Seventy-two students from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s fourth graduating class stood at attention on December 15 as Dean Stephen B. Shepard conferred upon them the degree of Master of Arts in Journalism. The packed auditorium at TheTimesCenter on W. 41st Street erupted in cheers and applause as the beaming Class of 2010 filed out of the room to the sound of the Kool & The Gang song, Celebration. Then celebrate they did, at a luncheon reception at the Journalism School next door.
The 90-minute commencement ceremony featured addresses by Dean Shepard, the Class of 2010′s own Katie Honan, and Christiane Amanpour, the award-winning international correspondent who ended a 20-year stint at CNN this year to join ABC News as anchor of the Sunday morning news show, “This Week with Christiane Amanpour.”
Listen to them now.