Max Kalnitz

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Max atop the summit of Mt. Fuji after a six-hour climb.

About me:

My name is Max Kalnitz and I am a student at The University At Buffalo studying English with a focus in journalism and a minor in Japanese. I’m set to graduate in the fall of 2018 and plan on pursuing my masters in journalism at Syracuse University. I can see myself reporting in Buffalo or NYC, or possibly moving to Japan to pursue foreign reporting. Regardless, reporting is in my future. In addition to school, I serve as the senior features editor of The Spectrum, The University At Buffalo’s award-winning student publication. I am also one of two 2018 spring newsroom interns at Buffalo’s NPR station WBFO. I have a soft spot for concert reviews and profiles, but I love a good breaking news story. I am a world traveler, most recently summiting the tops of Mt. Fuji in Japan and Yellowstone’s Mt. Washburn this past summer. I love hiking, running, drumming and rocking to RUSH with my windows down. I also speak near-fluent Japanese and will always be down to grab a bowl of ramen.

About this blog:

On my website, I want to portray my life through my articles and share with viewers what I’m currently up to, clips I’ve been working on, and plans for the future. As I am traveling more, I am trying to incorporate more photojournalism and multimedia into my blog. Expect to see weekly blog updates for my upcoming European trip this winter.


Greater Buffalo SPJ Scholarship Award (2017)

Rosalind Jarrett Sepulveda Journalism Education Award (2017)


To learn more about me and my writing, please browse the rest of my website.