Our Editorial Staff

 Megan Naftali
Community Features Editor

Megan Naftali is a dual-enrollment BA/MA journalism major who has covered a range of stories for The Long Island Advocate, from human-interest features to science, technology and economics exposés. She also is news editor of The Hofstra Chronicle, the student newspaper; was a managing editor of Pulse, Hofstra’s student-run magazine; and has been a writer for Her Campus. And she has interned for The Long Island Advance and freelanced for the Southampton Press. In the spring of 2022, she was awarded a Press Club of Long Island Scholarship for her outstanding commitment to journalism.

Madeline Armstrong
Environment and Health Editor


Madeline Armstrong is a dual-enrollment BA/MA journalism major who has covered numerous stories on a range of issues for The Long Island Advocate, but her focus has been on the environment, winning three Press Club of Long Island Media Awards for her work, including a first and a second place in the professional division. Madeline earned her bachelor’s in the spring of 2022 and expects to complete her master’s in May 2023. She has also been an editor for The Hofstra Chronicle and Pulse, and is currently president of Hofstra’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Additionally, she has interned and freelanced for a number of Long Island-based publications, including Herald Community Newspapers.

Urvi Gandhi
Social Justice Editor

Urvi Gandhi is a junior journalism and political science major who is passionate about telling stories normally underrepresented in the news and promoting transparency and accountability within institutions. She is also editor-in-chief of The Hofstra Clocktower, an independent, student-run investigative news organization.

Yaw Bonsu
Sports Editor and WRHU Radio Liaison

Yaw Bonsu is a junior journalism major. He serves as the associate sports director at Hofstra’s WRHU Radio. This past June, Yaw was named both Best College TV and Best College Radio reporter in the Press Club of Long Island Media Awards.

Anna DeGoede
Social Media Director

Anna DeGoede is a junior journalism major and design minor, with a passion for human-interest stories and an eye for aesthetics. She is the current managing editor (and former features editor) of The Hofstra Chronicle, the Instagram editor for Her Campus at Hofstra, a former creative director of Pulse Magazine, and the diversity and inclusion chair for Zeta Phi Eta, Hofstra’s pre-professional communications fraternity. She is also a past intern of Herald Community Newspapers.

Scott Brinton
Executive Editor

A Press Club of Long Island Hall of Famer and New York Press Association Writer of the Year, Assistant Professor Scott Brinton has taught journalism at the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication since 2009. He was previously executive director of Herald Community Newspapers, one of New York State’s largest community media groups, and his work has also appeared in or on The New York Times, Newsday, CBS News, MSNBC, the Oprah Winfrey Network, Long Beach Magazine, The Riverdale Press, Jewish Star, Nickelodeon and Google’s Year in Search 2020, as well as a Google public service announcement, an AT&T national advertising campaign and the 2020 Democratic National Convention.