More than 20 full-time technology and broadcast professionals work at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, providing support and coaching to students and collaborating with faculty.
Well before first-semester classes start, all new students must make sure they meet the school’s technology requirements, which include purchasing an Apple laptop and configuring it with the right software. Those who encounter issues during this process can turn to our Help Desk staff for assistance.
The CUNY J-School’s campus spans three floors with comprehensive wireless Internet access. Students can access a variety of news wires and data and research services while at school or offsite.
Our campus computer labs provide industry standard audio, video, and photography software, and one lab is specifically configured for virtual reality and augmented reality production.
Students have access to our professional-quality television and radio studios for producing stories and participating in on-air broadcasts. For fieldwork, they may borrow production-quality cameras, microphones, audio recorders, laptop computers, and other equipment.
Technology Policies at a glance
Policies, guidelines, and regulations are subject to revision as necessary without prior notification.
- We offer support for software, hardware, and equipment. The expectation is that you will make a good-faith effort to resolve issues on your own prior to asking for help.
- Students must present a valid School of Journalism ID and proof of property insurance greater than, or equal to, the value of the equipment they wish to check out.
- All students are expected to own an Apple laptop and will need to install the initial software package by the start of orientation.
- Students must have an external backup drive. Data loss is not an acceptable excuse for late work, and we do not provide data recovery services.
- The technical staff are not liable for data loss during support cases.
- All students must sign the Computer User Responsibility Form.
- Do not BitTorrent on campus; your internet may be shut off.
- Computer resources must be used in a manner that is consistent with the University’s educational purposes and environment. All users are expected to act in a spirit of mutual respect and cooperation and to adhere to the regulations set forth in the Computer User Responsibility form.