Stony Brook Journalism Grads Face Uncertainty

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I was spending some time in the Stony Brook Press office last week, (settle down, Indie staff-it was for an interview…and, yes, maybe to watch the latest episode of South Park with my interview subjects) when I noticed this lengthy feature (2,900 words) by Najib Aminy in the latest print issue on the enfeebled journalism job market and just how it’s been treating the latest Stony Brook graduates these days.
I’d say that the word length in itself makes a powerful statement. When it comes to the arthritic job market in this industry, our alumni (though quite a diminutive group at present) apparently have a lot (or, perhaps more) to say. If you’re writing a nearly 3,000-word story on the issue, I guess that comes as a healthy advantage. If you’re floundering around in stale air nine long months after you hurled your mortarboard skyward, however, perhaps it’s not such a wonderful thing.

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Stony Brook Journalism School Should Show Off Student Bloggers

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I stumbled upon this article about paid student bloggers at M.I.T. last night as I was sifting through old issues of the New York Times, (I’m clearly more than a little behind on my daily news consumption ritual) when The Obvious, rude and hulking, mowed me down like a 10-ton freight train.

We should really be doing this at Stony Brook…or at least, on a smaller scale, within the journalism department.

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