Alum Leads Bloomberg Tour

Hunter alum and Bloomberg editor Mike Nizza welcomed news literacy students to Bloomberg headquarters.

Prof. Sissel McCarthy’s Macaulay Honors News Literacy students checked out Bloomberg’s headquarters just down the road at 58th Street and Lexington Avenue last week, thanks to an invite from Hunter alum Mike Nizza. Nizza launched in 2014 and is now an editor for Bloomberg Opinion. Since his graduation from Hunter in 2000, he’s worked… Continue reading


News Literacy a ‘Core Competency’

Sissel McCarthy

Journalism professor Sissel McCarthy made the case that news literacy is a must-have core competency for all students at the CUNY IT Conference at John Jay College last week. In her talk, “How to Spot Fake News and Stay News Literate: A New Core Competency”, McCarthy told the audience about a Pew Research study earlier… Continue reading


Lecturer Addresses Verification

 Journalism Prof. Adam Glenn guest lectured Dec. 5 about the journalistic challenges of truth-seeking and verification for the several hundred students of Prof. Robert Stanley’s Media 180 Introduction to Media Studies. Glenn’s fast-paced one-hour talk spotlighted the role of fact-based journalism in enabling news consumers to take part more effectively in civic society, even… Continue reading


Top News Exec on Student Work

Andy Heyward

“Do less better” is the resounding advice from former CBS News President Andrew Heyward to Professor Sissel McCarthy’s news video reporting students. Heyward came to class recently to critique student profile assignments and told students a more focused piece is always better. “Report broadly by being relentless on the street and then ruthless as an… Continue reading


Videographer Stresses Problem-Solving

Frank Posillico Twitter profile photo

by Jon Friedman Frank Posillico, a videographer at The New York Daily News for the past five years, visited my News Literacy in a Digital Age classroom in November and imparted some career advice for the members of the class. “Stress your problem-solving ability” in job interviews, advised Posillico, who is in his late 20s.… Continue reading