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.

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Capstones from 2021

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Plastic Recycling Is Inefficient and Expensive, Clark S. Adomaitis

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Cross-pollinating music: the past, present and future of genre-blending experimental musicians, Vanessa Ague

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El color de la pasión, Pablo Alvarez

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Birthing Without Fear, Jessica Brown

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Nikkei and Chifa: Two Styles of Peruvian-Asian Fusion, With Two Different Trajectories, Megan Caceres

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New York State Prison Visit Guide, Carla Canning

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Who pays to clean up what a dying industry leaves behind?, Audrey Carleton

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Space Opens Its Doors to Unexpected Players, One of Them Paraguay, Macarena Carrizosa

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Engaging Black Girls and Women From the Capital Region, Neimra Coulibaly

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Caught in a whirlwind: How a 17-year-old received 50-to-life for an arson he claims he did not commit, Anna Deen

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Are the Kids All Right? What TV Shows Get Wrong About Teen Dating, Radhamely E. De Leon

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Dear Maliha,, Na-Eela Djemil

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Search and Rescue Missions on the Rise in U.S. National Parks, Sahalie Donaldson

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Unbuilding: How Deconstruction is Saving the Planet by Giving Building Materials a Second Life, Diana M. DuCroz

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A perfect storm for slashing athletic budgets - COVID, Coaches Salaries, and NIL, Patrick L. Elliott

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Harmful “Body-Checking” Trends Have Come to TikTok, Ibtasam Elmaliki and Breona Couloote

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New York is promising social equity in its legal cannabis market, but questions still loom, Brian D. Evans Jr

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Building Trust and Community with Sex Workers on Instagram, Madeline Faber

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Harm Reduction en la Ciudad de Nueva York, Dimitri Fautsch and Jason Gonzalez

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Xero Tolerance: A Critical Look at the Complicated Legacy of Type O Negative, Brandon Futernick

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De la discriminación a la descriminalización: El camino de las mujeres transgénero de Queens por sus derechos laborales como trabajadoras sexuales, Bruce Gil, Sara Herschander, and Juanita Ramos

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Femicides: the other growing epidemic we don’t want to see, Natalia Gutierrez

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Young People More Optimistic about Climate Crisis, Syed U. Haq

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Living Positive, Cheyann Harris and Emani King Mack

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Growing Pains on OnlyFans: A Coming of Age Story, Natalie M. Hernandez and Ivannia A. Morton

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Paranormal Pandemic: My COVID Exorcism, Parker Herren

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Careless, Brenna Holland

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Teens Vulnerable to Online Shopping Scams, Studies Say, John R. Honan

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Maxed out: How the pandemic put the fitness industry’s fate in the hands of its consumers, Denny Jacob

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Tucker Carlson, OANN and a White Nationalist: A Quantified Look at the Disinformation Pipeline Surrounding COVID-19, Juliet Jeske

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HSLDA concerned with more than just homeschool, Griffin S. Kelly

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Piled Up, Sophia Lebowitz

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Life Without Parole Is Replacing the Death Penalty -- But For Those Who Don’t Have the Possibility of Parole, Their Future Is Bleak., Jessica Lerner

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An Online Hub for Queens Parents, Abe R. Levine

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The Healthcare Changemakers Podcast and Existing Conditions .Press, Emily Lowinger

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Venezolanos en New York, Mariel V. Lozada

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The Devotees to Disconnection, Keith Paul Medelis

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Retail Workers on the Frontlines, Anthony L. Medina

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Working in New York City With a Disability: Nowhere Near Easy, Milette S. U. Millington

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Agency, inclusion, and empathy as power: The last dispatch from my MA in Engagement Journalism (and my Final Report), Jacqueline Neber

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Lost at Sea, Anny Oberlink

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On the Cusp Film, Rommel H. Ojeda and Rommel H. Ojeda

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When a Woman Goes to Jail, Renee Onque and Emily Nadal

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America's Homeschool Lobby, Harrison Parker

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American Lotto, Kris Parker

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Black Gold, Natalie Peart

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Trans Sex Workers - A Community in Resilience, Alejandra Pedraza Buenahora

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Filling Information Gaps in Milwaukee’s Metcalfe Park Neighborhood, Kynala J. Phillips

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Proof of Love: Immigration through marriage in the United States, Cai Pigliucci

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"Cultura Gamer: Esteriotipos de América Latina"., Roberto Bolanos Pinela Mr.

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Public Educators Shaking up Classrooms, Elizabeth Richards

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At a Former Cluster Site, the Tide Remains After de Blasio era Reforms, Homeless Shelter Shows no Signs of Improvement, Jacob R. Schermerhorn

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OnlyFans is Booming. But For Whom?, Allison Smith

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School Social Workers in Texas, Kayce Stevens

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Working with West African Hair Braiders in NYC, Houreidja Tall

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Poetic Self Expression, Impact, and Activism, Mariah Thomas

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Dolphins in NY? Researchers Turn to Boat Tours For Sightings, Aaron K. Tremper

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The pandemic Changed the Face of Retail. Here’s how Center City, Philadelphia — the state’s leading job market — is Faring on the Road to Recovery, Francisco O. Velasquez-Turcios

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The Drive for Disability, Aliyah Walker

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HOW THE DREAM PARALYZES HOLLYWOOD ASSISTANTS, Alexandra White

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TikTok has influenced the way we buy beauty, Keira R. Wingate and Angela Palumbo

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The Trial of Anthony Sims, Jeff Winter

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No One Told Me What Infertility Would Be Like For a Black Man. That's Because Nobody Knows., Keith "Jared" Wright and Zachary Smith

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"Our Strength Is Unity:" Delivery Bikers In Their Own Words, Connor W. Zaft

Capstones from 2020

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50 Years On, Holes Remain in the Clean Water Act, Benjamin H. Abrams

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Karla Arroyo - Deeper Than Hair Social Journalism Practicum, Karla Y. Arroyo

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Federation Divided, Max M. Balton

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The Long Return, Diane Bezucha

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Music as a Tool, Kayla Boone

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No More Funeral Marches: How an Orchestra Conductor is Using Music to Heal His City, Carolyn Brown

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‘The struggle is real’: NYC’s Black-owned businesses face grim 2021 outlook, Dalvin Brown

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NYC’s Boom: More Jobs and Housing, No Affordability, LaCandis Brown

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In The Air, Episode 01: Too Low, Too Fast, Megan Burney

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Through the Screen: Disability, aging and Technology, Shoshannah E. Buxbaum

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Repealed: Indigenous fight for an independent press, Bryce A. Buyakie

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Mindful Mind Project, Toussaint Campbell

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A LatinX Religion By Another Name: How Latinas Lead the Un-Monolithic Conversion to Islam, Ambar Castillo

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Fed up, desperate and daring enough to unionize, Suzannah C. Cavanaugh

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Mum’s the Word: Are mothers choosing to give up their careers or being booted out of the labor force?, Harini Chakrapani

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Diana: Unapologetic and Unafraid, Kirkpatrick B. Cohall

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Jornada, Mary Conlon

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Seeking Clemency: A Profile on Jacob Rouse, Jocelyn A. Contreras and Sarah Gabrielli

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NYC Communities Battle Flooding, But Not From Coastal Storms, Danielle C. Cruz

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Thousands of New York businesses are in debt with little hope of survival, Holly L. Deaton

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Journalism Through Learning Design, Geoff Decker

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NYPD disproportionately restrains students of color during crises in City schools, agency data shows, Christine DeRosa

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Covering the Indigent Defendant System, Francis J. DiFiore

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Creating Journalism to Serve Those Working to Keep Their Homes During a Pandemic, Allison Dikanovic

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Everlasting Love, Adelaida Espinoza

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The Gay men who play with their HIV Status., Matthew I. Euzarraga

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BK Eviction Freeze, Terrence Fraser

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Three Iona Prep Football Players: Three Different Paths To College, Fiifi Frimpong

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The Insanity Spectrum, Nicholas Gallagher

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As Pandemic Endures, Impact on Households is Here to Stay, Amanda J. Glodowski

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Closing Up Shop, Rachel Green

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En la Iglesia Católica de Nueva York, los sobrevivientes latinos de abuso infantil podrían estarse perdiendo un momento único de rendición de cuentas, Roman O. Gressier and Jocelyn Azucena Contreras

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In New York’s Prison System, Who is Eligible for a Second Chance?, Jackie Harris

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Not Everyone is Welcome in the Blue Light District, Kathryn J. Herchenroeder

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Retirement Readiness Under The Gig Economy, Laila Hmaidan

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On paper, off the records, Valen Iricibar