On March 28th from 7pm to 9pm, Lehman College and UNITY, a strategic alliance advocating news coverage by Journalists of Color, hosted a networking reception for minority journalists in the New York City area. They presented several distinguished speakers such as the President of UNITY, Joanna Hernandez, Chair of the Journalism, Communications and Theater (JCT) Department, Professor Miguel Perez, Professor James Carney from the JCT Department, and Member of the New York State Assembly Jose Rivera, among others.
This networking reception brought together more than 200 people from all over New York City including reporters, producers, editors, alumni, faculty and staff. Not only they coordinated an amazing event but they also had great food.
Photo by: Denisse Then
Attendees were impressed by the facilities, the organization of the event and the tools that a public school like Lehman College has to offer.
The event was held in the $16 million Multimedia Center facility in Lehman College. This is truly a top-notch place where students have hands-on experience and are exposed to expensive and professional equipment. The MMC is considered the most advanced academic facility in the region and it’s not only beneficial for students but for the Bronx community as well. The JCT Department was assisted by more than a dozen of students. They all held a different role. Some of these roles were reporters, cameramen, and tours guides, among others.
As a recent graduate from the Journalism program at Lehman College, I would finally like to give an advice to students that have a passion and or interest for the media industry. If you are looking for an affordable education please visit our facilities and take a look at the amazing tools and at the program that the JCT department has to offer.
If you would like to see more pictures about this great event please visit the Flickr page from Professor Miguel Perez here.