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This site was created in honor of the Jack Newfield and the visiting journalism professorship at Hunter College created in 2005 in remembrance of Jack’s muckraking journalism skills . In addition to honoring Jack Newfield it also honors the professors that have taught courses in his memory thanks to this professorship created by Newfield’s family and Hunter College. The professorship continues to strive at Hunter College each spring and chooses an individual with outstanding qualifications to teach a course that honors Jack Newfield and his investigative journalism skills. Through out the Jack Newfield Visiting Professorship website you will find out all about; Jack Newfield, the professors who have be chosen to teach a class at Hunter College to honor Jack Newfield, work that has been done by students to honor Jack Newfield, Media coverage on Newfield through out his life and archives of News Papers that have published Jack Newfield’s works.




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Jack Newfield
Jack Newfield was a writer with a dedication to the advocacy of social causes and political reforms. His career began in the 1960’s as a columnist in New York for the Village Voice (A definitive source of information for news, music, movies, restaurants, reviews and events in New York). Working as a columnist for twenty-four years he wrote daily columns deeply investigating and reporting, giving a voice to his personal style of writing. After twenty-four years at the Village Voice Newfield continued his journalism at the New York Post, New York Sun, New York Daily News and The Nation Magazine. He continued to investigate and report in his own style of writing and truly gave a unique voice to his reports. In addition to being an employee of several well known New York news paper and magazine companies he also was the author of several books and collaborated on quite a few documentaries. He was recognized for his talents and achievements in 1990 when he received the George Polk Award for Investigative Journalism and in 1991 when he received an Emmy for the documentary he did on Don King. Although Jack Newfield is not with us today he is remembered for his wonderful contributions to our society with his remarkable talent and activist writing style.


Books:
A Prophetic Minority, Robert Kennedy: A Memoir, A Populist Minifesto, Bread and Roses Too, The Permanent Government, City for Sale, Only in America: The Life and Crimes of Don King, Somebody’s Gotta Tell It: The Upbeat Memoir of a Working Class Journalist, The Full Rudy: The Man, the Myth and the Mania, The Life and Crimes of Don King: The Shame of Boxing in America, RFK: A Memoir, American Rebels, American Monsters.

Documentaries Participated in by Newfield:
Sugar Ray Robinson: Bright Lights, Dark Shadows, Robert Kennedy, Good Cop Bad Cop, JFK Hoffa and the Mob, Don King Unauthorized.


Carrying On The Tradition of a Passionate Journalist

The Jack Newfield Visiting Professorship of Journalism at Hunter College has been created to honor the memory of one of America’s greatest reporter – writers, the late Jack Newfield.

The program is designed to bring a distinguished journalist to Hunter College for one semester each year to teach, to lecture, to mentor students and to produce important public programs in Jack’s honor.

To make a gift or for further information, please contact:

Hunter College Foundation
Attn: Diana Robertson
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-772-4085
Email: diana.robertson@hunter.cuny.edu

or visit the CUNY Hunter Newfield Fund page here.