The Editorial Board


DNAinfo shuttered amid union vote

On Nov. 2, DNAinfo and Gothamist LLC were shut down, following a vote by newsroom workers at both organizations to join the labor union Writers Guild of America, East. The decision came from CEO Joe Ricketts. “The decision by the editorial team to unionize is simply another competitive obstacle making it harder for the business…


Baruch organizers fail to help promote student voter turnout

During the 2016 presidential election, the importance of voting and exercising one’s democratic rights was made evident by the wide amount of polarizing opinions. For many people, the need to vote did not warrant second guessing. For others, the strong opposition to one of the candidates was enough to galvanize them to put in a…


Board of Trustees must listen to CUNY presidents’ testimony

During the CUNY Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 23, Chairperson William Thompson proposed to have one or two presidents from every CUNY campus present a brief president’s report at each meeting, instead of the current protocol of having every president attend every meeting regardless of the circumstances. While Thompson believes this is beneficial to…


Editors must prioritize fact-checking

Fact checking is an incredibly important aspect of accurate reporting. In a country where “fake news” and “alternative facts” have become regular terms, it is essential that news outlets present factual evidence and data in their stories to maintain credibility. For multiple media outlets, however, that has recently not been the case as gaffes in…


Times media policies raise eyebrows

The New York Times recently released new social media policies for its newsroom staff, detailing that the staff should not post political views on their social media accounts. Under the new guidelines, The Times reporters must not post anything on their private accounts that “undercuts The Times’s journalistic reputation,” as these so-called “private” posts would…


Cornell Tech partnership tries to shake up homogeneous field

CUNY partnered up with Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cornell Tech to launch Winternship, a paid internship program and digital campaign for CUNY women in technology. This initiative aims to demonstrate support for CUNY women pursuing careers in technology by providing paid “winternships” to 200 female students studying computer science or a related field. The…

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