Documentary filmmaker Yoruba Richen and multimedia journalist Bob Sacha have been named the first Tow Professors at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
The professorships were established by The Tow Foundation to enable the school to offer special recognition to two teachers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in their fields. The Tow Foundation, started in 1988 by cable tv pioneer Leonard Tow and his wife Claire, helped create similar programs at Brooklyn College and Barnard College.
Sacha has been teaching at the CUNY J-School for the past five years and has quickly become known for his innovative approach to visual storytelling and his engaging teaching style. A dedicated adjunct who nurtures his students long after they have graduated, he has strengthened the school’s curriculum with the creation of new courses, including his signature class, “Video Storytelling for the Web.”
Among his many professional achievements, this year he was part of The Guardian’s Pulitzer Prize-winning team that reported on widespread secret surveillance by the National Security Agency. He also won a Webby award…
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