The NYCity News Service
is a multi-media, Web-based wire service run by the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
in New York City
. Stories and other content are reported, written and prepared by students, under the supervision of faculty members and a News Service Director. The service focuses on neighborhood stories and has fed content to local publications such as the New York Daily News
and the Park Slope Courier
announced the appointment of Jere Hester
, the former City Editor of the Daily News
, as News Service Director on November 13, 2006. Hester's move to academia was described as a "huge blow" to the Daily News
in the pages of its rival newspaper, the New York Post
. The first post was made to NYCity News Service's website on January 12, 2007, although it had been feeding stories to the Daily News
since December 11, 2006.
NYCity News Service does not charge for its content, which is made available to news organizations on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, attribution credit
is required to acknowledge the students' work.
- Jere Hester, News Service Director: firstname.lastname@example.org