Journalism Program News

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Director’s Spring 2020 Farewell Letter

Journalism Director Sissel McCarthy lauds students for rising to the challenge of a difficult spring term and highlights some of the best of student coverage for the program-wide "Contagion Coverage 2020" page. Plus, a celebration of graduating seniors and more, in her spring 2020 farewell letter.
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Hunter Journalism Students Appear on CUNY TV

CUNY TV's coverage of the coronavirus pandemic recently featured several Hunter Journalism and other students. Journalism students Emilia Nygren, Kalli Siringas and Shanel Thompson all appeared on the educational TV station's "Crisis in Motion" tv specials this past April and May, sharing their experience with distance learning and post-grad job hunting amidst a recession. Check out the videos.

Grabbing a Virtual Coffee: How to Freelance During COVID-19

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.
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Course Closeup: Dive into the World of Data Storytelling this Fall

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.
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Fall Registration Open; Journalism Program Sets Course Schedule

Fall journalism course registration is now open. Be sure to check out the wide range of nearly a dozen electives, including a new Media Ethics course and other electives like news video, podcasting, data journalism and magazine writing. And remember that some elective courses, such as Neighborhood News, may be taken more than once. Get the schedule and resources for fall registration.
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Hunter Journalism Students Report Live on Coronavirus

Tune in for our upcoming Contagion Coverage live report, a joint project of the non-profit news organization City Limits and the students of the Hunter College Journalism Program. The news event begins Tuesday, May 5, at 2 p.m. EDT, with our team of a dozen reporters and editors providing up-to-the-minute snapshots of the COVID-19 outbreak and its impacts from all five boroughs.
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Journalism Students Learn About Copyright Law in the Age of Covid

Hunter News Now students, short on visuals because they can't report outside their homes, got a crash course in copyright law from Student Press Law Center Staff Attorney Sommer Ingram Dean. She paid a virtual visit to Professor Sissel McCarthy's MEDPL 388 Studio News Production class to teach students the basics. Find out the key to avoiding copyright trouble and what images you can use for free.
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Hunter Journalism Program Seeks Summer-Fall Interns

The Journalism Program is accepting applications through May 31 for two intern positions starting either this summer or in the fall term. Find out more about the position, which allows for reporting, writing and publishing on the program's WordPress site and social media accounts. And apply here now.
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Pandemic Reporting Requires Remote Interview Smarts

With face-to-face reporting still unsafe during the COVID-19 outbreak, remote video interviewing has become a “key tool in our arsenal," according to journalists and videographers during an April 6 Zoom training webinar. Get tips and tricks for conducting professional web video interviews.