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 elevated to school status and named for its founder in 1995.


  • Innovation: The Jandoli School's digital magazine

    SPRING 2021 INNOVATION-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.

    In OUR LATEST EDITION, we remember University President Dr. Dennis R. DePerro, who died from complications of COVID-19 on March 1.

    Also in this edition:
    • Welcoming students to our two new master's programs.
    • Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
    • Awards to graduating seniors.
    • Did you know? Three men's basketball players are Jandoli School majors.
    • Meghan Hall's digging unearths journalistic gold.
    • Assistant Professor Carole McNall wins Faculty Appreciation Award.

  • 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