Nov. 3 WebEx Event: Gayle x Gayle: A Father-Daughter Journey into Living While Black Through Photojournalism

Join us November 3 for a special event:

Gayle x Gayle: A Father-Daughter Journey into Living While Black Through Photojournalism

Wednesday November 3, 4-5pm  On WebEx (please note new link)

Introduction by Adrienne Lee Atterberry, PhD
PRODiG Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, SUNY New Paltz

Please read the chapter The Promise from C Wright Mills’ book, The Sociological Imagination to prepare.

headshot of Gina GayleProfessor Gayle will take us on an engaging journey into the photographic documentation of Black life over six decades by both Professor Gayle and her father, the late James Gayle. There are recurring themes in the images, which mainstream media overlooked for one reason or another.
As we look at this project’s images, where does the sociological imagination fit?
And when talking about reality, whose reality is it?
Let’s spend an evening engaging in this conversation from a mass communications, fine art, and sociological point of view.

Gina Gayle, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Visual and Multimedia Storytelling at Emerson College. She is a photojournalist, educator, and researcher earning her doctorate in Mass Communications from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Recent awards and fellowships include the Hearst Newspaper Journalism Fellowship and the NABJ Gulf Coast Fellowship.  More info at this link.

This event is hosted by Eddy at New Paltz and co-sponsored by the Photography Program / Art Department, the James H. Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professor of Journalism Program, the Digital Media and Journalism Department, The Sociology Department, and the Faculty Development Center.

Save the Date: For a Talk, Q&A, and Book Signing by Eyal Press Nov. 16

Drone pilots who carry out targeted assassinations. Undocumented immigrants who man the “kill floors” of industrial slaughterhouses. Guards who patrol the wards of the United States’ most violent and abusive prisons. Dirty Work offers a paradigm-shifting view of the moral landscape of contemporary America through the stories of people who perform society’s most ethically troubling jobs.

Sponsored by The James H. Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professor of Journalism Program, Eyal Press, the 2016 Ottaway Professor and author of Dirty Work, will host a talk and book signing. Press will be speaking at 5 p.m. and book signing at 6:15 p.m. The talk will be in the Science Hall Auditorium (SH 181) while the signing will be in the Science Hall Lobby. Please join us Tuesday, November 16.

Local Travel Agency Seeks Intern(s) to Promote Business Via Social Media: Journalism, PR, Graphic Design and Marketing Students Should Apply

Locally owned travel agency franchise, Andrea Joyce MCC, LS & Amy Botto, LS – Dream Vacations, is seeking an intern to support marketing efforts. Learn about the exciting travel industry, as well as the ins and outs of owning a small business.  You will be responsible for enhancing our online presence via social media and blogs to increase awareness and generate bookings for group cruises; maintain, post and, update social media business pages on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok with appropriate and appealing content; assist with social media analytics and reporting; load/produce stories and create social media graphics; leverage Constant Contact to create blogs and newsletters; and other duties as assigned. Please send resume, cover letter and samples of writing and/or social media posts to Andrea Joyce at:


Proctors Collaborative (Proctors, theREP and UPH), Based in the Capital Region, Seeks Interns In Many Fields Every Semester

As the premier performance destination in the Capital Region, Proctors Collaborative provides internships for a variety of fields including marketing, IT, community outreach, programming, TV and film production and more! We provide a hands-on experience and training. Interns receive regular support and feedback on projects that matter. Internships are available in the fall, spring and summer. All internships are available for college credit.  

For more information on each internship, click HERE. To apply to our internships, click HERE

Reach out to Grace Janiszewski, the Creative Workforce Director and Internship Director at Proctors Collaborative (Proctors, theREP and UPH) with any questions:

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Student Assistant/Internship Opportunity for Logo Design, Short Video Segments and Other Digital Media

Stephanie Segal is a Special Education teacher who through these 2 COVID years taught online and connected with parents through online means. One of her career objectives is to support young adults where she can through digital media. 

She is looking for student assistants or interns to help her with her project. 

Students would help:

  • Co-design a plan of action
  • Design a logo and video watermark
  • Design and create intro and outro videos
  • Video specific segments
  • Publish to my channel on YouTube, which is currently empty and NOT uploaded yet.

She already has some research completed and would need help taking her project off the ground. If needed she is willing to pay a stipend. She is  very excited to get this project moving forward. 

Please send resume and sample of work to: Stephanie Segal, MS Ed,

Are You Savvy in Social Media Marketing? Part-Time Job Opportunity; Car Required

Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute, located in Highland, is looking for a person with some experience and/ or who has had college-level training or course work to manage our social media marketing. We need somebody 15-20 hours a month. Possibly less, possibly more. Flexible hours and can work around your schedule.

Needs reliable transportation at start. Eventually can move to working remotely.

We are looking for someone who is responsible, reliable and has experience with LinkedIn, Facebook and possibly Instagram. Also very patient with not so techno-savvy director! The job would entail helping to develop a marketing plan, create posts and promote them to hundred + groups over several weeks. 

This could be a year-round job. $20 an hour to start.

Please send resume, cover letter and samples of your work to Rebecca Walters at

Juniors: It’s Time to Apply for Internship Eligibility (Nov. 12 Deadline)

Juniors! You should be starting to think about doing an internship.  You’ll want to complete that this year or next year, so you should start the process today by making sure you’re eligible for an internship. **Communication majors are not required to do an internship; however, it’s a good thing to have professional experience before graduation.

Applying for internship eligibility is required at least one semester before you start looking for an internship placement. However, you should apply for eligibility as soon as possible.

If you do not apply for internship eligibility, any internship you complete will not count for credits toward your degree.

Apply for internship eligibility by Friday, Nov. 12 if you are planning to intern next spring.

To apply for internship eligibility, you must complete the application and submit your progress report and one-page, single-sided resume. All of these steps can be found in the Blackboard community “fall21_Communication & DMJ Students.”

Remember, once you are eligible, you remain eligible for the rest of your college career (unless your GPA drops below 2.5) so as soon as you meet the requirements, it’s never too early to apply.

Here are the minimum requirements to be certified as eligible to earn internship credits:

  • 60 total credits
  • 30 credits at New Paltz
  • 18 credits in your major
  • 2.5 GPA


New Course for Spring: CMM430 Training & Development

According to the Association for Talent Development, the global market for training and development topped $370.3 billion worldwide with $169.4 billion in the US alone. A new communication course, CMM430, Training and Development, introduces you to the basics of this field and the place communication has in it. The course focuses on creating face-to-face and eLearning training programs. Using a project-focused approach with actual clients, students will craft actual training and development interventions from the ground up. Students will learn how to juggle multiple projects using basic project management techniques that can apply to both school/personal projects and professional ones. 

The three credit course is taught by Jason Wrench as a hybrid course, with in-person instruction on Tuesdays from 5 PM – 6:15 PM and the rest of the work online. There are no prerequisites for this course.