Journalism, Communication and Theatre

Faculty Recognition Awards 2012

Faculty Recognition Awards 2012

Lehman Journalism staff: (Back to front) Miguel Perez, Yves Dossous, Tom O'Hanlon, Patricio Lerzundi, Jim Carney, Christine McKenna, Elaine Rivera

James Carney and Christine McKenna received 2011-2012 Faculty Recognition Awards in Arts and Humanities in service and teaching respectively. James Carney is in charge of advising in the journalism and media studies programs in JCT, and in his role as deputy chair he has helped keep the department in one piece over the past three years as it has undergone major changes in its curriculum and staff. Christine McKenna is in her second year as a Lecturer, with a focus on teaching New Media, which includes training in such vital areas as web design, social media, and other networking tools.

James Carney, JCT

James Carney and President Hernandez

Jim Carney is in charge of advising in the journalism and media studies programs in JCT, and in his role as deputy chair he has helped keep the department in one piece over the past three years as it has undergone major changes in its curriculum and staff. He also chairs the Senate Library, Telecommunications, and Technology Committee, has served on several important college-wide search committees, and is one of the faculty leaders on the Multimedia Center Advisory Committee. Jim’s service to CUNY has extended beyond Lehman as well: he is a central player in the CUNY Online Baccalaureate Program and has produced many episodes of Edcast for CUNY TV.

Christine McKenna (JCT)

Chris is in her second year as a Lecturer, with a focus on teaching New Media. We brought her in specifically to add this crucial component to the new Multimedia Journalism major, which includes training in such vital areas as web design, social media, and other networking tools—all of which have become central in all aspects of the media industry. She brings to bear more than a decade of experience as a web-based journalist (for PBS, Time, and other media outlets). In sharing this experience with students she has combined kindness with high standards, and a clear sense of what they need to learn in order to succeed in the “real world.” She has complemented her teaching of New Media courses by serving as co-editor of The Bronx Journal, an online newspaper that gives students course credit for applying the skills they learn from Chris and her colleagues. A year after she took on this responsibility, the Bronx Journal received the CUNY Murray Kempton Award for Journalism in the “best web publication” category, and one of her students received an award for best feature story.

 

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