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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Remembering Time, Jonathan Carey

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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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The War At Home, Joseph A. Altobelli Mr.

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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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Restaurant Owners Owing Millions of Dollars to Workers Close Down, Only to Open Again Under Related Owners, Rajashree Chakravarty

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Wasted New York, Aliza D. Chasan

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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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Byrd, Maya Dangerfield

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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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You're Only As Good As You Do In School: Asian American Students and the Mental Risks They Face in Higher Education, Asia C. Ewart

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Inmates guide inmates through peaceful deaths, and find peace with themselves, Maura Ewing

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The Battle Against Childhood Obesity, Allison Fox

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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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Reshaping the Event Horizon‑ Marketing Utopia at Music Festivals, Justin D. Joffe

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Transgender and Black, Looking for an Audience, Brian C. Josephs

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The Struggle Of Female Fighters, Anthony R. Kane

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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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She's Having A Baby and Cancer, Ashley Lewis

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Oil: A Cautionary Story, Kat Long

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Silk Wings: The Making of Noma, SANDRA C. LOPEZ-MONSALVE

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A Schizophrenic Wedding, Calista MacHarrie

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Webcam Child Sex Abuse, Lena Masri

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Female fighters fight toward equal footing, Desiree A. Mathurin and Ryan Wallerson

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Masked Superheroes: Lucha Libre in New York, Lucina Melesio Friedman

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Lives on Hold and Dreams Delayed, Andrew Menezes

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Police Misconduct Towards the Transgender Community, Carlotta Mohamed

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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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UNSETTLING: THE REAL INFLUX OF SYRIAN REFUGEES, Isabel M. Riofrio, KanyaKrit Vongkiatkajorn, and Marguerite Ward

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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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The Fight For Zadroga, Naeisha Rose

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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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Special Muscles, Annamaria C. Scaccia

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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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Liver Transplantation Today: a look at geographic disparities, Karen Shakerdge

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A New Charter Challenges Popular Paradigms, Levi Sharpe

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Beyond the Ring: Vegan Fighter, Bianca Silva

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The Fate of $15, John S. Spina

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ATH #142, Joseph Swide

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400 Meters, Luke Tress

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Unsettling: The Flawed US Refugee System, Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn

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Unsettling: Syrian Refugees and the Struggle to Resettle, Marguerite Ward

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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