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    Monday, April 4th

    Conversations in the Commons with Peter Beinart: Islam in America

    Professor Beinart welcomes two important voices from the Islamic community: Daisy Khan of the Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality & Equality and author Arsalan Iftikhar.

    Location: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave., 8300: Dining Commons

    CUNY J+: Seeing the World in a New Way with Photographer Maggie Steber

    This workshop is about visual storytelling and how to make powerful new kinds of images to tell personal stories or document human issues.

    Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

    Thursday, April 7th

    The Death Blow to Turkey’s Media

    This panel will focus on the recent government takeover of critical media outlets in Turkey and its possible outcomes for the region.

    Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Room 308

    Friday, April 8th

    Photography, Conflict, and Press Freedom

    A chat with Colombian photographer Federico Ríos Escobar, sponsored by Velo Colectivo and the Movement for Peace in Colombia.

    Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Room 308

    Tuesday, April 12th

    Latin Women Making History in New York

    This event will mark the launch of Historias de Reinas (Queen's Stories), a project created by Chilian journalist and Tow-Knight Entrepreneurial Journalism Fellow Carolina Astuya to help empower Latin women.

    Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Room 308

    Wednesday, April 13th

    CUNY J+: Sensor Reporting for the Environment

    Sensors that collect data will be crucial tools for environmental journalists. This workshop will be taught by John Keefe, a pioneer in sensor reporting who also believes that journalists shouldn’t fear technology.

    Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

    Thursday, April 14th

    Closing the Gender Gap: Women in Investigative Reporting

    Sarah Childress of Frontline, Esther Kaplan of The Nation’s Investigative Fund, and Kendall Taggart of BuzzFeed will talk about their work, barriers they have faced, and ways they have overcome them.

    Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Room 308

    Friday, April 15th

    Film Screening: The Power of the Weak

    In this documentary film on its first U.S. tour, Jorgito, a young Cuban with severe cerebral palsy, shows how a society structured to support human development can make the disabled powerful.

    Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

    Saturday, April 16th

    CUNY J+: Smart Phone Videos with Bob Sacha

    This four-hour, Saturday morning course will help you enhance your work or hobby with better smart phone videos. We will go over some tips, shoot some footage and review it.

    Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

    Tuesday, April 19th

    Visualizing Race: A Panel Discussion

    Join us for a discussion with award-winning photographers and a documentary filmmaker who will show their work and share their experiences about covering race and communities.

    Location: Room 308

    Thursday, April 21st

    An Evening With James MacManus of The Times of London Literary Supplement

    His raconteuring about his journalistic and literary adventures will provide a terrific Q&A opportunity for guests interested in exploring a literary life.

    Location: Room 308

    Saturday, April 23rd

    CUNY J+: Video Storytelling for the Web with Bob Sacha

    Over two weekends, this workshop focuses on non-narrated stories of compelling characters and short, sharply focused pieces targeted for online viewing. Students will leave the class with well-practiced new skills and a one-minute edited video.

    Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

    Monday, April 25th

    CUNY J+: Visual Storytelling with James Estrin

    Participants will develop a photo essay in this intensive, five-day workshop for approximately 12 professional photographers, advanced students and amateurs.

    Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

    Tuesday, April 26th

    CUNY J+: Visual Storytelling with James Estrin

    Participants will develop a photo essay in this intensive, five-day workshop for approximately 12 professional photographers, advanced students and amateurs.

    Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

    Wednesday, April 27th

    CUNY J+: Visual Storytelling with James Estrin

    Participants will develop a photo essay in this intensive, five-day workshop for approximately 12 professional photographers, advanced students and amateurs.

    Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

    Prying Minds Want [Need] to Know: Unlocking Government Records

    In this Deadline Club panel, top national and local investigative and data reporters will reveal their strategies for fighting and winning public records battles. Featuring the CUNY J-School's Andrew Lehren, Benjamin Lesser, and Tom Robbins.

    Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

    Thursday, April 28th

    CUNY J+: Visual Storytelling with James Estrin

    Participants will develop a photo essay in this intensive, five-day workshop for approximately 12 professional photographers, advanced students and amateurs.

    Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

    Friday, April 29th

    CUNY J+: Visual Storytelling with James Estrin

    Participants will develop a photo essay in this intensive, five-day workshop for approximately 12 professional photographers, advanced students and amateurs.

    Location: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism