Message from the Curriculum Chair
The Associate of Science Degree in Journalism at Westchester Community College prepares students to transfer to four-year degree programs in journalism. Students enrolled in the program acquire a solid basis in the liberal arts, journalism history and theory, news literacy, newsgathering, reporting, editing, ethics, multimedia storytelling, digital news production, and social media literacy. Students may also choose from a wide range of electives, including courses in communications, entrepreneurship, radio and television announcing, radio and television production, digital video camera operation, digital audio and video editing, website development, management, and data-analytics.
Our program provides students opportunities to apply journalistic techniques in storytelling using emerging multimedia technology across multiple-platform news delivery systems.The main campus in Valhalla features two state-of-the-art, cross-platform Communications & Journalism Innovation labs with the latest audio-visual equipment for full multimedia production.
Transfer agreements have been secured with SUNY Purchase, Mercy and Lehman College and proposed with City College, Pace University, New York University, and SUNY Stony Brook.
Westchester Community College’s proximity to the media capital of the world provides unique opportunities for students to study and intern both in Westchester and New York City. Students in the journalism program gain valuable experience and internship credits as news staff for student media on campus including the award-winning student newspaper The Viking News, vikingnews.com, WARY 88.1FM, and WCC-TV.
Curriculum Chair: Prof. Carol Passariello
Information about the chair
Contact InformationPhone: 914-606-6119 Office location: AAB / 214 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Title(s): Associate Professor of Journalism; Curriculum Chair, Journalism; Frederick Sessions Beebe Chairholder, Journalism Department/Division: Communications, Media Arts, Journalism Degree Information:
- MA, Journalism, The Ohio State University Graduate School of Journalism
- Broadcast Journalism
- Journalism and Democracy
- Understanding Mass Media
- News Reporting and Writing
- Newspaper Production
- Endowed Faculty Chair
- The Frederick Sessions Beebe Chair of Journalism; NAACP ACT-SO Award for Outstanding Service in Education
- Student Recognition Award for Outstanding Service to Student Government Association
- Broadcast News Handbook, Tuggle et al, McGraw Hill
- Telling the Story Text and Workbook, Missouri Group
- “New York Publishing's Black Pack: Young editors and agents gather and network to be more effective operators in an industry unaccustomed to diversity,” Black Issues Book Review, May-June 2001, pp. 14-15.
- “Focusing on Craft: A black writer's guide to conferences and workshops offering expert support to improve skills and technique,” Black Issues Book Review, March-April 2001, pp. 70-71.
- “A Private and Peculiar Spirituality,” Sisterfriend Soul Journeys: The Spirit and Expressions of African American Women on Tour by Maria Dowd and Carol Smith-Passariello Promo Trends, Inc., July 2000, pp. 107-110. ISBN 0-9678645-0-X.
- “Growing Wild,” Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art edited by Samiya A. Bashir, Quaraysh Ali Lansana, Tony Medina, Third World Press, October 2001, pp. 67-69. ISBN 0-883-78239-1. Most recently, this work appears on the Westchester Community College webzine, etc. “Moontime & Mezuzahs,”
- Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art edited by Samiya A. Bashir, Quaraysh Ali Lansana, Tony Medina, Third World Press, October 2001, pp. 319-321. ISBN 0-883-78239-1.
- Panelist, Town Hall Meeting: Cultural Awareness Issues and the Presidential Election, Oct. 29, 2008
- Presenter, Division of Arts & Humanities Symposium, Global Teaching Initiatives: A Thematic Approach to Incorporating Difficult World Issues Across the Curriculum May 18, 2006
- Curriculum Chair, Journalism;
- Former Chair, Department of Communications, Performing Arts and Journalism;
- Former Acting Curriculum Chair, Communications and Media Arts;
- Founding former Co-Chair, Faculty Senate Committee on Diversity
Program Learning Outcome
About Westchester Community College
Nearly 33% of Westchester Community College students receive some form of financial aid. Financial Aid is available to students who qualify. In addition, the Westchester Community College Foundation offers $1.6 million in scholarships annually.
The Westchester Community College Athletic Department sponsors thirteen different intercollegiate athletic teams in various sports. The roster of sports offered includes Men’s Baseball, Women's Softball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Bowling, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men's Golf, Men's and Women's Track and Field, Men’s Soccer, and Women’s Volleyball. Visit the Vikings Athletics website for schedules, reports, and more.
We’re accessible: Public transit-friendly main campus and extension locations. Online classes for wherever you are. Valhalla (main campus); extension sites in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Shrub Oak, Mahopac, Ossining, Port Chester and Peekskill (Center for the Digital Arts) and White Plains (Center for the Arts).
Internship Instructor/Coordinator: Eric Luther
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- Manhattanville College
- Marymount Manhattan
- Mercy College
- Lehman College
- Pace University
- SUNY New Paltz
Transfer agreements vary by school, details are available online. After successfully completing your studies at Westchester Community College you can transfer almost anywhere, in-state or out-of-state. NYS residents are also guaranteed admission to a SUNY four-year campus.
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