette Nuñez
In a country where North Korean Refugees are treated as second class citizens, the Duam School embraces them.

Briana Lionetti, Rick Ricioppo
In 2012, Chris Cloonan visited Cuba with the SOJ's Journalism Without Walls program. and is now a tour guide there.

Jessica Chin and Chereese Cross
Though Seoul’s subway system is much smaller in than New York's, it gives its bigger population a more comfortable and efficient experience.

Dyondra Wilson
In the past five years, Korean pop music, soap operas and movies have been spreading worldwide.

Jessica Chin & Taylor Ha

Taylor Ha
Koreans are petitioning the government to atone for the failed rescue attempt of the Sewol Ferry.

Taylor Ha
Gwangjang Market currently holds approximately 1,500–2,000 vendors who sell Korean traditional food, clothing, and medicine.

Jessica Chin & Taylor Ha

Taylor Ha

Taylor Ha

Justine Josue

Kyle Barr

Justine Josue

Kyle Barr and Taylor Ha

Jessica Chin
Every Wednesday since January 8th, 1992, people of all ages have sat in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul to demand the Japanese government’s full recognition and reconciliation of the forced sexual slavery of thousands of women during World War II.


Stony Brook University School of Journalism students traveled to Russia as part of the "Journalism Without Walls" program. They were based in St. Petersburg, the home of former capital of the tsars, and learned about modern Russia in one of the most beautiful, historic and important cities in Europe.