Interested in Study Abroad? Read This To Apply SAB Courses to DMJ Majors and Minors

A study abroad experience can be enriching and valuable — and even more so if you can make progress in your major while you’re there. If you are interested in or planning to study abroad, the first step is to meet with the SAB office. Be sure to meet with your DMJ major/minor advisor as far in advance as possible so you can plan out your progress to graduation.
Not every SAB course can be used for credit in your major.  If you think an SAB course might be suitable to substitute for a course in your major, it will need to be approved in advance by the Department.
The SAB equivalency course database is only a listing of specific courses that former students had successfully applied to their General Education and major plans. It is not all-inclusive. The DMJ Department has also kept track of our own internal approvals, but it’s also not all-inclusive. For evaluations of courses you’d like to apply to DMJ courses, students are advised to bring the syllabi to their major advisor or Nancy Heiz, as well as the DMJ Chair Gregory Bray, who has final approval of workflows, to ensure proper student learning outcomes and alignment with our courses.
Nancy Heiz, Departmental Academic Advisor,
Gregory Bray, Department Chair,

Meet the Fall 2023 Ottaway Visiting Journalism Professor Amanda Sperber

We are pleased to introduce the Fall 2023 James H. Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professor in Journalism, Amanda Sperber!
Amanda Sperber is a multi-award-winning international correspondent and Investigative Fellow with Code for Africa whose work considers colonialism and capitalism. Her high impact reporting has prompted changes to military policy, open Congressional letters signed by leading House members, reports by organizations including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Airwars and shifted narratives on state-building and U.S. foreign policy. Since she started reporting on U.S. airstrikes in Somalia, the military admitted its first civilian casualties since it began carrying out strikes in 2007 and instituted a civilian casualty reporting protocol.

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Attend the Alumni Panel and Guest Speakers on Media Day, May 11, 2023

The Department of Digital Media and Journalism, CAS, SUNY New Paltz Alumni Association, and The Media Society Present… Media Day 2023! Media Day will take place Thursday, May 11, beginning with the Alumni Panel at 10am and closing at 6pm with Keynote Speakers at the College Terrace.

The 10am Alumni Panel will include Clark Slater, Breanne Casucci, Katelyn Cordero, Alanna Gill, and Lakendra Smith. This panel opens opportunities to network with the graduates and learn about their career ladders and paths. Breakfast will also be served! The 6pm keynote will include speakers Joy + Noelle, who will share about their career in animation. The keynote will also honor DMJ Professor Emirati Lynn Spangler with refreshments and appetizers. 

2023 Media Day poster

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Internships are Still Available at Hudson Valley Casting!

Hudson Valley Casting is a full service casting company located in New Paltz, NY who has had interns from SUNY New Paltz for the past 5 years! They seek digital media management, production, journalism, or communication studies students that are interested in talent scouting and casting business.

For more information, visit

 To apply, send a resume and letter of interest to Heidi Ecklund at

The Art Effect Seeks Interns for Spring, Summer, and Fall

The Art Effect empowers youth to develop their artistic voice to shape their futures and bring about positive social change. They help youth in the Hudson Valley from all backgrounds explore, experience, and excel in the arts, introducing them to visual arts and media, giving them the opportunity to develop real skills in these fields, and guiding them towards achieving their academic and career goals.

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