Marco Dalla Stella, '21 M.S., reported his master's thesis on conditions in Italy's privatized migrant detention centers. It was published by Frontiere News.Forgotten in a Detention Center for Migrants in Italy
Students in Ari Goldman's Covering Religion seminar traveled to Israel and Palestine for a Spring Break reporting trip. Their many stories are featured on the course website:Covering Religion
Wufei Yu, '19 M.S., reports on a Queens plumber who left behind life as a martial arts champion in his native Uzbekistan and his current role coaching his son's athletic career.Wrestling with past and present: Uzbek father and son cope with life’s takedowns
For the Spring 2018 session of Reporting in Conflict Zones, Clara Wend McMichael, '18 M.S., wrote an analysis for Global Comment on the high-cost U.S. "kingpin strategy" of capturing or killing the heads of Mexican criminal organizations.Mexico’s kingpin strategy: A costly failure
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
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.
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.
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.
Bevertone Kipchumba Some's, '17 M.A., Master's Thesis about Kenya's response to al-Shabaab terrorist attacks was published in New Africa. His report concludes how innocent Kenyans have withstood the worst of the fight between the Kenyan military and al-Shabaab.