Congratulations! Campus Wins Multimedia Honor

apple award 2Great news: The Campus online scored a first-place Campus Media Association Apple prize in the multimedia category for a 3-part series, “Death and Life of Harlem,” that ran late last year. The series looks at gentrification in Central, East and West Harlem, and includes reporting, photography, video and graphics. Congrats!

Here are the teams celebrating with selfies and homemade cookies just after we closed the package. multimedia team


New Fall 2016 Classes — Check Them Out

Hey Students, we’re offering some new MCA electives next semester!

Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 10.11.14 AMFundamentals of Multimedia Production

MCA 31007 Wednesday, 3:30 – 6 PM

In a digital world, media professionals need to tell stories across multiple platforms to a variety of audiences. This course offers an overview of the fundamentals of digital communication as a means to inform and engage audiences. Through case studies, students learn about best digital practices, and will also get hands-on training to create text, visual and graphic communications that tell a unified story across all platforms. Students will strengthen writing skills and receive instruction in photography, recording and editing video and audio, website creation, social media and data visualization. 3 credits. Learn about the instructor, Kayle Schnell.

Screen Shot 2016-04-08 at 10.11.33 AMRace & Media

MCA 31006/BLST 31136, Tuesday 2 – 4:45

In the age of Eric Garner, Mike Brown, #Oscarsowhite, #BlackLivesMatter, and Dump Trump, this course will explore issues facing the U.S. media as it struggles to cover an increasingly diverse and racially contentious society. 3 credits. Learn about the instructor, Professor Linda Villarosa

Love to Write? Try this Summer Course


Everybody has a story, and our lives provide fertile ground for writing and storytelling.

Our MCA summer session 1 course, THE ART OF PERSONAL NARRATIVE, will use first person and personal experience — in the form of essays, blogging, narrative journalism and photography — to improve storytelling skills, build writing proficiency and stamina and analyze and deconstruct contemporary media critics and contributors. You will share your work in a supportive and constructive workshop environment as you build confidence, learn to promote stories via social media and explore self-expression through writing.

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Here are the details:

MCA 3114, June 6-30, 2016 11:30 AM – 2 PM, M-Thur (MCA & Journalism minor elective)

Instructor: Benilde Little (left), memoirist, blogger and New York Times bestselling novelist. Read more about her here

The Campus in the News

Screen Shot 2016-02-15 at 11.02.04 AMToday The Campus is a monthly magazine with a companion website. But back in the day, it was a newspaper — one of the nation’s longest running student publication — with robust content, including breaking news and controversies. Its reporters who would go on the some of the top posts in journalism, at The New York Times, Associated Press and various magazine and television outlets.

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The Campus made news again yesterday, with a Black History Month article that appeared in the sports section by Rachel Swarns. On Feb. 14, 1949, sports superstar Jackie Robinson appeared at City College to speak about his hard-won gains in baseball. A photograph that never ran in the Times documents the event. But the Times would like to know more: Who was in the audience? What exactly did Mr. Robinson say to the crowd?

To read more, click here.



Welcome New Faculty

This semester, the journalism program welcomes two new faculty members!

RP_headshotRajul Punjabi will teach Reporting and Writing, with an eye on arts and activism. She is a New York based journalist and educator who taught a course on “New Journalism” a couple of summer ago. Ms. Punjabi’s beat is hip hop, but she also writes about race, gender, social justice, and fashion, beauty, and pop culture. Her byline has appeared in The New York Daily News, The Village Voice, Playboy, VIBE, Jamrock, Urbanology, Rap-Up, and on TheBoombox and Her greatest inspirations are Toni Morrison, Killer Mike, Harshada Rajani, and Santiago from The Alchemist.

A graduate of Kean University in New Jersey with a BA in English, she received her master’s degree in English from Long Island University where she also taught.

IMG_0046Nick Charles will teach Introduction to Journalism. He bring, up-to-the minute, real world experience via his position as Communications Director for Rock The Vote. A long-time journalist who also served as Vice President for digital content at BET and Editor in Chief for AOL Black Voices.

Mr. Charles earned his B.A. in Journalism from New York University and M.S. in International Affairs from the New School University. He serves on the Quinnipiac University School of Communications Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of Iris House, a Harlem-based non-profit organization that provides services to those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS.