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A Match Made In The Purchase College Journalism Program

Chris Rhatigan and Melanie Reichwald, SUNY Purchase Journalism Alums, married and teaching in India

Chris Rhatigan and Melanie Reichwald, SUNY Purchase Journalism Alums, married and teaching in India

I almost choked on my chicken noodle soup the other day as I was skimming Facebook on my phone in The Hub and saw that Chris Rhatigan and Melanie Reichwald – two of the most memorable graduates of the Purchase journalism program – were married. TO EACH OTHER! And living a wonderfully adventurous life as school teachers in the foothills of the Himalayas in India.

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Smart Phones, Smart Students at SUNY Purchase’s First (Fake!) Smartphone Press Conference

SUNY Purchase Journalism Professor, Ross Daly, faking it for a smartphone presser

SUNY Purchase Journalism Prof. Ross Daly, faking it for a smartphone presser (Photo by Kim Whitehead)

Students used their smartphones to cover a “press conference” for my Multimedia Tools class yesterday putting them in the forefront of a new trend in journalism.

The fake presser starred Pleasantville Police Chief Cliff Huxtable (ably played by SUNY Purchase Journalism Professor Ross Daly) who was announcing the arrest of a liquor store bandit. When the questions were done, he produced a mug shot, which students also had to copy with their phones.

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