Who’s running The Stand?
Prof. Davis has worked in newsrooms of all kinds and all sizes, as a manager, editor, writer and page designer. He was executive editor at the community newspaper in Chambersburg, Pa., for six years prior to joining the Newhouse faculty in 1999. Before that he was national editor and then Washington editor at USA Today, including one year as the lead editor directing the newspaper’s coverage of the Persian Gulf War.
Within a year or two, he hopes to turn the project over to the community and work at the project as a volunteer.
He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism with a bachelor’s degree in 1977.
Ame’s first interest in writing started while he was attending community college in Tallahassee, Fla. Many of his teachers and peers encouraged him to further explore his talent in the communications field. Subsequently, he increased his abilities through writing poetry and reading multiple novels and short stories.
Ame came to Syracuse in September 2007 for a change of scenery from his native state of Florida. Since arriving, Ame has become involved in volunteer work at the local Rescue Mission and the former Vivian Teal Howard Rehabilitation Center.
Ame enjoys writing for The Stand because of its commitment to the people in the local community. Bringing extraordinary stories of everyday people is something that he has found to be very rewarding. Since attending the workshops hosted by The Stand, Ame has developed his understanding of journalism considerably. He enjoys the networking capability as well as the pride of being a part of giving an alternative view to Syracuse’s South Side community.
Ame hopes to see The Stand become a beacon for local people to share positive views on the events and neighbors around town.
Bryan Anthony Hood
Bryan is a graduate student in the Newspaper, Magazine, and Online Journalism Program at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. A Los Angeles native, he graduated from the University of Southern California in 2007, where he studied Creative Writing and Philosophy.
He has written for Anthem Magazine, Fineartsla.com, and founded Le Dohenian, a newsletter for student assistants at USC’s Doheny Library.
When not writing, Bryan spends most of his time longing for tacos and starting and abandoning books before reaching page 50.
She is excited to work with the South Side community to create stories that best represent their community.
When not working, Robyn spends most of her time traveling. While traveling she enjoys learning about new cultures, people and languages, and sometimes just relaxing on a beach with a good book.
John Garcia Jr.
John is a graduate student at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in the Broadcast Journalism program. He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Averett University in May.
He wrote for the “Chanticleer News Magazine” and broadcasted several college basketball games at Averett. He was also a member of the University’s football team, serving as team captain in 2008.
When he is not writing and/or editing, sports are on his mind. He also enjoys history, community activism and promoting diversity. He hopes to return to his hometown of Miami, Fla. to pursue a multi-media career.
Community Correspondent Coordinator
Jordan is an adjunct professor and doctoral candidate at the Newhouse School. As a researcher, Jordan is interested in global communication and development issues, participatory media and the social responsibility of the press. She has taught various courses, including: Qualitative Research Methods, Media and Diversity, Women and the Media and Media History.
Jordan will help coordinate The Stand’s Journalism Workshops, aid in recruiting community correspondents and help to write grants. She believes that allowing a community voice in journalism does not diminish the role of the professional journalist but rather extends it.
Jordan received her master’s degree in journalism and mass communication at the University of South Carolina and her bachelor of arts in women’s studies and political science from Rutgers University.
When not in the classroom or office, Jordan can usually be found chasing her young daughter, Ana, who loves to eat important paper documents and use computers as drum sets.