Capstones

 
These are the capstone projects of students at The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. 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 The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York.

Follow

Capstones from 2018

PDF

Unlocking the mysteries of Weed and Mexico, Eddy Martinez

Capstones from 2017

PDF

Lost Wisdom of the Elders, Miamichelle Abad

PDF

Running Out of Options: The Threat of Declining Competition, Tanvi P. Acharya

PDF

Green card veterans - deported and forgotten, Vicki Adame

PDF

Without a Caveat: How an Ethiopian Immigrant Deconstructs Race in America, Priscilla Alabi

PDF

TWO-WAY CONTRACTS: THE SOLUTION FOR THE NBA, Stefan Anderson

PDF

The Gift that Keeps One Living, Scott R. Axelrod

PDF

Sneaker Culture Has Given Black Men Fashion Freedom While Creating Restriction, Shaquille-Omari Bekoe

PDF

Tropes Trump Politics, Aaron Berkowitz

PDF

Breadcrumbs: Privacy as a Privilege, Prachi Bhardwaj

PDF

Mixed Feelings: Growing Up Biracial in America, Alexandra Boothe

PDF

Probing Consciousness, Samia Bouzid

PDF

Do Rio, Barbara Brasil Marcolini

PDF

New York's Daily Foster Care Reimbursements, Mariah Brown

PDF

What Bitcoin Is, and How It Can Change Commerce, Jeffrey Bukhari

PDF

The Unspoken Truth, Cherese Butler

PDF

Political Exiles Reckon with Rising China and a Lost Cause, Han Chen

PDF

Tattoo for Life and Afterlife, Kimberly Chin

PDF

Detrás de la industria de heroína del Bronx, la sede central del tráfico en el noreste, Monica Cordero, Constanza Gallardo, Maria Camila Montañez, and Joaquín Torres

PDF

Nature, the New Rx, Christina Dabney

PDF

Hazmat Storage Near NYC Waterways Endangers Communities, Brett E. Dahlberg and Nicole Acevedo

PDF

Is Issa Amro the Palestinian Gandhi?, Micah Danney

PDF

Hair is The Root of a Revolution: How Black Women Are Embracing Their Identity With Hair, Shanel Dawson

PDF

When Grade Schools Stage Musicals, It’s Broadway or Bust ..., Erin DeGregorio

PDF

Mental Hell, Jesenia De Moya, Hanaa' Tameez, and Maritza Villela

PDF

A Little Known Trade Deal Could Soon Derail America's Booming Solar Industry, Sam Donnenberg

PDF

The Vibe, Sarah P. Douglass

PDF

2nd Option: Overseas, Malik Edwards and Gregory Alcala

PDF

Prodigal Father, Robert John Exley Jr

PDF

From Tenement To Trendy, John Friia

PDF

Only The Strong Live, Dewayne Gage

PDF

Expecting the Inevitable: DACA and Mental Health, Jade Gardener

PDF

Kushner Companies Questionable Business Practices are Another Dent for the Trump Administration, Teddy Grant

PDF

Is the Free Tibet movement a lost cause?, Tsering D. Gurung

PDF

For an Afghan Minority US Involvement has been a Blessing and a Curse, Sharif Hassan

PDF

Refugees Of New York/ Exilio en Nueva York, Lidia Hernandez

PDF

Unseen Science: Modern Discoveries Too Far Away or Tiny for Human Eyes, Lucy Huang

PDF

How the “Greatest Rapper Alive” Returned Hip Hop to its Political Roots, Meeran Karim

PDF

Half a Mile to Hope, Ryan Kelley

PDF

Control Freak: How an injured esports athlete got back into the game, Imad Khan

PDF

A Tale of Two Seasons, Fran Kilinski

PDF

On Vinyl: Revival & Survival, Thom Leavy

PDF

“It’s a Kind of Killing:” Afghan Refugees in Shadow of the EU Fear They’re Forgotten, Kyle Mackie

PDF

Starting Over on Stage, Keydra Manns

PDF

Utah's Black Hole of Tax Incentives, William Mathis, Claire Molloy, and Kevin Breuninger

PDF

When Stigma Kills: Why Abortion in India is Lethal Even Though It’s Legal, Mallory Moench

PDF

A Guatemalan Trans Woman Navigates New York City in Hopes of a Better Future, Manolo Morales

PDF

The New Threat to Journalists: Robots, Annie Nova

PDF

A Closer Look at Water Quality, Illegal Dumping and Community Engagement in the Coney Island Creek, Molly Nugent

PDF

Too Little Too Late For City Spending On Workers Cooperatives, Alejandra O'Connell-Domenech

PDF

Poisoned By My Government: How the Military Let Families Drink Contaminated Water for Decades and Didn’t Learn From It, Alana Pipe and Lori Freshwater

PDF

Shoppers Aren't Buying What Ivanka Trump Has to Offer, Elizabeth Ramanand

PDF

Left Out In The Cold, Kayla Rivera

PDF

The Other Side of the Gate, Tabia Robinson

PDF

Palm Papers, Nicole Rothwell

The Road Out: When the Service Industry Means Sex Work and Leaving Feels Impossible, Kate Ryan

PDF

The Shunned Speak Out: Former Members On Life in the Jehovah's Witnesses and After, Nour Saudi and Joy Notoma

PDF

¿Se habla español?, Carlos A. Serrano, Gerardo Del Valle, Estefanía Hernández, Alma Sacasa, and Lidia Hernández

PDF

Displaced Once More: Armenians flee Syria to Montreal, Sean A. Shoemaker

The Dangers of Dairies: How immigrant laborers fight for the right to organize in New York's agricultural industry., Matthew Shortall

PDF

Food Plight, Pauliina Siniauer, Rahimon Nasa, Lizeth Beltran, and Jeremy Ibarra

PDF

Mask On: How Fashion Erased the Politics of Streetwear in 2017, Frances Sola-Santiago

PDF

Spotlight on Superfund: How Are New York’s Most Toxic Waste Sites Doing Under Trump’s E.P.A?, Sarah Stein Kerr

PDF

Fighting for Justice, Anuz Thapa

PDF

POLICE SAY LEADERSHIP IS IGNORING PTSD., Tiffany Thomas

PDF

Sanctuary, Sumeja Tulic

PDF

Inside the grassroots money machine, Elizabeth Tung

PDF

The Murder of Innocence, Milana Vinn

PDF

Of Rats and Men, Thomas S. Walsh

PDF

In Brownsville, a Struggle for Revitalization Without Displacement, Katherine Warren

PDF

Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad: How Slaughterhouse Safety Hasn’t Kept Up With the Times, Emily Ziemski

Capstones from 2016

PDF

Migrant Surveillance: How the Federal Government Monitors Asylum Seekers, Roshan Abraham

PDF

New York City’s Affordable Housing Lottery: Inconsistent Screening Methods and Lack of Government Oversight, Donna M. Airoldi

PDF

LIBERTARIAN PARTY GROWS...AND SO DO ITS CRITICS, Nicole Andrea Ashley

PDF

The Last Gay Man on Earth -- Can the mainstreaming of a culture be responsible for its demise?, Muri Assunção

PDF

A Long and Pricey Road to Freedom for New York's Aging Prisoners, Khorri Atkinson

PDF

Catering Hall Harbors Immigrant Families Through Underground Employment, Kimberly J. Avalos

PDF

Quality of Death People With Terminal Illnesses are Turning to an Age-Old Method to End it All: Self-Starvation, Kazi E. Awal and Alyssa Pagano

PDF

The Psychology of Single-Sex Classrooms, Jenna E. Bagcal

PDF

Homeless Hotels in New York: Who Benefits from the Industry’s Side Business?, Suman Bhattacharyya

PDF

Still Here: Life in a New York Garment Factory, Veronika Bondarenko

PDF

How A New York Native American Community Was Polluted For Decades, Tola Brennan

PDF

Why we still need to worry about bees, Meaghan Lee Callaghan

PDF

The New Pornography: The Rise of Fanfic, Kelly Caputo

PDF

Remembering Time, Jonathan Carey

PDF

Not on the Menu, Kathryn Casteel and Zameena Mejia

PDF

Broken: How New York Systems Fail Vulnerable Youth and Send Them to Sex Work, Megan Cerullo

PDF

Instagram and the Human (Mis)Connection, Johanna Chisholm

NYC Dances, Camila Cibils

PDF

India's Dalit Moment, Gabriel Kenneth Carroll Conlon

PDF

Roots on the Record, joaquin p. cotler

PDF

Head to Head with Concussions in Youth Football, Setrige Crawford and Michelle Simon

PDF

In The Wake of Broken Windows Policing How Aggressive Policing Contributed to East Harlem Residents Distrust of Police, Stephanie Daniel, Nicole Lewis, and Kalalea Kalalea

PDF

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

PDF

The Future of Music: Exploring Noise and Pop with Cienfuegos, Reed Dunlea

PDF

Life coaching -- rising in popularity should it be regulated? A look into the life and work of emerging life coaching star Gina DeVee, Victoria R. Edwards

PDF

A Cost of Doing Business: Defense Contracting Fraud, Shane M. English

PDF

LGBT in Colombia: a War Within, Monica Espitia

PDF

The Rise of the Rams, Anthony P. Falco

PDF

Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center: A Residence For Children With Severe Disabilities, Tatiana D. Flowers