Professor Alyxaundria Sanford remembers traveling to New York for the first time to intern for the “Today Show.” While there, she became interested in national news and the variety of topics covered in a morning broadcast. After getting a taste of being a journalist in the city, she knew she would be back.
On February 2nd, journalist and adjunct media studies professor Charity C. Elder spoke with fellow media studies professor, journalist and radio talk show host Karen Hunter about Elder’s first book, Power: The Rise of Black Women in America, at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.
Reporting and Writing 1 Professor Nicole Lewis has been working on a new project to give incarcerated people a voice. In March, The Marshall Project and Slate published the results of a first-of-its-kind political survey in prisons and jails.
Reporting and Writing 1 Professor Susie Armitage has joined the Organizing Committee for the Freelance Solidarity Project (FSP), a division of the National Writers Union that advocates for freelance media workers.
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.
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.
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.