Join us on Friday, April 9, for an afternoon to celebrate the Engagement Journalism work we do at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, as well as provide a provocative look at the current status and future of engagement journalism as it continues to evolve to become more and more ambitious in its transformation of news that is participatory and centers the needs of historically marginalized or oppressed groups.
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He had a snappy title for his internship at the Mountain State Spotlight: Inaugural Engagement Reporting Fellow. But what exactly did that mean?
In a hefty document that might serve as a roadmap for this emerging discipline, Jake Wasserman explained how he sought to make engagement an element of every aspect of a startup news outlet in Charleston, W. Va. The news site says “sustained outrage” is part of its core mission.
Point-by-point, in his final report to his colleagues at Mountain State, Wasserman described a kind of journalism premised on being with its audience, not merely…
Audience engagement in journalism can refer to everything from social media outreach to innovative methods of distributing information for greater impact. At THE CITY, a non-profit newsroom covering New York City, one project launched in collaboration with engagement journalism students at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY is reframing what local news can look like.
“Oftentimes, local news is parachuting in on some sort of issue around crime, providing no context,” said Terry Parris Jr., Engagement Director at THE CITY. …
We must continue to hold our leaders accountable when it comes to racial equity in newsrooms. When the coverage about the unjust killings of Black and Brown people in the U.S. begins to fade, that’s when true leadership is exposed. It’s in these moments when the spotlight is off that reveals one’s true commitment to change.
In 2021, I see young and emerging newsroom leaders stepping up and re-centering conversations about news strategy, funding and hiring with equity at the forefront. Journalists who understand and model this will become leaders.
The same has always held true: Newsrooms that do not…
Hear from Social Journalism students at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY discuss how they are reaching and serving communities in new, innovative and impactful ways.
This group of students has had to roll with the punches like no other, coming up with creative approaches to engagement journalism in the middle of a pandemic that constrained their ability to gather with the people they serve.
The class of 2020 will deliver their final presentations on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 5:30 p.m. ET. Register here:
Students will give a 9-minute presentation about the work they’ve done during the program…
Luis Miguel Echegaray is the head of Latino/Hispanic audience for Sports Illustrated and Planet Fútbol. He is a graduate of the Newmark J-School’s 2015 inaugural M.A. in Social Journalism class. He teaches the Social Media Tools course in the Social Journalism program.
We asked Luis to talk a bit about how his worked changed when COVID-19 forced most leagues and teams across the world to suspend play. Here are his responses:
I think it changed in the way that I had to help our organization understand how we’re going to report and engage on stories when sports, or at least…
By Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, Columbia Journalism School and THE CITY
By the time journalists from THE CITY and the Columbia Journalism School started discussing an idea to memorialize every New Yorker that died due to the coronavirus, about 3,000 lives had already been lost.
That was early April. It was a number — even at an early stage — that made the project seem too ambitious for a single newsroom to execute.
As the numbers grew daily, it became clear that remembering every New Yorker who died due to the coronavirus would need to embrace collaboration…
UPDATE: Video of the discussion is up!
In the Social Journalism program at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, we believe that journalists must work with, rather than for communities, and that this begins with listening.
Now more than ever, people need relevant critical information that answers their questions and is delivered to them in ways that are reliable and useful. …
Even before the pandemic hit, social journalism students and alumni often practiced the engaged journalism techniques they learn in their coursework in New York’s year-old nonprofit local newsroom.
Now, they are helping combat misinformation circulating in local Facebook groups and other platforms, developing resource guides, and helping answer residents’ questions in the American city hardest hit by the coronavirus.
Terry Parris Jr., THE CITY’S Engagement Director, teaches two required social journalism courses at the Newmark J-School at CUNY, serves as an engagement coach, and supervises engagement interns and post-graduate engagement fellows, many of them from Newmark. Prior to coming to…
Educational Program Coordinator at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. Journalism must be engaged, innovative and diverse.