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.

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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Join DMJ Students & Alumni on the LinkedIn Group!

The DMJ Department encourages students to join the SUNY New Paltz Digital Media and Journalism Students and Alumni group on LinkedIn, found here:

DMJ Students & Alumni Network Logo

It’s where the department posts job openings (some of them for current undergraduates) and other opportunities and shares news about all the great things DMJ alumni are doing out in “the real world.” The group is a great place to seek out professional connections and mentors from among our accomplished grads.