Students Get Field Reporting Tips

News 12 Brooklyn’s Emily Lorsch (front row, far right) gave Hunter’s news video reporting students a crash course in field reporting last Monday. Lorsch, a graduate of Emory University and former student of Journalism Program Director Prof. Sissel McCarthy, started her journalism career four years ago as a backpack reporter for Time Warner Cable in… Continue reading


Journalism Program Hosts Screening, Panel

Panelists Adam Glenn, Jenny Carchman and Michael Grynbaum

By Sudeepa Singh, Hunter College Onstage and under the warm light of Hunter’s Lang Recital Hall, producer Jenny Carchman and New York Times media correspondent Michael Grynbaum joined more than 70 Hunter students, faculty and administrators in a Sept. 26 screening and panel discussion around “The Fourth Estate” — an Emmy-nominated Showtime series documenting the inner… Continue reading


‘Post-Facts America’ Panel Draws Hunter Students, Profs

Hunter journalism students and professors attend a panel on "Our Fake Reality: Journalism, Legitimacy, and Post-Fact America"

On Sept. 27, several Hunter journalism students and professors David Alm and Pam Frederick attended “Our Fake Reality: Journalism, Legitimacy, and Post-Facts America,” at Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe in SoHo. For a panel on fact-checking, it was remarkably entertaining. The panelists included Bill Adair, founder of PolitiFact; Karen Mahabir, head of fact-checking at the… Continue reading


News Literacy Students in Mock Trial

News literacy students hold a mock trial

Macaulay honors students in Prof. Sissel McCarthy’s News Literacy class (shown in photo below) took part in a mock trial last week charging The New York Times with treason for publishing the Edward Snowden documents. Students prepared for the trial by researching arguments for both the prosecution and defense and found out the day of… Continue reading


Dow Jones Accepting Summer Apps


U UPDATE: The Journalism Program has scheduled on-site testing on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 1-3 p.m., for the Dow Jones News Fund. Applicants are required to complete an online application and take a one-hour test for the program(s) they are applying to. Contact journalism professor and internship coordinator Adam Glenn at to schedule your test. The… Continue reading