Research News

Scholars at the School of Communication and Information take an interdisciplinary approach to research that spans the fields of information science, library studies, communication, journalism and media studies.

Reporting on Violent Crime: Lessons from “A Long Walk Home”

Carol Ann Farino was murdered in Maplewood, N.J. in 1966 and her killer has still not been caught. In his new book about the case, Joe Strupp, a reporter for the Asbury Park Press and SC&I part time lecturer, explores the murder and its aftermath, and describes the challenges involved in reporting on true crime.

A “Maddening” and “Magical” Island: How Manhattan Came to Be

In his newest book, “Four Streets and a Square,” Marc Aronson explores 400 years of Manhattan’s history, with a focus on what he has coined “The New York City Idea”: the value of mixture, of people, of ideas, and of cultures found in New York City.”