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.
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?
Theodora Yu, '19 M.S., reports on the Flushing, N.Y. matchmaker known as "Madame Lee" whose once-vibrant matchmaking business is plummeting under increasingly strict U.S. immigration policies.A Chinatown Matchmaker. An Immigration Crackdown. Who Decides What Love is?
For Prof. Sally Hership's Radio Workshop, Ali Swenson, '19 M.S., reported bill introduced in the New York State Capitol that would split the state in three.Do Upstate & Brexit Share Similar Separatist Forces? One Bill in Albany Says 'Yes'
Wufei Yu, '19 M.S., reported on the struggles of Nepali immigrants facing deportation after the Trump administration announced an end to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepalis this summer as an assignment for professor Dale Maharidge's Reporting class. The article was published in the Kathmandu Post, one of the largest English language papers in Nepal.
As part of Susan McGregor's Investigative Techniques course, students in the M.S. Data Journalism and Dual M.S. concentrations wrote about Americans banned from Twitter after their accounts were flagged as bots tied to Russia's Internet Research Agency. Their story was published in the July 2018 edition of WIRED.
Since the Covering Religion class began in 2001, classes have gone to Russia, India, Jordan and Palestine, Italy, Israel, and Ireland and Northern Ireland. The trips build on reporting students have done in New York. Multimedia work done by the class of 2017 appears at Sangam: Reporting on the religions of India. The Covering Religion class of 2018 traveled to Israel, and its reporting can be found at Godland.
For Prof. Howard French’s China Seminar, Kelsey Ables, '18 M.S., wrote about the rising tech costs for Chinese who want to jump the Great Firewall that their government uses to restrict Internet access. The Diplomat published her story.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, some celebrities and ordinary citizens vowed to move to Canada if Trump were elected. Three months after Trump took office, The Guardian published Kristin Schwab’s, '17 M.S., Master’s Project on Canada's history as a political and social haven for Americans.