March 2005

get the story: Journalism, Media and the Big City


Keynote Speaker

Stephen Shepard, the former Editor-in-Chief of BusinessWeek, was appointed on Nov. 29, 2004 by the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York as the founding Dean of the new CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

When and Where

    Friday, March 4, 2005, 8:15 am to 4 pm CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave. @ 34 Street

The Program

  • - Meet dozens of recruiters offering advice on internships, jobs and careers.
  • - Discuss techniques and ethics with the pros in broadcast, print and the web.
  • - Hear from CUNY student photographers, designers, writers and editors.
  • - Bring your tapes, websites, blogs and newspapers for show and tell.
  • - Learn more about the new Graduate School of Journalism from Dean Stephen Shepard.


Free to CUNY students and recent graduates.


8:15 - 8:45 AM

Registration and Breakfast Buffet Concourse

8:45- 9:00 AM


Proshansky Auditorium

Michael S. Arena, Conference Chairman & University Director for Media Relations

9:00 - 10:00 AM

First Panel Series

Listen Up Room 201-202

Student Newspapers Room 198

You Heard It First, Right Here Proshansky Auditorium

Investigative Reporting Room 204-205

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Second Panel Series

New Media-New Frontiers Proshansky Auditorium

Do It Right Room 201-202

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Keynote Event:

Proshansky Auditorium

Welcome: Jay Hershenson, Secretary of the Board of Trustees & Vice Chancellor for University Relations

Keynote Speaker: Stephen Shepard,

Dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

12:45 - 5:00 PM

Career and Internship Fair


1:00 - 2:00 PM

Afternoon Panel Series

Job Search Prep Proshansky Auditorium

Power of Persuasion Room 204-205

Surviving in the Newsroom Room 203

CUNY-CBS News TV Boot Camp Room 201-202

1:30 PM



2:00 PM

Student Showcase Proshansky Auditorium

2:00 PM

Tour of CUNY TV Studios Main Level: Meet at Security Desk



Keynote Event



Stephen Shepard, the former Editor-in-Chief of BusinessWeek, was appointed on Nov. 29, 2004 by the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York as the founding Dean of the new CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Mr. Shepard has been always deeply involved in journalism education, having served as an Adjunct Professor and later Assistant Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism from 1970 to 1976. There he was co-founder and the first Director of the School's Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program in Business and Economics Journalism, a mid-career program for journalists. He began his journalism career in 1963 as an editorial trainee at The McGraw-Hill Companies, BusinessWeek's parent. He joined the magazine in 1966, serving in various domestic and international posts for ten years. Mr. Shepard left BusinessWeek in 1976 for Newsweek, where he was Senior Editor for National Affairs. In 1981 he became Editor of Saturday Review. He returned to BusinessWeek as Executive Editor in 1982 and became Editor-in-Chief in 1984. During Mr. Shepard's tenure, BusinessWeek's worldwide circulation has grown 40 percent, to 1.2 million. The publication has won many major journalism awards, including four National Magazine Awards (two for General Excellence), 11 Overseas Press Club Awards and four Gerald Loeb Awards. BusinessWeek has been a National Magazine Award finalist 23 times - nine for General Excellence - on Mr. Shepard's watch.

Among Mr. Shepard's many honors, he was inducted in 1999 into the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame and received the Gerald M. Loeb Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for business journalism. In 2000 he received the Henry Johnson Fisher Award, the magazine publishing industry's highest honor, and in 2002 he was given the President's Award of the Overseas Press Club.

A native New Yorker, Mr. Shepard graduated from the Bronx High School of Science. He received his bachelor's degree in 1961 in mechanical engineering from City College, where he was Editor-in-Chief of Vector, an engineering and science student magazine. He earned his master's degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University in 1964.


For the University


Jay Hershenson is Secretary of the Board of Trustees and Vice Chancellor for University Relations of The City University of New York (CUNY). He coordinates the University's governmental, media, and community relations programs as well as development and CUNY-TV. He has held senior level administrative positions at CUNY since 1978. He previously served as Executive Director of the Committee for Public Higher Education, Regional Director for New York City of the New York Public Interest Research Group, Inc., and as a Unit Director for the United Fund of New York. Hershenson's prior state-wide and national public service includes chairing the New York State Standardized Testing Advisory Board; membership on presidential and gubernatorial Task Forces on Education; and appointment by the Governor as one of five Commissioners on the Temporary Commission on the Future of Postsecondary Education. He serves on numerous committees and boards of civic, community, and educational organizations. Hershenson received an M.A. in Urban Studies and a B.A. in Communication, Arts and Science and University Administration at Queens College, CUNY.



Leonard M. Apcar became editor in chief of in June 2002. As editor he directs a Web news staff of 35 producers and editors and plays a leading role in the strategic management of the Web site.

Mr. Apcar was previously assistant editor of foreign news at The New York Times since February 1998 and was responsible for feature stories, projects and investigative stories.

Mr. Apcar joined The New York Times in January 1991 as assistant business and financial editor. Since then he has also served as an enterprise editor, assignment editor and chief of correspondents.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Apcar was business editor for The St. Petersburg Times where he launched the paper's first daily business section. From 1976 until 1989, he was a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal. During that period, he covered the automobile industry in Detroit; Congress, tax and budget, and labor issues in Washington, D.C.; and banking, savings and loans and the Southwest economy in Dallas, Texas.

Mr. Apcar earned a B.A. degree, cum laude, with honors in political science from Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California in 1975 and received a M.S. degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1976.

Mr. Apcar is married, has two children and lives in Scarsdale, New York. He serves on the advisory board of The Media Center at the American Press Institute and the board of directors of the Online News Association, and is president of the board of trustees of the Scarsdale Library.

Schuyler Brown has been predicting and dictating trends in the youth market since her teen years.

At Euro RSCG, she heads youth marketing efforts and trendspotting initiatives for the agency's strategic trendspotting and research group, S.T.A.R.

Brown regularly immerses herself in youth "think" sessions, whether it be spending a week in Europe discussing global youth culture with teens from around the world or spending a weekend with tweens and their parents to examine the role of the kid as Chief Technology Officer of the home. Brown also maintains contact with a panel of youth from around the world who regularly weigh in on all manner of issues, from technology and connectivity to fashion and music.


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. He studied law at New York University School of Law, and started his legal career at NBC News, working on Dateline and NBC Nightly News. He also practiced law in Portland, Maine representing Gannett Communications and Readers' Digest. After moving back to New York in 1998 he spent two years representing The New York Post in libel cases involving Johnnie Cochran, Michael Jackson and Bruce Willis. In 2001 he joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York where he represented Bloomberg News, and joined Bloomberg in 2002.


Carolina González has worked as a journalist for more than 15 years, covering education, immigration, politics, music and Latino culture for alternative newspapers such as the SF Weekly, the SF Bay Guardian and the Village Voice, and magazines such as Latina, Spin and Viva. She was an editorial writer at the New York Daily News. As a reporter at the paper, she covered education, immigration and Brooklyn community news. Currently she is working for New California Media, an organization promoting the importance and viability of ethnic and youth media. Born in New York City and raised in the Dominican Republic, Gonzalez was among the first class of women accepted into Columbia University's Columbia College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She also received a Master's Degree in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. Gonzalez has served on the board of directors of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists as Regional Director for the New York tri-state area and New England and is the organization's representative on the Accrediting Council, which accredits postsecondary journalism programs. She was co-chair of NAHJ's 2003 convention in New York City. She is a member of the board of the New York chapter of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, an organization that promotes the work of Latino film and video makers, and she is on the advisory committee for Dominicans 2000, a community-based organization researching the Dominican community in the United States.


Scott Herman is Executive Vice President for Infinity Broadcasting Corporation. In this role, Herman is responsible for 42 radio stations in nine markets throughout the Northeast and Southeast and oversees the Infinity radio stations in Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Tampa, Orlando, Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

In January 2003, Herman was named Senior Vice President, Market Manager for Infinity Radio in New York. He oversaw the six Infinity stations, which included WINS, WFAN, K-ROCK, WCBS-AM and FM and WNEW-FM.

Mr. Herman also served as Vice President & General Manager of America's first All-News radio station, 1010 WINS from January 1994 till July 2003 and of WNEW-FM on two different occasions.

In 1997, Herman served as Senior Vice President, News for the CBS Radio Networks. In that role he was responsible for CBS News' radio operation, including newsgathering and programming and its relationship with its 500 plus affiliated stations around the Country.

He began his career at WINS in 1978 as a News Production Assistant.

Mr. Herman is a 1980 graduate of Brooklyn College with a BA degree in Television & Radio and resides in New Jersey with his wife and three children.

David Cay Johnston persuaded the editors of The New York Times to hire him to see if he could devise a new way to cover taxes, focusing on how the system operates rather than what politicians say about it. His work has resulted in shutting so many tax dodges, in pressing so many new laws and regulations and enforcement efforts that some tax policy officials now consider him, as one tax law professor put it, "the de facto chief tax enforcement officer of the United States."

He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for his running investigation of our tax system and was a finalist for that award in 2000 and in 2003 for beat reporting and for national reporting.

In 1968 Mr. Johnston began his career when he talked his way, at age 19, into a job as a staff writer for the San Jose Mercury. When he left nearly five years later he was still its youngest reporter.

He was an investigative reporter for the Detroit Free Press in its Lansing bureau 1973-76; a reporter for the Los Angeles Times in San Francisco and then Los Angeles from 1976 to 1988; a reporter and, briefly, editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer in 1988 until he joined The New York Times in February 1995.

He studied economics at the University of Chicago graduate school and at six other colleges, earning six years of college credits but no degree because he took upper level and graduate level courses almost exclusively.

Over the years Mr. Johnston's many investigations included hunting down a murderer the police had failed to catch, winning freedom for Tony Cooks, to whom a trial judge said "I believe you are innocent, but I sentence you to life in prison."

He was the first reporter to seriously investigate the Los Angeles Police Department, exposing mismanagement, inefficiency, brutality and a worldwide political spying operation. The LAPD now operates under the aegis of the federal government.

He helped save a third of a billion dollars from being snatched from poor children by Barron Hilton. He exposed misuse of charitable funds at the United Ways in Los Angeles in 1986 and Washington, D.C., in 2002 and exposed news manipulations at the most profitable television station in America, WJIM-TV, that ultimately forced the sale of that station and five others. He also broke the story that Donald Trump was no billionaire, but, according to his own documents, actually had a negative net worth in 1990.

His book, "Temples of Chance," exposed the fraudulent way that New Jersey regulates casinos. It is under development in Hollywood as a motion picture about the characters he described in Temples of Chance.

Mr. Johnston lives in Rochester, New York, with his wife, Jennifer Leonard, and their two daughters. He has six grown children and four grandsons.

Rich Lamb People who listen to news on the radio—really listen—cannot help but notice something different about reports from Rich Lamb. They learn the facts, but they also get a feel for the story, as if they were transported to the scene.

Rich uses a microphone to paint word pictures. His description of the Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Manhattan: "The golden sun wheeled across the blue sky. In dappled sunlight and shadows the bands played on. The map of Ireland is on the faces of people here as breezes waft up the Queen of Avenues and caress the Irish tricolor."

When Yankee manager Joe Torre was diagnosed with prostate cancer, Lamb sought reaction in a church. He used the imagery he found there to convey the sense of a city in a report that included, "The statues with hands folded seemed to be praying for Joe Torre."

Lamb, whose grandparents came from counties Mayo and Galway, has been to Ireland 19 times. Not surprisingly, he shares "the Irish admiration for education and the spoken word," adding appreciatively, "The storyteller is an honored individual in Irish culture." For more than 20 years, Lamb has been a storyteller on WCBS 880.

Warren Lustig is an award-winning senior editor of CBS News "60 Minutes," the highly rated weekly television news magazine, a post he has held since 1998. His career with CBS News stretches back to 1982 when he started with WCBS-TV in New York. It includes seven years as editor of "The CBS Evening News With Dan Rather," which took him around the world covering historic news events such as Operation Desert Storm, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the student uprising in Tiananmen Square. He spent several years at CBS Sports, where he edited and produced segments, many with Charles Kuralt, at the Winter Olympics in Albertville, France; Lillehammer, Norway; and Nagano, Japan. He has won eleven Emmy Awards for his work. He has created and conducted "The Cutting Edge," a popular editing seminar presented at more than 100 CBS stations around the country. Lustig attended Brooklyn College and received a CUNY B.A. degree.


Ann McGettigan joined the staff of America's largest tabloid newspaper, the Daily News, in 1998 as the Editorial Art Director. She was promoted to Deputy Managing Editor/Design in 1999. Ann has assisted the Design Director, Tom Ruis, with several redesigns; the launch of an afternoon newspaper called the Express; new section additions; the tabloid's web-reduction; and the implementation of four-color into the newspaper. She was also involved in the transfer of the art department's work flow from a Mac-based platform to a PC platform, the installation of the UNISYS pagination system and the conversion from QuarkXpress to Adobe InDesign and InCopy. Prior to the Daily News, Ann was an art director at Crain Communications. In 1995, she worked with Roger Black Partners and the Font Bureau to redesign Crain's New York Business on the PC-platform using QuarkXpress. She also worked at Fairchild Publications, Capital Cities/ABC and several newspapers in New Jersey.

Robert Sapio, executive editor of the New York Daily News, began his career at the paper 36 years ago as an advertising assistant. Born in Flushing, Queens, and a Queens College graduate, Sapio joined The News in 1969 in the advertising department before moving to the news side as an editorial typist who took phone dictation from reporters. He became a copy editor and from there rose to assistant news editor, executive news editor, deputy managing editor, Sunday editor and senior managing editor before assuming his current position in 2004.


Faculty & Moderators


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 was thrice awarded the New York State Publishers Award for Excellence in the breaking news and local reporting categories. Mr. Arena received The Society of Silurians Excellence in Journalism Award in 1997 for breaking news reporting and again in 2000 for investigative reporting. Mr. Arena serves as chair of several University steering committees for student development initiatives. These include the annual University Student Media Conference held at the Graduate School and University Center and the CUNY/CBS News TV Boot Camp. He is an adjunct professor of journalism at Hunter College/CUNY, and serves on several planning and curriculum committees for the University Graduate School of Journalism, which is scheduled to accept its first class in Fall 2006. Mr. Arena is a graduate of City College/CUNY with a major in political science.


Roslyn Bernstein is the founder of the Baruch College journalism and business journalism programs, which she directed from 1982 to 1996. She is the publisher and founder of Dollars and $ense, the Baruch College business review, and is the director of the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program at the College. During her career as a journalist, Bernstein has written about education, media and the arts, including features on funding for the arts and corporate art collections, stories on non-profits and start-ups, and profiles of individual artists, educators and business leaders. She has reported from the United States, Eastern Europe, Israel, and China, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsday, The Village Voice, New York, Parents, Artnews and the Columbia Journalism Review.


Ron Howell has been a journalist since the mid-1970's. He is currently editor of CUNY Matters, the newsmagazine for faculty and staff at the City University of New York. Previously he had spent 15 years with Newsday, covering immigrant communities in New York City and traveling frequently to Haiti, Cuba and other countries to do stories. Before that he had been a reporter with The Associated Press in Mexico, with the New York Daily News and with the Baltimore Evening Sun. He was for a time in the late 1970s an associate editor with Ebony magazine. Howell grew up in New York City, and then attended Yale, where he majored in history, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of "One Hundred Jobs: A Panorama of Work in the American City," published by the New Press in 2000.


Cynthia Karasek graduated from Cornell University in 1972 and moved to New York City to participate in the Whitney Independent Study Program. She has exhibited her art throughout the United States and in Canada and Europe. In 1983 she began to design on an Apple IIe computer and quickly moved into the new technology of computer graphics. She designed graphics for multimedia and video for two decades and was an early practitioner of digital video technology. Along the way, Karasek earned a Masters Degree in Painting from Hunter College, and was the co-founder of PS122, an alternative arts program in the East Village. Currently, Karasek is an assistant professor of Multimedia/Video at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.


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. Kaufman lives 150 yards from Ground Zero.


Glenn Lewis is coordinator of journalism and telecommunications, associate professor of English and faculty advisor to the award-winning student newspaper at York College, CUNY. He is also a veteran journalist and author who has written scores of articles on journalism, media, sports, business and societal trends. His work has appeared in publications like Publishers Weekly, Sport, Car & Driver, US, Seventeen, GEO, Sunday Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer among many others. He co-authored a popular health and advice book for Holt and Company, co-created The Southside Sluggers Baseball Mysteries series for Simon & Schuster, and served as founding president and creative director for Book Smart Inc. Lewis has recently written a series of Behind The Book interviews/profiles for Library Journal on legendary journalists like Walter Cronkite, Jim Lehrer, David Halberstam, Betty Friedan and Studs Terkel. His latest Library Journal piece was a cover story on author Jean Auel. Lewis is currently writing a comprehensive guide to the book publishing industry that will come out as a "Publishers Weekly Book" by Reed Press.

John McVicker is an Associate Professor of Advertising Design in the Advertising Design & Graphic Arts Department at New York City College of Technology (City Tech). He has taught at the School of Visual Arts (his alma mater) and received his masters in Advertising Design from the City College of New York/CUNY. John's professional career commenced at McCann-Erickson Worldwide (part of Interpublic).


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.

Jenna Spevack, is an Assistant Professor of Web and Communication Design in the Advertising Design & Graphic Arts department at New York City College of Technology, CUNY. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from SUNY at Buffalo. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she has worked in the field of new media as an animator, illustrator and web designer. She is also a working artist and the recipient of many awards, including residencies to the Hall Farm Center, Fundacion Valparaiso, Blue Mountain Center, Longwood Arts Center, MacDowell Colony, and Fine Arts Work Center. She has shown her work at venues nationally and internationally, including most recently at White Columns, PS122, Monya Rowe Gallery, Art in General, Parlor Projects and Rotunda Gallery.


Wayne Svoboda is associate professor and director of the journalism program at Queens College. He spent the academic year 2002-2003 as a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic where he taught American studies and journalism at Charles University in Prague and Masaryk University in Brno. Before joining Queens College in September 2003, Svoboda taught at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, served as editor of Columbia News Service, and directed the school's international division. Svoboda worked as a journalist at The Economist newspaper of London, where he served as Africa editor; at Time magazine as a New York correspondent; and at The Des Moines Register in Iowa, reporting and editing on the city, county and state desks and covering the precinct caucuses for president. He has written freelance for The Wall Street Journal in the U.S., Europe and Asia; and for Institutional Investor. He has reported from Africa, Europe, Asia and the United States. His advanced degrees are from the London School of Economics and Columbia.

Ingrid Tineo is assistant director/career program coordinator at the Baruch College Career Development Center. The Career Development Center provides comprehensive career services to a culturally diverse student population of 12,000. Tineo conducts weekly career preparation workshops on topics such as resume writing, interviewing and job search techniques. She coordinates special programs designed to facilitate the school-to-work transition. Prior to joining CUNY, she held the position of territory sales representative at PageAmerica, a telecommunications company, now defunct. Before that, she worked in the Human Resources Department at Young & Rubicam, the advertising agency in New York. Tineo is a graduate of Fordham University with a B.S. in Psychology and holds an M.A. in Counseling from New York University.



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.


  • Listen Up: Words, Pictures and Radio Room 201-202
    The dean of New York broadcast radio news offers timeless storytelling techniques and tips on the nearly lost art of picture painting for a listening audience. Now based in City Hall, Rich Lamb has spent more than two decades covering disasters, labor strikes, elections and, of course, parades. Listen: "The golden sun wheeled across the blue sky. In dappled sunlight and shadows the bands played on. The map of Ireland is on the faces of people here as breezes waft up the Queen of Avenues and caress the Irish tricolor."
    Moderator: Ron Howell, editor, Office of University Relations
    Speaker: Rich Lamb, City Hall reporter, WCBS/Newsradio 88

  • Student Newspapers: Five Steps toward a Better Look Room 198
    For student editors and graphic designers. Two top Daily News professionals offer student editors and graphic designers ideas to improve the design of college newspapers. Queens College graduate and Executive Editor Bob Sapio and Editorial Art Director Ann McGettigan discuss how to package and design stories for visual appeal, effective use of images and graphic design. What makes for attractive front-page design? How do they decide which headlines greet you in the morning? Bring your questions, and copies of your college newspaper.
    Moderator: Glenn Lewis, associate professor, York College
    Speakers: Robert Sapio, executive editor, The Daily News
    Ann McGettigan, editorial art director, The Daily News

  • You Heard It First, Right Here Proshansky Auditorium
    Get the inside word on the sweeping changes in the radio industry from Scott Herman, Infinity Broadcasting executive vice president, eastern region; former general manager of 1010 WINS News; and Brooklyn College graduate. Web streaming, audio archiving, satellite radio as well as new technologies that enable listeners and content providers to reach specialized audiences are just some of the new challenges to traditional AM/FM. Is the traditional market shrinking, along with the prospect of jobs? What skills are needed to compete in this challenging environment?
    Moderator: Roz Bernstein, professor of journalism, Baruch College
    Speaker: Scott Herman, Infinity Broadcasting executive vice president, eastern region

  • Investigative Reporting Room 204-205
    Nationally acclaimed investigative reporter David Cay Johnston, a Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author, will offer practical advice for improving your reporting, writing and storytelling skills.
    Moderator: Paul Moses, associate professor of journalism, Brooklyn College
    Speaker: David Cay Johnston, investigative reporter, The New York Times

10 AM

  • New Media—New Frontiers Proshansky Auditorium
    Explore convergence, multi-platform journalism and "blogs" with the editor-in-chief of Are the days of the Times in ink and newsprint numbered? What new skills are needed for a career in online news? Are blogs really a news revolution or just media hype?
    Moderator: Judy Watson, adjunct professor at Hunter College and special assistant to the Chancellor
    Speaker: Leonard Apcar, editor-in-chief

  • Do It Right Room 201-202
    Jason Blair fired from the New York Times. Jack Kelly fired from USA Today. Both caught cheating. Judith Miller of the Times facing jail for refusing to testify before a grand jury, and the Boston Herald ordered to pay $2.1 million for libeling a judge. Can CUNY student journalists avoid the pitfalls that have snared some of the best news organizations in the country? Learn what issues editors and newsroom lawyers have to think about in these matters.
    Moderator: Gregg Morris, assistant professor of journalism, Hunter College
    Speaker: Charles Glasser, media counsel, Bloomberg News

1 PM

  • Job Search Prep Proshansky Auditorium
    This panel will address the challenges of getting a job in media and developing the confidence to capitalize on your strengths in today's job market. Beginning with the basic skills of writing a resume, preparing for an interview, and developing a salary request, experts from the industry will share their tips for a successful search.
    Moderator: Fred Kaufman, assistant professor of journalism, The College of Staten Island
    Speaker: Ingrid Tineo, assistant director, Career Development Center, Baruch College

  • Power of Persuasion Room 204-205
    See how a top public relations company influences writers, editors, producers and other media decision makers. Euro RSCG's "Buzz Marketers," or trend spotters, rake the city's neighborhoods for what's hot and what's cool, then create ways to package and promote these trends for placement in mainstream media outlets.
    Moderator: John McVicker, associate professor, New York City College of Technology
    Speakers: Schuyler Brown, Youth Marketing, Euro RSCG New York
    Ryan Berger, Buzz Marketer, Euro RSCG New York

  • Surviving in the Newsroom Room 203
    The newsroom has been historically portrayed, in movies and on TV, as a rough and tumble place, where reporters with the loudest mouths and gruffest personalities are the heroes. But is that the way things are in newsrooms today? What skills does one need to survive and succeed in a modern-day newsroom? Listen to seasoned professionals offer their accumulated wisdom as they answer those and other questions.
    Moderator: Wayne Svoboda, professor of journalism, Queens College
    Speakers: Carolina González, freelance writer, and former Daily News editorial writer
    Ron Howell, editor, CUNY Matters and former Newsday special writer

  • CUNY-CBS News TV Boot Camp Room 201-202
    Now it its fourth year, CUNY-CBS News TV Boot Camp puts CUNY students in an intensive, hands-on workshop for ten days in June. Warren Lustig, the creator of Boot Camp and a senior editor at 60 Minutes, will be joined by a Boot Camp survivor, a City College alumna. They explain how students write, film, edit and produce "60 Minutes"-style segments. And you'll see the results.
    Moderator: Glenn Lewis, associate professor, York College
    Speakers: Warren Lustig, senior editor, 60 Minutes
    Richelle Blanks, CCNY '04

2 PM

  • Student Showcase Proshansky Auditorium
    A special forum for journalism and media students to showcase their best work. Best examples of print news, video news, short documentaries, radio news segments, photo journalism, news websites, blogs or other examples of new and old media. Presentations begin at 2 PM, and continue through the afternoon.

  • Tour of CUNY TV Studio Main Level; Meet at the Security Desk


Job Fair

Participating Recruiters

New York Times

Daily News


NY 1 News


Univision Channel 41




WBAI Radio

Crain’s NY Business

Time Out NY

Bronx Net

Legislative Gazette

Albany Times Union

New York Observer

New York Sun

Queens Courier

MNN Youth Channel

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

New York Post


Queens Tribune

Manhattan Times

Transit Transit News Magazine

The Forward

The Jersey Journal

The United Nations

WNYC Radio

Times Herald Record

WABC-TV Eyewitness News

Village Voice

Queens Gazette Publishing

Court TV

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism


Agence France Press

Manhattan Newspaper Group

(West Side Spirit, Chelsea Clinton News, West Sider)

Independent Press Association-New York

Voices That Must Be Heard

WKTU Radio

El Diario La Prensa


Jay Hershenson
Vice Chancellor for University Relations

Michael Arena University Director of Media Relations

Gregg Morris Hunter College
Linda Prout City College
Glenn Lewis York College
Anthony Mancini Brooklyn College
Frederick Kaufman College of Staten Island  
Cynthia Karasek Borough of Manhattan Community College Paul Moses Brooklyn College
Joel Mason New York City College of Technology
Bob Isaacson CUNY-TV
Wayne Svoboda Queens College
Karen Hunter Hunter College