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May 11, 2017

CJR has story on Illustrated Courtroom exhibition

Columbia Journalism Review has a story on the new exhibition including drawings from our book The Illustrated Courtroom, which recently opened to rave reviews in Washington. And that’s no surprise, since the book has won many awards and the admiration…

March 23, 2017

Help Publish a New Book

Writer-teacher Katina Paron is the driving force behind a new comic-style journalism textbook for high school kids. We’re hoping to publish it next year — provided she can raise the money so she and her illustrator can finish it. We’ve…

March 6, 2017

You’re Invited: Panel Discussion on Writing Books from History

The Second Draft: From History to Narrative Nonfiction, Journalists on Reporting the Past Date & Time: From 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM on March 9, 2017 CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Room 308 Much of today’s best long-form nonfiction —…

March 3, 2017

CUNY J Press editor offers word advice

Tim Harper, the editor of the CUNY Journalism Press, was asked by Business Insider to come in and make a list with his list of top  tips about word usage, grammar and punctuation. He had so many they had to…

February 13, 2017

Internews empowers sailors in fight against cholera

This World Radio Day, Internews – an international non-profit that was co-founded by our author David Hoffman – is celebrating a project that’s taken the fight against cholera to the airwaves. In the Central African Republic, where an outbreak of cholera…

January 24, 2017

The Legacy of Nat Hentoff

David Lewis, the author of our book “The Pleasures of Being Out of Step,” has been weighing in on the life and work of New York writer Nat Hentoff, who recently died after a long and influential career as a…

January 13, 2017

ESL Writing Coach Tackles Common Crime Reporting Errors

  In her latest blog post, Diane Nottle, a writing coach for international students at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism, tackles the subtleties in reporting crime stories. Nottle highlights the imprecise language used in a student’s crime lede, below: “On…

December 22, 2016

“Dying Words” Named One Of Best LGBTQ Nonfiction Books of 2016

The Bay Reporter named “Dying Words” one of its top 10 LGBTQ pieces of nonfiction for 2016. The nonfiction book, written by Samuel G. Freedman and Kerry Donahue, chronicles how New York Times journalist Jeff Schmalz helped the paper transform its LGBTQ and…