Listening and engagement in the “real world”

Hear from graduates of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s Social Journalism M.A. program

On Wednesday, October 25, three former students of the CUNY J-School social journalism program will discuss how they put into practice the engagement and community-building skills they learned in school in their current jobs.

The panel is FREE, but please register.

Deron Dalton is an editor at the The Tylt, an online debate site Advance Digital launched last year. He mobilizes and engages pop culture fans on Twitter and other platforms. While at CUNY-J, he reported on the Black Lives Matter movement and organized an event on how journalists can improve coverage of activism.

Katelyn Gillum is a community specialist at Meetup, where she helps to bring groups of people together around shared interests and goals. She also helped build Wire the Wise, an organization that enlists young professionals in training senior adults in using technology, while at CUNY-J.

Rachel Glickhouse manages the Documenting Hate project at ProPublica, a national effort involving multiple news organizations and universities to develop a database tracking hate crimes and bias incidents across the country. Previously, Rachel worked at Univision, and her social journalism work at CUNY-J involved covering immigration.

We welcome prospective students, current students, and anyone interested in social journalism and community engagement to attend the panel.

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is currently accepting applications for the M.A. in Social Journalism. Social journalism emphasizes community-centered journalism, listening, and developing innovative tools to improve reporting.