Journalism Program Director Sissel McCarthy welcomes back students and faculty with her start-of-term letter. Get news about new faculty, new courses, upcoming events and more.
Journalism Program News
Come celebrate Student Press Freedom Day with student journalists from The Envoy, The Athenian, WHCS and Hunter News Now. The event takes place outside the cafeteria in Hunter West on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 11:30a-1:30 p.m.
Hunter journalism students visited with a top New York Post video news executive Nov. 26 to get an eyeful on what makes the operation tick, along with tips on the leading tabloid’s internship program. Find out what key skill the news VP emphasized.
Hunter Journalism’s Neighborhood News class visited the Tribeca headquarters of New York Public Radio in November, and got job-seeking advice from a staffer.
Students in Prof. Sissel McCarthy’s news literacy class toured Bloomberg’s headquarters on Dec. 9 and met with Hunter alum Mike Nizza, the executive editor of BloombergPolitics.com.
Get to work over the break on your proposal for an overseas reporting fellowship for summer 2020. One Hunter Journalism student will be selected for the $3,000 Pulitzer Center grant. Deadline to apply is Feb. 28. Get the details.
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.
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.