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At a gathering at Baruch College in March, Brenda Shaughnessy, the Spring 2014 Harman Writer-In-Residence, read excerpts from her published poetry.
See a video excerpt and photos.
Coverage of previous events: Gish Jen, Hilton Als, Katherine Vaz and Laurie Schek

Department Hosts First Visiting Journalist

One of the country's most distinguished business journalists, Allan Sloan of Fortune magazine, spent a week on campus recently as the first Ratner Visiting Business Journalist.

JOURnalism student awarded scholarship

Vivian Nunez, a junior who is a journalism minor and marketing major, is one of the select few to receive a 2013 New York Women in Communications Scholarship. The award will be presented at the 2013 Matrix AWARDS -- Women Who Change the World Dinner on April 22.

Students Cover Horror of HURRICANE Sandy

As Sandy ravaged New York, Baruch students reported on the unfolding events in articles, blog posts, photos and video. See all the coverage on Dollars & Sense.

Family Continues Support of D&S

Longtime supporters of Dollars & Sense, the Wiesel family continues to make an annual gift in loving memory of Israel Wiesel ’40 and Theresa Wiesel. We hope to use the funds to enable D&S students to range farther afield in reporting their stories, from Long Island and New Jersey to Albany and Washington.


Prof. Joshua Mills became the chair of the Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions on July 1. He will continue as the principal adviser for students and as one of the faculty advisers to Dollars & Sense. Professor Mills has taught a wide range of courses, including perspectives on the news (2500), journalistic writing (3050), copy editing (3100), business and financial journalism (3200), advanced reporting (3500), multimedia reporting (3510) and investigative reporting (4750). “I’m also happy to hear from students with questions, ideas or complaints,” Professor Mills says. During the summer, he can best be reached by email (Joshua.mills@baruch.cuny.edu). During the academic year, he has regularly scheduled office hours. Prof. Geanne Rosenberg, who stepped down as chair on June 30, will focus on her future-of-journalism-projects, collaborating with colleagues inside and outside Baruch under grants from the Carnegie, Harnisch and McCormick Foundations.

Journalism grad remembers time at D&S

Sherry Mazzocchi, a Baruch business journalism major, was honored by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism with the Sidney Hillman Foundation Award for Social Justice Reporting – and in her acceptance remarks recalled her terrific experience with Dollars & Sense. Watch a video of her remarks.

Professor joins WSJ Book Reviewers

Prof. Carl Rollyson is now reviewing new biographies for The Wall Street Journal's weekend edition. His specialty is what one editor calls bio-bibliographical pieces – reviews that discuss a new biography in terms of others like it. Rollyson likes to get into the guts of a book, examining how well the biographer has mined her or his sources, conducted interviews and paid attention to what other biographers have said. Rollyson's past reviews are available in several books, including Reading Biography, Essays in Biography and American Biography. His scholarly studies of the genre include "A Higher From of
Cannibalism: Adventures in the Art and Politics of Biography," and "Biography: a User's Guide." Read his most recent review of a new biography of J.D. Salinger.

'Studio H' Featured on Baruch Video

A video tour of Baruch College for incoming freshmen includes a segment about the Journalism Department's new multimedia lab, Studio H. The segment includes an
interview with Prof. Vera Haller and video of her Spring '10 Multimedia Reporting students. Watch the video.


Prof. Geanne Rosenberg (left) wrote a piece for Harvard's Nieman Journalism Lab about the lack of legal protection for student journalists. Read the full story.



Prof. Roz Bernstein is out with a short story collection, Boardwalk Stories. Read more about the book. The book was mentioned in a recent New York Times article about Prof. Bernstein's hometown of Long Beach, Long Island.




After more than three decades as a specialized program within the Department of English, journalism at Baruch College has become a department.  The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences launched the new Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions on July 1, 2008.

Find all Baruch's student media outlets such as The Ticker, Dollars & Sense, and Encounters Magazine.

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