On Sept. 1, Sree Sreenivasan joined Stony Brook’s School of Journalism faculty as the first Marshall R. Loeb Visiting Professor of Digital Innovation and Audience Engagement to teach the complexities of digital journalism.
Pablo Calvi, an assistant professor at Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism, explored the relationship between Latin American journalism and the socio-political identities it embodies. Fittingly, the event took place in a room covered with photographs of an exhibit highlighting the Bracero program, a labor exchange agreement between Mexico and the United States from 1942 to 1964.
At the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Alan Alda, visiting professor in the School of Journalism and actor, was the 55th recipient of the Life Achievement Award, the most prestigious award given for both career achievement and humanitarian efforts.
The “My Life As” speaker series, ran by the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University, has given students and faculty the opportunity to benefit from the experiences shared by prominent journalists such as Margaret Sullivan, Dean Baquet and Christiane Amanpour.
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.