Doing journalism with, not just for, communities.

The Engagement Journalism Class of 2022 at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.


While working through the COVID-19 pandemic, students are finding ways to serve communities in their newsroom internships

Students from the Engagement Journalism Class of 2021 took a much-deserved break following the spring semester. Many spent the summer working full-time in community engagement at various U.S. newsrooms.

Carla Canning – Retro Report

Carla Canning worked as Retro Report’s engagement intern this summer. She worked with Engagement Producer Isadora Varejão, ’19, to help engage the educational community. Her…


Engagement Journalism event highlights how putting the community’s needs first means addressing injustice and the failings of objectivity in journalism

Allen Arthur, ’16, moderated the panel Movement Journalism — What does it mean to engage communities in service of liberation? “with Cierra Brown Hinton (top right) Ko Bragg (bottom left) and DaLyah Jones.


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

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…


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.


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.

Melissa DiPento

Engagement Journalism at the Newmark J-School. Journalism must be engaged, innovative and equitable.

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