CUNY Graduate School of Journalism CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:19:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Clips of the Week Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:26:45 +0000 Check out our reporters' latest work – including this front-page photo Jake Naughton snapped for The New York Times.]]>
Check out our reporters' latest work – including this front-page photo Jake Naughton snapped for The New York Times.

Check out our reporters’ latest work – including this front-page photo Jake Naughton snapped for The New York Times.

The latest links from our reporters include some initial offerings from the Class of ‘15:

•Jake Naughton’s photos – including a front-page shot – accompanied this New York Times story about how one man conquered his fear of swimming.

•Kristen Clark produced and edited this NOVA video about the life of an aquanaut in the world’s only undersea laboratory.

•Ryan Wallerson, on assignment for The Wall Street Journal, wrote about the fan club for the city’s upcoming new soccer team.

•Talk about teamwork: Owen Agnew, Jack D’Isidoro, Patrick Donachie, Kat Long, Catherine Roberts, Helina Selemon, Ryan Wallerson, Marguerite Ward and Zach Wasser combined efforts on this Bronx Bureau report about the city’s expanded pre-kindergarten program.

•Roxanne Scott’s story about Afro-Puerto Rican roots music made NPR’s Latino USA.

•Brian Josephs, on assignment for the Mott Haven Herald, wrote about a summer arts program for children.

•Stefani Kim, working for Native People’s Magazine, wrote about how Brad Pitt’s foundation is building sustainable housing on a Montana reservation.

•Ana Maria Rodriguez covered an immigration-themed Teachout-Wu news conference for Voices of NY.

•Laura Bult worked on this Daily News story about the disproportionate number of summonses handed out in minority communities. Nick Forrester filed a follow-up story about the death of a Staten Island high school football player who collapsed during practice.

•Maddy Perkins, on assignment for On Wall Street, profiled Reggie Wilkes, a former NFL player turned financial adviser.

•Thad Komorowski’s piece about the man behind Disney Records aired on WBGO radio.

•Natalie Fertig produced the photos and video for this Miami Herald front-page package about a fraud scheme.

A few nuggets from our Alumni Corner:

•Carla Astudillo worked on this Star-Ledger package tracking the firepower of New Jersey police departments.

•Nathan Frandino, on assignment for Reuters, shot and produced this piece on tissue biofabrication research.

•Collin Orcutt produced this Sports Illustrated video about how Bob Marley’s son and grandson channeled the family’s streak of passion into football.

Congrats to all – and keep ‘em coming!

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Faculty Members Coates and Richen Make The Root 100 List of Black Influencers Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:14:14 +0000 Journalist-in-Residence Ta-Nehisi Coates ranked No. 1 among African Americans 45 years old and younger who are responsible for the year’s most significant moments and themes.]]>

Ta-Nehisi CoatesDirector_Yoruba-Richen_horizontalCUNY J-School Journalist-in-Residence Ta-Nehisi Coates and Documentary Program Director Yoruba Richen were named to The Root 100 list of African Americans 45 years old and younger who are responsible for the year’s most significant moments and themes.

Coates, who is teaching a narrative writing course this fall, topped the chart at No. 1 — ahead of  a distinguished group that includes such popular media figures as Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, LeBron James, and Queen Latifah.

According to The Root, “His cover story for The Atlantic, ‘The Case for Reparations,’ single-handedly reinvigorated the debate surrounding compensation for what he called the ‘multicentury plunder of black people in America.”…The piece set a single-day record for traffic to and sold out on newsstands, delivering a resounding message that the black experience is not to be ignored.”

Cited for her award-winning documentary, “The New Black,” about the combative relationship among African Americans, the black church, and gay rights, Richen was ranked No. 77. Richen teaches documentary film at the CUNY J-School, where she was awarded one of two prestigious Tow professorships earlier this year.

Founded in 2008 under the leadership of Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., The Root describes itself as the premier news, opinion and culture site for African-American influencers. It provides smart, timely coverage of breaking news, thought-provoking commentary and gives voice to a changing, more diverse America.

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Denver Post, The Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:08:19 +0000

Spend next summer in the Rockies with THE DENVER POST
Internship Program 2015

The No. 1 newspaper in the Rocky Mountain region, The Denver Post, is helping shape the futures of the next generation of journalists by offering a 10-week paid internship for the summer of 2015. To do so, we are looking for talented young people who want to make a difference.

Interns work in several parts of the newsroom — as news or features reporters, online producers, photographers or graphic artists or designers. Denver Post interns are paid about $517 per week (housing and transportation to Denver are not included).

We work with Dow Jones Newspaper Fund to identify candidates for copy editing, online and business reporting positions. Please apply directly to Dow Jones Newspaper Fund for these positions. For more information about the online, copy editing or business reporting internships, visit We also work with The Sports Journalism Institute to select a sports reporter intern. For more information on the sports reporter internship, visit


  • Applicants should have completed junior year in college before Summer 2015
  • A demonstrated interest in print or online journalism (clips or portfolio)
  • Reporting applicants should include no more than 5 clips
  • Please include cover letter outlining which position most interests you
  • List of three references

If you are a motivated college student looking to thrive in a newsroom atmosphere, please send your letter, clips or portfolio, resume and references to:

Internship recruiter
Francie Swidler
The Denver Post
101 W. Colfax Ave. Suite 600
Denver, CO 80202

For PHOTOGRAPHY applications, please email your cover letter, portfolio and resume to

For GRAPHICS or DESIGN, applicants may send portfolios of 8 1/2 x 11 photocopied designs, non-returnable tearsheets or CDs.

DEADLINE for RECEIVING applications is October 31, 2014. Applications received after that date will not be considered..

Please contact Francie at 303-954-1001 or with any questions.

For more go to:


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Tanzina Vega, ’07, Named to The Huff Po’s Top 40 Latinos in Media List Sat, 06 Sep 2014 13:36:00 +0000 The Huffington Post's LatinoVoices blog says this has been a really great year for Latino talent in American media. And a big part of the reason is '07 alum Tanzina Vega, who created the Race and Ethnicity beat this year at The New York Times.]]>

otb-tanzinaThe Huffington Post’s LatinoVoices blog says this has been a really great year for Latino talent in American media. And a big part of the reason is ’07 alum Tanzina Vega, who created the Race and Ethnicity beat at The New York Times.

Here’s what Pablo Manriquez of LatinoVoices wrote is his column naming Tanzina to the list of 40 top Latinos in the U.S. media:

“The old school Grey Lady of American journalism neither launches nor validates sea changes in the news-making professions on a whim.  It moves slowly, deliberately, asking hard questions, taking careful notes, defining achievable impacts, and writing detailed plans with key performance indicators to measure success and failure.  Then the Grey Lady elevates the talent who will lead the new thing and either deliver success to the newsroom or eat the failure alone.

For The New York Times‘ new Race and Ethnicity beat, the Grey Lady has chosen Tanzina to lead the way. The consequences of success and the consequences of failure are steepest at the top. If a dedicated Race & Ethnicity beat succeeds at NYTimes, there will be an array imitators.

This would be a good thing.  We need more coverage of race in places like Ferguson before it erupts into #Ferguson.  On the other hand, failure it will gift a handy set of industry-wide excuses that naysayers can use to justify never launching a Race & Ethnicity beat again.

Tanzina’s new beat is without a doubt the most-significant development in diversity media this year.  Minorities everywhere will benefit by a thriving Race and Ethnicity beat at The New York Times.”

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Public Editor of The New York Times to Speak at 2014 Commencement Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:03:13 +0000 Margaret Sullivan was appointed the public editor in 2012, after having served 12 years as executive editor of The Buffalo News.]]>

MARGARET SULLIVANMargaret Sullivan, public editor of The New York Times, will serve as commencement speaker at the eighth graduation ceremony of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on Dec. 19th.

“We’re delighted to have such a thought-provoking journalist, one who is constantly wrestling with the thorniest issues of journalistic ethics and integrity, addressing our graduates as they enter the field of professional reporting,” said Dean Sarah Bartlett.

Sullivan was appointed the public editor in 2012, after having served 12 years as the executive editor of The Buffalo News. She is the first woman to serve as the public editor of the Times, and was also the first female editor and managing editor of the News, after working as a reporter and columnist there.

Sullivan was appointed to the Pulitzer Prize Board in 2011 and has been a juror four times, serving as the chairwoman of the distinguished commentary jury in 2006. She was elected twice as a director of the American Society of News Editors and has led its First Amendment committee.

A native of Lackawanna, N.Y., Sullivan is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she is a member of its Hall of Achievement.

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NYCity News Service Report Named National Award Finalist Mon, 25 Aug 2014 21:07:18 +0000 The winner will be announced Sept. 27 at the 2014 ONA Conference and Online Journalism Awards Banquet.]]>


DenseCity,” a NYCity News Service multimedia special report that examines New York’s struggle to navigate a future with more people and less space, has been named a finalist in the Online News Association’s Online Journalism Awards competition.

The project, produced by students at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, combines text, pictures, video, audio and interactive graphics to tell the story of New York’s growth amid Mayor de Blasio’s plan to create 80,000 new units of affordable housing and renovate 120,000 more.

The special report is a finalist in the “Student Project, Large” category, along with offerings from the Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University and the Carnegie-Knight News21 project at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

The winner will be announced at the 2014 ONA Conference and Online Journalism Awards Banquet on Sept. 27, in Chicago.

The Online News Association bills itself as a nonprofit membership organization for digital journalists, connecting journalism, technology and innovation. Founded in 1999, ONA boasts more than 2,000 members.

The NYCity News Service, which debuted in 2007, feeds multimedia content to news organization of various types and sizes, including The New York Times, The Huffington Post and The News Service has collected numerous local and national honors from the Online News Association, as well as from Editor & Publisher’s EPPY Awards competition and the Society of Professional Journalists, both of which recently named the site the best of its kind in the nation.

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Clips of the Week Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:44:03 +0000 Check out our latest links – including Roxanne Scott’s piece for NPR's Latino USA about a street naming ceremony in East Harlem.]]>
Check out our latest links – including Roxanne Scott’s piece for NPR's Latino USA about a street naming ceremony in East Harlem.

Check out our latest links – including Roxanne Scott’s piece for NPR’s Latino USA about a street naming ceremony in East Harlem.

As we welcome the Class of ‘15 and get ready for the return of the Class of ‘14, check out some of our reporters’ latest links:

•Roxanne Scott, on assignment for NPR’s Latino USA, covered the street-naming ceremony for Young Lords Way in East Harlem.

•Scott Klocksin, working for the Commercial Observer, looked at possible big changes in store for the 57th Street retail scene.

•Rosie Goldensohn’s story about a teenager who died at Rikers Island after his complaints of chest pains allegedly were answered with a prescription for hand cream made DNAInfo.

•Cynthia Magnus, on assignment for Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Press, reported on health challenges facing long-haul truck drivers.

•Jennifer Lehman’s story on actress and writer Anna Fishbeyn’s one-woman show about “coming out” as a Russian immigrant made Voices of NY.

•Danny Lewis put together a package for WNYC on putting Ebola fears into perspective.

•Natalie Fertig’s photo essay on football camp at the University of Miami made the Miami Herald.

•Alum Ann Marie Awad teamed with Malorie Marshall on this WRKF and WWNO radio collaboration about Uber’s reception in Louisiana.

Speaking of our alumni…

•Jessica Glazer put together a news quiz – based on the state math exams – for ChalkBeat.

•Amanda Hou’s video about a 13-year-old designer whose work was featured in the Harlem Week Fashion Show found a home on The Village Voice’s site.

•Danny Massey’s story about Nat Nakasa – a South African journalist whose remains are finally headed back to his homeland, nearly a half-century after his death – made The New York Times.

•Melissa Noel wrote a travel piece about Grenada for The Grio.

•Sierra Leone Starks covered the aftermath of a deadly rafting accident for Alaska’s KTVA TV.

Congrats to all – and keep ‘em coming!

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Chris Dell Tapped for Bizdom Cleveland Accelerator Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:29:40 +0000 Chris Dell, a 2014 Tow-Knight fellow, was invited to join the Bizdom Cleveland accelerator, NBA owner Dan Gilbert’s technology investment firm. Dell will be taking...]]>

Chris Dell, a 2014 Tow-Knight fellow, was invited to join the Bizdom Cleveland accelerator, NBA owner Dan Gilbert’s technology investment firm. Dell will be taking his sports app, Go Baller, to Bizdom for three months to work with Gilbert’s network of marketers, investors, entrepreneurs and leadership team.

“I am humbled and honored to be selected for the Bizdom accelerator,” Dell said. “While there are many, many great accelerators around the country, none combine the influence and focus of sports startups and mobile apps like Bizdom does. I’m forever grateful and indebted to Jeremy Caplan and Jeff Jarvis for giving me the chance to pursue Go Baller in their incubator program.”

Bizdom is investing $25,000 for an eight percent equity stake in Go Baller, which is one of  six startups joining the accelerator’s fall cohort. Dell hopes to form content partnerships with the Cleveland Cavaliers and NBA-related brands in addition to local and regional media outlets in Northeast Ohio. He officially founded Go Baller in February during his fellowship at the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, where he recently earned his M.A. in Entrepreneurial Journalism. He created the concept for Go Baller back in December, when he developed the first Go Baller prototype in David Ho’s mobile & tablet journalism class.

During the past six months Dell has partnered with General Assembly’s UXDi Client Projects to build a new prototype and was a finalist at Google Startup Weekend NYC and 3 Day Startup NYC.


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The Chicago Reporter Thu, 07 Aug 2014 21:01:35 +0000 Reporting Internships

The best start here…

…and end up at The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, CBS-TV, ABC News and Ebony magazine, to name a few.

The Chicago Reporter is seeking dedicated students and graduates looking for researching, reporting and Web experience.

Interns at the Reporter learn about investigative reporting the right way—by doing it. Their time is not wasted running errands, stuffing envelopes or doing busy work. Instead, they perform a variety of research duties: They do clip checks and search court and property records. They also learn how to get information through Freedom of Information Requests.

In addition, interns gain experience compiling and analyzing information using database and spreadsheet programs. They also help fact check and copy edit stories.

The Reporter also accepts interns to work on our Web site, learning to post pages and developing features that do not appear in the print publication.

Generally, interns start at three different periods: summer (May/June), fall (August/September), winter/spring (January). Applications are due at March 15 (summer), June 15 (fall), November 15 (winter/spring).

Interns work between 10-5 Monday-Friday, and the Reporter requires that each intern put in at least THREE FULL DAYS a week. It’s not required to receive school credits. The Reporter provides a small stipend to cover the cost of public transportation.

To apply for an internship, send your resume, along with a cover letter, and at least three PUBLISHED CLIPS by mail or email them to Susan Smith Richardson, Editor and Publisher, 111 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 820, Chicago, IL, 60604, or NO CALLS, please.

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Good Houskeeping Thu, 07 Aug 2014 19:50:18 +0000 There are seven types of internships at Good Housekeeping, offered three times throughout the year (fall/spring/summer). Please refer to the descriptions below for more information about each area within the program.

Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to the specified correspondent. Applicants should include the term for which they are applying and indicate the department of interest. For more information go here.

All internships are unpaid and you must receive college credit.

Internship dates and deadlines:
Fall: September-December (application deadline: July 31)
Spring: January-May (application deadline: November 30)
Summer: June-August (application deadline: April 30)

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