2006 CUNY UNDERGRADUATE JOURNALISM, BROADCAST AND NEW MEDIA CONFERENCE and CAREER FAIR
Meet dozens of recruiters in broadcast, print and the web offering information on internships, jobs and careers. Talk to broadcast network and daily newspaper recruiters. Consider the possibility of taking advantage of many opportunities at smaller publications to launch your career and build up your by-line portfolio.
Get information on how to apply to the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
Free to CUNY students and recent graduates.
When: Friday, October 12, 2006
Where: CUNY Graduate Center, Fifth Avenue and 34th Street, Manhattan
Sponsored by: The Office of University Relations of The City University of New York The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
WELCOME AND ORIENTATION
The New Newsroom
An explosion of technology is inexorably transforming old-style newsrooms into multimedia newsgathering platforms. Among the top innovators is 1010 WINS, the longtime radio news leader in the New York region. Under the leadership of News Director Ben Mevorach, 1010WINS.com offers news in an array of new media: podcasts, video-on-demand, e-newsletters and alerts, news blogs and quirky innovations such as "Voicemail of the Week." Listen as Mevorach discusses the economic realities that are at the heart of these changes and the career opportunities in the "new" newsroom for students who have mastered new skills.
Open Forum: Big News on Campus
From controversial art exhibits to outspoken faculty views on the Middle East, student reporters and editors at CUNY's best newspapers (and websites) break news—often scooping major local and national news gathering organizations. But publishing quality news reports also means long hours, dedication and lots of course juggling. This open forum for student reporters and editors at campuses throughout the University will explore common issues for print and web news publishers. Meet your peers, learn how some make "national news," and get tips on how to improve your publications.
Extra!!!Extra!!! Community Newspapers In Demand
In search of neighborhood news and outer-borough readership, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., owner of the New York Post, snapped up two weekly newspaper chains in Brooklyn and Queens for $16,000,000 last month. Meanwhile, the Daily News created three new weekly start-ups for the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. What's behind the new interest in this former backwater of publishing? What new opportunities are emerging for student journalists and photographers? This panel of weekly news publishing leaders will answer these and other questions.
An Interview with James Murphy, Senior Executive Producer, Good Morning America
Not too long ago, in the early 1980s, James Murphy was juggling classes at Queens College in Flushing, working late hours at Eyewitness News in Manhattan, and getting very little sleep. Today, at the top of his craft, the senior executive producer of ABC News' Good Morning America is in the midst of a fierce competition with NBC's Today Show for morning news show dominance. Along the way, he directed the CBS Evening News as executive producer for five years, and supervised coverage of the September 11th attacks, the Columbia space shuttle tragedy and the war in Iraq. Among his exclusives: an interview with Saddam Hussein in 2004 in Baghdad.
ANNUAL JOURNALISM, BROADCAST AND NEW MEDIA CAREER FAIR
Internships and Beyond at The New York Times
Sheila Rule, Senior Editor of The New York Times, tells you everything you ever wanted to know about getting an internship or a job at The New York Times in this question and answer session. She will be joined by Stephen C. Miller, Assistant to the Technology Editor at The New York Times. He oversees the training of reporters and editors in the use of new technologies. If you have had any newspaper experience, including internships, please bring clips and a resume.
Today, more and more women are in the news business, but this was not always true. Sheryl McCarthy of Newsday and Alicia Colon of the New York Sun, two of New York City's top news columnists, explain how they succeeded in male-dominated newsrooms of years past. They will also offer advice to a new generation of women writers, editors and columnists on how to avoid roadblocks to a successful career.
CUNY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM INFO SESSION
Thinking about graduate school? Join the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism faculty and admissions staff for an informative session about this exciting new school, which opened this semester with 57 students. Learn about the innovative curriculum in print, broadcast and new media; the state-of-the-art broadcast studios, and the interactive newsroom. You'll also learn about the admissions process and financial aid options for this full-time program. Join us, and bring your questions.
Meet with representatives of top media companies. Bring copies of your resume.
1010 WINS : The metropolitan area's twenty-four-hour radio news source first went on the air in 1924. WINS usually can be easily identified by a distinctive teletype sound effect playing in the background and the slogan, "WINS-Ten Ten New York, Group W Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, Serving New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut with All News All The Time."
AM New York : This is a daily free morning newspaper published in New York City by Tribune Company, which also publishes Newsday.
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 figures in African American history 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 is determined to utilize new technologies of cyberspace and to serve as an unwavering voice of the Black community.
Associated Press : AP supplies a steady stream of news around the clock to its domestic members, international subscribers and commercial customers. It has the industry's most sophisticated digital photo network, a 24-hour continuously updated online news service, a state-of-the-art television news service and one of the largest radio networks in the United States. It also has a commercial digital photo archive, a photo library housing more than 10 million images and provides advertising management services. The Associated Press has received 48 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization in the categories for which it can compete. It has 29 photo Pulitzers, the most of any news organization.
Black Enterprise Magazine : BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine, your ultimate guide to financial empowerment, is the premier business news and investment resource for African Americans. Founded in 1970, BLACK ENTERPRISE provides essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. The monthly publication provides more than 3.7 million readers with information on financial management, entrepreneurship, careers, and wealth building. BLACK ENTERPRISE is the definitive source of information for and about African American business markets and leaders, and the authority on black business news and trends.
Bloomberg Business News Radio : The radio station provides 24-hour financial 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.
BronxNet : This is 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 has four channels-67, 68, 69, and 70-on the Cablevision system in the Bronx. Each channel presents a unique brand of programming: Channel 67 focuses on public affairs programs produced by the station. 67's programs keep viewers up-to-date on local issues and face-to-face with the borough's representatives. 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.
Bronx Times Reporter : This paper, which started as a free 16-page tabloid in 1981, has grown along with the borough it serves and is now the largest community newspaper in the Bronx. It is produced weekly in various editions. In its commitment to the efforts and accomplishments of individuals and groups, the paper provides ongoing reporting and photo coverage of "grass roots" activities and events. The free, bilingual Manhattan Times serves a similar function in northern Manhattan.
Brooklyn Papers : Serves as a primary print medium for Brooklyn, New York, publishing award-winning weekly newspapers that feature hard-hitting news, unmatched arts and entertainment coverage, the best in Brooklyn Cyclones reporting, and advertising that works.
CBS Corporation : CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry.
CBS Radio : This is one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States, with stations covering news, alternative rock, country, FM talk, classic rock, oldies, JACK and urban formats, among others. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 179 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation's top 50 markets. The overall mix of each radio station's programming is designed to fit the station's specific format and serve its local community.
City Limits : First published in 1976 as a newsletter for a group of housing organizations, City Limits quickly evolved into an independent magazine with a reputation for hard-hitting reporting. Today, City Limits is recognized for its authoritative investigations into the city housing, welfare and health care bureaucracies and the criminal justice system, as well as hard-hitting economic and environmental reporting.
Crain's New York : Crain Communications is primarily a publishing company providing vital news and information to industry leaders and consumers with 30 titles. Each newspaper, magazine and electronic news site has become required reading and an authoritative source in its own sector of business, trade and consumer market.
The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism : The school opened its doors in August 2006. The rigorous three-semester Master of Arts program equips students to work in multi-media newsrooms and to report in specialty areas. Students learn by working in the media capital of the world, taught by veteran reporters and editors. At our new campus in midtown Manhattan, students have access to the latest computer technology, a wireless newsroom, and a digital television and radio broadcast center.
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.
Hearst Corporation : The Hearst Corporation, which is over 119 years old, is a large privately-held American-based media conglomerate based in New York City. Founded by William Randolph Hearst as an owner of newspapers, the company's holdings now include a wide variety of media.
Insideschools.org : This is a group of public school parents, children's advocates, journalists and teachers committed to improving public education in New York City by providing a forum in which they share what they know about New York City schools. By helping parents navigate the bureaucracy, and by encouraging them to lobby for improvements in their neighborhood schools, the group seeks to increase support for public education and to make the public school system more accessible to parents, and more accountable to students.
The Journal News (Westchester) : The Journal News, a part of the Gannett Co. Inc., is a daily newspaper serving New York's Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties.
L Magazine : This is a bi-weekly city guide for New York City, focusing on the downtown neighborhoods of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Legislative Gazette : The weekly newspaper covers NYS government with reporting on the bustling, influential political arena of Albany, the capital of the Empire State.
MediaNet : MediaNet is CUNY's new online clearinghouse for undergraduate students seeking information on journalism internships, jobs and careers in print, broadcast and new media, Drop off your resume and register to hear from our recruiters as opportunities emerge though out the year. Learn about special programs such as NPR/CUNY Radio Boot, CUNY/CBS TV Boot Camp, and podcasting internships for the CUNY Newswire.
MNN Youth Channel : The Youth Channel is a division of Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) targeting youth under 25. It is an alternative to mass media-providing equal access to all young people, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation or social status. The Youth Channel strives to build confidence, establish role models, inform, educate, and entertain. It empowers youth to create change within their communities and the world. The Youth Channel is run by adults and youth who want to make a difference.
MTV : This is the world's leading entertainment and music company with over 22 online music destinations worldwide.
News 12 : Cablevision's News 12 Networks delivers local news 24-hours a day to approximately 3.7 million cable homes in the New York tri-state area. Rainbow Media pioneered the concept of regional news with the launch of the first 24-hour local news network, News 12 Long Island, in 1986. Today, News 12 continues to break ground with six additional 24-hour operations serving Connecticut, New Jersey, Westchester, Hudson Valley, Brooklyn and The Bronx as well as News 12 Traffic and Weather.
The New York Times : The New York Times was established in 1851 to report the news in a restrained and objective fashion. The Times has won 95 Pulitzer Prizes, far more than any other newspaper. This year it won two Pulitzers for national reporting, one for international reporting and one for commentary.
Newsday : Newsday is one of the nation's largest daily newspapers, serving Long Island and New York City through its print editions, web sites at Newsday.com and AMNY.com, and through TV and radio news and feature segments produced in its newsroom for local stations. Its columnists and reporters boast 17 Pulitzer Prizes and numerous other awards including the Polk Awards and awards from Sigma Delta Chi, National Headliners, the Society of Silurians, the Deadline Club, the Overseas Press Club, the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the New York Newspaper Publishers Association, the National Association of Black Journalists and the Press Club of Long Island. Newsday is a subsidiary of Tribune Co., (NYSE: TRB) one of the country's premier media companies.
NPR : NPR (National Public Radio) is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. A privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization, NPR serves a growing audience of 26 million Americans each week in partnership with more than 800 independently operated, noncommercial public radio stations.
NY1 News : NY1 News is Time Warner's 24-hour news channel 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 news channel, 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 the 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.
NYC TV Channel 25 : The flagship channel of the newly formed NYC media group, NYC TV 25 features content highlighting New York City lifestyle, culture and history. Airing on broadcast channel 25, NYC TV reaches approximately 9 million households in the tri-state area.
NYC 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.
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).
Queens Times Ledger : The Times Ledger 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 Times Ledger Newspapers have established a national reputation for editorial and advertising excellence, winning 87 state and national awards in the past year.
Simon & Schuster : Simon & Schuster, Inc. is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, providing consumers worldwide with a diverse range of quality books and multimedia products across a wide variety of genres and formats. It is the publishing operation of CBS Corporation, one of the world's premier media companies.
The Star Ledger : This is the 12th biggest newspaper in the United States by circulation, with average daily weekday circulation of more than 400,000, and about 600,000 on Sundays. The Star Ledger, based in Newark, N.J., was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting in 2005.
Telemundo : Telemundo is the second largest Spanish language television network in the United States, part of the NBC Universal company.
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.
Time Out New York : This is New York City's weekly magazine with coverage of various issues and local events.
Transit Transit News Magazine : A half-hour television show about employees of NYC Transit aired on PBS and Public Access cable television.
U.S. Mission to the UN : Created in 1947 by the United Nations Participation Act, the Mission's purpose is to assist the President and the Department of State in conducting United States policy at the United Nations.
WBAI : The Pacifica Foundation was launched in 1949 with the first ever listener funded radio station - KPFA, Berkeley. The Pacifica mission called for radio that would foster understanding among nations and individuals, encourage creativity, and promote innovative, uncensored distribution of news. In 1960, WBAI 99.5fm in New York joined Pacifica when philanthropist Louis Schweitzer gave the station to the network, which now has 5 radio stations, and around 50 affiliates across the U.S.
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.
WNBC : News Channel 4 signed on the air as WNBT on July 1, 1941. Some notable achievements include: intense coverage of the blizzard of '96 and the centennial Olympic games. On March 8, 1996, WNBC unveiled the first-of-its-kind Skycam Network consisting of high resolution, remote controlled cameras perched at key points of interest across the Tri-State area. The station has used the Skycam Network to highlight traffic situations; check on Newark, LaGuardia and Kennedy airports; to present live pictures of developing weather situations; and to capture breaking news stories. WNBC went online July 3, 1996, making it the first affiliate in the market to debut a web site. Internships / Jobs
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 TV is the No. 1 revenue producing station in the country and the flagship station of the NBC network. In October of 1948, WNBC TV's operations were integrated with those of WNBC Radio. WNBC TV 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 named "News 4 New York at 5" in August of '91 and again dubbed "Live at Five" in August of '93. Internships / Jobs
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. WNYC 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.
WOR Radio : Founded in 1922, WOR 710 HD is New York's oldest, privately-owned and continuously-operated radio station. WOR provides a well-rounded schedule of informational and lifestyle programming, featuring personalities such as Joe Bartlett, Donna Hanover, Joan Hamburg, Dr. Joy Browne, Bill O'Reilly, Ellis Hennican, Lynne White, Michael Savage, Lionel, Dr. Ronald Hoffman, and Joey Reynolds.
WPIX/CW 11 : New York's CW 11 (WPIX TV) is the flagship station of The CW 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, CW 11 has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. The CW 11 has won multiple Emmy awards; including best newscast for both the CW 11 News At Ten and the CW 11 Morning News. The CW 11 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.