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New graduate school at CUNY

February 19, 2006

Steve Shepard, who is the dean of the new graduate school of journalism at CUNY and the former editor of BusinessWeek, was profiled in the Feb. 17 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education. The article had these two snippets related to business journalism:

Steve Shepard1. “Students pick one of three tracks: health and medicine, business and economics, or urban affairs, and take a sequence of three classes in that specialty. (Mr. Shepard hopes to add arts and culture in year two, and international reporting further down the road.)”

2. “And Sarah Bartlett, a business journalist, will move over from CUNY’s Baruch College. When the graduate school opens, Baruch will end its own master’s program in business journalism. That master’s degree hasn’t generated much enthusiasm from students in recent years — hardly a good sign — but administrators say the problem was a lack of marketing.”

Barlett is a former assistant managing editor of BusinessWeek who worked for Shepard. She is also a former New York Times business reporter.

Read the entire article here.

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