Alums from some of the J-School’s recent classes are traveling, landing jobs, freelancing, enrolling in grad school and more. We’re proud of them, and we’d like to share some of their updates.
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Jasmine is beginning a graduate assistantship at St. John’s University in Queens. There she will be working in multimedia and sports production for the athletics department. Her job includes working with a crew to stream all games to ESPN, cutting highlight videos and producing content like athlete profiles for a weekly web show. As a graduate assistant she will also be taking classes to get a master’s degree at the Tobin Business School.
Since graduating with an MS Journalism from SBU in December 2015, Erica has been freelancing full-time as a science writer. She regularly contributes to Audubon, Scientific American and National Geographic Ocean Views. She also executes environmental writing and media tasks for Dr. Carl Safina of the Safina Center. She still lives on Long Island but does lots of road trips and traveling for her reporting.
After graduation, Daine spent the summer in Italy and the Netherlands to travel and visit family. In December Daine was hired at the Long Island Herald as a reporter covering the town of Bellmore, where he currently works.
After graduating with her bachelors in May 2015, Jaclyn continued pursuing an MBA in Marketing as part of Stony Brook’s MBA Fast Track program that she started in the summer of her undergraduate sophomore year. She will graduate in December 2016.
In August 2015, she was selected to participate in the News 12 Academy at News 12 The Bronx where she underwent a demanding three-week boot camp and learned how to operate as a one-man band reporter for the station. After successfully “graduating” from the Academy, she was offered a freelance position. She is now freelancing as a one man band general news reporter at both the News 12 The Bronx and News 12 Brooklyn stations where she reports, films, writes and edits her own stories that make air.
While she finishes up graduate school, she works as the Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator for the Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band & Pep Band, a position she has held since her freshman year.
Mike was recently hired with MLB.com Advanced Media and am an editorial producer for sites such as YESNetwork.com and SNY.tv.
Agatha has been living and working in Madrid, Spain as a lead Producer of the Digital Team at the Olympic Channel, a part of the International Olympic Committee. The Channel is launching worldwide on the last day of the Olympics during the closing ceremonies on standard cable in the United States.
Lindsey is now working as an Associate Editor for Travel + Leisure running all the social media channels as well as writing and producing video.
In March Lindsey celebrated one year with the Herald-Mail Media/HMTV6. It’s a small newspaper and TV news project in Hagerstown, M.D. She came on board in March 2015 as a producer and in June of last year she applied for an open position as an Anchor/Reporter. She is now celebrating one year as the morning news anchor.