Please take a look at the CCNY Journalism Faculty, Fall 2017
Jerry Demarco launched CLIFFVIEW PILOT in mid-2009 after 28 years in newspapers, creating a local independent site that covered breaking news as it happened throughout Bergen County, N.J. After six years, he moved to Daily Voice, where he’s the urgent/breaking news editor.
DeMarco has covered local, county and state police, as well as the FBI, ATF and other federal agencies while on assignment in the U.S. District courts for New Jersey & New York. He also covered a city hall and a statehouse, school districts, planning boards and social service agencies.
DeMarco has won national recognition for his investigative work, including Clarion, Heywood Broun and Deadline Club awards. He’s changed public policy and managed several major projects — including those that helped put a corrupt public official in federal prison, made large buildings safer in the event of fire and forced a sitting state attorney general from office.
He’s also written about music for more than 35 years
DeMarco regularly lectures at a graduate course in media relations at Fairleigh Dickinson University and previously was an adjunct professor at Lehman College in the Bronx.
Richard Esposito is an award winning American journalist and author who has more than 30 years of experience as a television, digital and newspaper reporter, editor and news executive, most recently as the senior executive producer of the NBC News Investigative Unit.
With a specific expertise in national security and criminal justice journalism, his more recent accomplishments include the eight month long Edward Snowden investigative effort which culminated in 2014 with an hour-long TV interview with Snowden by NBC News, a first for US TV.
Immediately prior to joining NBC he had been senior investigative reporter for ABC News, where during his 11 ½ years his achievements included leading the George Polk award winning investigation into the CIA’s global network of secret prisons and the “enhanced Interrogation” techniques.
A five time Emmy award winner, in 2015 Esposito his NBC team were awarded top honors by the Society of Professional journalists for their investigation into US Navy helicopters with an unusually high accident rate that led to the deaths of a number of pilots. His other honors include a shared 2012 Peabody for his leadership in ABC’s “Superstorm Sandy” coverage, the 2012 Murrow Award for his work in reporting the death of Osama bin Laden, and a 2014 Murrow for NBC’s Boston Marathon coverage. He also shares in a Pulitzer Prize for his role in New York Newsday’s coverage of a fatal subway crash in 1992.
Esposito began as a copy boy at the New York Daily News and has run metropolitan news operations at two of the largest newspapers in America — New York Newsday, where he rose to city editor, and the New York Daily News, where he was metropolitan editor and editor of the Sunday edition.
Esposito is the co-author of the books “Bomb Squad: A Year Inside the Nation’s Most Exclusive Police Unit,” and “Dead on Delivery: Inside the
Angela Harden (with student producers) is the General Manager/Program Director of WHCR 90.3 FM and teaches Radio Journalism and Supervised Radio Station Study.
She is a resident of Harlem and a summa cum laude graduate of the City College of New York with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. After graduation, Ms. Harden worked for five years in print journalism for Unfold magazine, Honey magazine and the web-based magazine, Urban Box Office.
Ms. Harden been an adjunct in the Media Communication Arts department since 2000. Her teaching style utilizes WHCR as a learning laboratory which gives students hands-on radio experience. In her Radio Journalism class students are required to produce a live show─ Uptown Focus and many have gone on to produce their own radio shows.
Art Jones has worked with film, digital video, television and interactive media in the roles of director, director of photography, and editor. He has produced and directed pieces for organizations including MTV , Deep Dish Television, and the Women’s Health Project of New York City Department of Health.
He has served as Director of Photography on various documentaries and projects for clients including The New York Times, Red Bull BC One Tokyo, and the American Civil Liberties Union
Tim Murphy has been a full-time journalist for almost 20 years, first as a features editor and staff writer for Poz (national HIV/AIDS magazine), then as a longtime contributor to New York magazine, the New York Times, The Nation, Out, The Advocate, Details, Condé Nast Traveler and several other places. He writes mostly about HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ issues but has also covered arts, culture, style, lifestyle and travel (in Lebanon, Turkey, India, South Africa and throughout the U.S. and Europe). He has won one GLAAD Media Award for Magazine Reporting for one of his stories and been nominated for another, a July 2014 New York magazine cover story on the HIV-prevention regimen PrEP and its effect on gay male culture. He is also the author of the novel Christodora. He lives in Brooklyn and at any Pret à Manger that he can find when he’s hungry or needs coffee.
BARBARA NEVINS TAYLOR
Barbara Nevins Taylor has won 22 Emmy Awards and more than 50 additional journalism awards and honors reporting for TV stations in New York, Atlanta, Kentucky and Alabama.
Barbara graduated from The City College (1970) and loves sharing what she learned as a journalist with students. Her students at Brooklyn College won the national student Emmy Award in 2014, and for 5 years won regional and finalists awards in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards.
While Barbara covered major breaking news events, including the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and subsequent terror attempts in New York, her work as an investigative reporter gave her the most satisfaction.
Barbara’s pursued stories that made a difference in the lives of individuals and the community. Her reports earned praise, generated government action and helped send wrongdoers to prison. Long before the most recent financial crisis, Barbara exposed flaws in the mortgage lending and banking system that led poor people into financial ruin.
On ConsumerMojo.com, which she founded in 2012, Barbara uses the latest digital storytelling techniques to serve a growing audience that needs reliable information about complicated issues.
Barbara contributed to The New York Times Op-Ed page, writing about criminal justice, foster care and young people in New York City. Her writing has also focused on concerns of parents and women and has appeared in national magazines. Her book Beautiful Skin of Color, with doctors Jeanine Downie and Fran Cook-Bolden, published by ReganBooks, evolved from her television reports.
CCNY Alumni awarded her the prestigious Townsend Harris medal for career achievement and she is also in the Communications Alumni Group’s Hall of Fame. She wants her students to get there too.
Linda Villarosa runs the journalism program at CCNY, advises students and acts as faculty advisor to The Campus. She is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine; her cover story about HIV/AIDS in the South ran in June. A former editor and contributing reporter for the New York Times, she also served as the executive editor of Essence Magazine. Professor Villarosa has also written or co-written a number of books, as well as a novel. She contributes to several national publications, in print and online. You can read more about her career on her personal website.
A graduate of the University of Colorado, B.A., Journalism, Professor Villarosa spent a year at the Harvard School of Public Health on a Health Communications Fellowship. In 2013, she graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, with a concentration in multimedia and entrepreneurial journalism and urban reporting. While in graduate school, she developed Harlem Focus, an award-winning website that gives students hands-on training in multimedia journalism.
(Professor Villarosa took a working sabbatical this semester. Barbara Nevins Taylor holds the fort for her. Any questions ask Professor Nevins Taylor.)