The CUNY J-School will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2017. There are no classes on Nov. 24, but the campus will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Clips of the Week

  • By CUNY J-School Staff


What better way to kick-off Spring Break than with the some of the latest news from our reporters, past and present:

•Melissa Bykofsky’s story about how changing demographics are impacting some temples in Queens found a home in The Queens Courier. You can find a pdf of her article via this News Service link.

• Tom DiChristopher’s profile of a skateboard park builder in Brooklyn made Dominion of New York. We packaged the story on the News Service with Tom’s related audio piece and slideshow.

•Speaking of our News Service… Sarah Kazadi, Melissa Noel, and Alexander Tucciarone produced a video about a protest of the Trayvon Martin killing. Amital Isaac offered a video report on the annual Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden. Sean Carlson put together an audio interview with a war photographer who worked in Iraq for The New York Times.

•Speaking of photography and The Times… Zara Katz interviewed a young photographer based in Mexico for the paper’s Lens blog. Peter Moskowitz wrote about a photographer who is documenting life in her Brooklyn neighborhood.

•More signs of The Times: Elbert Chu’s post for the SchoolBook blog about the Intel Science Talent Search made the paper’s New York section. Meanwhile, Erin Horan’s piece for The Local about the fight to save a middle school got a shoutout in SchoolBook.

•Speaking of The Local, the latest posts on the site include contributions from, among others: Erin Horan, Amora McDaniel, Jorteh Senah, Joe Stepansky, Linda Villarosa and Kyle McGovern.

•Gwen McClure’s story about hunger strikers protesting abuses in Tibet made Voices of NY. Jane Teeling reported on Burmese monks in Brooklyn who are carefully watching elections in their homeland.

•Natalia Osipova’s story about the lack of parks in Greenpoint and Williamsburg made the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

•Sean Carlson reported on the participatory budget process for the Mott Haven Herald. Alex Robinson covered a protest against FreshDirect’s planned move to the neighborhood.

•Just in case you missed the big news, the J-School took home seven prizes from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Awards March 24.

Our Alumni Corner also includes some great news on awards:

•A 219 Magazine story by Khristina Narizhnaya, Hannah Rappleye, Lisa Riordan Seville and Teresa Tomassoni that revealed how a controversial Massachusetts boarding school relies heavily on students and public funds from New York City was a finalist in the Student category of the annual Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) Awards.

•Angela Hill was part of the ABC News investigative team that won the top prize for “20/20 Peace Corps: A Trust Betrayed” in the IRE’s Broadcast Video – Large category. The story previously won a prestigious Polk Award, which Angela and her colleagues picked up in person today.

• Rebecca Harshbarger and Kevin Sheehan worked on this murder story for the New York Post

•Erin McCarthy reported on a currency gambit involving the yen for The Wall Street Journal.

•Dan Rosenblum covered the mayor for Capital New York.

•Jordan Shakeshaft did some firsthand – or rather firstfoot – investigation of the barefoot jogging trend for


Congrats to all — and keep ‘em coming!