November 2005

What's Out There: Journalism, Jobs and the Brave New World

Friday, November 18, 2005
12:00 Noon--5:00 PM

CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue


 


Schedule

11:45 - 1 PM
Proshansky Auditorium
Keynote Event
An Interview with
Mike Wallace
CBS/60 Minutes Correspondent

1 - 4 PM
Room C201
Panels
What works: New Media Success Stories
Journalism, Values & the New Century
Protect Yourself: How to Avoid Libel, Lawsuits & Jail

Noon - 5 PM
Concourse
Career Fair
Participating Recruiters from
National & Local Media

4 PM
Rooms C202-203
Info Session
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Meet the Dean & Faculty Members

Free Buffet Lunch Served in Rooms C204-205, 2 to 2:45 PM

 


 

Keynote Speaker

 

Mike Wallace has been a 60 Minutes correspondent since its premiere on Sept. 24, 1968. Wallace's experience as a newsman dates back to the '40s, when he was a radio newswriter and broadcaster for the Chicago Sun. After serving as a naval communications officer during World War II, he became a news reporter for radio station WMAQ Chicago. He first joined CBS in 1951, left the Network in 1955 and returned in 1963, when he was named a CBS News correspondent. Among his journalistic triumphs of the past few years was his exclusive interview of John Nash, the mentally ill genius on whom the controversial Academy Award winning film "A Beautiful Mind" was based. He arranged for Louis Farrakhan and the eldest daughter of Malcolm X, who has accused Farrakhan of indirect complicity in her father's assassination, to be interviewed together for 60 Minutes. The meeting, broadcast in May 2000, resulted in front-page news when Farrakhan admitted that his words might have egged on the assassins. In 1998, Wallace had one of the biggest scoops of the year: He was the only reporter to accompany U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to Iraq on his mission to prevent war between Saddam Hussein and the Allies. His exclusive interview with Annan was broadcast on 60 Minutes on Feb. 22, 1998. His controversial report on Dr. Jack Kevorkian in November of that year, in which 60 Minutes broadcast Kevorkian's own videotape showing him injecting lethal drugs into a terminally ill man, spurred debate and media coverage for weeks.

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Speakers

 

Matthew Goldstein was appointed Chancellor of the City University of New York, effective September 1, 1999. He is the first CUNY graduate to lead the nation's most prominent urban public university (City College, Class of 1963). Dr. Goldstein has served in senior academic and administrative positions for more than 25 years, including as President of Baruch College, President of the Research Foundation, and Acting Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of CUNY. Prior to being named Chancellor, he was President of Adelphi University. Dr. Goldstein earned his doctorate from the University of Connecticut in mathematical statistics, and a bachelor's degree in statistics and mathematics from The City College of the City University of New York.

 

Stephen B. Shepard is the founding dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. From 1984 to 2005, he was editor-in-chief of Business Week, the largest business magazine in the world. Prior to that, he was senior editor for national affairs at Newsweek and editor of the Saturday Review. He was also an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism from 1971 to 1976, and co-founder and director of the school's prestigious Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economic and Business Journalism. He was a member of the School's Board of Visitors, and served on its curriculum reform committee, headed by Columbia President Lee Bollinger. In 1999, Mr. Shepard was inducted into the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame and received the Gerald M. Loeb Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for business journalism. A native New Yorker, Mr. Shepard graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, received a B.S. from the City College of New York, and an M.S. from Columbia University.

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Jay Hershenson is Secretary of the Board of Trustees and Vice Chancellor for University Relations of The City University of New York. His portfolio includes the development and implementation of CUNY's external relations program, including governmental, media and community relations, and the administration of the Board of Trustees' agenda. He has worked in senior level administrative positions for six CUNY Chancellors since the mid-1970's and with over 100 CUNY trustees. He has made a lifelong commitment to education and, in particular, to the use of higher education to positively transform lives. Recipient of an M.A. in Urban Studies and a B.A. in Communications, Arts and Sciences and University Administration from Queens College, CUNY, Mr. Hershenson began his higher education at Queensborough Community College, CUNY.

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Carlos Sierra is an ex officio voting member of the Board of Trustees and Chairperson of the 2005-2006 session of the University Student Senate (USS). As Chair of USS, Mr. Sierra is at the helm of the student organization of the leading and largest public urban university in the nation. A double major in photography and political science at Lehman College, Carlos came to the U.S. at age 13. Forced by economic circumstances to leave school at age 17, he entered a Kansas Job Corps Center, where he earned his GED and learned the trade of cement mason. The Job Corps turned out to be a very positive experience for him. Carlos was elected vice president of the Center’s student government and also received the Center’s highest award for achievement. He worked as a cement mason and eventually moved to New York City, where with help and encouragement from his father and his mother, Carlos enrolled at Bronx Community College. He became president of the photography club, was eventually elected president of BCC's Student Government, and also served as editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Communicator , as well as the yearbook, Pegasus . After earning his Associate's Degree, Carlos enrolled in Lehman College where once again he joined in student government and was elected student senator and community activity programmer. Carlos took part in the CUNY Model New York State Senate Session project in 2003 and 2004. He participated in the 2005 Caucus CUNY Scholars program, as well as the 2005 CUNY Washington Internship program. Carlos has also been organizing a "Community Fair Day" to bring local businesses and community organizations to the Lehman College campus to offer internships and jobs to students.


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Panelists

 

Eugene Roberts Eugene Roberts has been a faculty member of the College of Journalism at the University of Maryland since 1991. For 18 years he served as the executive editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, which won 17 Pulitzer Prizes during his editorship. From 1994 to 1997 he served as managing editor of The New York Times. His newspaper reporting and editing career began at the Goldsboro News-Argus in North Carolina in 1956. Later, he became city editor of the Detroit Free Press. He served as Southern correspondent and Vietnam correspondent for The New York Times.

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William Bastone is editor of The Smoking Gun web site. Bastone was a staff writer at The Village Voice for 15 years, covering local politics, criminal justice matters and organized crime. In May 2001, Bastone managed the launch of WMOB.com, a sister site that offers FBI wiretaps of New York gangsters. In September 2001, Little, Brown & Co, published "The Smoking Gun," the first book based on documents gathered by the web site's founders. Bastone, 40, is a lifelong New York City resident.

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Charles Glasser is the Media Counsel for Bloomberg News, which globally distributes real-time financial, business and legal news to more than 500 newspapers; through eleven 24-hour cable news operations, though radio stations, and electronically to more than 300,000 subscribers around the world. Bloomberg also publishes two magazines monthly, and more than 50 book titles each year. Mr. Glasser is responsible for pre-publication review, ethics issues, and training reporters in legal issues and journalistic fundamentals. He also manages media litigation globally, covering more than 87 bureaus around the world. Prior to studying law, Mr. Glasser was a journalist from 1979 to 1984, covering spot news, combat correspondence and enterprise reporting for daily newspapers and wire services, filing stories from El Salvador, Cuba, Haiti, Miami, Nicaragua, Great Britain and India. In 1980 he joined Time Inc.' s People Weekly as a copy editor. While working nights at People, Glasser attended Hunter College, and was graduated Valedictorian from Hunter in 1993 as a member of the Thomas Hunter Honors Program, where he also captained Hunter's National Championship Fencing Team.

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Jacob Weisberg is editor of Slate. He was previously Slate's chief political correspondent and the originator of its "Strange Bedfellow" and "Ballot Box" columns. Before joining Slate in 1996, he wrote about politics for magazines including the New Republic, Newsweek, and New York Magazine, and has written as well for Vanity Fair and the New York Times Magazine. He is the co-author, with Robert E. Rubin, of In an Uncertain World. He is also the author of the 1996 book In Defense of Government, the 2000 eBook The Road to Chadville, and the Bushisms series.

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Faculty & Moderators

 

David Diaz is a Distinguished Lecturer at City College and an award-winning broadcast journalist who spent 27 years covering major stories for two of New York's biggest television stations. Mr. Diaz had been a fixture in New York television news since 1978, when he joined WNBC-TV as a reporter and anchor. In 1993, he moved to WCBS-TV, where he was a senior correspondent and anchor. During his career he frequently covered city government including Mayors Ed Koch, David Dinkins, Rudolph Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg, as well as scores of election campaigns and public policy battles. Major national stories he covered include the World Trade Center terrorist attack, the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building, the 2000 Presidential election recount and the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Mr. Diaz received a B.A. in philosophy from City College in 1965 and subsequently did graduate work in that subject at The New School. He holds an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and has completed all but the dissertation toward a Ph.D. in political science from the City University of New York.

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Paul Moses, an associate professor in the journalism program at Brooklyn College/CUNY, is a veteran New York City reporter and editor. He is a former City Hall bureau chief and city editor at Newsday and was the lead writer on a team that won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Reporting.

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Frederick Kaufman received his Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center. An assistant professor of English and journalism at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, he has published a novel "42 Days and Nights on the Iberian Peninsula with Anis Ladron," Harcourt Brace, a book of nonfiction "Manual Alvarez Bravo: Photographs and Memories," Aperture; and articles in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, GQ, Interview, New York, Allure, Publisher's Weekly, The Village Voice Literary Supplement, Aperture and Harper's. Documentary filmwriting credits include Fastpitch, the grand prizewinner of the Nashville International Film Festival.

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Judith Watson, special assistant to CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, is the former New York bureau chief for United Press International. In her 15 years at UPI, she also served as New York State editor, Albany capitol bureau chief, columnist, and government/political reporter. Previously, she was the director of the Hoosier in Washington News Service and a general assignment reporter for the Frankfort, Indiana, Times. She has also worked as a legislative aide in Congress and as a public policy consultant. Watson is a past president of the New York State Society of Newspaper Editors, a winner of the Albany Legislative Correspondents award for excellence in state government reporting, and an honoree of the Women's Press Club of New York State. She is an adjunct professor of Journalism at Hunter College. She is helping Dean Shepard to assemble the new CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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Conference Chairman

 

Michael S. Arena was appointed University Director for Media Relations at the City University of New York in May 2000. Prior to joining the University, Mr. Arena was an award-winning special writer and investigative reporter in a career that spanned more than twenty years at Newsday and New York Newsday. Mr. Arena reported on government and politics on the national, state and local levels. He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 1987 for exposing a police cover-up of an unsolved racially- motivated murder. In 1997, Mr. Arena shared the Pulitzer Prize for spot reporting on the downing of TWA Flight 800. He is an adjunct professor of journalism at Hunter College/CUNY. Mr. Arena is a graduate of City College/CUNY with a major in political science.


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Panels

 

Join the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism faculty and admissions staff for an informative session about this exciting new school, opening in August 2006. Dean Steve Shepard and other faculty members will speak about the innovative curriculum, the facilities and resources that will be made available to students. We'll also talk about the admissions process and financial aid options for this full-time program. Join us, and bring your questions!

 

What Works: New Media Success Stories

Two top editors from very different on-line publications explain how they practice journalism-and earn a living-when so many other Internet news sites fail. Slate.com has built an editorial staff of more than 30 editors and writers and a reputation of distinction in the on-line world. 
TheSmokingGun.com owns the niche market on "document" journalism, employing only a handful of savvy staffers. How can you do it? Ask them.

 

Journalism, Values & the New Century

Layoffs, mergers, incredibly shrinking newsrooms and declining circulations all point to "old" media in distress. Meanwhile, many "new" media websites, blogs and citizen journalists remain unacquainted with-or outright hostile to-the time-honored principles of the journalistic craft. In this panel, Gene Roberts, one of the nation's foremost newspapers editors, discusses those enduring values which must transfer to world of new media if the craft of journalism, as we know it, is to survive.

 

Protect Yourself: How to Avoid Libel, Lawsuits & Jail

Must reporters be willing to go to jail to protect an anonymous source, in the wake of the Judith Miller case? Is there any way reporters can assure absolute confidentiality? Charles Glasser, media counsel for Bloomberg News and a Hunter College graduate, offers advice for staying out of legal trouble — and still getting the story.  



Career Fair

PARTICIPATING RECRUITERS
Meet with representatives of top media companies. Bring copies of your resume.

 

  1. American Business Media: The association for business-to business information providers, including producers of print publications, websites, trade shows and other media

  2. Amsterdam News: For nearly a century, this weekly newspaper has reported on controversial local issues with a distinct African American voice. Some of the best and brightest African American personages have written for the Amsterdam News including: T. Thomas Fortune, W.E.B. Du Bois, Adam Clayton Powell, Roy Wilkins, and Malcolm X. The paper's legacy is destined to utilize new technologies of cyberspace and to serve as an unwavering voice of the Black constituency.

  3. Bloomberg Business News Radio: The radio station provides 24-hour financial, business and general news for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The station is also available in the US through XM and Sirius satellite radio and is distributed as far away as Singapore and Japan.

  4. BRONXNET: The private, not-for-profit community television station serving the borough of the Bronx. The Station was established in 1988, under an agreement between the City of New York and Cablevision of New York City. BRONXNET programs four channels-67, 68, 69, and 70-on the Cablevision system in the Bronx. Channel 67 focuses on public affairs programs produced by the station. Channel 68 features arts and entertainment programs including many that spotlight local artists. Channel 69 includes a host of foreign language programs of special interest to the various nationalities that make up the borough. Channel 70 is largely dedicated to informational programs produced by local organizations as well as inspirational programs produced by local churches

  5. Court TV Network: Trial news station Court TV® provides a window on the American system of justice through distinctive programming that both informs and entertains. The Court TV Networks are comprised of Court TV NewsSM, which offers live and taped trial coverage in daytime; and Court TV: Seriously EntertainingSM in primetime, featuring investigative drama, expert reality and relevant non-fiction series. Court TV is 50% owned by Time Warner, and 50% owned by Liberty Media Corp, and is seen in 85 million homes

  6. CUNY/CBS TV Bootcamp: CUNY/CBS TV Boot Camp is an intensive, two-week program designed to give students hands-on experience producing broadcast quality news magazine segments. Students write, research, edit, stand ups on location and handle all other elements of productions.

  7. Daily News: New York's "Hometown Paper" covers local news, maintains news bureaus in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, and boasts the largest daily newspaper circulation within the five boroughs.

  8. Dominican Times Magazine: Dominican Times Magazine is a bilingual magazine that serves the Latino community and is published six times a year. Their mission is to speak on behalf of the Latin culture and to provide readers with insights about it.

  9. Education Update: Founded in 1995 by Dr. Pola Rosen, Education Update is an award-winning monthly free newspaper. Education Update deals with issues, people and events in education from pre-school to graduate school. Currently, it has about 200,000 readers and receives 3 million monthly hits on its website, www.EducationUpdate.com.

  10. The Forward: The Forward was launched as a Yiddish language newspaper on April 22, 1897. Today, the Forward's family of newspapers - English, Russian, and the original Yiddish - continues to carry on the founding vision of Abraham Cahan, serving together as the "voice of the American Jew and the conscience of the community."

  11. Fox 5 WNYW-TV: Fox 5 began life as one of the world's first television stations on July 3, 1939, broadcasting a test pattern and still pictures. Some of Fox 5's best and brightest include Emmy award winning Ernie Anastos and Jodi Applegate.

  12. Gotham Gazette.com: Gotham Gazette is a daily online publication covering important issues facing New York and New Yorkers. Published by the Citizens Union Foundation of the City of New York, the non-profit research and education affiliate of a good-government group that dates back to 1897.

  13. Graduate School of Journalism: The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism will open its doors in September 2006. Our rigorous three-semester Master of Arts program will equip students to work in multi-media newsrooms and report in specialty areas. Students will learn by working in the media capital of the world, taught by veteran reporters and editors. Students will have access to modern news facilities, including nearby CUNY-TV studios, and news internships will give them a head start when they look for jobs.

  14. Hard Beat Communications Inc.: Hard Beat Communications, Inc. is a marketing, public relations and news agency serving the Black/Caribbean marketplace through its CaribPR newswire, the only PR newswire of the Caribbean, and Caribbean World News Network.

  15. Independent Press Association: Works to support and promote independent press geared toward the ethnic press. The IPA amplifies the power of independent publications so as to foster a more just, open and democratic society. Through programs such as BigTop Newsstand Services, the Independent Press Development Fund, the George Washington Williams Fellowship, and IPA-New York the IPA helps its 600+ member magazines and newspapers to learn from each other, reduce costs and reach a wider audience.

  16. Insideschools.org: A group of committed public school parents, children's advocates, journalists and teachers committed to improving public education in New York City by providing a forum for parents, teachers and administrators to share what they know best about New York City schools. By helping parents navigate the bureaucracy, and by encouraging them to lobby for improvements in their neighborhood schools, we seek to increase support for public education and to make the public school system more accessible to parents, and more accountable to students.

  17. The Journal News (Westchester): The Journal News, a member of Gannet Co. Inc., is a daily newspaper serving New York's Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties.

  18. Legislative Gazette: The weekly newspaper covering NYS government with reporting on the bustling, influential political arena of Albany, the capital of the nation's third largest state.

  19. Manhattan Newspaper Group: Chelsea/Clinton News, Westsider.

  20. Manhattan Times and Bronx Times Reporter: The award-winning Manhattan Times is a bilingual community newspaper serving the Washington Heights, Inwood, and East Harlem neighborhoods of Manhattan. It is distributed free on Fridays in local businesses, non-profits, and residential buildings. The paper serves as a forum for community issues, and maintains relationships with local civic organizations, individual community leaders, elected officials, schools, houses of worship, and advertisers. They are the primary bridge between the diverse language, ethnic, and religious communities of Northern Manhattan.

  21. METRO New York: A daily newspaper that brings readers news and feature stories in a quick read. METRO New York is part of METRO International, the world's largest and fastest-growing international newspaper.

  22. MSNBC: MSNBC is an award-winning news site, widely recognized as the best on the Internet. It presents a diverse range of content and is a leader in breaking news and original journalism.

  23. MTV Network: The world's leading entertainment and music company; with over 22 online music destinations worldwide.

  24. NBC-TV: The NBC Universal Television Stations division comprises 14 NBC television stations in major U.S. television markets, along with 15 Telemundo stations and one independent Spanish-language television station. Together, these stations cover approximately 34% of the nation's viewing households.

  25. New York Beacon: A weekly newspaper serving the African American community, published in New York City by the Smith Haj group inc. It is also part of the Black Press of America. Service also includes: Westchester, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island.

  26. New York Law Journal: The New York Law Journal is published daily and provides attorneys with thorough coverage of court decisions, rulings, trials, litigation and other topics relevant to their practices.

  27. The New York Observer: The New York Observer, founded by Arthur L. Carter in 1987, is the weekly newspaper of New York. It is published every Wednesday, and electronically refreshed daily at www.observer.com.

  28. New York Press: Weekly newspaper in New York City. New York's alternative newspaper. Interviews, opinion, arts, listings, entertainment, mail, restaurants, music, bands, books, film, and calendar of events.

  29. The New York Times: The New York Times was established in 1851 The main objective of the newspaper was to report the news in a restrained and objective fashion. The Times has won 91 Pulitzer Prizes, far more than any other newspaper. This years winner of the Pulitzer Prize includes: Walt Bogdanich, for national reporting, and for his investigative series about the corporate cover-up of responsibility for fatal accidents at railway crossings.

  30. Newsday: Newsday is one of the nation's largest daily newspapers, serving Long Island and New York City through its print editions, its Web sites at Newsday.com and NYNewsday.com and through TV and radio news and feature segments produced in its newsrooms for local stations. Its columnists and reporters boast 17 Pulitzer Prizes and numerous other awards including the Polk Awards, Sigma Delta Chi, National Headliners, Society of Silurians, Deadline Club, Overseas Press Club, American Society of Newspaper Editors, New York Newspaper Publishers Association, National Association of Black Journalists and Press Club of Long Island. Newsday is a subsidiary of Tribune Co., (NYSE: TRB) one of the country's premier media companies

  31. NY1 News: NY1 News is Time Warner's 24-hour newschannel in New York City. NY1 signed on in the fall of 1992. With an integrated, all-digital production system and more than 600 hours of computer-based video storage, the facility represents one of the most advanced news-gathering operations in the world. NY1 expanded into New York City's Latino community by launching the city's first 24-hour Spanish-language newschannel, NY1 Noticias in June 2003. NY1 has won universal acclaim for its comprehensive coverage of the five boroughs, from its extensive coverage of the 1995 visit of Pope John Paul II, to its unsurpassed coverage of the 2001 World Trade Center attacks and their aftermath. In 1996, NY1 expanded its reach with the launch of NY1.com, which in 2003 was named Best News Website in the region of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, by the Radio-Television News Directors Association.

  32. PSC Clarion: PSC Clarion is the newspaper of the Professional Staff Congress/City University of New York. In the past, it has been named the best labor newspaper in its circulation class by the Metro New York Labor Communications Council (Metro), the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

  33. Queens Courier: Weekly newspaper based in Bayside, Queens

  34. Queens Gazette Publishing: The weekly community publication dedicated to bringing readers a vital locally oriented view of the news.

  35. Queens Times Ledger: The TimesLedger Newspapers are an award-winning group of 16 paid circulation, weekly newspapers that cover Queens community by community. There are separate newspapers for each community in Queens, allowing for the most complete coverage of news and target marketing for advertisers. The TimesLedger Newspapers have established a national reputation for editorial and advertising excellence, winning 87 state and national awards in the past year.

  36. Queens Tribune: Queen's County's largest weekly newspaper founded in 1970.

  37. The Riverdale Press: The Riverdale Press is one of the largest and most respected newspapers in New York City. Pulitzer Prize winning, Riverdale Press covers the Riverdale-Kingsbridge area.

  38. Time Inc.: With 155 magazines worldwide, Time Inc. is well positioned across the most popular consumer magazine sectors-news, sports, celebrity, fashion, women's lifestyle, business, personal finance, entertainment, shelter, epicurean and regional. In 2004, one in two U.S. adults read a Time Inc. magazine every month. Over that same year, 60% of adults in the U.K. read a magazine published by Time Inc.'s IPC Media, the U.K.'s largest consumer magazine company.

  39. Time Out New York: New York City's weekly magazine with coverage of various issues and local events.

  40. Transit Transit News Magazine: A half-hour television show about employees of NYC Transit aired on PBS and Public Access cable television.

  41. United Nations: Global association of governments focused on facilitating the social,economic & political progress of all people's. UN Television has recently produced stories in the field (UN in ACTION Series) from eight different countries throughout Africa and Central America: Northern Uganda, Niger, Somalia, Mozambique, Yemen, Sierra Leone, Honduras and Pakistan, covering all of the UN's various humanitarian activities. The UN's audiovisual department offers a wealth of in-house productions, old and new, on compelling human stories, all of which are available free of charge to broadcasters, producers and distributors. Live radio broadcasts in 6 languages and 15-minute programmes of news, interviews, field reports and features.

  42. University Student Senate: The University Student Senate are the elected representatives of the student body of The City University of New York. They offer scholarships and other services to students.

  43. The Village Voice: When it was founded by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher and Norman Mailer in October of 1955, The Village Voice introduced free-form, high-spirited and passionate journalism into the public discourse. As the nation's first and largest alternative newsweekly, the Voice maintains the same tradition of no-holds-barred reporting and criticism it first embraced when it began publishing 50 years ago. The recipient of three Pulitzer prizes, the National Press Foundation Award, the George Polk Award, Front Page Awards, Deadline Club Awards and many others, the Voice has earned a reputation for its groundbreaking investigations of New York City politics, and as the premier expert on New York's cultural scene. Writing and reporting on local and national politics, with opinionated arts, culture, music, dance, film and theater reviews, daily web dispatches and comprehensive entertainment listings, the Voice is the authoritative source on all that New York has to offer.

  44. WABC-TV: Licensed in New York City to ABC7. It began operating on August 10, 1948, and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1998. ABC7 is owned by the American Broadcasting Company, Inc. The Walt Disney Company owns ABC, Inc. Over a four-week period, WABC-TV will be viewed in over 6.4 million TV households. ABC 7 broadcasts can be seen 24 hours each day, 365 days per year. It offers a diverse mix of programs: live local and national news, talk/variety and game shows, soap operas, information and entertainment, sports, movies, children's and public affairs. "Eyewitness News" is a 1997 Silver Baton winner of the duPont-Columbia Journalism Award, making it the only local station in New York to win that award in 11 years.

  45.   WCBS-TV: CBS 2 is the flagship station of the CBS Television Network and is owned and operated by the Viacom Television Stations Group. In addition to CBS 2, VTSG owns and operates CBS television stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Miami, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver, Minneapolis, Green Bay, Detroit, Austin, Dallas and Pittsburgh. The company also owns and operates 18 UPN stations across the country and 1 independent station is Los Angeles.

  46. WNBC-TV: Local station of NBC network. NewsChannel 4 signed on the air as WNBT on July 1, 1941, at 1:29 p.m. This historic event was the beginning of commercial television in the United States. WNBC, the No. 1 revenue producing station in the country and the flagship station of the NBC network. In October of 1948, WNBT's operations were integrated with those of WNBC Radio. WNBC became the NBC flagship television station, responsible for programming its own local time. WNBC-TV was the first station to inaugurate the half-hour late-night news format on its "11th Hour News"; first to launch the one-hour early evening local news broadcast "Sixth Hour News;" first to broadcast local news in color and first to present a two-hour news program in New York titled "News Center 4." WNBC-TV was also the first local station to introduce local audiences to a live news interview program -- "Live at Five," which remains on the station's program schedule today. The program was later named "News 4 New York at 5" August of '91 and again dubbed "Live at Five" in August of '93.

  47. WNYC Radio: WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 are New York's premier public radio stations, broadcasting the finest programs from National Public Radio and Public Radio International, as well as a wide range of award-winning signature local programming. As America's most listened-to public radio stations, reaching over one million listeners each week, WNYC FM and AM extend New York City's cultural riches to the whole country and air the best national offerings from affiliate networks National Public Radio and Public Radio International. WNYC, New York Public Radio maintains a busy centralized newsroom and its award-winning reporters contribute regularly to local news broadcasts and to the nationally aired news programs Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Marketplace.

  48. WNYC-TV Media Group: NYC Media Group is a newly formed entity responsible for managing and programming the City of New York's media assets. NYC Media Group has properties in broadcast and cable television, radio and the Web. As the premier outlet for New York City based programming, NYC Media Group is redefining the role of media in government.

  49. WNYC-TV Ch.74: NYC TV 74 is the official network of the City of New York bringing New Yorkers a bird's-eye view of hearings and press conferences by local elected officials as well as Stated City Council meetings, and a variety of other programming focusing on New York City, its people, and the issues of the day. NYC TV 74 is available to all cable subscribers in the five boroughs of New York City and is managed by the NYC Media Group.

  50. WPIX/WB11: New York's WB11 (WPIX-TV), is the flagship station of The WB Television Network, and is seen in over 10 million homes through over-the-air and satellite distribution. Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of the Tribune Company, WB11 has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. The WB11 has won multiple Emmy awards; including best newscast for both the WB11 News At Ten and the WB11 Morning News. The WB11 News At Ten has also been honored with several highly coveted Edward R. Murrow Awards for Spot News Coverage and Best TV Newscast by the Radio & Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) and has received numerous New York State Broadcasters Awards for news specials and instant breaking news coverage.

 

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