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Update on Hunter Move to Online Learning

Greetings everyone!

As we’re sure all members of the Hunter Journalism community know by now, starting on March 19 Hunter College will join other CUNY and SUNY schools in moving to distance education for the remainder of the semester. 

While distance learning has a good track record, for many of us this will likely be a very new and challenging experience. Everyone will have to be patient and disciplined to get our work done well and on time. 

But we want you to know that the journalism faculty is committed to helping you finish your courses and achieving your course learning outcomes. 

We’ve already been hard at work in the last 24 hours in developing plans for our program’s switch to distance learning. And we’ll be meeting (virtually) with all journalism faculty members late afternoon Friday to finalize plans to make sure we provide you high-quality remote instruction. 

Expect to hear from your instructors early next week prior to the resumption of classes on March 19 about their plans.

And remember that we will continue journalism advising — just reach out to us by email.

Meanwhile, a reminder that all Hunter College campuses will stay open and that operations will go on through this entire period to provide additional access to technology and space for students to study. 

That includes the equipment room, student advising, the cafeteria, athletic facilities, the library, computer labs, student union, the AccessABILITY office, Human Resources, ICIT and other spaces on campus.

Bottom line: The school — and all of us in the journalism faculty — are committed to protecting everyone’s health and safety, but also the program’s academic continuity and students’ ability to finish their semester.

Take precautions to ensure your safety and wellbeing, watch for updates from the school and the journalism faculty in the coming days and keep an eye out for updates by visiting the Hunter website and CUNY’s Coronavirus Update web page.

Warm regards,


 Sissel McCarthy
Director of the Journalism Program



A. Adam Glenn

Distinguished Lecturer, Journalism

Our Journalism Concentration & Minor

The Hunter College journalism program is offered as a concentration or a minor within the Department of Film & Media Studies. Its curriculum is built around production courses in journalism and analytical courses in media studies. Learn more about our course requirements.

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