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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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!

The Society of Professional Journalists National Awards 2014

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Entries are now being accepted for the Society of Professional Journalists National Awards. For the students on break this winter, now is the chance to do some reporting in your spare time and get recognized for it, see the awards list below.

Mark of Excellence Awards: The Mark of Excellence Awards honors the best in collegiate journalism. Judged at the regional and national level, the annual competition offers categories in newspapers, magazines, photograph, radio, television and online journalism. Entries due January 24, 2014 at midnight ET.

Sigma Delta Chi Awards: The Sigma Delta Chi Awards are among the premiere prizes in the profession and recognize achievement in all forms of journalism: print, television, radio, graphics, magazines, research, newsletters and online. Entries due by February 7, 2014 at midnight ET.

New America Award: SPJ’s New America Award honors public service journalism that explores and exposes an issue of importance to immigrant or ethnic communities in the United States. Entries due February 7, 2014 at midnight ET.

National High School Essay Contest: SPJ wants to increase high school students’ knowledge and understanding of the importance of the Free Media to our lives. The top three national winners will receive scholarship awards. Postmark deadline March 7, 2014.

For more information on SPJ awards and contests, click here.

Internship opportunity: Press Club of Long Island

The Press Club of Long Island, the professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the recently titled Northeast Chapter of the Year, is looking for interns who could help the organization when it comes to working on events, doing research and promoting the club online. Tasks would involve attending events and working on social media. If interested, visit www.pcli.org.

Why you should join the SBU chapter of SPJ

First off, thank you for taking the time out to read this. By doing so, you’re already on your way to becoming an important member of the Stony Brook University chapter of SPJ.

You don’t necessarily have to be a member of SPJ to be a part of the club, but being a member of the organization on campus alone will be beneficial to your career. This upcoming fall semester, the SPJ chapter at Stony Brook is looking to completely transform so that it becomes a place you can get tips and tracks, as well as network and explore.

By being a part of this growing group, we are looking to have you hear from professionals in the industry, as well as take advantage of what the Society of Professional Journalists has to offer. The society, which was started in 1909 as a fraternity known as Sigma Delta Chi, has a mission to ensure that professional journalists are capable of handling any challenges with fair, balanced and accurate information. That’s exactly the path student journalists must take to become those professional journalists once they step off campus grounds. But at the same time, they need this foundation while they’re on campus, too.

For more information or to become a member of the Stony Brook chapter of SPJ, email stonybrookspj@gmail.com. Thank you!