About Us

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Student-powered News

When students walk into the CUNY J-School, they become staff reporters for the NYCity News Service, a multimedia outlet that feeds stories to professional news operations of all types and sizes. The News Service, which has earned more than 100 local and national journalism awards, also produces in-depth special reports.

In addition, students have opportunities to contribute to some of our other award-winning news platforms:

  • AudioFiles: Our fall-semester series of podcasts brings the sounds of the city to life.
  • 219WestTV: Our TV news magazine, which airs on CUNY TV, tells only-in-New York stories.
  • Mott Haven Herald: Our newspaper and website covers the Bronx’ Mott Haven, Melrose and Port Morris neighborhoods.
  • NYCity Photowire: Our picture-driven platform spotlights photographic coverage of New York.
  • Voices of NY: Our in-house site, highlighting the best of the city’s community and ethnic media, welcomes student pitches.

Mission Statement

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism prepares students from a broad range of economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds to produce high-quality journalism at a time of rapid change.

We are rooted in the core skills and ethics of journalism: strong reporting and writing, critical thinking, fairness and accuracy.

We teach new technologies and storytelling tools across media platforms to engage audiences and promote a broader democratic dialogue.

We serve our local and global news communities by sharing our reporting, research and facilities.

We serve our profession by graduating skilled journalists, diversifying the voices in the media and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship to help build a sustainable future for journalism.


The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

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