About The WORD

Spring, 2018: This publication is being revised and this site is temporary.

the WORD experienced a catastrophic failure several years ago and is still undergoing changes and revisions. The text passages below, sans pictures, are remnants of the old WORD.

An Innovative Journalism Project That Never Stops Innovating
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    Spring, 2011
    Writers from two Media 292 News Writing Sections; Contributing Writers from Media 386, Ethics and News Responsibility.
    Contributing Editors:
    Anne-Katrin Titze, atitze@hunter.cuny.edu – 2011 Tribeca Film Festival Project
    Sahara Shrestha, sahara.shrestha@gmail.com — 2011 Tribeca Film Festival Project
    T.B. Knight [A pseudonym] @ T. Knight B.
    Fall 2010
    Empowering Students Empowers Their Communities

    Nazim Pelinkovic, Assistant Editor

    WORD Writers – MEDP 292, Basic Reporting, meeting with Dr. Steven Serafin, Director, Reading/Writing Center, Hunter College.

    WORD Writers – MEDP 296, Feature Writing, meeting with Dr. Steven Serafin, Director, Reading/Writing Center, Hunter College.

    Spring 2010

    The WORD publishing irregularly because the editor/publisher is on a temporary leave. But it does have correspondents at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Pen World Voices Festival of International Literature.

    Fall, 2009

    Senior Editors/Producers enrolled in Ethnic News Reporting: Left to Right – Eunji Jang, Krystal M. Bodón-Ramos, Justyna Malota and Andrea León.

    Writers, Spring, 2009

    End of Semester, Spring, 2009: Feature Writing, 299.47. Guess Who Got the A’s?

    Special Correspondents for the 2008 Democratic National Convention:

    Left to right: Kisha Allison, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jonathan Mena. They were looking for restaurant to eat decent food.

    Special Correspondents for the 2008 New Hampshire Primaries:
    Jonathan Mena and Kisha Allison
    Senior Editors/Producers:
    Jonathan Mena
    Contributing Writers:
    Mary Max.
    Basic Reporting, Fall, 2008

    Feature Writing, Fall, 2008

    The WORD publishes the equivalent of three to five issues a semester, but regularly adds articles and updates stories. It started with a presidential grant and because students, Assistant Professor Gregg Morris and some staff believed student journalism should be serious journalism. It is supervised by Morris, who is the editor and publisher and it operates as an independent news medium. Please be aware that some articles and pictures in this publication are copyrighted. The commentaries and opinions reflect the views of the writers. If you like the WORD, you’ll love itsblog.

    The WORD is a member of the NAM Ethnic Media Association and participates in its News Exchange.

    The WORD is a dynamic experiment for teaching students journalism as well as a significant resource for helping students get internships and jobs in journalism and communications. This novel experiment has received numerous grants: More than a half-dozen from Hunter College, one from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation in 1997, the Independent Press Association of New York (now the New York Community Media Alliance) and the FORD Foundation, the latter for this instructor to experiment with a multimedia ethnic news reporting project for undergraduate students.

    New America Media arranged for press passes for three students – Kisha Allison, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jonathan Mena – to report on 2008 Democratic National Convention, which is being harold as a historic moment in American history. The WORD is constantly evolving. The WORD blog is the latest development.

    The WORD, more than any other faculty or student-operated news medium at Hunter and the City University of New York, has been in the vortex of the most contentious battles and issues regarding teaching, teaching students to write and the tenets of academic freedom.