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

    Jandoli School Innovation Magazine Fall 23_Page_01Our 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.

    In the Fall 2023 Edition:
    • Dean Aaron Chimbel's update
    • Hellinger Award Ceremony recap
    • Tribute to Administrative Assistant Kathy Boser on her retirement
    • Senior Cassidey Kavathas' well-earned Washington Post byline via a Carnegie-Knight News 21 fellowship
    • Rich Williams, '24, receives Tim Russert Career Award
    • Welcome to new faculty
    • Dr. Kimberly DeSimone presented Woman of Influence Award
    • Anne and Dr. Richard Lee on panel at Popular & American Culture Association Conference
    • Jandoli Institute hosts 2023 election eve discussion
    • Dr. Pauline Hoffmann illuminates infodemic in new book
    • Dr. Chris Mackowski explores Civil War leadership and pop culture in two new books
    • Dr. Tammy Rae Matthews pens chapter in new book
    • The Lees establish scholarship for aspiring journalists
    • Tierney McGilvray, '19, has painting in Ad Art Show
    • Chris LaPlaca, '79, retires after legendary career at ESPN
    • Dan Barry, '80, receives 2023 Eugene O'Neill Lifetime Achievement Award

    To read the Fall 2023 edition, CLICK HERE.

  • 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