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…
In the Social Journalism program at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, we believe that engaged journalists can and do play an important role in providing communities with critical information.
But now more than ever, our students — who are trained in listening, empathizing, understanding and serving communities, and who now work in dozens of newsrooms across the globe — have an heightened responsibility for providing communities with the information they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
There’s also an exciting opportunity for engaged journalists to pioneer new ways of creating journalism that supports communities.
Here are some tools…
The graduating class of the Social Journalism MA Program at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY welcomed journalists, community members, family and friends to campus in December to hear about the engagement strategies they used to reach and impact communities over the course of the past 16 months.
This group of students proved all that is possible when journalists listen first and do journalism with, and not just for, the communities they serve. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house by the time they concluded, and the path that they set will be inspiring to future classes.
Listening and empathy are at the heart of social journalism. This group of students will be experimenting with dozens of new tools and methods of engagement to reach diverse communities in meaningful and exciting ways.
Like students who have come before them, these journalists will convene community members together, produce crowdsourced journalism, host listening posts, ask for feedback, experiment with technology to reach audiences, use old-school methods of reaching geographic communities, try text-messaging to reach an audience, craft newsletters, host collaborative projects using art and journalism, and so much more!
This group is thoughtful and creative, and…
Educational Program Coordinator at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. Journalism must be engaged, innovative and diverse.