Journalism Program News

ProPublica's Eric Umansky speaking to Hunter College news literacy told students.

ProPublica Journalist Shares Fact-Checking Skills With Students

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.
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Seats Available for Studio News Production Class Next Spring

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.
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Journalism Director Addresses Growing Threats to Reporters

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.
Award-winning reporter Susan Ferriss, at center, with Hunter College students and faculty, at an Oct. 29 luncheon. PHOTO: Crystal Rand

Award-winning reporter meets with Hunter journalism students

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.
The legacy of broadcast journalism legend Mike Wallace was the subject of a Hunter College panel featuring CBS News producer Bob Anderson (above left) and Avi Belkin (middle), documentary filmmaker. Journalism Professor David Alm (at right) moderated the Nov. 6 discussion. PHOTO: Kalli Siringas

CBS News Icon A Focus Of Screening, Panel

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.