Working as a freelancer during the COVID-19 pandemic can pay off — if you know the focus of your story. That was the advice for beginning freelancers in a Zoom webinar May 13 sponsored by the Hunter Journalism program and featuring Professor Susie Armitage and other professional journalists. Get their best tips and tricks, plus a guide to pitching.
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Hunter Journalism alum Angely Mercado is paying it forward by writing about her experience freelancing, getting work published in the New York Times — and how it didn’t change her life. Learn how she views the freelancing lifestyle.
Neighborhood News students recently learned how to be safe online in their roles as journalists, thanks to a recent virtual class visit from representatives from the Committee to Protect Journalists. Find out the one thing one visitor wished she had done from the beginning of her journalism career.
Even with social distancing, journalists can readily use social media and trending search reports to not only safely find sources during the coronavirus outbreak, but also to foster relationships in hard-to-reach communities. That was the advice from digital journalist Amara Aguilar, in an April 22 webinar, "Covering the Crisis: Street Reporting Without the Street.” Get more tips and a link to the full webinar.
More than a month into Hunter College’s move to remote learning, the school’s journalism courses have dramatically shifted the way they now operate. Get more details on the changes and hear viewpoints of students and faculty.
With face-to-face reporting still unsafe during the COVID-19 outbreak, remote video interviewing has become a “key tool in our arsenal," according to journalists and videographers during an April 6 Zoom training webinar. Get tips and tricks for conducting professional web video interviews.
Reporting and Writing 1 instructor Kristopher Brooks’ morning starts at 5 a.m. with coffee, cereal and a frantic consumption of news. It ends with his cats. In between, advice from the CBS News reporter on reading, pitching, writing and "breaking down" the news. Read this Professor Profile.
A standing room-only crowd jammed the Journalism Lab in Hunter North last week for pizza, cookies and an afternoon of internship advice from two recent alums and a pair of newly minted Bloomberg News reporters. Find out their top tips on getting the right internship and making the most of the opportunity.
From coaching high school students on the realities of journalism, to collaborating with collegiate journalists as a Hunter professor and editor of Dateline: CUNY, Professor Katina Paron puts students first. Read our latest Professor Profile to find out why it matters so much to her.
Student journalist Audrey Henson applied on a whim to a Pulitzer Center grant — and won a $3,000 fellowship that took her on a reporting trip to Japan last summer, resulting in a multimedia story package and presentation in Washington, D.C., Here's how the adventure unfolded and how she managed its many challenges.
Buzzfeed's Emmanuel Felton, the journalism program's new investigative reporting instructor, has traveled a self-described "weird path" en route to his current work. But there have been key themes along the way. Find out what they are and learn about this new faculty member, in our latest Professor Profile.