Faculty News

Sissel McCarthy, director of the Hunter College Journalism Program

Director’s Fall 2020 Welcome Letter

Journalism Program Director Sissel McCarthy welcomes students and faculty back for fall 2020. In her welcome letter, McCarthy shares news about new and returning faculty, the fall calendar and important safety guidelines for reporting. Read the full letter and get additional info.

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.
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Course Closeup: Dive into the World of Data Storytelling this Fall

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.
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EVENT CANCELLED: PBS NewsHour Reporter To Share China Insights with Hunter Community

Join Pulitzer Center grantee and PBS NewsHour special correspondent Nick Schifrin and Hunter College Distinguished Lecturer Sissel McCarthy on March 30 at the Roosevelt House for a conversation about the social, economic and political forces behind China's rise in power. The event, which will begin at 6 pm and be followed by a reception from 7-8 pm, is open to Hunter College students. Get the details and RSVP here.
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Hunter News Literacy Site Hits Spring Term Running

A Hunter College website focused on news literacy has started off the spring term in the last week with a burst of new content. Faculty and students alike contributed items on TikTok, libel, social media, censorship and disinformation. Check out the latest on NewsLiteracyMatters.com. 
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Journalism Director Addresses Growing Threats to Reporters

Hunter College Journalism Program Director Sissel McCarthy kicked off an Association of Foreign Correspondents USA inaugural awards and scholarship ceremony at the Roosevelt House on Nov. 4 with a speech about the growing threat to journalism and journalists here and abroad. Here's what she asked listeners to do about it.