News and Updates

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.

Ayana Byrd Brings Hair Story to SJC–Mon. 4/28

Prof. Ayana Byrd, who teaches arts and culture reporting in the JNM department, will be joined by her co-author Lori Tharps for a conversation about their new edition of Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America.

Akiba Solomon, managing editor of Colorlines, will moderate the discussion. Please join us Monday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. at SJC. The event is free and open to the public.

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.

NewsHive Slam at SJC

Sponsored by WNYC’s Radio Rookies, the Digital Waves Festival produced the NewsHive@StJoe’s this past weekend. As WNYC’s Yasmeen Khan reports, the whirlwind of reporting and video production was a slamming success. More photos here.

James Hits Squadron on Brooklyn Bridge Park

In their final debate before the primary runoff for public advocate (Tuesday, Oct. 1), Letitia James attacked Daniel Squadron for allegedly supporting Mayor Bloomberg’s plans for Brooklyn Bridge Park. James specifically claimed that Squadron pushed for luxury condo units rather than … Continue reading

Voters Bet on de Blasio

On primary day, the polling place in the gym at P.S. 20 in Clinton Hill seemed like a Bill de Blasio pep rally. But contrary to prevailing wisdom, voters there seemed enthusiastic about de Blasio for reasons other than the … Continue reading

Autism Speaks at SJC

Most of us know little about Autism or how to handle it, but we’re getting there. That was the takeaway from the presentation by Autism Speaks last week at SJC. According to its site, Autism Speaks is “the world’s leading … Continue reading