Even with social distancing, journalists can readily use social media and trending search reports to not only safely find sources during the coronavirus outbreak, but also to foster relationships in hard-to-reach communities. That was the advice from digital journalist Amara Aguilar, in an April 22 webinar, "Covering the Crisis: Street Reporting Without the Street.” Get more tips and a link to the full webinar.
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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.
Former CNN reporter Mary Snow, during a recent virtual visit, taught Hunter News Now Students an important lesson about a journalist’s job during an emergency. Find out what it was and learn more about her virtual class visit.
More than a month into Hunter College’s move to remote learning, the school’s journalism courses have dramatically shifted the way they now operate. Get more details on the changes and hear viewpoints of students and faculty.
As students settle into their online learning, where they are doing their work varies widely. Members of a Reporting and Writing I class shared these dispatches from their current study environments.
The Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment is inviting Hunter College students to apply to attend the 2020 FUTURE NOW Media & Entertainment Conference, which will be held online on May 27-29. The application deadline has been extended to April 30.
The Pulitzer Center has extended to May 1 its deadline for applications for two reporting fellowships focused on issues related to justice. These fellowships are open to current students and recent graduates of Hunter College. Learn more and apply.
Bloomberg News still has virtual summer internships available for June-August, as well as virtual fall internships for September-November. Learn more and apply.
BVM Sports is seeking students for the 2020-2021 academic school year to become remote sports writing interns. Learn more and apply.
The Envoy, an independent student-run news site, is back with a vengeance this year after a long hiatus, and has seen online readership skyrocket into the thousands amid its extensive coronavirus coverage. Plus, get paid to help the news service cover news, features and more.
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.
The Metro New York Labor Communications Council is offering a $500 prize for work by tri-state area undergraduate and graduate journalism students on the theme, “The 2020 elections and My Life/My Community.” Submission deadline is May 4. Here's how to enter.
Freelance food writer Pamela Vachon paid a virtual visit to the journalism program's magazine writing class. Learn about her circuitous career path, and her tips on using story pitches to make good first impressions, as well as on writing what you care about.
MediaMKRS, a new media job training partnership in New York City, is hosting an information session at 12:30 p.m. on April 21. Find out more and register.
The Deadline Club has extended the deadline for its undergraduate and graduate scholarship applications until July 1, 2020. Find out how to apply by the new deadline.
In an informal survey of Hunter students interning in newsrooms this semester, three of the four who replied said they were able to transition their internship to a home setting after the coronavirus outbreak. Learn more about their experiences under COVID-19.
Reporting and Writing 1 instructor Kristopher Brooks’ morning starts at 5 a.m. with coffee, cereal and a frantic consumption of news. It ends with his cats. In between, advice from the CBS News reporter on reading, pitching, writing and "breaking down" the news. Read this Professor Profile.
Hunter College’s 2020 Pulitzer Center student reporting fellowship has been awarded to Colleen Digney, a senior in the journalism program who will report on the broad impact of landmines on children in Vietnam. Find out more about the grant.
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.