Additional Staff

Student Staff

Stacy Fernández

Stacy is a bilingual multimedia journalist with a passion for social justice reporting. She is dual majoring in newspaper and online journalism and Latino-Latin American studies at Syracuse University. You can usually spot her singing and dancing along to whatever music is playing in her headphones. Originally from Yonkers, NY she is looking forward to engaging and forming relationships with the people that make up the South Side community.

Matthew Gutierrez

Matthew is a sophomore studying finance and online journalism at Syracuse University. He interned for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette last summer and has contributed to the Tampa Bay Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and Charlotte Observer. He writes about sports, business and the economy.

Siddarth Senthilkumaran

Sid is a junior studying newspaper & online journalism and international relations. He grew up in India but spent the last six years in the United States. When he’s not in class, he’s either following current events in politics or watching movies. He is excited to learn more about the South Side community.


Aline Martins

Aline is a graduate student in the Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism program at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She is originally from Elizabeth, NJ and received her undergraduate degree in Linguistics with a minor in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Journalistically, she enjoys interacting with people from different cultures and learning about their lives. In her free time, she likes playing guitar, hiking, taking pictures and reading everything.

Perry Aston

Perry is an aerial combat photojournalist in the U.S. Air Force, who is currently attending the Military Photojournalism Program at Syracuse University. Perry has served two deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, and has documented the U.S. military’s participation in humanitarian missions in Guyana and Haiti.


Dominique Hildebrand

Dominique is a visual storyteller, creating documentary work that explores unique communities. Dominique is currently located out of Syracuse, NY, as a master’s candidate at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Her work has been published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Washington Post and the Huffington Post.


Tony Curtis

Tony is a mass communication specialist in the U.S. Navy currently attending the Military Photojournalism Program at Syracuse University. Born and raised in Rapid City, S.D, he first started studying photography at Rapid City Central High School. Since becoming a photographer for the military in 2007, he has served two tours of duty overseas and aboard USS George H.W. Bush in Norfolk, VA. While in Syracuse, he looks forward to getting involved in the community and telling the story of those living here.


Jensen Stidham

Jensen is a photojournalist in the U.S. Air Force currently attending the Military Photojournalism Program at Syracuse University. Originally from Troy, Ohio, he has enjoyed photography since buying his first camera in high school. He became a military photojournalist in 2012 and enjoys telling the stories of local community members wherever he is stationed.


Marianne Barthélemy

Marianne uses photography, video and the written and spoken word to tell stories about education and communities. Originally from France, she is a graduate student in the photography program at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Participating Professors

Prof. Emilie Davis

Instructor of NEW 509: Advanced Editing & NEW 508: Proofreading and Fact Checking

Prof. Emilie Davis is an adjunct professor in the newspaper department at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She teaches editing classes during fall and spring semesters.

Student editors in her two classes this spring are responsible for laying out content, writing headlines and photo captions and proofreading pages for The Stand. During the summer, she teaches news writing and reporting to incoming master’s students.

A native of Syracuse, Emilie grew up on the North Side. She returned to Syracuse in 1999 after a journalism career in Rochester and the Washington, D.C., area. She loves being back in Syracuse.

Gustav Niebuhr

Instructor of NEW 405: Public Affairs Reporting

Gustav spent 21 years working for daily newspapers as a beat reporter, from The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Mass., to The New York Times. Along the way, he has also worked for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal.

He came to Syracuse in January 2004 and is an associate professor in the Newspaper and Online Journalism Department, with a joint appointment in the Religion Department in the College of Arts & Sciences.

He also blogs for On Faith, at and, and is the author of “Beyond Tolerance: Searching for Interfaith Understanding in America.”