There is no one better at explaining what engagement journalism is all about than our brilliant graduates. We recently made some videos of them discussing our program and how they talk to others about what engagement journalism is. If you are a prospective student or just someone curious about engagement journalism, I think you’ll love checking these out.
For context, engagement journalism can be hard to define; different people and news organizations have their own ways of thinking about the role and its responsibilities.
As the program director, I’ve written about this challenge and my preferred definition, while also suggesting…
In January 2015, a brave group of about a dozen students joined our first engagement journalism cohort at the Newmark J-School at CUNY.
We were full of conviction that journalists must put the needs of the communities it serves at the center of its work if we want a sustainable and equitable future for news, but we were, and still are, figuring out how a graduate program can best prepare students for this challenging fight for industry transformation.
We’ve learned a lot since then, especially from our own students, who have done so many creative engagement projects, from “prison food…
Much has long been said and written about dogs as our best friends. Better known as Sammy, Fatty, and any number of other random endearments including but not limited to “bunsen burner,” “chunky bear” and “snoogly boogly,” this one was mine.
It’s hard to write about Sam without using cliches like that one because he quite simply embodied all the things that make a good dog good: he was loyal, playful, happy and friendly, beloved by so many people and dogs and most of all, his family.
Although he got his middle name from my childhood dog Toby, Sam was…
**Updated March 19, 2020. Will continue adding to this document with additional resources and ideas as they become available**
I developed some ideas on for my social (engaged) journalism students, each of which chooses a community to serve during their time in our MA program. I’m sharing in case this is of use to other journalists/students. I rewrote it somewhat for an external audience.
I’ll keep repeating this: Your physical and mental health is the most important thing. This is an unprecedented crisis and we will all deal with it in our own ways, and we also all…
It was the best night of my professional life.
The 14 members of the social journalism class of 2019 at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY shared the results of a year and half of working *with,* not for, communities on a rainy Tuesday night in December, just days before their graduation.
They brought down the house. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the room.
Each of our…
In mid-May, a diverse group of community “weavers” from a variety of different professions and passions came from across the United States to Washington, DC to talk about the ways in which they bring people together to solve problems and build meaningful relationships.
Supported by The Aspen Institute and led by New York Times columnist David Brooks, Weave: The Social Fabric Project aims to tackle the widespread isolation and division in America that has contributed to a 30 percent increase in suicide rates in the past decade and a half, among other social ills.
Let me say before going forward…
UPDATE: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSING. BUT IF YOU SEE THIS POST AND ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR NEXT YEAR!
Due to an unexpectedly high number of incoming students deferring their admission to next year, the social journalism MA program at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY has a few openings for our incoming class that will begin this fall.
If you are interested in applying, please follow the steps on this page. You can ignore the posted deadlines as we have temporarily re-opened the application.
What *is* social journalism, you may ask? Also known as “engaged journalism,”…
By Marie Gilot and Carrie Brown, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
Today’s journalists must learn how to engage with audiences in new, authentic, and mutually rewarding ways. Lucky for us, talented trailblazers have successfully reinvented the art of journalistic engagement in the digital age.
Some of them teach at our school, the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in New York City. Others at media organizations and startups around the country have much to teach us by virtue of the enterprising work they’re doing in the field.
No matter if you’re a Newmark J-School student…
**If you have any news that I’ve missed, please let me know!**
Allen Arthur, ’16 won the Stephen B. Shepard Prize for Investigative Reporting, the first social journalism alum to win the award. He was also a finalist for the Scripps Howard Community Journalism Award.
Erica Anderson, ‘19, had her final project from the multimedia course last semester chosen for the CUNY Film Festival.
Allen Arthur, ’16, landed a job as the online engagement manager for the Solutions Journalism Network.
Rubina Fillion, director of audience engagement at The Intercept, spoke to our metrics and outcomes course.
Social journalism director at Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in NYC. Runner; beer & Packers enthusiast.