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Baruch College Hosts 13th Annual NYC High School Journalism Conference

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Baruch High School Journalism Awards


New York, NY November 17, 2016 - Baruch College hosted its 13th Annual NYC High School Journalism Conference on Thursday, November 3, a day of education and events designed to encourage journalism throughout New York City public high schools.


Approximately 250 students and their journalism teachers attended the conference featuring a keynote address by S. Mitra Kalita, the vice president of programming at CNN Digital, and a lunchtime press conference with Sree Sreenivasan, NYC’s new chief digital officer. Student journalists and their advisers chose among 25 workshops, led by CUNY journalism faculty and professional journalists, including those from the New York Times,, amNewYork, New York Daily News, and many others.


The event concluded with the award ceremony for The Newsies! the only New York City-wide journalism competition for high school students that is now in its seventh year. This year, 29 schools submitted 258 entries for the 15 categories, including a special one for election-related reporting. The New York Daily News covered the awards ceremony and republished the winners

The conference, first hosted by Baruch College in 2004, is the flagship program of the NYC High School Journalism Collaborative. The program, established by Professor Geanne Belton, Weissman School of Arts and Sciences' Department of Journalism and The Writing Professions, is currently under the direction of Katina Paron.


For a complete conference wrap-up, read the Storify of the event.





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