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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.
The legacy of broadcast journalism legend Mike Wallace was the subject of a Hunter College panel featuring CBS News producer Bob Anderson (above left) and Avi Belkin (middle), documentary filmmaker. Journalism Professor David Alm (at right) moderated the Nov. 6 discussion. PHOTO: Kalli Siringas

CBS News Icon A Focus Of Screening, Panel

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.
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Aronson Awards Ceremony Celebrates Social Justice Journalism

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.
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News Literacy Expert Visits Hunter College

Students in Professor Sissel McCarthy’s MEDIA 211 class learned all about bias, fairness and balance in the news media from one of the nation’s preeminent scholars on news literacy, during a guest lecture on Oct. 24. Find out what three questions he urged students to ask when consuming news.
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Nov. 4 Panel Discusses Threat to Journalism

Join a panel on “The Growing Threat to Journalism Around the World,” on Monday, Nov. 4, at the Roosevelt House, 47 East 65th Street. The program features Sissel McCarthy, director of Hunter College’s journalism program, as well as news executives from CNN, Yahoo News and others.

Hunter Prof Offers Students Insights on Eco-Journalism

More than 400 Hunter College students got a guided tour of the field of environmental reporting from eco-journalism veteran and Hunter lecturer Adam Glenn Oct. 7. Read more about some of the unique challenges facing environmental journalists, and view the presentation and video.