Join us for a half-day of events on 4/9 on engagement journalism as it continues to evolve

We’re celebrating six years of Engagement Journalism at the Newmark J-School.

Engagement Journalism Event

Speakers and events


A pathbreaking program’s new name underscores how its novel approaches can be game changing — for both audiences and journalists

Michaela Román and Jake Wasserman (both far right) are 2020 Engagement Journalism alums.


How THE CITY’s Open Newsroom initiative is creating a “two-way street” of information sharing on issues like food insecurity, tenants rights and unemployment

Community members attend an Open Newsroom meeting at the Red Hook Public Library, July 9, 2019.


Leaders who are resistant to dismantling institutional norms and traditions will be left behind.

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash


Join us to learn and get inspired about how this group of journalists is reinventing journalism with listening and service to communities at the heart of their work.

Members of the Class of 2020 in Luis Miguel Echegaray’s Social Media Tools class in the fall, 2019.

The class of 2020 will deliver their final presentations on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 5:30 p.m. ET. Register here:


Even a pandemic can’t stop us. Doing journalism with, not for, communities.

Social Journalism students from the class of 2021 recently met Newmark alumna Jesenia De Moya Correa, who reports on the Latinx experience in the Philadelphia region for the Philadelphia Inquirer. (Zoom)

Maxwell Adler


Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY instructor and social journalism alum Luis Miguel Echegaray adapted his role at Sports Illustrated to better serve his audience during a time when sports were canceled

Luis Miguel Echegaray is a 2015 Social Journalism graduate of the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.

Tell us about your role at Sports Illustrated. Has your role changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and if so, how?


Collaboration is the future of journalism and here’s what we’re doing about it

MISSING THEM is an ambitious collaborative journalism project working to memorialize every New Yorker that died due to COVID-19, which has killed over 22,000 residents. Few names, faces and stories have been shared.


Alumni of the Social Journalism Program at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism will share some of the lessons they have learned in meeting information needs

Photo by Julian Wan on Unsplash


Social journalism students, faculty and alumni from the Newmark J-School at CUNY are helping THE CITY engage communities and report on COVID-19

Mekdela Maskal and Daniel Laplaza, Social Journalism class of ’19, worked with Terry Parris Jr. (back) at The City last summer as engagement interns. Parris Jr. teaches two courses in the Social Journalism program at Newmark J-School.

Melissa DiPento

Educational Program Coordinator at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. Journalism must be engaged, innovative and diverse.

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