How journalists are engaging communities in the midst of multiple crises

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

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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. Our faculty and alumni working in newsrooms are now faced with meeting communities’ needs during a time of global pandemic, rapidly growing economic devastation, and now, an outpouring of national rage at yet another example of police brutality.

On Tuesday, June 9 at 5:30 p.m. EST, we’re convening a group of Newmark Social Journalism alumni and professors to discuss their engagement work and career paths. There will be a Q+A.

We originally started planning this event as an information session about our program, and we can still talk a little bit about the curriculum and admissions. But we quickly realized that we had assembled a group with important expertise whose knowledge could benefit far more than prospective students.

You’ll hear from:

To sign up for Tuesday’s Zoom call, please visit the link below:




MA students building new ways to engage communities at the Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY

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Melissa DiPento

Melissa DiPento

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

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