journalism

October 25, 2016 - 12:02pm
A Washington Post reporter who served 18 months in an Iranian prison was given the distinct honor on Monday.

Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post reporter who was imprisoned in Iran for more than 18 months while on assignment, talked about his imprisonment, the mental changes he went through after being released and the duty of journalists on Monday at the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium. He was honored with the Tully Free Speech Award by the Tully Center for Free Speech that afternoon.

February 15, 2015 - 5:40pm
The "This American Life" producer took the stage at the State Theatre of Ithaca to warm the hearts of frozen New Yorkers who braved the blizzard to spend Valentine's Day with him.

Despite the snow squalls, low visibility, 40 mile-per-hour-wind gusts…and oh yeah—snow squalls—my love, Ira Glass, and I were able to persevere and meet up for a romantic Valentine’s Day rendezvous at the State Theatre of Ithaca.

The venue was packed with 1,200 other people celebrating the day of love with a common passion for public radio and a nasally-voiced hottie.

March 7, 2013 - 8:26pm
Finding leads and following clues? Just a day in the life for journalist Douglass Dowty.

“High school student threatened his director,” said the voice coming out of the police scanner on the desk. The reporter quickly picked up the phone connected to the police scanner to listen to the remaining information about the incident.  The police scanner, supported by 911 centers, is one of the tools that crime reporters at The Post-Standard use to learn about crimes taking place in Syracuse.

October 16, 2012 - 11:57am
Dhaif, the winner of the 2012 Tully Award for Free Speech, accepted her award and spoke in the Hergenhan Auditorium Monday night.

When Lamees Dhaif’s niece tells her she wants people to be anxious to read her every word just like her aunt, Dhaif is often unsure about how to respond.

“Do I tell her a word could cost her her life?” Dhaif, a Bahraini journliast, asked the audience in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium Monday night. “Or should I tell her that a word can distance her from everyone she loves and everything she loves?”

September 16, 2012 - 9:43pm
Weekly columnist Sean Kirst talks about his approach to storytelling and his love of writing.

As a columnist for The Post-Standard for the past 11 years, Sean Kirst has acted as government watchdog, a community advocate, a local historian and more. 

But he’s not acting.

“I think this is one of those rare jobs where there’s not a lot of separation between who I am here and who I am at home,” Kirst said in an interview in the cafeteria of The Post-Standard building in downtown Syracuse. What you see is what you get, he said.

June 1, 2011 - 7:45am
With turmoil in the Middle East and recent news of another Pakistani reporter killed, a journalist honored at SU shares his personal story of torture and the challenges of freedom of information.

As protests continue to rumble across parts of the Middle East and North Africa, freedom of the press has increasingly come under attack. In the spotlight have been high profile cases like the abduction of four New York Times' reporters in Libya.

March 28, 2011 - 11:40pm
Craig Harris won the prize for his eight-part investigative series on the broken and corrupt pension system in Arizona.

The inaugural Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting was presented to Arizona Republic reporter Craig Harris Monday evening at the Newhouse School.

Of 103 entrants in this year’s contest, Harris won the prize for his eight-part investigative series on the broken and corrupt pension system in Arizona.

May 21, 2010 - 2:44pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas D. Kristof and Emmy Award winner Randy Cohen are among the elite group of speakers.

Mark your calendars, because the 2010-2011 Syracuse University Lecture season is a must-see lineup. Nine speakers will make their appearances on campus throughout the academic year for the University Lecture's 10th season.

Two featured speakers are Randy Cohen and Nicholas D. Kristof.

March 10, 2010 - 1:51am
National Public Radio's Scott Simon discusses his career as a journalist and the evolving state of the media industry.

Scott Simon knows the state of journalism has evolved from when he started in the 1970s. 

As a young reporter, he covered the Civil War in El Salvador. He drove to where shots were fired, and reported breaking news on the massacre. His job was to tally wartime deaths, and he was told the most accurate method was to count the slaughtered heads.

October 21, 2009 - 11:54am
Commentary: Khaled Abu Toameh spoke with grace and honesty about the Arab-Israeli conflict that affects people worldwide.

Khaled Abu Toameh spoke in the Hegenhan Auditorium in Newhouse III on Monday afternoon, drawing about 75 enthusiastic listeners. 

It was refreshing to hear a presentation about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that seemed honest. Khaled Abu Toameh had a journalistic feel to the way that he spoke – he did not try to solve the problem of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and admitted when he didn’t know the answer. In essence, he was a reporter on and off paper.