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When COVID-19 struck and the city largely shut down, journalism students like the ones at Hunter College were forced to retreat home in the midst of the biggest story of their lives. Many journalism professors and students kept on working to cover the coronavirus crisis, in spite of digital difficulties and amid stringent restrictions on the kind of reporting students could safely perform.

On Tuesday, May 5 at 2 p.m., City Limits hosted a live presentation of some of the work that the young journalists of Hunter have done since the crisis struck. There’s the story of the kid from Brooklyn who lost a job and then an aunt to COVID-19 in quick succession, then endured his father’s own fight with the disease; the mutual aid network that popped up in Bushwick; the doctor who kept working despite her own positive test result in Bay Ridge. And more …

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