SPJ Student Chapter Hosts ‘Finding Your Career Path’ Journalist Panel Series

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On Wednesday, March 12, The Society of Professional Journalists Stony Brook University student chapter will be hosting a panel discussion at 8:33 p.m. in the Union Auditorium. Halley Bondy, digital producer at Oxygen.com, Aisha Al-Muslim, reporter at Newsday and freelancer, Jamie Herzlich will be talking about their journalistic experiences and offering advice to aspiring journos.

All three women have varied backgrounds. Bondy began as a local reporter for the Star Ledger covering six beats, which included crime and politics. She also writes non-fiction young adult books — her next to be released next year. Now, as digital producer at Oxygen.com, in addition to editorial work, she works on web production, video and photo content.

Al-Muslim, a City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism alumna, previously worked as editor of El Correo de Queens and reporter for The Queens Courier. She has held internships at WCBS-TV, WABC-TV, People en Español, CBS Evening News’ Weekend Edition, WKBW-TV in Buffalo, New York and NY1 Noticias. She covers the Town of Hempstead for Newsday. Al-Muslim has a love for languages, which include Spanish, Italian and French.

Before her position at Newsday, Herzlich freelanced for publications including Long Island Business News, Long Island Magazine, Family Magazine and Salute Magazine. While at Newsday she had the opportunity to cover two U.S. Herzlich was the first reporter on Long Island to break the news that Swezey’s, an institution more than 100 years old was closing in 2003.

The panel is a perfect opportunity to network with journalists who are actively in the field. Come prepared with questions — even business cards! Light refreshments will also be served.

For more information about the panel, contact Atiba Rogers at atiba.rogers@stonybrook.edu.