DuPont-Columbia, Peabody and multiple Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist and media consultant John Larson has been named the 10th James H. Ottaway Sr. Professor of Journalism at the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Larson will join the faculty for the spring semester to teach a seminar in storytelling and multimedia journalism. Larson will guide students through semester-long, in-depth reporting projects in video, audio or other forms of multimedia. Students will also create an online presence for their projects. The course will be low residency, with class meetings taking place in early February, late March and April.
"We are excited to provide this opportunity for our students to work with and learn from a journalist of John Larson's achievement and breadth of experience," said Donald P. Christian, interim president of SUNY New Paltz. "He continues a wonderful tradition of visiting Ottaway professors who enrich our offerings and the experiences of our students and faculty, and who share their knowledge with the broader community."