SBU Media

Stories from School of Journalism students appearing in other campus publications.

From the Classroom to Congressional Candidate

Stony Brook Press | Neda Karimi
Viloria-Fisher is in the early stages of a House race in one of New York’s most conservative areas, the 1st Congressional District.

Port Jefferson resident who escaped the Holocaust shares her story

Stony Brook Statesman | Virain Palta
Born into an aristocratic family in modern day Croatia, Stroke was only 13 when she first came face to face with the horrific realities of the second World War.

Research team helps discover massive Antarctic penguin colony

Brianne Ledda | Stony Brook Statesman
Researchers from Stony Brook, along with other universities, discovered over 1.5 million Adélie penguins in the Danger Islands near the edge of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Campus labor union demands contract after 20-month hold up

Gary Ghayrat | Stony Brook Statesman
Members of the UUP have been without a fair contract since July of 2016. Salary increases, paid family leave, and on-call pay have been holding up contract negotiations.

Women’s Swimming and Diving head coach allegedly fired

Gregory Zarb | Stony Brook Statesman
Stony Brook Women’s Swimming and Diving Head Coach Janelle Atkinson has allegedly been fired from her position, less than a year after she was originally hired.

Huntington Public Art Initiative Faces Defunding

The Long Islander
The Traffic Signal Box Project is one of Huntington Public Art Initiative’s ventures, but the 10 other boxes scheduled to be painted this year may never be completed if the Town Board doesn’t renew the Initiative’s budget for 2018.

Faculty and students protest to save non-renewed adjuncts

Stony Brook Statesman | Griffin Tokarski
Students, professors and club members rallied in the Frank Melville Library on Nov. 15 to protest recent job cuts. Nearly half of the Writing and Rhetoric program adjuncts were let go and will not return in the Spring 2018 semester.

Suffolk County Sheriff’s election too close to call

Joseph Konig | Stony Brook Statesman
In an election in which over 270,000 people voted, only 1,354 votes separated Zacarese and his opponent, according to the Suffolk County Board of Elections.

Alt-right internet forum raises questions about free speech on campus

Charles Scott | Stony Brook Statesman
Flyers plastered across campus urging onlookers to “stop anti-white discrimination” have sparked debate about free speech and diversity at Stony Brook University.

Developer Sought For Land Near Ronkonkoma LIRR Station

Nicola Shannon | Stony Brook Statesman
Suffolk County and Islip Town officials have issued want to develop 40 acres of vacant land and parking lots south of the Ronkonkoma train station.

Stony Brook community arranges relief efforts for Puerto Rico

Maria Cestero | Stony Brook Statesman
Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, leaving many of its citizens without vital resources, including food, water, power and shelter.

VP for Student Affairs passes away

Stony Brook Statesman
Vice President for Student Affairs Peter Baigent passed away on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 1, during a voluntary leave of absence.

President Stanley’s plan to address deficit draws ire of faculty

Stony Brook Statesman
Stanley was forced to address grievances from faculty members who complained that impending cuts would contradict the university’s commitment to diversity in education.

Stony Brook community marches for science in D.C.

Anna Correa | Stony Brook Statesman
Members of the Stony Brook community traveled almost 300 miles from campus to Washington D.C. on Earth Day, April 22 to speak out against federal budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Pulitzer-winning war correspondent talks Syria, covering conflicts

Mike Adams |Stony Brook Statesman
International correspondent Roy Gutman spoke to a small group of students about his coverage of the civil war and tragedy in Syria .

Students test computer science skills at inaugural hackathon

Taylor Ha |Stony Brook Statesman
These students didn’t hack computer systems in the traditional sense. Instead, they marshaled their computer science skills toward engineering innovative, useful software.

New York Times executive editor talks Trump and fake news

Mike Adams | Stony Brook Statesman
A crowd of over 1,000 gathered in the Staller Center on Feb. 23 to hear a candid conversation between Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times, and School of Journalism Dean Howard Schneider.

Stony Brook smoking ban shows success

Michaela Kilgallen & Mahreen Khan |Stony Brook Statesman
University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. has said Stony Brook is considering adding citations for smoking on campus.

Former Moscow correspondent for NPR talks Russian politics

Antonia Brogna |Stony Brook Statesman
After spending four years as a foreign correspondent in Moscow, Russia, retired National Public Radio reporter Corey Flintoff visited Stony Brook University to discuss Russian-American relations.

The Curse is Broken

Danielle DelGaudio | Stony Brook Press
It was history 108 years in the making. On the morning of Nov. 3, 2016, the Chicago Cubs won their first World Series title since 1908.

Stony Brook News – April 23, 2018

Journalism students in the advanced broadcast class (JRN 371) produce their eleventh news show of the Spring ’18 semester which includes: A burglary in the Staller Center, a painting event for transfer students, a jazz understanding event on campus, a recap of Seawolves Sports and this week's weather.



Long Island hearing filled with opposition to proposed offshore drilling

The Osprey
Nearly 30 environmentalists and 11 public officials in Smithtown spoke in opposition to the Trump administration proposal to drill for oil off of Long Island’s coast at a hearing on Feb. 14.

Ex-boxer opens Cuban restaurant in Huntington

Daniel Gatta | More Than Bagels
Professional boxer Alan Gotay hung up his gloves to pursue a career in the food industry. On Wednesday, April 19, Gotay’s very own Cuban restaurant, Babalu NY, opened in Huntington.

Long Island Musicians Impacted By Streaming

Guneet Singh | Find The Beat
Streaming has grown in popularity among consumers, but poses an issue for artists who are paid very little for their music.

Sports Reporting initiative a home run for students

Christopher Cameron
Benefiting from a wealth of experience and a diverse selection of skills on offer, the Sports Reporting class has given students an outlet to pursue their passions, and has inspired the newest broadcast news show in the School of Journalism.

Annual Spring Car Show takes over Belmont Racetrack

Yingzi Dong | The Osprey
On Sunday April 9, thousands of people gathered to enjoy the annual Spring Car Show and Swap Meet at Belmont Racetrack, held by Long Island Cars.