School of Communication Faculty
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Cindy E. Rodriguez
Senior Journalist-in-Residence (2011)
B.A. City College of New York
M.S. Columbia University
Cindy E. Rodríguez is an award-winning journalist, instructor, blogger, social media strategist and web content creator whose career spans 20+ years.
During her career, Cindy specialized in race relations and cultural affairs at The Detroit News, wrote provocative columns on the intersection of culture and politics for The Denver Post, where she also wrote a widely read blog on social issues, and covered immigration and demographics at The Boston Globe.
She has been published in The New York Times, ABCNews.com, The Village Voice, Latina Magazine, and several other publications. She blogs on occasion for The Huffington Post.
In early 2011, she received a fellowship from the International Center for Journalists to work on a reporting project that took her to Israel. A video and text piece on one of her subjects was published in Time.
Her managerial experience includes being Youth Editor at The Syracuse Newspapers, overseeing a professional staff of three and a staff of 50 high school correspondents. She has also run numerous journalism bootcamp programs.
Cindy has taught journalism at New York University, Boston University, and several other universities and for three years ran the S.I. Newhouse Minority High School Journalism Program in Syracuse, NY.
She has been a board member of Unity, Inc.: Journalists of Color. For four years, Cindy sat on the board of The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), the last two as Vice President of Print.
She has won numerous accolades, including First Place Award for Best Serious Columnist from the Colorado Press Association, and won a New York State AP Award for column writing. She also won a national award from NABJ for her work on a series about the 40th anniversary of the 1967 riots in Detroit. She is a 2000 National Press Foundation Fellow.
Instructor website: http://word.emerson.edu/cindyerodriguez/