The CUNY J-School Research Center is dedicated to providing students and faculty with the latest research training, support, tools and resources for journalists.
The Research Center also acts as a News Research Desk for students, faculty and staff at the J-School. Barbara Gray (Chief Librarian and Former Director of News Research at the New York Times) and Tinamarie Vella (Library Manager) are available in person or via email to help with your research questions on deadline.
The Research Center collaborates with news research pros from the New York Times, Time Magazine, and ProPublica, to teach students research methods for reporting as part of the J-School’s core Craft of Journalism classes. Research sessions include: Finding People, Beyond Google: Advanced Web Searching, and Social Media Research for Reporting.
Our website has a trove of research guides and tipsheets, like Backgrounding People and Businesses, Searching Legal Docs and Court Info for Reporting and Census Data for Reporting.
The Research Center features a collection of over 2,000 print volumes and 40,000+ electronic books. Students, faculty and staff have access to over 4 million items via CUNY’s Open Access Policy. The Research Center offers faculty, staff and students services such as interlibrary loan and reserves.
Through the generosity of several donors, the Research Center has developed a robust print collection of historical works about the field, outstanding journalists, notable media families and corporations. Other subject tracts include literary works by and about journalists, trends and issues in the profession, national organizations in the field, as well as works about New York City.