Meet the Founder of Future Now – Q&A Media & Entertainment Conference & more…

Meet MARGARET “PEGGY” KIM, Founder & CEO of FUTURE NOW Media Foundation. She is a Peabody and multi-award winning executive producer, documentary filmmaker, writer, producer, and director, who has a track record of stellar work at major media companies like The History Channel, ABC News, ABC Sports, NBC Sports, CBS News Productions, and MSNBC.

Meet the Founder – Q&A Session – Tues, March 26, 12p – 12:45p ET

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March 19 Documentary Film Screening: “Just Eat It,” An Entertaining Look at Food Waste

Are you interested in composting and waste reduction?

If so- or if curious, come enjoy JUST EAT It- A Food Waste Story, a film that will leave you more aware of the nourishment you discard. You will learn the effects what thousands of people with similar food habits as you are doing to our planet. Below are some answers to common questions.

When will the film be shown? 

Tuesday, March 19th, 2024. 3:30 P.M. start time.

 Does any event follow?

This film is approximately an hour long.

However-an introduction to UCRRA services as well as a Q&A session with UCRRA’s Recycling Educator, Tanesia White will follow. Please stay with us for all.

QR Code for the Film Screening RegistrationPoster for the Just Eat It film screening

Where will the film be shown?

CSB (Coykendall Science Building)

Auditorium, SUNY New Paltz, NY.

*Across the hall from the planetarium.

Do I need money to watch this film?

No fee is required to view this film.

Who is running this event?

This event is a collaboration between the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency and Brett Barry, SUNY New Paltz professor.

For further inquiry-feel free to reach out to

This film is approximately an hour long. However-an introduction to UCRRA services as well as a Q&A session with UCRRA’s Recycling Educator, Tanesia White will follow. Please stay with us for all.

Included in the barcode is more information. How to get to the event (directions), accessibility and a trailer for the film are included.

We hope to see you there!



Attention Juniors & Seniors: Have a 3.25 GPA and 3.5 Major GPA? Join the Honor Society!! Deadline March 15th to Join; Ceremony in May

If you are a Junior or Senior, it’s time to think about possibly joining the New Paltz chapter of Lambda Pi Eta – the National Communication Association’s Honor Society (Open to all majors in the Department of Communication and Department of Digital Media and Journalism). To qualify for membership in the Alpha Alpha Delta Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, you must: Continue reading

Save the Date: Media Day Thursday, May 9th!

The Department of Digital Media and Journalism, CAS, SUNY New Paltz Alumni Association, and BEA present… Media Day 2024!

Media Day will take place Thursday, May 9th beginning with the Alumni Panel at 10am in SUB 62/63 and closing at 6pm with Keynote Speakers at the College Terrace. Save the date!

Network with graduates from our programs, learn about their career ladders and paths. Details on the alumni guest speakers coming soon.

If you have accessibility questions or require accommodations to fully participate in this event, please call 845-257-3972 at least two weeks prior to the event.

Find Your Future in NYC on October 26th! Broadcasters Job Fair and Panel Discussion

The National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation and the New York State Broadcasters are hosting a Career Fair at the NAB New York Show at the Javits Center on October 26th.  Learn about working in the exciting world of local media and broadcasting.  There will be a panel of young executives from 8:30 to 9:15 followed by interview opportunities with leading media companies from 10Am to 2 PM.

Students & job seekers should register in advance.  There is no charge to attend.  For more information and to register visit:

NAB Leadership Foundation | 2023 Career Fair (

Don’t Miss the Career Fair on October 18th!

The CRC Career Fair for Jobs and Internships is taking place this Fall on October 18 from 11:00am-3:00pm, Elting Gym in the Athletic & Wellness Center.

Don’t forget to attend the career fair and get your resume ready at RESUMANIA on October 16th in the Career Resource Center. All students are welcome to stop by the CRC to get a quick resume check that day before presenting it to exhibitors at the fair.

Over 70 employers will be looking to fill full-time, part-time, and internships positions.
Be sure to RSVP for this event through Handshake to increase your visibility to potential employers.

View a full list of employers who will be attending here:

Fall 2023 Career Fair for Jobs and Internships | Handshake (

Save the Date for DMJ Alumni Panel Discussion Oct. 20 at 3:30 in LC102

Please join us on October 20 at 3:30 p.m. in Lecture Center 102 for the DMJ Alumni Panel Discussion! A reception with refreshments and drinks will follow in the Lecture Center South Lobby. The panelists and alumni attendees will also be given a tour of the updates made to the DMJ department and programs. This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear from alumni about how they made their way into their current professions. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions as well.
Panelist Bios:

Holly Palmieri (’08) Major: Communication Studies

Holly Palmieri is an accomplished audio producer with an extensive career in programming development. She has won a Gracie Award for her work in production alongside iconic women in broadcasting from Barbara Walters to Hoda Kotb. With a near 20-year career immersed in news, lifestyle and entertainment, she is currently working as the Program Director and Anchor of SiriusXM’s TODAY Show Radio interviewing hosts, producers and celebrity guests on the set of NBC’s TODAY Show.

John Mingione (‘11) Major: Communication and Media

John Mingione is an experienced host in radio and TV production. He is currently working as a New York City radio host on 102.7 WNEW and a social media content creator with 150,000 followers on TikTok and Instagram.

Jason Jones (‘12) Major: Communication and Media

Jason Jones is accomplished in his work with radio and TV production. He has worked on shows for networks including Showtime, Discovery, HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, E!, TLC, Animal Planet, NatGeo, TruTV, Vice, and more. Most notably, he has worked on Showtime’s “The Circus”, that has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Recorded News Broadcast. Jason also has extensive experience working in development, where he has helped create and develop numerous shows for Discovery, HGTV, Animal Planet, TLC, and The Food Network.

Casey Silvertri (‘17) Major: Journalism

Casey Silvestri is the first head of social video at The Associated Press. She leads a team of producers who create content for AP’s social platforms and website. Prior to AP, Casey was The Washington Post’s first Instagram video editor. She was also an NBC News producer who helped launch NBC News Now and Stay Tuned (the first daily news show on Snapchat). Casey thinks a lot about the future of media and how to use video storytelling to reach younger audiences. She cares deeply about public education and is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and Dutchess Community College.

Dylan Rose (‘16) Major: Mathematics (Applied and Theoretical), Minor in Astronomy

Dylan Rose is currently the Senior Manager of Business Intelligence at PBS, where he oversees research and data strategy to guide content decisions, marketing opportunities and product initiatives within the ever-changing media landscape. Prior to PBS, Dylan worked in the Research Department at AMC Networks, serving as the department lead for digital analytics. Additionally, Dylan is passionate about making the media industry more inclusive, which is why he volunteers as a mentor in the Boyd Initiative and has served as a chapter leader in the Digital Analytics Association. He lives in Beacon, NY with his wife Casey (also a New Paltz graduate) and their Labrador retriever Mickey.

Noah Schoer (’15) Major: Digital Media Programming and Management

Noah Schoer currently works as an Associate Producer at The Howard Stern Show at SiriusXM. After graduating New Paltz in 2015 with a degree in Digital Media Programming & Management, Noah has worked in various fields including Television Production, Advertising, and Radio.

Daniel Caruso (‘11) Major: Communication and Media

Daniel Caruso currently works as an Account Executive at Sirius XM Radio. He is an experienced Advertisement Sales professional with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry.

Kat Gerdes (’18) Major: Digital Media Production, Minor in Music
Kat Gerdes is a Research Producer at SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show. Her work has contributed to many of the show’s notable interviews, including the 2022 HBO special The Howard Stern Interview: Bruce Springsteen. Outside of her career, Kat is passionate about live music, snowboarding, and her 2 cats Desmond and Donut.

Join Steve Densmore and Briana Maloney for a Grant Writing Workshop Oct. 12, 3pm

Join Steve Densmore and Briana Maloney from Choice Words for an informative session on writing grants. The workshop is open to all students can faculty, with priority for Communication Studies majors.

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The workshop will be on Thursday, October 12 from 3-4pm in Old Main B125. To register for this event, scan the QR code on the attached poster above or click the following link: Grant Writing Workshop Registration (

If you have any special accessibility needs, please
contact Amanda Valentin at or
845-257-3450 as soon as possible prior to the event
to make appropriate accommodations.

Don’t Miss This Fall’s FILM 48 General Interest Meeting Oct. 5 at 5!

The BEA’s FILM 48 is an international film competition in which participants write, shoot, and produce a short film in just 48 hours. This fall the competition will be taking place from October 20th-22nd, organized by New Paltz’s Media Society Club.

Participating in FILM 48 is encouraged to ALL New Paltz students, regardless of major, as it requires writers, directors, audio technicians, actors, and creatives alike. If you are interested in participating or just want to learn more about FILM 48 and Media Society, please come to our general interest meeting on Thursday, October 5th at 5pm in SUB430.

We hope to see you there!

Join Us Oct. 3 for Ottaway Visiting Professor of Journalism Amanda Sperber Q&A

Please join us on Tuesday, October 3 at 7 p.m. at the Honors Center in College Hall for the introduction of this year’s James H. Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professor of Journalism, Amanda Sperber.

SUNY New Paltz President Dr. Darrell P. Wheeler will host a Q&A with Sperber about her life and career and take questions from the audience.

Sperber is an independent journalist and foreign correspondent whose work has appeared in Al Jazeera, the Atlantic, the Economist, Foreign Policy, the Guardian, the Intercept, the Nation, NBC, Marie Claire, Reuters, VICE World News, and Vogue, among other publications.

She is a former Logan nonfiction fellow, a fellow with Type Investigations, and an investigative fellow with Code for Africa, the continent’s largest civic technology and data journalism initiative. Sperber won the Thomson-Reuters Kurt Schork Memorial Award in the Freelancer Category for her reportage in Somalia. She has received grants from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, the Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting, and the United Nations Foundation, among others.

At New Paltz this semester, she is teaching a class in international reporting. The event is free and all are welcome!

If you have accessibility questions or require accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact the event organizer Rachel Somerstein, Director, James H. Ottaway Sr. Visiting Professorship in Journalism at Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least 48 hours prior to the event.