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 Schmalz died in 1993 at age 39) to two students this autumn, one from CUNY and one from Columbia, to help fund a reporting project on LGBT issues. More details to come in September when both schools are back in session.