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Student Work

Woman in cubicle wearing headset: Image via Vox story

For her master's project, Francesca Regalado, '18 M.S. Stabile, looked into working conditions in the Phillippines-based call centers that service Amazon customers in the U.S. Her investigation, published on Vox, found a poorly regulated industry where employees sometimes work 24-hour shifts and face hazardous working conditions.

Girls in beauty pageant, one with San Salvador sash, from Documented story

Eileen Grench, '18 M.S., reported her master's project on the Trump Administration's decision to end Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans living in the U.S. She continued reporting on the issue after graduation and published this story with Documented.

On Long Island, Salvadorans Brace for Impact
Man standing in street with I Voted sticker, from Documented NY story

On primary election day September 2018, students in the Reporting section taught by Profs. Ann Cooper and Samir Patel spoke with immigrant voters across New York City. Their street reporting was published by Documented, a site devoted to immigration issues in New York founded by CJS '16 alums.

Immigrants Becoming Part of Democratic Party Infrastructure
Black and White picture of family

For his master's project, Darkhan Omirbek, '19 M.S., profiled a 102-year-old Kazakh woman living in Virginia after fleeing her homeland during the Soviet collectivization project in the 1920s and then fleeing Soviet power again after the Soviet Union's military intervention in Afghanistan in 1979.

Man and Child atop Stairs: Image from Documented NY Story

For the Spring 2019 Gender and Migration course, Andrea Salcedo, '19 M.S. Stabile, Cristina Baussan, '19 M.S., and Theodora Yu, '19 M.S., reported on young immigrants affected by the Trump administration's change to the age limit for SIJS, or Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.

For Dale Maharidge's Fall '18 Reporting course, Calab Galaraga, '19 M.S., reported on the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the refugee-focused global Jewish nonprofit that the Pittsburgh synagogue gunman discussed on social media shortly before his deadly attack. The piece was published in The Times of Israel.

Picture from BTS: Generational Icons or Misogynists?

As part of the Fall 2018 Reporting class, Chaewon Chung, '19 M.S., wrote about the K-pop industry and the Korean government’s efforts to monetize on its international popularity despite critics who accuse its stars of misogyny. The piece was published in Korea Exposé.

BTS: Generational Icons or Misogynists?
Red Hook Terminal, photo by Adi Talwar via CityLimits

Masha Udensiva-Brenner, '20 Part-Time M.S., reported on the potential environmental and economic impact of a $100 million plan to overhaul New York City's freight distribution system as part of Dolores Barclay's reporting class. The story was published on CityLimits.org.