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Student Editors’ Summit Draws Hunter, CUNY Attendees

Contributed by Samuel Allan

Students gather at a March 22 summit at the Wall Street Journal. Photo: Samuel Allan

The Wall Street Journal’s global headquarters in Midtown Manhattan hosted a Student Editors’ Summit on March 22 that drew several CUNY students and two Hunter College students and a faculty member among the crowd of roughly 50 from around the city.

The summit began with students watching and listening to the Journal’s morning newsroom editorial meeting via Skype. Afterwards, various editors and journalists answered students’ questions and offered insights into the reporting process and tips to navigate busy newsrooms.

The head of  the Journal’s ethics committee focused on the news organization’s unique commitment to presenting unbiased reporting during politically polarized times. All offered tips on gaining employment in the field of journalism.

After a brief catered lunch, students were taken on a tour of the facilities. The tour guide, news editor Demetria Gallegos showed students each department and newsroom. Students then returned to the conference room where the day began for a farewell from editors.

Hunter Student Bianca Buffamonte said of the day, “The opportunities Hunter presents to students really opens my eyes to a variety of future job opportunities. The Wall Street Journal student summit gave an inside look of what it’s like to be a part of a prestigious and prominent news publication.”

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