As the COVID-19 pandemic has made clear, data and numbers can tell powerful stories as a key part of the news. But crafting numbers into useful information or a coherent narrative is no easy task. So to help, Hunter’s journalism program next fall is offering a course to ensure that students are well-equipped with the necessary mastery over data-driven storytelling. Find out more or register.
Author: Rich Mendez
The Envoy, an independent student-run news site, is back with a vengeance this year after a long hiatus, and has seen online readership skyrocket into the thousands amid its extensive coronavirus coverage. Plus, get paid to help the news service cover news, features and more.
In an informal survey of Hunter students interning in newsrooms this semester, three of the four who replied said they were able to transition their internship to a home setting after the coronavirus outbreak. Learn more about their experiences under COVID-19.
Former Hunter Journalism student Kadia Goba helped cover impeachment proceedings against President Trump this winter. Find out about her road from working as a sales rep in the New York fashion industry to a politics reporting for Buzzfeed on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
A dozen Hunter College students gathered Feb. 6 for a pizza and information session on the Pulitzer Center 2020 fellowship, complete with previous winners, Pulitzer staff and Hunter journalism faculty. See what advice they received about successfully applying, and find out how to apply yourself.
Want to know what journalism internships are really about? We've got a new column for you, featuring interviews with fellow journalism students about their real-world internship experiences. Check out our first "Intern Insights" with student Brittney Barnett. Plus, take tell us about your recent internship experience for future columns.
CBS News veteran Bob Anderson speaks with Hunter Journalism Intern Rich Mendez about his decades of work at "60 Minutes," and about advice for student journalists. Read interview excerpts and listen to audio clips.
Students in Professor Sissel McCarthy’s news literacy class met Nov. 11 with a panel of NBC News staffers and were given a tour of NBC studios, including the set of Saturday Night Live.
Susan Ferriss, a senior reporter at the non-profit investigative news operation Center for Public Integrity, met with a select group of a dozen Hunter College journalism students to share insight from her years within the news business. Get inside tips about her investigative techniques and her advice to aspiring journalists.
CBS News legend Mike Wallace was the subject of a documentary film screening and panel organized by the Journalism Program on Nov. 6, and featuring filmmaker Avi Belkin and CBS News veteran producer Bob Anderson. Learn what Wallace's legacy is for young journalists today and get advice for students from Anderson. Plus, watch full video of the panel.
Hunter College hosted its annual showcase of award-winning social justice journalism on Oct. 29, with CUNY Chancellor Felix V. Matos Rodriquez headlining the Aronson Awards program. Hunter journalism student Maria Luisa Imbachi was singled out as the 2019 Aronson Undergraduate award winner in part for her work covering issues facing undocumented students. Check out the other winners and get additional highlights from the program.
It was a full house at the Oct. 23 Journalism Program party, where more than three dozen faculty and students discussed the future of the journalism program at Hunter College. Find out about new spring course offerings and newly named adjunct faculty members.