Jim Klurfeld has been one of the most powerful people on Long Island for two decades. As editor of the editorial pages at Newsday, his direction and personal commentary have helped shape policy, influence elections and hold power players accountable.
Now he’s planning to influence a new crop: college students. According to a Long Island Business News story, Klurfeld is leaving Newsday in November to teach news literacy at Stony Brook University’s new School of Journalism. He’ll be joining his old colleague, Howie Schneider, the former Newsday editor and founding dean of the journalism school.
According to LIBN, Newsday Publisher Tim Knight wrote to the paper’s staff that “Jim’s integrity and leadership earned the respect and confidence – and sometimes ire – of government officials and community leaders throughout our region, and helped establish our editorial pages among the best in the country.”