Tag: new york times

  • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

    A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

    Michael Gold walks down the stairs into a dimly lit room. He flicks the switch and hundreds of faces stare back at him. Former first lady Hilary Clinton, former Vice President Walter Mondale, Tito Puente, boxer Floyd Patterson and the founder of Cablevision Alan Gerry, are all assembled along Gold’s photography studio walls in portrait…

  • Suarez Talks Post-9/11 News Coverage

    Suarez Talks Post-9/11 News Coverage

    In the months and years following the events of September 11, 2001, Ray Suarez says the American news media became much more patriotic, which damaged its unofficial title as the “fourth estate.” Suarez, an award winning broadcast journalist, was the featured guest at the Distinguished Speaker Series held at the SUNY New Paltz Athletic and Wellness Center…

  • New York Times Reporter Talks Wikileaks

    New York Times Reporter Talks Wikileaks

    If you’ve read any of the New York Times articles covering the classified Afghanistan war documents, Iraq war documents, and diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks, you may have noticed many of the articles have one reporter’s name attached: Andrew W. Lehren. On Wednesday, March 30, Lehren visited SUNY New Paltz to speak about his experiences with the stories. …

  • Well-being with Meaning: Just a Thought

    Well-being with Meaning: Just a Thought

    According to the New York Times, “In 2009, just 26 percent of adults [in America] had three or more servings [of vegetables] a day (including those who count a tomato slice and a lettuce leaf on a burger as a vegetable serving)”……what? (Check out the article)

  • Bearing Witness

    Bearing Witness

    During the annual celebration of Communication and Media Week, students and faculty welcomed Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Dan Barry to the State University of New York at New Paltz for a discussion about his career and the changing media industry. Barry said he “bears witness” to a situation that the average citizen may…

  • Holiday Headaches

    Every year as Easter approaches, I know it means politics. The non-Jewish side of my family consists of staunch, moral conservatives and we always seem to have at least one heated debate. Whether the arguments are about sweeping issues like health care or sticky topics such as underage drinking, it always ends with a headache. Year after year, I…

  • Just Say ‘Gnome’ to Factory Farms

    Hidden away on Kelder’s Farm in the small town of Kerhonkson stands Chomsky, a 13-foot-6-inch garden gnome. Chomsky was originally built by artist Maria Reidelbach and kept at a miniature golf course in lower Manhattan but was moved to Kelder’s Farm after the course was closed, where a new 10 hole course was built. Chomsky…