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Lewis, Glenn

Lewis, Glenn

Curriculum Vitae
Director, Journalism Program

Phone: 718-262-2482
Office Location: AC-2A11

Office Hours  
Tuesday  5 pm - 5:50 pm 
Thursday  5 pm - 5:50 pm 


Degree Institution Field Dates
MA  City College CUNY  Creative Writing  1976 
BA  Lehman College  Political Science and English  1969 

Glenn Lewis is the Director of Journalism at York College and teaches Feature Writing and Narrative Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He was a member of the founding Curriculum Committee for the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He is a veteran magazine, newspaper and book journalist - with some work in television and radio. He was co-founder and Creative Director for Book Smart, Inc. - a book production company working with major publishers. He has published non-fiction and fiction with major book publishers. He is currently an on-air Journalism and Media expert for Fox TV-News -- and Fox Online and Radio. He 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.

Areas of Expertise


Books in Field Of Expertise

Glenn Lewis Editor (sole writer) Volume V. Key Documents: Blueprints for Building the World of Journalism [part of Encyclopedia of Journalism; General Editor Christopher H. Sterling]. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2009. .

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Glenn Lewis. "Studs Terkel." Library Journal (online). November 4, 2008: .

Glenn Lewis. "Prehistoric Returns." Library Journal (cover story). February 15, 2002: .

Glenn Lewis. "The Ultimate Oral History." Library Journal (Behind the Book column). September 1, 2001: .

Glenn Lewis. "Personal Truths Spark A Movement." Library Journal (Behind the Book column). April 1, 2000: .

Glenn Lewis. "Haunted By Old Enemies." Library Journal (Behind the Book column). February 15, 2000: .

Glenn Lewis. "Old-Fashioned Grunt Reporting." Library Journal (Behind the Book column). February 1, 1999: .

Glenn Lewis. "Tracking the American Dream." Library Journal (Behind the Book column). April 15, 1998: .

Glenn Lewis. "Cronkite Remembers." Library Journal. July 1997: .

Glenn Lewis. "David Ignatius: The Reluctant Spy." Publishers Weekly. May 10, 1997: .

Glenn Lewis. ""And That's the Way It Was." Library Journal (Behind the Book column). December 1996: .

Glenn Lewis. "Dozens of earlier articles." various magazines and newspapers.. 1976 - 1996: .

Reviews in Field Of Expertise

"Library Journal "The Short Season: A Boston Celtic Diary"" March 15, 1979: .


Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Non-Fiction Book Writing Workshop " January 19, 2017; January 7, 2016; January 7, 2015; January 8, 2014; January 15, 2013; January 11, 2012; January 12, 2011; January 12, 2010; January 5, 2009; January 5, 2008: January Academy - CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

" Literary Road Show Panel: Pitch to the Experts " June 16, 2017; June 11, 2016; June 13, 2015; June 7, 2014: Hunter College Writing Center Writer's Conference/Summer Symposium.

" York Journalism Program Enrichment Seminar Series - Moderator "Journalism in the Trump Era" " April 27, 2017: York College.

" York Journalism Program Enrichment Seminar Series - Moderator "Jobs in Urban Reporting" " April 29, 2014: York College and Queensborough CC journalism students.

" Fake News Special Report " December 14, 2016: Fox 5-TV News (contributed on-air commentary).

" Rolling Stone Backs Off Article on Virginia University Rape Case " December 5, 2014: Fox 5-TV News (contributed on-air commentary).

" Hyperbole in Weather Reporting " February 12, 2014: Fox 5-TV News (contributed on-air commentary).

" Resignation of Hearst White House Columnist Helen Thomas " June 7, 2010: Fox 5-TV News (live in-studio on-air interview).

" Internet Impact on Race for President " February 5, 2008: Fox 5-TV News and Fox News Website (contributed commentary on-air and interview online).

" Politics Come Home for the Holidays " December 19, 2007: Fox 5-TV News (contributed on-air commentary).

" Iran President at Columbia University " September 24, 2007: Fox 5-TV News (contributed on-air commentary).

" CIA Recruitment Ads " January 15, 2007: Fox 5-TV News (contributed on-air commentary.

" OJ Simpson Book Cancelled " November 20, 2006: Fox 5-TV News (contributed on-air commentary).

" Al Jazeera Broadcasts in English " November 15, 2006: Fox 5-TV News (contributed on-air commentary).

" Building a Career With an International Publication" Moderator panel (with Economist Group) " October 3, 2008: CUNY Student Media Conference.

" Internships and Beyond at The New York Times" Moderator panel (with editors from NYTimes) " October 2007: CUNY Student Media Conference.

" Freelance Writing" Co-taught 3-day Seminar " January 2007: January Academy - CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

" Dailies Go Hyper-Local" Moderator/Panelist (with local newspaper editors) " October 2006: CUNY Student Media Conference.

" American Trends in Graduate Journalism Education" Co-Presenter/Co-Moderator special seminar for new CUNY Graduate School of Journalism " September 8, 2005: 9 Journalism Deans from Russia/for U.S. State Department.

" Newspaper Design Strategies" Moderator panel (with editors from Daily News) " March 2005: CUNY Student Media Conference.

" Media Ink" Moderator panel (with editors from print media) " February 2004: CUNY Student Media Conference.

" Copyediting With New York Times Editors" Moderator panel " March 2003: CUNY Student Media Conference.

" Art of the Interview" Moderator/Panelist (with top journalists) " March 2002: CUNY Student Media Conference.

" War and Journalism" short lecture " Spring 2003: English Dept. Open House/York College.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Dartmouth Medal 2010 - Honorable Mention [American Library Association] for Encylopedia of Journalism (most prestigious reference publications for 2009) - worked as Editor (sole writer) Volume V: "Key Documents" of Encyclopedia of Journalism: 2010.

Contributing Columnist - Library Journal - "Behind The Book" Column - nominated for Jesse H. Neal - 2000 National Business Journalism Award (Best Magazine Column): 2000.

Faculty Advisor to Student Newspaper (Pandora's Box) - won more than 20 major national, state, city-wide college newspaper awards during 22-year tenure: 1986 - 2007.

Offices Held In Professional Societies

Professional Member Society of Professional Journalists/ Professional Member SPJ New York Chapter "The Deadline Club": 2000 - present.