Posts Tagged ‘City University of New York’

PUSHBACK, MEDP 299.47, Fall, 2009 – Part I

Friday, February 5th, 2010

AKA Feature Writing

In many ways, this was a typical D:F/M advanced news writing class. The students were talented, all could write. Yet … !


First Protest at Hunter This Semester

Friday, March 6th, 2009


Unknown student with an unfurled sign in front the Hunter North Building March 8, 2009

Unknown student with an unfurled sign in front the Hunter North Building March 8, 2009

So, yesterday, Thursday, in my feature writing class which I’m trying to develop into a in-depth reporting class, I decided about 15 minutes before the appointed hour for what was suppose to be a walkout of students around the campus, to give an assignment, which required the class to go check out the rally.


“Sent from my BlackBerry®Smartphone with SprintSpeed”

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

By Senior Editor/Producer Jacqueline Fernandez.
At the Inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama

I arrived at the Capitol by 5 a.m. and I was already late. My cab dropped me off on 7th Street, the public entrance, and it was sheer pandamonium. Someone in the crowd yelled, “This is like Walmart on black Friday.” Obviously, a reference to the November 28 fatal death of a Long Island Wal-Mart trainee trampled in a surge by thousands of customers stampeding for sales.

People of all ages and colors were pushing each other and shoving their way through trying to get close to the gate here at 7th.  In a crowded lane four-width people apart, it was heartbreaking to see an elderly black woman in a wheelchair get pushed around, especially when she was decked out in her finest Obama gear.



A Victory for Student Journalism at the City University of New York

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The following comes via the “Community List” of Activist Attorney Ronald B. McGuire regarding a federal court ruling against a former President of City College who had the temerity to violate First Amendment rights of a student editor.

Tuesday, November 25, 11:42:27 EST 2008
Youngbloods, Elders and Friends:

After nearly eleven years of litigation, a federal judge has finally held that former City College President Yolanda T. Moses violated the First Amendment rights of the editor of a student newspaper and candidates for positions on a college student government when President Moses nullified the result sof a student government election because she concluded that a special election edition of a student newspaper was a student activity fee funded piece of campaign literature that unfairly favored a slate of candidates running in the student government election.


Letter to an Editor, New America Media

Monday, November 17th, 2008

This is a copy of an email I sent to NAM yesterday, regarding its publishing of two news videos produced by my senior editors, senior producers Jonathan Mena and Jacqueline Fernandez, about the gay rights protest rally at NYC City Hall.


Just a note regarding my student senior editors-senior producers’ video that NAM graciously noted on its front page November 16. The “Word” is actually spelled, uppercase, WORD and it is not an official part of my department’s journalism program.