The CUNY Journalism Press is the academic publishing imprint of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Part of the City University of New York, the CUNY Journalism Press publishes both traditional print books and e-books about journalists and journalism. We welcome inquiries about our books and our authors, and we welcome proposals for future books from prospective authors.
Our New Book
The AIDS Reporting of Jeff Schmalz and How It Transformed The New York Times
“Dying Words hit me like a ton of bricks: it brings back the terror, the trauma and the catharsis of the AIDS years by focusing on just one remarkable man…this book is not just haunting, it’s vital.” — Andrew Sullivan
“As a playwright who has written stories about the AIDS epidemic on the stage, I was deeply moved by this account of the life of Jeff Schmalz…a superb job of capturing a time and a life that must never be forgotten.” — Terrence McNally
“It is an important part of the story of the fight for LGBT equality in America that will come as a surprise even to many well-informed readers.” –Barney Frank
AIDS outed Jeff Schmalz. A rising star at The New York Times, Jeff had carefully kept his identity as a gay man hidden from his superiors to protect his career.
But everything changed on December 21, 1990 when he collapsed in the newsroom and was then diagnosed with full-blown AIDS. Courageously, Jeff chose to report on the disease that was killing him and countless others.Read More...