Posts Tagged ‘Student Journalism’

I Wish Colleague Bernard Stein Would Get His Act Together

Monday, May 20th, 2013


The Envoy Beckons

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

morris-tinyWednesday, May 1, 2013, 12:31 p.m. I got an email from Envoy reporter Sophie Simon who wanted to interview me about the call I put out for a boycott of the Aronson Awards. She was fed, according to her email, bogus information (of course) which she accepted as gospel (of course).

The plot thickens.


WORD Writers, Feature Writing Class, 2013

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Feature Writing 2013

WORD Writers, MEDP 201, Section 1

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

MEDP 201, section 1

“Seeking Writers for The Envoy” – The Never Ending Lament

Friday, July 1st, 2011

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.


The WORD Gearing Up for the Spring Semester

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Section 2, Basic Reporting

It Was One of Those Semesters: Fall 2010

Monday, January 24th, 2011

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.


From the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

Monday, January 17th, 2011

NYU Journalism Handbook for Students.

Absolutely cool. I will be using this in my classrooms this semester. Slowly integrating, of course.

SPJ Student Journalism Contest Deadline

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

By Lauren Rochester
Please mark your calendars and submit your best work from 2010. The Mark of Excellence Awards deadline is January 26.


It’s Been One of Those Semesters – 4

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Part 4 of 4

I’ve decided on a succinct wrap-up to this matter.


It’s Been One of Those Semesters – 1

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

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.”

The Obama Conference Call With the WORD and Other Student News Organizations: A Missed Opportunity

Monday, October 4th, 2010

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.

Jonathan Mena, a former WORD Senior Editor-Producer, posting information on Facebook during the September 27, 2010, conference call. ICIT's Distance Learning, for whom Mena now works, made possible the WORD's participation. Mena is officially graduates this semester.

Jonathan Mena, a former WORD Senior Editor-Producer, posting information on Facebook during the September 27, 2010, conference call. ICIT's Distance Learning, for whom Mena now works, made possible the WORD's participation. Mena officially graduates this semester.

(more…) Dead

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

It was sold and the deal has been cloaked in secrecy. It stopped publishing in mid September. It boasted a membership of college news services that spanned the country and had members over seas. Should anyone care about the demise of a national student news organization?


UWIRE.COM Looking for the Weird to Begin the 2009 Fall Semester

Friday, August 28th, 2009

From: Michelle Starr
News Editor | UWIRE

I’m really sorry to send so many messages out in the last few days, but it’s the start of the semester and pretty crazy. UWIRE is trying to compile a list of weird classes and we’re hoping all of you can help out. Are there any new, interesting, strange classes this fall…Think “Harry Potter and British Comedy” or something like that. As always we’ll make it available to anyone who pitches in!