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The Stony Brook School of Journalism was established in September 2006. It is the first and only School of Journalism in the SUNY public system. Founding Dean, Howard Schneider, is the former editor of Newsday.

Our Vision: To create a journalism program designed for the 21st century because we believe that there has never been a greater need for smart, well-educated journalists with a passion for the public interest and the courage to do the right thing in the face of ferocious competition.

Our Mission: To be the flagship journalism program in the SUNY system and one of the most innovative and distinguished journalism programs in the nation.

Our Goals: To train the next generation of multimedia reporters, writers, editors, foreign correspondents, photojournalists, online news managers and media leaders. To teach students fundamental journalistic values and skills, prepare them for the communications revolution, arm them with the tools to compete for jobs across multimedia platforms and instill in them a passion for the public interest.

Who We Are: The first and only undergraduate School of Journalism in SUNY’s 64 campuses of 464,000 students. A fulltime and adjunct faculty of professional journalists with distinguished careers in print, broadcast, and online and approximately 350 student journalism major and minors.

Our Degree Programs: One of the most comprehensive undergraduate (BA) journalism programs in the country requiring 47 credits of study across multimedia platforms. Master of Science (MS) in Journalism and combined Journalism/MBA graduate programs.

Our Teaching Facilities: One of the most advanced student newsrooms in the country affording students the opportunity to produce work across multiple platforms. A fully-equipped television studio with a four-person anchor desk, an interview area, control room, and three Canon HD studio cameras with Teleprompters.

Our Equipment: Thirty-eight state-of-the art Mac workstations, each featuring two 23” Apple HD cinema displays. Server capable of storing 10,000 hours of high-definition video. Ability to stream audio/video to any desktop or LCD display. Ability to display students’ and teachers’ work on any/all desktops and on projection screen simultaneously. Sony V1U and JVC GY-HM150U camcorders; Nikon D7000 and D5100 video/still DSLR cameras; Canon Vixia camcorders; Canon Rebel XSi and XTi still cameras.

Our Software: Industry standard Apple Macs; Final Cut Pro video editing software; Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Premium featuring InDesign, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver and Illustrator.

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