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Hughes, William

Hughes, William

Assistant Professor
Director, Journalism Program

Phone: 718-262-2492
Office Location: AC-2A11

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 2015 his reporting work on the wrongful conviction of Johnny Hincapie led to a New York State Supreme court judge's overturning the conviction and ordering a new trial.

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MS Columbia University School Journalism 1997 
BA Brooklyn College Journalism and Philosophy 1994 
AAS Kingsborough Community College Journalism 1988 

Areas of Expertise

  • Media coverage of local governments
  • Police departments and court systems.

Publications in Field Of Expertise