Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Most Recent Grads are Gainfully Employed in Journalism
Since graduating from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in December, some 75% of the Class of 2009 have been working in full-time, part-time, or regular freelance jobs in journalism. That’s about as good a record as you’ll find at any competing graduate journalism program.
Here’s what some of our ’09 alumni are doing:
Rima Abdelkader was selected for the NBC News Associates Program starting this August.
Aisha Al-Muslim was hired as the editor of El Correo de Queens and a reporter for the Queens Courier.
Amber Benham is working as an online editorial assistant at Edible Manhattan.
Sophie Cocke has joined Pacific Business News in Honolulu as a reporter covering health care, energy, technology, and higher education.
Lois DeSocio was hired as an online reporter at the The New York Times‘ Maplewood Local web site.
Anastasia Economides is an online news producer at The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J.
Jeanmarie Evelly is the lead reporter for the Tremont Tribune in the Bronx.
Igor Kossov is a reporter at Institutional Investor.
Kieran Krug-Meadows is a camera operator for Democracy Now!
Valerie Lapinski is a video journalist at TIME.com, and a census editor at WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show.
Caroline Linton is a production assistant at The Daily Beast.
Kate Nocera works for the New York Daily News as a full-time freelancer.
Tim Persinko is at NBC Local Integrated Media in a part-time position as weekend editor/multimedia producer.
Maya Pope-Chappell landed an assistant web producer job at The Wall Street Journal.
Michael Preston is an overnight news editor at NBC Local Integrated Media.
Geneva Sands-Sadowitz is a full-time freelancer at Bloomberg TV.
Rachel Senatore works per-diem at WNYC.
Jessica Simeone freelances for the New York Post.
Sophia Tewa is on the assignment desk at WCBS-TV.
Nicole Turso is a writer at NY1 News.
Marcella Veneziale is an associate editor at Halcyon Business Publications.
Joe Walker has a full-time freelance project at The Wall Street Journal.
Brian Winkowski is an assistant producer at CBSNews.com.