Every week, a group of mostly native-born Americans travel from a church in Manhattan to a detention facility in New Jersey.They call themselves the Sojourners and their mission is to change the immigration detention experience, largely through friendship.Through the clear security barriers that separate them, the Sojourners, part of the social justice mission at Riverside Church, develop relationships with detainees via simple conversations about life. It's the group's simple response to the complex political issue of immigration reform.
What is the NYCity News Service? The NYCity News Service is a new multi-media, Web-based wire service that feeds New York neighborhood stories to news organizations – including newspapers, broadcast stations, wire services and Internet service providers – throughout the world.Where is the News Service based? The News Service is based in Midtown Manhattan and run out of a state-of-the-art multi-media newsroom at the City University of New York’s new Graduate School of Journalism. The news service aims to serve as a graphic example of how print, broadcast and online techniques are converging in the multi-media news desk of the future.Who provides the content? Stories and other content 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 Stephen B. Shepard.