Senior ProPublica editor Eric Umansky spoke to Hunter news literacy students on Nov. 14 about verifying information, using his own experience investigating an incident involving the New York Police Department on Halloween as a teachable moment. Find out what happened that night and what tools he used to gather details.
Journalism Program News
Students in Professor Sissel McCarthy’s news literacy class met Nov. 11 with a panel of NBC News staffers and were given a tour of NBC studios, including the set of Saturday Night Live.
J.D. Biersdorfer, known primarily as a technology writer for the New York Times, as well as a contributor to the Times’ Sunday Book Review section, was the latest in a line of accomplished journalists to visit this semester’s feature writing class. Find out what type of feature story she said entry-level writers are often asked to master.
If you are an aspiring anchor, reporter or producer, seats are still available for this spring's MEDPL 388: Studio News Production (Wednesdays, 10:10 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Learn more about the signing up for the class, which teaches you how to anchor and produce a live newscast for the Hunter community.
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.
Veteran journalist Stephanie Siek spoke to Hunter’s News Literacy classes on Nov. 13 about verification, objectivity and forging a path as a journalist of color in some of the country’s most prestigious newsrooms.
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.
Susan Ferriss, a senior reporter at the non-profit investigative news operation Center for Public Integrity, met with a select group of a dozen Hunter College journalism students to share insight from her years within the news business. Get inside tips about her investigative techniques and her advice to aspiring journalists.
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.