Monthly Archives: March 2013

HipHopWired’s Kazeem Famuyide Spreads The Word of Kaz at SUNY Purchase

Hip Hop Wired Senior Editor  Kazeem Famuyide Outside Fort Awesome at SUNY Purchase. (Photo by Tara George)

Hip Hop Wired Senior Editor Kazeem Famuyide Outside Fort Awesome at SUNY Purchase. (Photo by Journoprof)

He writes. He blogs. He does on-camera celebrity interviews. He’s got enviable social media connectivity. What better representative of this multimedia age than HipHopWired Senior Editor and SUNY Purchase journalism alum Kazeem Famuyide (Class of 2010).

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Purchase Brick Staffers Go to College Media Convention in NYC

Journalism Professor Donna Cornachio and Brick staffers Ole Skaar and Sarah Ellis representing SUNY Purchase at a college media convention in New York (Assistant Editor Mike PIazza was at the convention too but not around for the photo)

Journalism Professor Donna Cornachio and Brick staffers Ole Skaar and Sarah Ellis representing SUNY Purchase at a college media convention in New York (Assistant Editor Mike Piazza was at the convention too but not around for the photo)

SUNY Purchase Assistant Professor of Journalism Donna Cornachio took a small crew of Purchase Brick staffers into the city this weekend to represent Purchase and meet the other student journalists and their advisors who poured in from all over the country for the event.

Prof. Cornachio, the proud faculty advisor to The Brick, wrote about their trip in this journoprof guest post:

“This past weekend some editors at The Brick and I took a busman’s holiday and attended the College Media Association’s annual convention at the Sheraton Hotel in Manhattan. Among us, Ole Skaar, editor in chief, Mike Piazza, assistant editor, and Sarah Ellis, photo editor, attended dozens of workshops geared toward students and their advisers who have college newspapers, Websites, broadcast stations and yearbooks.

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Double Pride: One Great Buzzer-Beating Shot, Two SUNY Purchase Journalists Covered It

Mike Zacchio, SUNY Purchase journalism student and part-time reporter at The Journal News, showing the miracle Khalil Edney shot captured on his iPhone

Mike Zacchio, former SUNY Purchase journalism student and part-time reporter at The Journal News, showing the miracle Khalil Edney shot captured on his iPhone

So it turns out that when Khalil Edney slung that amazing shot during the now-infamous Mt.Vernon-New Rochelle AA basketball championship game, catapulting him to stardom Sunday, not one but two students from the SUNY Purchase journalism program were there reporting the heart-stopping moment and the ensuing mayhem.

Mike Zacchio, (Class of ’11) was at the Westchester County Center covering it for the Journal News and recorded it all on his iPhone.

Jordan Griffith was there too working the game for MSG Varsity.

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Khalil Edney’s Miracle Shot Covered by SUNY Purchase Journalism Student

You may have seen Khalil Edney’s astounding 55-foot buzzer-beating shot in Sunday’s Mt. Vernon v New Rochelle Section 1 Class AA championship game.

But what you may not know is that SUNY Purchase journalism major Jordan Griffith was part of the MSG Varsity team that took the video of that amazing moment and helped it go viral.

SUNY Purchase's Jordan Griffith on camera for MSG Varsity

SUNY Purchase’s Jordan Griffith on camera for MSG Varsity

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