Professor Thomas Bass, back right, and students in the Entrepreneurial Journalism course welcome Ann Marie Gardner, from center, founder of Modern Farmer which won a National Magazine Award after its third edition, co-founder of Monocle and former editor of T, The New York Times' style and travel magazine. Gardner talks with students as they pitch their own ideas for starting media companies and developing new forms of news gathering and reporting. Photographer: Paul Miller
The Albany Student Press, which is celebrating its 100th annivesrsary in April 2016, was featured in the Times Union newspaper.
Journalism Lecturer Thomas Palmer has been selected to win
the University's 2016 award for Excellence in Teaching, and will be recognized
at a public ceremony and reception May 3 in the Campus Center Ballroom. University at Albany President Robert Jones informed Palmer of the
award in a letter March 28. It is based on a recommendation from a peer review
committee that examined a statement of nomination that came from the
Journalism Program along with supporting testimony from students and materials
showing Palmer's dedicated work and effort to update our curriculum and
to work closely not only with his own classes but
with student organizations, especially the Albany Student Press. There are
few bigger boosters of journalism or of Albany students than Thomas Palmer. The Journalism Program is pleased for Prof. Palmer and
very proud that he joins lecturer Elaine Salisbury and adjunct Katherine
Van Aker as recent recipients of this meaningful award. Strong teaching is
a feature of our program. -- Rosemary Armao
Recent graduate Gina Valentino '14 credits her experiences at UAlbany to help her write her future stories of success. Her advice to current Journalism students? "Your education does not end after college. Never stop learning. And most importantly, make the most out of your time at SUNY." Read her story on the SUNY website.
Prof. Nancy Roberts has been awarded the 2016 Prize for the Best Article in Literary Journalism Studies by the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS). Her winning piece titled “Meridel Le Sueur, Dorothy Day, and the Literary Journalism of Advocacy during the Great Depression” can be read here.
Prof. Thomas Bass’ review of Adam Kucharski’s book The Perfect Bet appears in the March 8, 2016, edition of The Wall Street Journal. Bass has written about the nexus of science and gambling and Kucharski in this book tackles questions like whether poker is a game of skill or luck and how investing and gambling are similar.
2010 grad Kate Hoit's role in helping veterans cope with that change won special recognition last week from First Lady Michelle Obama at a Women's History Month Event at the U.S. Capitol.
Director Rosemary Armao along with Albany Law Professor Donna E. Young, and History
Professor Barry C. Trachtenberg, will participate in a panel and Q&A on
Academic Freedom Friday, March 25, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The event will be
held in Assembly Hall. It is being sponsored by UAlbany and the UUP.