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.
Buzzfeed's Emmanuel Felton, the journalism program's new investigative reporting instructor, has traveled a self-described "weird path" en route to his current work. But there have been key themes along the way. Find out what they are and learn about this new faculty member, in our latest Professor Profile.
Making It, And Making It Again: My First 20 Years As A Writer In New York, Almost All Of It Without A Full-Time Job
Journalism instructor David Alm moved to New York City 20 years ago and struggled to succeed as a writer and editor. Ultimately, he built a career he is proud of as a freelancer and teacher. Here's his story about making it as a journalist in New York.
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.
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.
A new course being launched this spring will equip students to report on the growing news beat at the intersection of urban environmental and public health issues. Find out what's at stake and how the new class will equip students to cover it.
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.
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.
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.
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.