Director of Reporting and Writing Jere Hester shares the core philosophy behind our mission at CUNY J-School: training the next generation of skilled, ethically minded and diverse journalists that serves the public’s interest.

Lidia Hernández, ’17, is a Cuban reporter and photojournalist in our Spanish-language program. Her work has been published in Latin America and the U.S. She chose CUNY J-School because it gave her access to the latest technology, opportunities, and provided an inclusive environment.

Our short film profiles the career of Gustavo Martinez, Class of 2016. Martinez talks about the challenges and rewards of being a bilingual Latino journalist in the United States and abroad. He currently works for the Associated Press in Mexico City.

Associate Professor Wayne Svoboda shares his teaching philosophy and why he feels it’s critically important for his students to get out of their comfort zone, live abroad, and think outside the box to produce savvy and smart stories.

Our Programs

Graciela Mochkofsky, director of the Spanish-language concentration, describes our unique initiative to train bilingual journalists with an interest in covering the Latino experience in the U.S. The program aims to shape the future of the Latino news media industry by training its next generation of leaders.

Vea un video sobre nuestro programa en español.

Social Journalism should be about providing a service, said program director Carrie Brown. It is first and foremost about listening, whether communities are brought together by geography or shared interests.

Fellows share their experiences developing startup ventures at the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.

Nicole, Sherrie and Jonathan are journalists who take classes at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism through the CUNY J+ workshop program. The workshops focus on digital skills. They are convenient, affordable, high-quality and especially tailored for professional journalists and communicators.