Hot off the CUNY J-Press

July 30, 2015

New cash stipend for LGBT reporting

The success of the Kickstarter to help fund our next CUNY Journalism Press book — on influential NY Times reporter Jeff Schmalz and his AIDS coverage — means that the authors will be able to award a $390 stipend (Jeff…

July 24, 2015

‘Gay Girl’ Documentary Takes a Page from Our Book

The new Canadian documentary ‘Gay Girl in Damascus,’ which was well received at Sundance earlier this year and is now in theatrical release around the country, tells the strange story of Amina, a rebel activist in Syria whose posts during…

July 13, 2015

CUNY Profile Subject Weighs In on Rand Paul, Presidential Race

Republican Presidential Candidate Rand Paul may know the Constitution, but he lacks the fortitude to make it to the White House, claims Legendary Author Nat Hentoff. The former Village Voice jazz critic and Libertarian who is the subject of CUNY…

July 7, 2015

“Distant Witness” Author’s iPhone Added to Smithsonian

Former NPR social media director Andy Carvin used his iPhone to document history during the 2011 Arab Spring in Cairo. Now Carvin’s phone has literally become a part of history. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is featuring Carvin’s iPhone…

June 23, 2015

The Illustrated Courtroom Wins 4 Major Awards

Our book The Illustrated Courtroom, the first ever outsized, full-color collection of important court art from major cases over the past half century, continues to earn national recognition. The eLit Book Awards, an independent organization honoring digital books, has bestowed…

June 3, 2015

National Arts Club Honors ‘Illustrated Courtroom’

“The Illustrated Courtroom” Author Elizabeth Williams joins a revered group of courtroom artists in New York June 9 at an event honoring their crucial role in chronicling courtroom history. The National Arts Club, located at 15 Gramercy Park S in…

June 2, 2015

Barry Newman Speaking Gig June 2

Event: New York Financial Writers’ Association presents an evening with Barry Newman When: Tuesday, June 2nd, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Where: The Perfect Pint, 123 West 45th Street, New York, NYJoin the New York Financial Writers’ Association for an evening…

May 1, 2015

News to Me is available on Amazon

Just in time for the official publication date, Barry Newman’s NEWS TO ME: FINDING AND WRITING COLORFUL FEATURE STORIES is available for sale on Amazon. Barry has been doing a lot of speaking and media interviews recently, including at the…

April 29, 2015

Liz Williams draws Colleen Long

Elizabeth Williams, the renowned courtroom artist who co-authored our book The Illustrated Courtroom, is covering the Etan Patz trial for NY1. During deliberations she sketched the reporters covering the trial, including our colleague, adjunct Craft Professor Colleen Long, who was…