Michael Adams wins 2019 Martin Buskin Award for Campus Journalism

Brianne Ledda named Cub Reporter of the Year

Michael Adams, a senior in the Stony Brook University School of Journalism, has won the 2019 Martin Buskin Award for Campus Journalism.

Michael Adams

Adams is opinions editor for The Stony Brook Statesman and previously served as its assistant news editor. He also participated in the school’s “Journalism Without Walls” program in Cuba and Ecuador. He will receive a check for $500 and be cited at the School of Journalism’s Majors and Minors Banquet on May 9.

Adams’ name will be added to the plaque in the School of Journalism’s Newsroom of the Future. The plaque bears the names of Buskin Award winners since 1977.

Additionally, Brianne Ledda, assistant news editor of The Statesman, was named Cub Reporter of the Year.

Brianne Ledda

The Martin Buskin Awards for Campus Journalism are presented to student journalists whose work demonstrates a commitment to excellence through leadership in campus journalism, outstanding work and/or impact on the Stony Brook community. They honor the memory of Martin Buskin, the late education editor of Newsday and adjunct professor of journalism at Stony Brook.

The awards are selected by the Buskin Committee for Outstanding Campus Journalism.

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