Welcome to the Journalism Program
Glenn Lewis directs York College's new Journalism BA program.
Glenn Lewis is Director of Journalism, and Professor of English, at York College where he created the curriculum and syllabi for the BA in Journalism Degree program. He is also a Professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where he served as a member of the founding Curriculum Committee and Admissions Committee, and currently teaches Feature Writing and Narrative Journalism. He was the Faculty Advisor to Pandora's Box, York's student newspaper, for 22 years and the publication won more than two dozen major college newspaper awards during his tenure.
Prof. Lewis is the founding Chair of the CUNY Journalism Discipline Committee. He currently serves as director of the CUNY Journalism School Undergraduate Initiative. He is also a long-standing University Faculty Senator and a member the UFS Status of the Faculty Committee.
At York College, Professor Lewis is a member of the English Department P&B Committee and he supervises the Journalism fieldwork courses, internships, graduate school and job placements. At the University, he is a founding member of the CUNY Student Media Conference Steering Committee and a member of the School of Journalism Governance Council.
Professor Lewis, a veteran journalist and author, has written about Journalism, education, business, sports and societal trends for a wide range of media outlets. His work has appeared in publications such as Publishers Weekly, Sport, Car & Driver, US, Seventeen, GEO, Sunday Daily News and Philadelphia Inquirer among many others. He co-authored a popular health and advice book for Henry Holt, co-created The Southside Sluggers Baseball Mysteries series for Simon & Schuster, and served as founding president and creative director for Book Smart, Inc. He also wrote a long series of Behind the Book profiles for Library Journal on legendary journalists such as Walter Cronkite, David Halberstam, Jim Lehrer, Betty Friedan and Studs Terkel, among others.
Professor Lewis was the Editor, and sole writer, of the Key Documents Volume of the Encyclopedia of Journalism for Sage Publications. The encyclopedia won the Dartmouth Medal (Honorable Mention) as one of the three most prestigious reference publications of 2009. Lewis is also an on-air Journalism and Media expert for Fox TV-News -- and Fox Online and Radio.
Multi-media Opportunities at York College
A series of multimedia opportunities within the Journalism program.
All Journalism Majors can become reporters, writers or editors for York College’s student newspaper, Pandora’s Box. This award-winning publication appears in both print and online. It covers a wide range of topics from school politics, arts, entertainment and sports to community and university issues. The paper is an excellent platform for student reporters and photographers to see their work in print and to compile clips for a resume. Pandora’s Box has won dozens of major college newspaper awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, The New York Press Association and Columbia Scholastic Press Association, among others.
York College operates a web-based radio station which offers students interested in the field of radio journalism a forum to learn and practice the craft. Students can cover breaking news and sporting events, or engage in long-format talk shows or documentaries. Radio reporting opportunities are built into Broadcast Journalism courses.
Students interested in television or web-based broadcast journalism can access fully modernized audio and video recording equipment and editing software at the York College television studio facilities. York is constantly updating its equipment, software and training capabilities to keep students current on the techniques and technology used by the professional media.
All Journalism Majors have the opportunity to take one or two hands-on fieldwork courses in News Writing and Reporting, Publishing, or Broadcast Journalism. Students work at professional news outlets under supervision and produce bylined or on-air journalism pieces.