News and Updates

Ta-Nehisi Coates Comes to SJC

Last month we were honored to host Ta-Nehesi Coates, who discussed his powerful new book Between the World and Me with James Bennett, editor in chief of The Atlantic. A capacity crowd of 350 people filled the auditorium, with an additional 100 students viewing the conversation via live stream in the student lounge. The event was part of the Brooklyn Voices series, a partnership between Greenlight Bookstore and SJC.

We were also pleased to welcome back C-Span’s Book TV. Here’s the telecast.

VICE News presents NewsHive at St. Joe’s–April 24 & 25

The NewsHive returns to SJC next month, with a focus on environmental justice. We’ll flood the city with teams of young reporters, who will compete with each other to produce the best digital news story in a 24-hour span. Our friends at VICE News will help judge the winning stories. More details about the workshop here. And see this report by WNYC’s Yasmeen Khan about our 2013 NewsHive.

Zephyr Teachout comes to SJC–Tues 10/14 at 7:30 p.m.

Zephyr Teachout, a rising star in New York politics, comes to SJC on Tuesday, October 14th. She will be discussing her new book, Corruption in America: From Ben Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United, with JNM chair Ted Hamm. Copies of Teachout’s book will be available from Greenlight Bookstore, and she will sign them afterwards.

Greil Marcus & Sasha Frere-Jones (w/ The Brooklyn What)–Wed 9/10

Legendary music critic Greil Marcus comes to SJC to discuss his new book, A History of Rock ‘N’ Roll in 10 Songs, with New Yorker staff writer Sasha Frere-Jones. The Brooklyn What will perform a selection of the ten songs.

The event is the latest in the Brooklyn Voices series hosted by SJC in partnership with Greenlight Bookstore.

Wed. 9/10, 7 p.m., 245 Clinton Ave., tickets required.

Greg Grandin Talks Melville and Slavery at SJC–Wed. 4/23, at 7 p.m.

Greg Grandin, author of the critically acclaimed new book Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World, will speak at SJC on Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m.

Grandin explores the true events behind Herman Melville’s classic story “Benito Cereno,” and in the process revises our understanding of the ways in which slavery shaped Atlantic cultures from Africa to the Americas.

The event is free and open to the public. Copies of Grandin’s book will be available at the event from Greenlight Bookstore.

Rosie Perez w/ Hilton Als at SJC–Wed. 2/26

Hope you can join us for our next “Brooklyn Voices” event, featuring Brooklyn’s own Rosie Perez discussing her new memoir with New Yorker critic Hilton Als.

The conversation takes place on Wed. 2/26, at 7:30 PM, in the Tuohy Hall auditorium, 245 Clinton Avenue. The event is FREE and there will be a book signing afterward.

The “Brooklyn Voices” series is a partnership between St. Joseph’s College and Greenlight Bookstore.

NBC Comes Back to SJC

NBC News brings its Leadership Development team to SJC on Wednesday, November 13. First, there will be a panel featuring ten producers–from The Today Show, NBC Nightly News and MSNBC–explaining how they launched their careers in media. Next, those same producers will sit down for one-on-one interviews with SJC journalism students, offering them career advice and discussing the network’s internship process.

During the 2012-2013 school year, SJC hosted two panels from NBC–one focused on the future of digital news, the other on the latest trends in video production and reporting.