Fall 2022 Advising Memo to Students — Please Read About Important Dates, etc.

Welcome to the Fall semester!

Just a quick note with some important dates and advising tips.

First, September 4th is the LAST DAY to add or drop a course to your schedule without an electronic permission of instructor (and a late fee). September 11th is the last day to add/drop a course but you will need electronic permission from the instructor and $20 course change fee. Instructors generally will NOT add students after the first week of classes, so it’s wise to check your Fall class schedule NOW and make any adjustments as soon as possible. Continue reading

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.

DMJ Dept. Shares Statement on Netiquette 

Dear students,  

We are looking forward to working with you this semester.  Our industry is changing.  Radio, television, film, online media, and journalism are still being produced and/or broadcast, but with the challenges of the pandemic, the landscape of media careers has shifted.  We are keeping a close eye on industry standards and expectations. Technological advances are being made daily. Many of these changes will be here to stay even beyond the pandemic.   Continue reading