Professor Chris Keaty of the Communications and Media Arts department has recently joined the SUNY Institute for Local News. Keaty joins representatives from around SUNY including members from: SUNY Oswego, Oneonta, Cortland, Buffalo State, and the University of Buffalo. Keaty is the first SUNY Community College representative added to the committee.

According to their website, “The Institute for Local News at SUNY engages students in university-led reporting programs with local media partners to bolster local news coverage while giving students real-world learning experiences in multi-media story-telling and communications.”

The Communications & Media Arts department congratulates Professor Keaty on his membership and looks forward to working with the Institute. The link to the Institute’s site is: www.suny.edu/communications/iln/

Submitted by: Dr. Tim Skinner, Chair of Communications & Media Arts