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A return to celebrating journalism students’ work​
Carl Corry is a journalism instructor at Suffolk County Community College and freelance journalist who has held leading roles at Newsday, News 12 and Long Island Business News.
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A return to celebrating journalism students’ work​

Students in the Suffolk County Community College journalism program have been through so much together in recent years, Some returned to school in person with masks on in the fall to a revised journalism curriculum. For others, this semester marked their re-entry period.

As some of them have written very well about, stepping back in person presented certain unexpected challenges. Some students were anxious about even talking to people. This can be particularly challenging for journalism students, who are tasked with talking to people they don’t know all the time to help prepare them for careers ahead. I

I’m so happy that despite all this, journalism majors became such a tight-knit group. It’s also why we felt it important that the first Journalism Recognition Ceremony since 2018 honored journalism graduates from 2021 and 2022, as well as the accomplishments of this year’s student news media

They are needed now more than ever to tell important stories in every possible format. Sometimes, it’ll be at someone’s most sensitive moment. At others, their most joyous occasions.

They will be challenged, but you’re prepared, because they know there is always another perspective, another way at looking at things to achieve success.

Congratulations to Suffolk journalism majors Sara McGiff, Allison Luna, Erin Hoeler, Daniela Weihskopf and Sofia Oakley. They have all been accepted to Stony Brook University starting this fall.

The video was produced by 2022 graduate Erin Hoeler for her final Journalism Practicum assignment and shown at the Journalism Recognition Ceremony.

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