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Hughes, William

Hughes, William

Assistant Professor
English
Areas of Expertise:
  • Media coverage of local governments
  • Police departments and court systems.

William J. Hughes is an Assistant Professor of English in the Department’s Journalism Program hired in the Fall of 2007 to assist with the start-up of York College’s four-year B.A. degree program in journalism. During a nearly ten-year career as an investigative reporter covering crime and corruption in municipal governments and police departments in Westchester and Passaic Counties, Professor Hughes also taught journalism courses at night at Kingsborough College and Brooklyn College, both alma maters.

During his career as a full-time professional reporter he won numerous awards for exposing fraud, waste and corruption. In 2010 he won an award from The National Council on Crime and Delinquency for an article about a man who has served 22 years in prison for a crime he claims he did not commit. He is currently working on a book about wrongful convictions.

Education:
Degree Institution Field Dates
MS  Columbia University School  Journalism  1997 
BA  Brooklyn College  Journalism and Philosophy  1994 
AAS  Kingsborough Community College  Journalism  1988 

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Hughes, William
 

Hughes, William
Assistant Professor
English