Reporting and Writing 1 Professor Nicole Lewis has been working on a new project to give incarcerated people a voice. In March, The Marshall Project and Slate published the results of a first-of-its-kind political survey in prisons and jails.
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While remote learning is nothing like meeting in person, it has its pluses. This fall's Magazine and Feature Writing classes, taught by Professor David Alm, are benefitting from the focused intimacy of a Zoom call, allowing students to work both in small groups and as a whole to develop their ideas and polish their writing without the pressures of in-person contact.
Reporting and Writing 1 Professor Susie Armitage has joined the Organizing Committee for the Freelance Solidarity Project (FSP), a division of the National Writers Union that advocates for freelance media workers.
As an audience engagement editor at the LA Times, Adrienne Shih works with the newsroom to help readers see and interact with stories better. This means collaborating with reporters and editors to create headlines, push notifications, social media rollouts and newsletters.
The plethora of digital platforms offers plenty of storytelling opportunities. But for one versatile journalist who visited with Reporting and Writing 2 students, there’s nothing quite like one of the oldest mediums — audio.
Pop culture references and current events are cropping up weekly in a newly revamped MEDIA 386: Media Ethics course taught this fall by Professor Adam Glenn.
Bookmark The Athenian for the latest on the news at Hunter from the student journalists of Neighborhood News (MEDPL377).
Students in Prof. Sissel McCarthy’s News Literacy in a Digital Age class learned that a healthy diet is not just about food anymore. It’s also about the information we consume.
CNN Correspondent Omar Jimenez spoke with students in Professor Mary Snow’s MEDPL 283: News Video Reporting class in September, sharing his story of becoming a network correspondent within five years of graduating from college.
Journalism Program Director Sissel McCarthy welcomes students and faculty back for fall 2020. In her welcome letter, McCarthy shares news about new and returning faculty, the fall calendar and important safety guidelines for reporting. Read the full letter and get additional info.
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.
More than 70 student reports in text, video, audio and infographic form now grace a newly relaunched Contagion Coverage 2020 page on the Hunter Journalism web site. Learn more about the project and check out the latest new content.
One of the most important skills to master as a young journalist is the art of the interview, and students in Prof. Sissel McCarthy’s MEDPL 388 Studio News Production class were eager to hone their skills with tips from award-winning broadcast journalist Jane Hanson in early May.
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.
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.
Hunter Journalism alum Angely Mercado is paying it forward by writing about her experience freelancing, getting work published in the New York Times — and how it didn’t change her life. Learn how she views the freelancing lifestyle.
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.
Neighborhood News students recently learned how to be safe online in their roles as journalists, thanks to a recent virtual class visit from representatives from the Committee to Protect Journalists. Find out the one thing one visitor wished she had done from the beginning of her journalism career.
Hunter Journalism is sponsoring a free webinar this Wednesday, May 13, from 1-2:30 p.m., to help students prepare to freelance. The presentation covers freelancing basics, how to make a living, knowing your rights and more. RSVP FOR THE ZOOM LINK.
A short film that Media Studies major Colleen Digney saw as a sophomore inspired her winning grant proposal to report on land mines and land use in Vietnam. Find out more about the $3,000 Pulitzer Center fellowship and her reporting plans.