Capstones

 
These are the capstone projects for the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism students. These are culminating projects in the student's main area of interest.These projects showcase the student's competence in converged piece of journalism for their completion of the master's program here at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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Capstones from 2016

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The Price Of Being A Trans-Atlantic Hero: Struggles of a Migrant Mother, Erica C. Davies

Capstones from 2015

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The Sixty-Six Percent, Natalie Abruzzo

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Living With Coyotes, Owen H. Agnew

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White Faces in a Black Movement: Why Their Voices Matter, CHAUNCEY L. ALCORN

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STRANGERS IN THEIR OWN LANDS: A STORY OF JAPANESE BRAZILIANS, Ken Aragaki

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Naturally Intense: America's Body Builders, Pilar M. Belendez-Desha

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First Year Sober and a Lifelong Journey, Lisa Brown

Super Bronx Boys, Andrew Caringi

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How Can We Build A Moral Robot?, Kristen E. Clark

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South Africa's Forgotten Freedom Fighters, Kimberly H. Conner and Natasha Scully

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Brooklyn Trash Problems, Christina Diaz

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Bike-geist NYC, Jack D'Isidoro

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Stepsisters, Patrick Donachie

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The Reanimation of the Zombie Genre, William Engel

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Neurologists Look at Causes of Baffling Brain Condition, Maggie Freleng

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Geisha On Fire, Beimeng Fu

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When Birth Control Hurts You: An Essure Investigation, Mia A. Garchitorena

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Leaving Home, Keeping the Faith, Damian J. Geminder

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Heartbreak and Defiance: Stories of Crisis in Puerto Rico, Andrea C. González-Ramírez

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Flaws in the Justice System: Examining the Angel Cordero Case, Rose C. Itzcovitz

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Losing Ground, Alison Kanski

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In the Race to Reach New Wine Drinkers Old World Taste is Losing Out, Lillian Knoepp

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#SociallyConnected: The Now and Then Era of the Fangirl, Tionah Y. Lee

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How N.Y.’s Biggest For-Profit Nursing Home Group Flourishes Despite a Record of Patient Harm, Jennifer Lehman

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A Schizophrenic Wedding, Calista MacHarrie

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Webcam Child Sex Abuse, Lena Masri

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Lives on Hold and Dreams Delayed, Andrew Menezes

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3 Kings of Bangkok, Alden F. Nusser

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The Push for Plus: How a Small Part of the Fashion Industry Hopes to Make Big Changes to the Plus-Size Women’s Fashion Market, Alexa Pipia

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Sound Affects, Catherine Roberts, Cole Rosengren, Jessica Bal, Samuel Lieberman, Dave Gershgorn, and Gabriela Sierra Alonso

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Invisible Voices, Ana M. Rodriguez

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Startup Elsewhere, Michaela Ross

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Voiceless, Maria Sanchez Diez

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Daily Fantasy sites engage in a legal war for survival, Danni R. Santana

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Outrage Is the New Black [Vimeo password "comedy"], Derek R. Scancarelli

The Forgotten Freedom Fighters, Natasha Scully and Kim Conner

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Greenpoint's Superfund Problem, Helina Selemon

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A New Charter Challenges Popular Paradigms, Levi Sharpe

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The Fate of $15, John S. Spina

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400 Meters, Luke Tress

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The Long Road Back, Brooke Williams

Capstones from 2014

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Counterfeit Ed, Meral Agish, Sarah Barrett, Mark Fahey, Audrey McGlinchy, Jacob Naughton, and Oresti Tsonopoulos

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Dead Women and White Men: Why Are Today’s Hit Noir Shows Still Stuck in the Gender/ Race Politics of the ‘40s and ‘50s?, Zainab Akande

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#NotYourCostume, #NotYourMascot and #NotHappy: New Generation of Native American Activists Use Social Media to Protest Cultural Misappropriation, Jaclyn Anglis

SKIN, Colin Archdeacon

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Well-born: Black Women and the Infertility Crisis No One is Talking About, Kaara Baptiste

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Turning Waste into Resources in Haiti, Alexis Barnes

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Hockey's Cutting-Edge Canvas – The Art of the Goalie Mask, Jacob Becker

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Raped and Escaped: A Colombian Mother’s Fight to Protect her Sons, Melanie Bencosme

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Ain't No Love in New York City, Jason Bisnoff

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Two-way street: A parent-child approach to learning could close the nation's inequality gap, Rebecca Bratek

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Rebranding Religion, Parker Brown

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Iron Tower, Laura Bult

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The Life of a Moral and Radical Crusader, Anugya Chitransh

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Seniorpreneurs: the new aspect of retirement, Valentina Cordero

Fatboy Sessions, Graham Corrigan

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Happiness is a black gun, Terence Cullen

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Mapping a city's invisible residents, Kelly Dickerson

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A Life on Pause, Briana Duggan

Made in China No More, Arman Dzidzovic

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The Diary of an Ex-Con, Erica Edwards

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The Secessionists Played Soccer, Natalie Fertig

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Battle Over School Choice, Bianca Flowers

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X-Cel-ing to Rio, Nicholas Forrester

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Travails of the Travestis, Kiratiana Freelon

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7 Million Americans Can’t Escape ‘Dead End’ Jobs, Patrick Gillespie

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Looking for jazz gigs in New York, Camilo Gomez

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Obscure Certificates Could Cut Down Recidivism, Frank Green

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A Tale of Two Knicks Teams, Madison Hartman

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Rethinking School Discipline, Gwynne Hogan

Motherland, Kayle Hope Schnell

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Black Seoul, Victoria Johnson

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Sending Drugs into the Fast Lane, Ross Keith

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McDonald's or Mesquite: Struggles on the Salt River Pima Reservation, Stefani Kim

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2-D or Not 2-D?: How the Iris Closed on Hand-Drawn Feature Animation, Thad Komorowski

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The Coops After the Storm, Caroline Lewis

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Veins of the City, Daniel Lewis

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The Wild West of Edible Insects, Kyle Ligman

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Trauma in Foreign Correspondents, Pearl Macek

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HipsteRevolution, Alessandra Malito

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Iggy Azalea: Cultural appropriator or scapegoat for accepted practice?, Malorie Marshall

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Lady Luck: The Rise of Women Problem Gamblers, Antonia Massa

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The Bitter Pill: How Second-Wave Feminism Failed, and Why It Doesn't Matter, Brianna McGurran

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Undocumented Transgenders Fear Getting Sent Back Home Where They Were Discriminated, Denisse Moreno

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Where is all the conservative comedy?, Oliver Morrison

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: More than a lame duck, Julius Motal

Mosque Infiltration: How They Fought Back, Reem Nasr

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In Vietnam, a Chinese Skytrain Sheds Light on Tough Bilateral Ties, Chau Ngo

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Are Indie Artist Better Off?, Chinwe Oniah

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When You Can't Watch What You Eat: Examining the FDA’s Recall Process for Food Allergies, Jacob Passy

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Howard Dolgon: AHL Juggernaut, Madeleine Perkins

Umzabalazo, Nareshnee Pillay

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Riot - The End of Violent Protests in New York, Rikki Reyna

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Urgent Cares Outpace Health Policy In The U.S., Ashley Rodriguez

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Pawns and Paranoia: Baltic-American Anxiety over Russian Aggression, Leila Roos

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No Waste: NYC, Minda Smiley

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The Country Club Sport: The Decline of African-Americans in Baseball, Elijah Stewart

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Overcoming Obstacles, Melisa Stumpf

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Out of Reach, Benjamin Tenerella-Brody

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Escape From Reality, Steven Trader