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Errol Louis asking a question during the Newsmakers Q&A with HPD Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer. (Photo by Jehangir Khattak for CCEM)

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer addressed the members of community and ethnic media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism on June 2. The event was part of the Newsmakers Series organized by the CUNY J-School’s Center for Community and Ethnic Media. Host Errol Louis, director of urban reporting at the J-School and political anchor at NY1, was joined by Abigail Savitch-Lew (City Limits) and Stephon Johnson (New York Amsterdam News) on a panel that asked questions of the commissioner. A sizable number of journalists in attendance also asked questions.