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NY Times Public Editor to Deliver CUNY J-School Commencement

MargaretSullivanHeadshotThis will be a great speech. Margaret Sullivan, The New York Times’ public editor, will serve as the commencement speaker at CUNY’s graduate school of journalism on December 19.

Sullivan has only been with the Times since 2012, but in that short amount of time she has established herself as one of the paper’s best public editors.

“We’re delighted to have such a thought-provoking journalist, one who is constantly wrestling with the thorniest issues of journalistic ethics and integrity, addressing our graduates as they enter the field of professional reporting,” said CUNY Dean Sarah Bartlett, in a statement.

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Former Lieutenant Governor Underwrites One-Week Finance Journalism Intensives

CUNYJSchoolLogoRichard Ravitch, who served as New York’s Lieutenant Governor in 2009-10 and currently advises the judge overseeing Detroit’s fiscal crisis, has made a very interesting move. Per a report by Crain’s New York, Ravitch made a donation to CUNY for the purposes of teaching journalists how to better cover the subject of finance. The inaugural one-week intensive is set for August 18 at the Graduate School of Journalism:

“I decided the reporting was not very comprehensive on the subject,” Ravitch said. “Nobody was connecting the dots on the federal budget issues and state and local budget issues…”

“One of the more useful things I could do with my good fortune was to train journalists to write about this subject seriously.”

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CUNY, Brooklyn College Grad Set to Launch Nigerian Newspaper

EkreteUdohPicEkerete Udoh (pictured) is, instantly, our favorite new person of the week.

Per an item on iafrica.com, he has decided to extend his media empire from NYC to his native land of Nigeria. FishbowlNY would like to: a) wish him all the best with this brave new venture; and b) request that he send us a copy of the first issue. Even though we don’t read Nigerian, we’d still love to see what the paper looks like.* From the article:

Udoh holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism from Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) and a Master’s degree in international relations and comparative politics from Brooklyn College. At City University of New York, he was the best graduating student.

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Sarah Bartlett Named Dean of CUNY J-School

Sarah Bartlett has been named the new dean of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Bartlett will succeed Steve Shepard, the school’s founding dean, at the start of 2014.

In a note announcing the move, Shepard explained that her experience moved her past other candidates, such as Terry McDonnell.

“Sarah is a wonderful person to lead the CUNY J-School to new heights of excellence. As a charter member of the faculty since the day we opened, she designed many of our courses, recruited adjunct faculty members, taught several courses with distinction, launched the Center for Community and Ethnic Media, raised nearly $2 million, and was the principal writer of our 5-year strategic plan.”

“Having known Sarah for nearly 30 years, I can say with confidence: The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is in great hands,” added Shepard.

Terry McDonell Lead Candidate for CUNY J-School

Terry McDonell, the former Time Inc. veteran, is a lead candidate to succeed Steve Shepard as dean of CUNY’s graduate school of journalism. The New York Post reports that McDonell is one of three finalists being considered.

McDonell is competing against Steven Waldman, the co-founder of Beliefnet and current CEO of Daily Bridge Media, and Sarah Bartlett, a former assistant managing editor at Businessweek and founder of CUNY j-school’s Urban Reporting program and its Business & Economics subject concentrations.

McDonell had been with Time Inc. from 2002 to 2012. He spent a large chunk of that time as editor of Time Inc.’s Sports Group.

Tom Robbins Named CUNY Investigative Journalist in Residence

Tom Robbins, who left The Village Voice in January, has been named the first Investigative Journalist in Residence at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Robbins’ duties at CUNY include teaching a new course that will center on producing stories for New York’s ethnic press and being a resource for students and faculty.

The new position poses an exciting challenge, said Robbins:

Good investigative reporting is critical medicine for a great metropolis, and I look forward to working with the terrific team Steve Shepard has assembled at CUNY’s Journalism School to help develop a new corps of diggers for the truth.

It’s a nice addition for CUNY, but can you imagine Robbins as a teacher? Those students are in for some tough love.