Newmark journalism school appoints Allison Lichter as new associate dean


Allison Lichter, who has extensive experience in creating robust journalism curricula and as an editor and producer at major news outlets in the field, will join the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism as the new associate dean of Academic Affairs. 

Her appointment marks the first time in the school’s history that Newmark J-School will be led by two women, as Lichter will serve alongside Dean Graciela Mochkofsky. “Allison brings a unique perspective, and the right expertise and sensibility. She will be a great partner to me as we lead the school into its next chapter. I couldn’t be more excited about her joining us,” Mochkofsky, said. 

Lichter joins CUNY after serving as the department chair of Journalism + Design at the Eugene Lang College at The New School in New York City. She taught and designed curricula for classes in a wide range of areas within journalism — from news product design, to reporting on climate change, and guiding students through a host of reporting projects. 

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