Month: October 2018

FM student Kadia Goba – Pulitzer Fellow Publishes Story

Kodia GobaOverseas reporting by Hunter College media studies student Kadia Goba has resulted in publication with the award-winning Pacific Standard. Goba traveled to Sierra Leone last summer on a Hunter College international reporting fellowship, thanks to the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. She covered environmental challenges related to a deadly 2017 mudslide that killed more than 1,000 people.

Her resulting story, published on Pacific Standard’s web site on Oct. 12, focused on a new initiative to close the gender cap in the workplace while helping a rebuilding project. A version of the story was also published on the Pulitzer Center web site, and received a mention in the widely distributed newsletter of Global Health Now of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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Hunter Athenian – news site launched!

Hunter Athenian logoThe students of Journalism’s Neighborhood News (MEDPL 377) and Prof. Pam Frederick  launched a news site for the college the Hunter Athenian. The first issue included coverage of the nascent Hunter Theater Project’s hit production, plans for the cafeteria and Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s honorary degree. Got story ideas? Contact staff:

News video students visit CUNY TV

CUNYThe news team at CUNY TV welcomed Prof. McCarthy’s news video students to its state-of-the-art studio at the CUNY Graduate Center on 5th Avenue. Director Gail Yancosek gave students an overview of CUNY TV’s mission and the shows they produce about public affairs, the arts, science, immigrants, business, and a new 7 p.m. newscast it will soon be producing along with Cheddar, a live streaming news network launched last year. For the first time ever, it will also be hosting a live election night newscast  on Nov. 6 that will include a panel of CUNY students discussing issues and the midterm results. Reporter Tinabeth Piña talked about how the news industry is changing, noting that a lot of the content that people used to watch on TV is now being consumed in 2-5 minute snippets on social media. She urged students to embrace multimedia journalism and post their work across as many platforms as possible. She and the production team also encouraged students to work on their writing and research skills, practice shooting with a high definition camera, learn how to edit using Premiere Pro and always be prepared with a Plan B.