Journalism Majors: Consider Taking the Ottaway Seminar, Taught by Pulitzer Prize Winner Bart Gellman

Attention Journalism majors: Ask your advisor about The Ottaway Seminar, a course offered each spring that features a nationally known visiting journalist who shares their expertise and experience and teaches students about the problems and issues that face reporters and the press. Former professors have included foreign correspondents, literary journalists, photo journalists and high-ranking editors.

Bart GellmanIn Spring 2022, the James H. Ottaway Sr. Endowed Professorship will be taught by Bart Gellman, Staff Writer for The Atlantic. He will be teaching a seminar titled the Literature of Fact. In order to take this course, students must be a junior or senior journalism major.  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.