This year's winner -- and that is definitely singular -- was clear almost from the start. Stefan Lembo-Stolba had an exceptional year editing the Albany Student Press, pushing there for more investigative reporting and strong writing and penning himself an examination of the university's EOP program. Lembo-Stolba took the two top prizes handed out by the Program and was invited to be a Commencement speaker May 20.
-- Rosemary Armao, Journalism Program Director, for the Journalism Program Faculty
The . Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts a 9% decline in jobs for reporters, correspondents, and broadcast news analysts from 2014 through 2024 ( ). This is due to the condensing of traditional media outlets, as well as declining ad revenue according to the BLS. However, newer formats like Internet sites and niche publications provide some additional employment opportunities. O'Net Online reported in 2012 that self-employment is common in journalism, with 13% of reporters and correspondents working as freelancers or stringers.