About SBU-SPJ

We meet every Wednesday in Tabler Center room 104 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please contact sbuspj@gmail.com if you're interested in joining. Thank you!

SBU-SPJ Wins the 2015 Student Life Media Service Award

SBU-SPJ members won the 2015 Student Life Media Service Award, given to campus organizations dedicated to promoting student journalism and offering media opportunities to students on Stony Brook campus.

SBU-SPJ won the 2015 Student Life Media Service Award for helping student journalists learn the importance of media ethics and providing them with valuable networking opportunities.

Thank you to all of our SBU-SPJ members and guests for a wonderful year! We’re truly grateful to have won Stony Brook University’s 2015 Student Life Media Service Award for promoting journalism and offering media networking opportunities to students.

We look forward to welcoming new members and hosting even bigger events next semester!

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The Value of Journalism Ethics with Andrew Seaman of Thomson Reuters

Andrew Seaman, center, presented a very interesting workshop stressing the importance of journalism ethics to SBU-SPJ members. He also gave advice to students on how to succeed in professional journalism. Photo credit, the Tabler Arts Center (April 29, 2015).

Thank you to Andrew Seaman, medical journalist for Thomson Reuters, for an amazing journalism ethics talk tonight! A little bit of ethics goes a long way for journalists, especially in today’s age. Members brought excellent questions and also gained valuable advice for our future careers.

We look forward to hosting big events, such as this one, again in the near future!

SBU-SPJ Awarded the Norman L. Prusslin Educational Media Program Award

Norman L. Prusslin, Director of the Media Arts Minor at Stony Brook University, presents the Norman L. Prusslin Educational Media Program Award to SBU-SPJ. SBU-SPJ President  Jimin Kim and Vice President Kristy Gerlett accepted the award on behalf of their chapter.

Norman L. Prusslin, Director of the Media Arts Minor at Stony Brook University, presents the Norman L. Prusslin Educational Media Program Award to SBU-SPJ. SBU-SPJ President Jimin Kim and Vice President Kristy Gerlett accepted the award on behalf of their chapter. Photo by Jacqueline Atkins (April 27, 2015).

For its dedication to supporting journalism and providing students with professional journalism opportunities and educational programs, SBU-SPJ won the Norman L. Prusslin Educational Media Program Award. 

Thank you to all of our members and supporters for helping the chapter reach this milestone. We look forward to us growing SBU-SPJ even more!

SBU-SPJ Attends the SPJ Region 1 Conference

SBU-SPJ members after participating in two very engaging days of networking and learning at the SPJ Region 1 Conference at Hofstra.

SBU-SPJ members after participating in two engaging days of networking and learning at the SPJ Region 1 Conference at Hofstra.

Thank you SPJ Region 1 for two amazing days of networking and learning at the SPJ Region 1 Conference from April 17 to 18 at Hofstra University. SBU-SPJ members learned great advice on how to land a journalism job, branding ourselves as professionals, improving our resumes and more.

We look forward to networking with more journalists in events such as this one in the future!

SBU-SPJ  members  took part in journalism panels discussing narrative storytelling, sports reporting, data reporting and more at the SBU-SPJ Region 1 Conference at Hofstra University.

SBU-SPJ members attended journalism panels discussing narrative storytelling, sports broadcasting, data reporting and more at the SBU-SPJ Region 1 Conference at Hofstra University. They also spoke with professional journalists and fellow student journalists at the event.

An Excellent Journalism Career Workshop with Professor Carl Corry

Carl Corry, center, with SBU-SPJ members after a productive  and interesting journalism career workshop. Photo credit, the Tabler Arts Center (March 25, 2015).

Carl Corry, center, with SBU-SPJ members after a productive and interesting journalism career workshop. Photo credit, the Tabler Arts Center (March 25, 2015).

Thank you to Carl Corry, Stony Brook University adjunct multimedia journalism professor and former editor of Newsday.com for presenting SBU-SPJ with an engaging and informative workshop to help us with our future journalism careers. We learned how to sharpen our internship interview skills and effectively brand ourselves as journalists through our work and use of social media.

We look forward to hosting more excellent events in the future and for our members to return with great questions again!

Thank You to Professor Wasim Ahmad for a Terrific Multimedia Workshop

Prof. Wasim Ahmad surrounded by members of SBU-SPJ after a productive multimedia workshop.

Prof. Wasim Ahmad surrounded by members of SBU-SPJ after a productive multimedia workshop. Photo by Kristy Gerlett (Nov. 18, 2014).

The Society of Professional Journalists at Stony Brook University truly appreciate Professor Wasim Ahmad of the SBU School of Journalism for presenting a very engaging and informative multimedia workshop and Q&A. Members asked a plethora of great questions regarding the technical details of Nikon DSLR cameras, video shooting, as well as editing using Final Cut Pro and Photoshop. Prof. Ahmad answered them through demonstrations on his own camera collection and laptop. We look forward to hosting more inquisitive, informative and interesting events in the future!