Brianne Ledda, a junior at the Stony Brook University School of Journalism, has won the 2020 Martin Buskin Award for Campus Journalism.
Ledda, who previously won the 2019 Buskin Cub Reporter of the Year award and serves as news editor of The Statesman, minors in both environmental studies and history. She will receive a check for $500 and have her name 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, Maya Brown, a journalism major minoring in political science who is assistant news editor of The Statesman, was named Cub Reporter of the Year.
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.