Robert W. Greene (1929-2008) became a visiting professor of journalism at Stony Brook University in 2006 after retiring as chairman of the Department of Journalism and Mass Media Studies at Hofstra University.


Greene, a veteran newsman, won the nation's highest journalism awards and helped shape and define investigative journalism in America for 40 years.

Greene founded the nation's first permanent newspaper investigative team at Newsday in 1967 and led the team in 1970 and 1974 to Pulitzer Prize gold medals for public service. He retired from his post as assistant managing editor of Newsday in 1992 after 38 years with the newspaper. He was also a media consultant, educator, author, lecturer and frequent TV panelist.

He taught from 1995-2003 at Hofstra University, where he was Stessin Distinguished Professor of Journalism and chairman of the Department of Journalism and Mass Media Studies. He was named the school's Teacher of the Year in 1998 and was chosen in 2000 by the entire Hofstra University graduating class as Millennium Teacher of The Year. He was awarded the Hofstra President's Medal in 2002. Prior to his stint at Hofstra, Greene was an adjunct instructor of journalism at Stony Brook for ten years and coordinator of the university's journalism minor program.
 

 Veteran newsman and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Bob Greene at work.

From one legend to another: Here Bob Greene interviews "All The President's Men" co-author Bob Woodward at Stony Brook University.

A Fellow of the Society of Professional Journalists, Greene also held—individually or as Newsday team leader—the University of Missouri Medal for Distinguished Service to American Journalism Education, three national public-service awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, two National Headliner Awards, two Front Page Awards and two Deadline Club awards. Among his many other awards are the Amos Tuck Award for Economic Reporting from Dartmouth University, the George Polk Award for suburban reporting from Long Island University, and the Peter Zenger Freedom of Information Award from the University of Arizona. He was an honorary alumnus of both the University of Maryland and Hofstra University.






 
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