Jack Millrod, an assistant managing editor at Newsday and a former editor of Stony Brook’s Statesman, has been teaching News Literacy since 2011. In addition to teaching, Millrod produces digital content and lessons for the center’s Digital Resource Center.
Millrod, who graduated from Stony Brook University in May 1980, started his journalism career on campus. While working his way up the editorial ranks at Statesman, where he became editor-in-chief in 1978, Millrod was the campus stringer for Newsday, where he also served as a summer intern.
Newsday, his hometown newspaper, hired Millrod as a copy editor in 1985 after he spent five years at two sister papers in Fairfield County. He was city editor of Greenwich Time and became a news editor at The Advocate in Stamford, CT, before moving back to Long Island to work at Newsday.
At Newsday, Millrod’s duties have primarily involved supervising the editing and production of the paper’s feature sections and leading Newsday’s efforts to develop the editorial technology needed to make the digital age transition to multichannel publishing.
Millrod, who met his wife, Leslie, when they were Stony Brook students, has two grown children and lives in Coram.