Posts Tagged ‘2008 Democratic National Convention’

Before THEY Screwed Things Up

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Former WORD Senior Editor Jonathan Mena, far left. Former WORD Senior Editor Daniel Allen, sitting to right of William C. Thompson, Jr. when he was the NYC Comptroller and is now Chair of the CUNY Board of Trustees. The other students are from Columbia U. and NYU. All were invited to meet with the Comptroller who was reaching out to NYC college students.

Kisha Allison, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jonathan Mena cruising Denver streets for a good restaurant. They were in the city for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, covering the nomination of Barack Obama.

Former WORD Senior Editor Kisha Allison, recipient of the Ramona Moore scholarship from the National Association of of Black Journalists, New York City Chapter.

A New York Times Puff Piece About a D:F/M Pulitzer Prize Winning Colleague Taking a Hike

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Me Thinks the New York Times Didn’t Do the Math

Sour Mash Or Sour Grapes?

Bernard Stein

Bernard Stein


Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter – New York Times

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Blogs were once the outlet of choice for people who wanted to express themselves online. But with the rise of sites like Facebook and Twitter, they are losing their allure for many people – particularly the younger generation. — Verne G. Kopytof, NYT, February 21.

Blogging’s soaring popularity reminded me of the mass appeal of  Citizen Band Radio when it was hot. Everyone had a handle. T.B. Knight was my moniker. After a while the sizzle faded. The amateurs had had enough. And the airwave returned  to the highway cops and the truckers who were using it before its mass appeal.  QMfE, “The same thing’s going to happen to blogging,” I told my students.


Down Memory Lane: First National Ethnic Media Network to Cover the 2008 Democratic National Convention

Friday, December 25th, 2009

This historic moment included three WORD senior editors: Jonathan Mena, Jacqueline Fernandez and Kisha Allison. Read about it here.

I would have preferred “Journalism Students Take Historic Reporting Trip”

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

… instead of the above headline from the recent issue of the Hunter Alumni magazine article about Kisha Allison, Jonathan Mena and Jacqueline Fernandez at the Democratic National Convention. Why?


Jonathan Mena’s Coda for the Democratic National Convention

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

— From Jonathan Mena:

The Presidential race for the White House has become the most watched and anticipated election in the world.

All eyes will be on America come this November as recent polls show that the race will be a neck-and-neck battle. This election will be history in the making and the WORD will be there to report thanks in large part to New America Media, NAM, a national collaboration and advocate for over 2000 ethnic news organizations, The Ford Foundation, which provided a grant for a multimedia ethnic reporting project that includes the WORD and of course Professor Gregg Morris who is a master at knowing what buttons to push to get a job done.



WORD Reporters at the Democratic National Convention

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Three students who have been involved with my multimedia ethnic news reporting project funded by the FORD Foundation have received press credentials to report on the Democratic National Convention. New America Media helped with the press credentials and some funding for transportation and lodging. The College also promised financial help through the President’s 2008-2009 Student Engagement fund and I have a few bucks left from a FORD Foundation grant to contribute. And the students are kicking in some bucks also.

The three are Kisha Alllision,  Jacqueline Fernandez and Jonathan Mena. Allison and Mena reported on the New Hampshire Primaries. The three will be joining seven professional journalists.

Expect more postings on their direct involvement in this impending historical event.