Site Seeks to Feature the Best of CUNY’s Student Journalism
By Clifford Michel
Dateline: CUNY, a website featuring the best works of journalism produced by CUNY’s student newspapers, launched on March 29.
The website aims to shine a light on stories from every one of CUNY’s student publication, aggregating a select few to highlight the publications’ best work.
Emily Zoda, who oversees all digital production as the Banner’s Managing Editor, said that the website has the ability to bring about a more connected community amongst CUNY students.
“If executed well it can be a great CUNY wide news service for students to access information about other schools and boroughs,” said Zoda. “Sharing knowledge is key.”
The website is curated by Kathleen Lucadamo, a veteran journalist who cut her teeth at the New York Daily News and has taught at Brooklyn College.
Lucadamo currently freelances for several outlets, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Lucadamo selects stories for the news site based on quality and newsworthiness.
Some current highlights include: a review of a Jazz museum in Corona published by Queens College’s Knight News, a report covering a newly founded “Women In Islam” club published by Baruch College’s The Ticker, and a look into a new “Zen Club” at CSI published by the Banner.
Dateline: CUNY has become a badge of honor of sorts at the Banner, CSI’s official student newspaper, as editors give “shout outs” to writers who have made it onto the website.
Dateline: CUNY is funded by the University Student Senate.
Visit Dateline: CUNY at DatelineCUNY.com, follow them on Twitter @DatelineCUNY, and like them on Facebook at Dateline: CUNY.