Posts Tagged ‘Student Journalism’
This intended spring 2011 post, below, is just seeing the light of day.
From: “Ming Fearon, Chui-Hung Wong”
Dear Hunter students + staff:
I’m trying to get the word out about The Envoy, Hunter College’s print newspaper.
The complete lament of the Envoy Editor-in-Chief rests at the end of this post. In between this sentence and that lament is a succinct accounting of student journalism at the College and undergraduate journalism in D:F/M, both waddling in a bad states of affairs.
Student journalism and subsequently D:F/M undergraduate journalism were hijacked many years ago, dumped in a septic tank of woe, essentially for students serious about journalism as a career or interest. It didn’t have to be that way.
I was surprised when students in my two writing classes, feature and introductory news, declined to participate in a conference call with the President of the United States, September 27, 2010, as student journalists at 300 other student publications did.
Not one expressed an interest.
Absolutely cool. I will be using this in my classrooms this semester. Slowly integrating, of course.
Part 4 of 4
I’ve decided on a succinct wrap-up to this matter.
The Voice of Hunter College Since 1944? Oh, Please!
Part 1 of 4:
Below is a message I posted on Hunter-L early in the semester regarding a cheap shot by Editor in Chief Ming Fearon, who is at the top of the food chain for a Hunter student publication that purports to be “the voice of Hunter College since 1944.”
By Jonathan Mena
As I sat listening to Obama’s phone conference call with the WORD and 114 other student journalism organizations last week, I wondered if any of my other student journalism colleagues from around the country were ready to bite his head off (figuratively speaking, of course) with tough questions. Sadly, only three were selected – perhaps, dare I say, pre-selected — and they seemed trapped in the Obama vortex and were star struck, to say the least. The representatives of the age groups that got recognitions for coming together and helping the President trounce McCain, failed to take a risk and grill him.