For two weeks in April, journalism majors will hear first-hand accounts of reporting in the Middle East including car bombings, journalists kidnappings, constant fear, all through the medium of radio news. National Public Radio (NPR)’s foreign correspondent Deborah Amos will serve as the spring 2013 James H. Ottaway Sr. professor […]

Great storytelling has the ability to motivate people to see the world in deeper, more meaningful ways. “Powerful storytelling can draw people closer together by helping people recognize others in their own hearts and eyes,” said John Larson, veteran broadcast journalist. Larson, the tenth James H. Ottaway Senior Professor of […]

The white walls of Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art were perfectly lined with the framed work of Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist, Renée C. Byer. Only the humming of the projector can be heard in the vacant gallery as she quietly prepares for her speech. As guests start to flood into […]

  Since leaving Ulster County over 30 years ago, Renée Byer has become the senior photojournalist at the Sacramento Bee, won a Pulitzer Prize as well as a number of other awards. During the spring 2010 semester, journalism students at SUNY New Paltz will get the privilege of welcoming her […]