New website showcases Military Visual Journalism program, student work

By Emily Kulkus

January 27, 2014

For 50 years, the Newhouse School has been home to the Military Visual Journalism (MVJ) program—training and educating active military journalists who are already tops in their field. To mark the occasion and better display the students’ work, the program recently introduced a new website at

MVJ currently has eight sailors from the United States Navy studying among fellow SU students. For many years, personnel from additional branches—Army, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines—have also studied in the MVJ program. Since the first MVJ class graduated in 1964, 886 people have successfully completed the program, according to Nancy Austin, the program’s deputy director.

Additional student work from years past will be added to the site soon, Austin says. The site will also include information about a workshop that will be held to mark the program’s 50th anniversary.

The new website was designed and programmed by Jeff Passetti, web specialist and adjunct professor at Newhouse. Passetti designed the site to showcase the students’ photography. The site is responsive on a tablet or smartphone as well.