As Hunter College journalism students urgently turn their attention to documenting the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the Journalism Program has launched a “Contagion Coverage 2020” page to showcase their work. Co-editing the page will be Rich Mendez and Kalli Siringas, Hunter Journalism students and interns in the Journalism Program. Find out more and check out the many stories already posted.
Journalism Program News
Students from Professor David Alm's Magazine Writing class at Hunter College took a pre-lockdown tour of Wired magazine headquarters in Lower Manhattan, and got writing and career advice from a team of editors and writers. Find out their top tips.
Read an important message from Journalism Program Director Sissel McCarthy with the latest update on Hunter online learning. Prof. McCarthy talks about the start of distance classes today, staying safe while reporting and how this crisis is also an opportunity for journalism, plus other notes for moving forward with your course work.
Hunter college will move to distance learning on March 19 through the remainder of the spring term. Journalism Program Director Sissel McCarthy and journalism faculty member Adam Glenn offers updates on how the program will adapt to the new approach.
Former Hunter Journalism student Kadia Goba helped cover impeachment proceedings against President Trump this winter. Find out about her road from working as a sales rep in the New York fashion industry to a politics reporting for Buzzfeed on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
A makeup artist who works with celebrity journalists and the stars visited Studio News Production class last week to teach journalism students how to apply high definition makeup as their first Hunter News Now newscast approaches. Get his top tips, plus a discount.
Join Pulitzer Center grantee and PBS NewsHour special correspondent Nick Schifrin and Hunter College Distinguished Lecturer Sissel McCarthy on March 30 at the Roosevelt House for a conversation about the social, economic and political forces behind China's rise in power. The event, which will begin at 6 pm and be followed by a reception from 7-8 pm, is open to Hunter College students. Get the details and RSVP here.
A standing room-only crowd jammed the Journalism Lab in Hunter North last week for pizza, cookies and an afternoon of internship advice from two recent alums and a pair of newly minted Bloomberg News reporters. Find out their top tips on getting the right internship and making the most of the opportunity.
Hunter News Now students honed their anchoring skills last week with on-air talent coach Lennart Bourin in preparation for their first newscast on March 11. Learn what Bourin, a 40-year industry veteran, tells professional anchors and reporters going on air.
CNN videographer Michael Fequiere came to Prof. Sissel McCarthy’s Studio News Production class last week to talk about his work and to offer advice about visual storytelling. Get his top tips.