CUNY J-School Awarded $1M to Train Community and Ethnic Journalists

Left to right: Sarah Bartlett, Dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Julie Menin, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, Karen Pennar and Jehangir Khattak, Co-directors of the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the J-School. (Photo by Marco Poggio/CUNY Graduate School of Journalism)

Left to right: Sarah Bartlett, dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Julie Menin, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, Karen Pennar and Jehangir Khattak, co-directors of the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the J-School. (Photo by Marco Poggio/CUNY Graduate School of Journalism)

Julie Menin, the commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and Sarah Bartlett, dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism announced on June 27 that MOME was awarding a grant of $1 million to the J-School to create new programs to help New York City’s community and ethnic media outlets stay competitive in the current media landscape. The Center for Community and Ethnic Media will work in collaboration with CUNY J+, the school’s professional development program, to develop workshops and training modules.

In addition, the J-School’s broadcast facilities are being officially renamed the “Made in NY Broadcast Center.”

You can learn more information about the grant and view a video of the press conference on June 27 at the Center for Community and Ethnic Media website.

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