Career Opportunities

Grabbing a Virtual Coffee: How to Freelance During COVID-19

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.

Webinar: Getting Yourself Ready to Freelance

Hunter Journalism is sponsoring a free webinar this Wednesday, May 13, from 1-2:30 p.m., to help students prepare to freelance. The presentation covers freelancing basics, how to make a living, knowing your rights and more. RSVP FOR THE ZOOM LINK.

‘Future Now’ Conference Applications Open

The Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment is inviting Hunter College students to apply to attend the 2020 FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference, which will be held online on May 27-29. The application deadline has been extended to April 30.
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Pulitzer Center Fellowships

The Pulitzer Center has extended to May 1 its deadline for applications for two reporting fellowships focused on issues related to justice. These fellowships are open to current students and recent graduates of Hunter College. Learn more and apply.
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Labor Council Opens Journalism Contest

The Metro New York Labor Communications Council is offering a $500 prize for work by tri-state area undergraduate and graduate journalism students on the theme, “The 2020 elections and My Life/My Community.” Submission deadline is May 4. Here's how to enter.
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Journalism Senior Wins Pulitzer Grant

Hunter College’s 2020 Pulitzer Center student reporting fellowship has been awarded to Colleen Digney, a senior in the journalism program who will report on the broad impact of landmines on children in Vietnam. Find out more about the grant.
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Hunter Students Prepare for Pulitzer Fellowship Competition

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.
Pulitzer Center fellowship winner Audrey Henson on her reporting trip in Japan last summer, with officials from a dementia support group.

Student Journalist Goes From Beginner to ‘Pulitzer’

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.