Student work

Featured print and web stories from students at all levels in the School of Journalism.

Vandana Rambaran
What happens to former prisoners who have had their convictions overturned. They get no help adjusting to life outside prison and they have to sue for compensation.

Kevin Urgiles
New York State faces a severe organ donor shortage at a time when nearly 10,000 New Yorkers are waiting for the gift of life.

Arielle Martinez
An investigation into a little-known state agency that has failed in its duty to protect residents of homes for the disabled. The graphs in this piece will shock you.

Kyle Barr
How cuts in public bus routes are making an historically horrible way to get around Long Island even harder. The reporter rode 228 miles of bus routes and interviewed 32 riders and 25 officials, experts and advocates.

Nick Kalantzopoulos
When the music department at Stony Brook University was alerted that a member of the quartet was too ill to perform, they could not find a single replacement; so instead, they found three.

Brittany Tesoriero & Melissa Laker | The Long Islander
The New York College of Health Professions announced on Feb. 15th that a new patent, created by inventor Donald Spector, will allow biopsy results to be received in real time.

Michaela Kilgallen | Stony Brook Statesman
“No ban, no fear. Refugees are welcome here,” echoed throughout Stony Brook's Academic Mall as upwards of 500 protesters paraded through campus during the March for Unity.

JD Allen
The Asharoken Village Board on Long Island’s North Shore has rejected a proposed federal plan to restore a heavily eroded strip of beach that connects some residents to the mainland.

Megan Miller
In an effort to use her tragic story as a catalyst for change, Ana Wagner began advocating for children’s civil rights in New York State.

Demi Guo, Arielle Martinez, and Ronny Reyes
For their multimedia JRN364 project, SOJ students report on how suburbs on Long Island came to terms with a decades-long controversy

DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is an American immigration policy that would offer some undocumented immigrants a path to legal citizenship, providing they arrived before they were 16 years old and before June 2007.

Robert C. Wenner
A letter to Dean Baquet, editor-in-chief of The New York Times, from a Stony Brook University School of Journalism student.

Anisah Abdullah & Kaylyn Ahrenstein |The Osprey
A devious tax break agreement between the Hempstead Town Industrial Development Agency and the Green Acres Mall forced residents to pay more taxes.

Rebekah Sherry & Joshua Pietzold | The Long Islander
Randy Kaplan has collected over 300 baseballs signed by various world leaders including Margaret Thatcher, Barack Obama and Panamanian President Juan Carlos Valera.

Anisah Abdullah & Maggie Cai | The Osprey
The Nassau County Democratic and Republican committees will meet on Oct. 13 to discuss a proposed $105 increase in traffic and parking violation fees as an alternative to raising county property taxes.

Danielle Hall | Smithsonian Magazine
Researchers are using aerial technology to track coastal erosion, map coral reefs and even give whales a breathalyzer

Christopher Cameron and Rebekah Sherry
Over 100 of the 125 school districts on Long Island are on track to finish testing their pipes for lead contamination by October 31st

Danielle Hall
Brookhaven National Laboratory is turning high school teachers into experts in synchrotron science.

Journalism students in the advanced broadcast class (JRN 371) produce their 11th and FINAL news show of the Spring ’17 semester.



Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke with the Stony Brook News on a new program for STEM scholarships.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Jordan Boyd and Noah Buttner | The Long Islander
The museum exhibit, titled “From the Arcade to the Living Room,” running now through December, offers attendees the chance to play every system from the Atari 2600, to the Playstation.