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Past Projects

You Tube John Jay media video’s page

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19 Journalists Win Tribal Justice Reporting Fellowships from John Jay College Center on Media, Crime and Justice

Press Release


Belleville News-Democrat and Austin Chronicle Reporters Win 2010 John Jay Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards

Press Release


“The Truth About Crime”
BBC Documentary Screening
Feb.23rd, 2010
5 to 7 p.m.
899 Tenth Avenue Room 630T


The Rule of Law in a Free Society: The Prospects for Law Enforcement
Thursday, December 3, 2009
New York, NY


CMCJ/Pew Advanced Journalism Seminar: Florida 
Friday, October 30th &
Saturday, October 31st, 2009
St. Peterburg, Florida


CMCJ/Pew Advanced Journalism Seminar: Illinois
The Future of Sentencing, Corrections and Crime Reduction in Illinois: A Conversation among Journalists, Policy Makers and Criminal Justice Professionals

Friday, September 25th and
Saturday, September 26th 2009
Chicago, Illinois


CMCJ/Pew Advanced Journalism
Seminar: Wisconsin
Sentencing, Corrections and Re-entry: Reporting the Full Story A Comparative Look at Wisconsin and the Nation 

Friday, April 24th and
Saturday, April 25th 2009
Madison, Wisconsin


CMCJ John Jay/ McCormick Foundation Financial Crimes Fellowships Announced
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How Do They Get Away With It? Tracking Financial Crimes in a New Era
April 1st, 2009


Center on Media, Crime and Justice Awards Fellowships to 15 Journalists

• List of 2009 Fellows


Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Times Herald-Record Reporters Win 2009 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Awards

Read the stories:


H.F. Guggenheim Conference A new Beginning: Exploring the Criminal Justice Challenges for the next Four years

Feb. 2-3, 2009


Femicide: Understanding and Preventing the Murder of Women in Intimate Relationships
Featuring a special media workshop: The Power of the Media: How the Press Covers Violence Against Women

Friday, Nov. 7th, 2008


“Crime, Justice and Immigration:Reporting the Full Story”
June 2nd, 3rd and 4th at John Jay College

Juror Number Six, a gripping short documentary film for the Internet, explores the symbiotic relationship between the media, race, crime and punishment.


Immigration, Law and Justice: Where do We go from here? 
(Reporting the Full Story)

Media, Race and Capital Punishment
The Center on Media, Crime & Justice sponsors training courses, conferences, workshops and seminars for journalists covering all aspects of criminal justice as part of our goal of promoting and facilitating quality criminal justice reporting. Below are some important research and themes to come out of our distinguished programs and events.

Capital Punishment Briefing

  • Prospects are looking up for anti-death penalty advocates around the country, according to Celeste Fitzgerald, who spearheaded the successful New Jersey campaign to abolish the death penalty. Speaking at the May 12 conference on Race, Media and Capital Punishment at John Jay College, Fitzgerald looks ahead to California, Tennessee, and Maryland — as well as New Mexico and Montana. “If New Jersey was a moment, the next one will be a trend,” she claimed at the conference, organized by the Center on Media Crime & Justice at John Jay and the Center on Race, Crime and Justice. David Kaczynski, head of New Yorkers against the death penalty (and brother of the Unabomber) speaks as well in the clip.
    The YouTube clip can be accessed here.

If anyone wants to contact either Fitzgerald or Kazcynski for further interviews, pls send an e-mail to Steve Handelman, Director of the Center on Media, Crime & Justice at John Jay College at: shandel@ix.netcom.com; or Cara Tabachnick, Associate Director at ctabachnick@jjay.cuny.edu.

  • Unabomber’s Brother Speaks Out on the Death Penalty
    David Kaczynski, head of New Yorkers against the Death Penalty, argues that race is a crucial factor in determining who receives the death penalty in the U.S. In a moving luncheon address, he compares the treatment given to his brother, the Unabomber and an African-American defendant. In five parts:


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

• Part 4
• Part 5

Byron Halsey and his attorney, Vanessa Potkin,
at his exoneration 5/15/07


Guggenheim Conference 2007


John Jay College President Jeremy Travis

welcomes guests to the 3rd annual

Guggenheim Symposium and John Jay Prize luncheon, Dec 4, 2007

Joyce Purnick, former Metro Editor of
The New York Times, delivers the keynote
address on the second day of the
Guggenheim Symposium, Dec 4, 2007.



John Jay Criminal Justice Reporting Awards

Gary Fields of The Wall Street Journal,
winner of the 2007 John Jay Prize for
Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting
in the single-story category.

Susan Greene and Miles Moffeit of the
Denver Post, winners of the 2007 Prize
for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting
in the series-category. They are flanked by
Keynoter Joyce Purnick of the New York Times
and College President Jeremy Travis.


Crime in Latin American Panel


Ethnic Media Panel

Paul Browne speaks at Conference, advocates getting rid of press passes NYPD


Son of Sam: 25 Years Later

Author Jonathan Mahler and former NYC Mayor Ed Koch

Jimmy Breslin and NYPD Blue producer Bill Clark

Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch


Media, Violence and Aggression