Summer 2024 Study Abroad Reporting Opportunity in Spain — Info Session Dec. 7

Study and report in Madrid next summerHave you fantasized about reporting overseas? Do you think about studying abroad?The 4-week program, which runs June 27th to July 24th, 2024, will give you a taste of the foreign correspondent’s life in one of the most beautiful and culturally rich capital cities in Europe.Here are two ways to find out more:Madrid Information SessionThursday, Dec. 7th at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ETREGISTER HERESchedule an advising session to learn more:
SCHEDULE HEREAbout the Madrid programYou’ll learn to find stories in a global context and conduct interviews to report on from across the city. You’ll publish your work on a multimedia website (options to publish bilingually in Spanish and English).No Spanish language is required, but we’ll give you some Spanish lessons and you’ll be reporting on stories collected from locals speaking in Spanish and English.You’ll earn 3 transfer credits from the University of Jamestown, which can count as a journalism elective or meet a global studies requirement (check with your school). Graduating seniors and others who don’t need the credit will get a $450 discount off the $5,745 program fee.
Click here to read more about the program.For more info, contact:Teresa PuenteProgram Director, ieiMedia MadridProfessor of Journalism and Bilingual Magazine Adviser,

Hawk Studios Announces Inaugural Film Festival!

Hawk Studios is proud to announce its first-ever film festival on DECEMBER 7th @ 7 PM in the CSB AUDITORIUM! This film festival will showcase the creativity and artistic achievements of any New Paltz students who wish to enter! Students have the opportunity to present their OWN FILMS for the chance of winning at The Festival. If you do not wish to be involved in the selection process, you can still choose to show your film for fun while keeping it out of the selection process. Students who choose to be a part of the selection process could win some fun prizes! The winner for BEST PICTURE will receive a $50 Best Buy Gift Card! You also have the chance to win: Continue reading

Journalism & Production Internships Available at Legislative Gazette in Albany; $10K in Scholarships Available to Qualified Students

The Legislative Gazette is seeking journalism and multi-media interns to serve as writers, photographers, copy editors, social media editors, podcast producers, and video content producers for the spring 2024 semester. More than $10K is available to provide Scholarships for qualified students (preference given to underrepresented students and those with financial hardship).

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Paid Summer Journalism Internships with WSJ– Attend An Info Session Oct.13 or Oct. 18! Apply By October

Are you a junior, senior or graduate student looking to kick start your journalism career? Come hear about the Wall Street Journal’s paid 10-week U.S. newsroom summer internships.

Register below for our upcoming virtual events to learn more:

Friday, Oct. 13 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 12:30 p.m. ET

WSJ offers internships in:

Audience Engagement 

Data Reporting



Social Video


Reporting (multiple cities)’

Learn more about the internship program, visit and review our FAQs. We recommend students favorite our company page on Handshake to stay up to date on our applications.

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.

Wrapping Up This Fall’s Work in the 2023 Woodstock Film Festival

Each year the DMJ department hosts the Woodstock Film Festival class, a class that brings students to the festival to create video content for the festival’s YouTube channel.  This year professor Megan Sperry led the intrepid team to define and secure interviews, film Q&As, filmmaker parties, and interview leading industry professionals attending the festival.  The videos are already all uploaded, and you can view them here: Woodstock Film Festival – YouTube
In addition, Professor Sperry runs the Woodstock Film Festival Summer Youth Filmmaking Lab. As director, she oversees the three teachers and teaching assistants, conducts community outreach to find young people who are interested in joining the lab, and takes on a host of invisible work to ensure the lab runs smoothly.  This year, the lab hosted 14 young filmmakers who worked collaboratively in teams of three, to create three impactful films that focused on their local community. The films screened as part of the WFF Youth Film Shorts program.
Please join us in congratulating Professor Sperry, and her students, for all their accomplishments!

Freelance Designer Needed to Amplify Social Presence and Promote LGBTQ Documentary Film 

Hundred Fish Media is seeking a freelance designer to amp up its social media presence to promote a documentary film 10 years in the making!  If you are passionate about social issues and an ally of the LGBTQ+ community, this is an exciting opportunity for someone working on their degree in media or film.


  • Work with the Director and Editor to brainstorm ideas and create social media reels, posts, stories, etc
  • Develop eye catching and thumb-stopping social media posts
  • Support the growth of followers and engagements through the creation of engaging visual content


  • Strong understanding of creative design programs, including motion graphics and animation  (Adobe or similar)
  • Dynamic portfolio including a variety of graphics, animations, and video for social media
  • Bonus: experience managing campaigns across Instagram, Facebook and TikTok
  • Bonus: experience with social media analytics and reporting tools


  • Out of the box creative thinker
  • Passion for supporting the LGBTQ community and being an ally for diversity, inclusion and equality
  • Organized with high attention to detail

Compensation: $16-$18/per hour depending on experience, at up to 20 hours per month to start

Hours can be flexible, but must have ability to video chat with the team as needed.

To apply, send resume, portfolio to:

Gene Fischer, Director, Hundred Fish Media