J-School Teams With NBC News on #PovertyIs Project

November 26, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

J-School Teams With NBC News on #PovertyIs Project
The #PovertyIs project asks people to use social media to briefly describe what poverty means to them – in words, pictures or video.

The #PovertyIs project asks people to use social media to briefly describe what poverty means to them – in words, pictures or video.

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s NYCity News Service joined with NBC News to launch a crowdsourcing project on the meaning of poverty.

The #PovertyIs project asks people to use social media to briefly describe what poverty means to them – in words, pictures or video. Join the conversation using the #PovertyIs hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

The project was conceived by students Natalie Abruzzo, Anugya Chitransh, Erica Edwards, Denisse Moreno, Sarah Mortimer, Hakeem Muhammad, Jacob Passy and Roxanne Scott in their Fundamentals of Multimedia Storytelling class, taught by Prof. Sandeep Junnarkar. The students also worked with NYCity News Service Director Jere Hester, as well as top editors at NBCNews.com, whose “In Plain Sight” project examines poverty in the U.S.