Stony Brook University announces renaming of School of Journalism

The School of Journalism was founded in 2006 and enrolls approximately 250 students.

News 12 Staff

Jan 21, 2021, 4:26 PM

Updated 1,178 days ago

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Stony Brook University announces renaming of School of Journalism
Stony Brook University has announced that the School of Journalism is being renamed to the School of Communication and Journalism.
School officials say the school is the first, and only, in the 64-campus SUNY system that is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.
The new name aligns more closely with the school’s expanding undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and with the increased demand for professionals with backgrounds and experience in different communication-related disciplines, officials say.
“Communication goes beyond journalism, and Stony Brook’s School of Communication and Journalism will offer new opportunities for our students to explore important fields in science communication, health communication and mass communication, in addition to journalism,” Fotis Sotiropoulos, interim university provost and dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, said. 
In the past year, the school has begun to offer graduate programs in science communication, in collaboration with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, and in public health, in collaboration with the Stony Brook Program in Public Health. Additional programs are in development.
The School of Journalism was founded in 2006 and enrolls approximately 250 students.


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