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Alumni Notes

Diane Nottle

Diane Nottle (1975, Journalism),

published "American English for World Media: The CUNY Journalism School Guide to Writing and Speaking for Professionals" in November with CUNY Journalism Press. A 20-year veteran of The New York Times, she coaches international students at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, where she founded and writes the English for Journalists blog.…

Meredith Topalanchik

Meredith Topalanchik (1999, Advertising/Public Relations),

was promoted to executive vice president, operations and client services at CooperKatz & Company. She has been with the agency for more than 11 years. On Jan. 24, 2017, Topalanchik will be honored in New York City at PR News' Top Women in PR Awards Luncheon, which annually celebrates communicators who have made bold advances in managing crises,…

Diane Salvatore

Diane Salvatore (1981, Journalism),

was named editor in chief of Consumer Reports in June 2015. In November 2016, she was inducted into Media Industry Newsletter's Editors Hall of Fame. 

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