The Stony Brook Press
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The Stony Brook Press is a student-run news and feature publication at the Stony Brook University published fortnightly.
Founded in 1979, the Press was created as an alternative to the The Statesman (Stony Brook).
In its early days, the Press featured exclusive interviews with political figures including Amiri Baraka, Abbie Hoffman, Ralph Nader, and Al D'Amato. The paper currently has a blend of journalism, alternative thinking, satire and features.
In October 2011, the Press announced a merger with rival campus publication Think Magazine. Both publications merged under the Press name later that month, with the Think Magazine members integrating into roles as Press staff.
In the news
- November 1998: SUNY Trustee Candace de Russy publicly condemned a Press cover which depicted her as a dominatrix, and an editorial critical of her opposition to a women's studies conference held at SUNY New Paltz. The New York Post sided with the trustee in an editorial, and local and national media covered the fracas.
- February 14, 2001: Three Secret Service agents detained and questioned managing editor Glenn Given over a satirical editorial he wrote in which he asked God to "smite" President George W. Bush.
- In 2002, alumnus Scott Higham and two colleagues from the Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for their year-long investigation into the deaths of children in the Washington, D.C., child protection system.
- Former editor Ned Goldreyer has produced and written a number of television shows, including an episode of The Simpsons called "Lisa the Simpson".
- In 2006 alumnus Martha Chemas, Esq. published Autobiography/Masquerade under the pseudonym "Maramiva Cordova."
- Malito, Alessandra. "The Press and Think magazine merge". The Statesman.