Digital journalism expert Sree Sreenivasan has been appointed as the first Marshall R. Loeb Visiting Professor of Digital Innovation and Audience Engagement, Laura Lindenfeld, interim dean of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism, has announced.
At the SBU School of Journalism, Sreenivasan, a former Columbia Journalism School professor for 20 years, will engage students and faculty in the practice and power of journalism by harnessing digital innovations and research to enhance news content, delivery and audience engagement. He joined the Journalism School on September 1.
“On behalf of the Journalism faculty and staff, I could not be more delighted to have such a consummate professional join us as we reshape the School’s curriculum to match a more demanding time for journalism and the students who will be part of its future, said Lindenfeld. Sree’s experience, creative approach and dedication to integrating high-quality journalism to the digital space is vital in today’s news ecosystem. He will honor the legacy of Marshall R. Loeb in the way that his son and daughter intended upon funding this professorship.”
“I’m honored to be a visiting professor at the Stony Brook School of Journalism and work with the students, faculty and staff,” said Sree Sreenivasan. “The fact that the professorship is named for the legendary Marshall Loeb, whom I admired and had the opportunity to work with, is a special honor. I am grateful to Michael and Margaret Loeb for honoring their father’s legacy in this way.”