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.
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.
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.
A short film that Media Studies major Colleen Digney saw as a sophomore inspired her winning grant proposal to report on land mines and land use in Vietnam. Find out more about the $3,000 Pulitzer Center fellowship and her reporting plans.
How graduating senior Colleen Digney gained skills, confidence and an international reporting grant. A profile of a Journalism Program success story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MediaMKRS, a new media job training partnership in New York City, is hosting an information session at 12:30 p.m. on April 21. Find out more and register.
The Deadline Club has extended the deadline for its undergraduate and graduate scholarship applications until July 1, 2020. Find out how to apply by the new deadline.
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.
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.
The Facebook Journalism Project and the Reynolds Journalism Institute have opened applications for a second year of the Instagram Local News fellowships. Apply by March 6.
Meet with early-career reporters and past Hunter interns and alums to learn how to land an internship and thrive in a professional newsroom. Click to RSVP for this Journalism Program-sponsored workshop and lunch on Feb. 26, 1-2:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
ProPublica, in its fifth annual Diversity Scholarship program, will be sponsoring need-based scholarships for 20 students to attend an eligible journalism conference in 2020. Find out how to apply for the scholarship by the Feb. 7 deadline.
Journalism Program Director Sissel McCarthy welcomes back students and faculty with her start-of-term letter. Get news about new faculty, new courses, upcoming events and more.