About Us

What is the NYCity News Service?
The NYCity News Service is an award-winning media outlet that feeds New York neighborhood stories to news organizations of all types and sizes, and produces in-depth special reports.

Where is the News Service based?
The News Service is based in Midtown Manhattan and run out of the newsroom at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

Who provides the content?
Stories are reported, written and prepared by students, under the close supervision of the school’s News Service Director and professors – all veteran journalists, led by Dean Sarah Bartlett.

What are the rules for using stories?
The student’s byline must appear on all pieces. We ask that the NYCity News Service also be given credit. Stories that already have appeared elsewhere will be marked as such on the site – we love when you link to us. In pieces where a portion of a News Service story is used, we ask that the News Service and student be given credit. Outlets interested in using News Service content should contact Jere Hester, Director of the News Products and Projects, at

What’s the cost?
There is no cost at this time. Just credit the students and NYCity News Service. We’ll link to you on our website.

What are the goals of the NYCity News Service?
The NYCity News Service aims to provide incisive coverage of the city’s many and varied neighborhoods, which do not receive enough journalistic attention. The NYCity News Service strives to tell New York stories in multiple media formats, reflecting the energy, concerns and diversity of the city. The pieces are held to the highest and most professional standards of fairness and accuracy. We will accept no less.

What’s the frequency of posting?
Stories will be posted the moment they are deemed fit for distribution.

Do you accept advertising?
Not at the moment, but please send all inquiries to

What is the News Service’s comment policy?
The NYCity News Service welcomes and encourages feedback from readers of all political and ideological viewpoints. The News Service will not post comments containing abusive language or personal attacks. The News Service also reserves the right to edit posts for clarity and length.


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