St. Bonaventure University

About the Jandoli School


The Jandoli School of Communication is committed to continuing the tradition established more than 70 years ago by the late Dr. Russell J. Jandoli, who taught generations of aspiring journalists the tenets of good writing and instilled respect and admiration for the practice of journalism.

Jandoli worked as a reporter for Time magazine and served as editor of publications at the War Department in Washington, D.C. He founded the Department of Journalism at St. Bonaventure in 1949 and ran it for 34 years. The program was named for its founder in 1992 and elevated to school status in 1995.


  • Innovation: The Jandoli School's digital magazine

    Spring 2022 Innovation cover-1Our digital magazine, published each semester, keeps readers informed of the latest happenings in the Jandoli School as well as the activities and accomplishments of our students, professors and alumni.

    Our SPRING 2022 EDITION is packed with news and updates about Jandoli School students, faculty, and alumni:
    • Hannah Roesch named Woman of Promise and earns Carnegie-Knight News 21 Fellowship.
    • Bonnies Basketball Now to return in the fall
    • SBU-TV students win
    • Senior award winners recognized
    • AAF students in New York City
    • Rochester TV internship
    • Students to intern in Italy
    • CommDay 2022 review
    • PolitiFact workshop
    • Donna Ditota, '83, named NY Sportswriter of the Year
    • Mike Vaccaro, '09, added to Wall of Distinguished Graduates'
    • Dick Joyce Sports Symposium review
    • Bob Beretta, 8'87, wins John Domino Award for Excellence in Sports Media
    • New major: Communication, Social Justice and Advocacy

  • Jandoli School awards and special events

    Each year, the Jandoli School bestows prestigious awards on achieving students in its graduating class.

    They include the Mark Hellinger Award, which is presented to the top students — a winner and runner-up — in the school's graduating class. They are recognized at the annual Hellinger Award Luncheon, which also honors distinguished Jandoli School alumni.

    The school also hosts a number of events that bring some of the nation's top communicators to campus for discussions and presentations.


  • Institute probes the intersection of media & democracy

    Dr. Russell J. JandoliThe Jandoli Institute was created in 2019 to explore today’s media landscape through research studies, op-ed articles, social media, speaking engagements, commentary, analysis and other platforms.

    “A healthy democracy requires a healthy media, so it is important to identify and explore ways to ensure that the media continues to play a constructive role in our nation’s democracy," said Dr. Richard Lee, associate professor of communication and the institute’s executive director.

    The institute is named for the late Dr. Russell J. Jandoli (pictured), who founded the Department of Journalism at St. Bonaventure in 1949.

    The Jandoli Institute