Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University

News and Documentary prepares students to report and produce short form and long form journalism for traditional and non-traditional media. From the first class, students are on the streets reporting, shooting and editing. We emphasize not only the story, but the storytelling. Our goal is to have a student skilled in both form and content, able tell a story by effectively using all aspects of the medium.

The Reporting I class begins with the basics of short form stories in a variety of formats and genres. After a progression of reporting classes, the curriculum culminates with each student producing a thirty-minute documentary. Our News Magazine editing class coincides with the Advanced Reporting class to give extra support to the production of the documentary.


Not only do students work with full time faculty, but we now have a series of MASTER CLASSES that bring in the best independent documentary filmmakers in New York City. This year's series began with cinematographer Kirsten Johnson. Other Master Classes scheduled for this year will feature Alan Berliner, veteran cinema verite producer, Susan Froemke and a sound recording class. We also host filmmaker screenings throughout the year so students can see current work and interact with filmmakers to learn more about the process and different styles.

Our students are in demand for internships at all the major broadcast news organizations and websites in New York as well as at smaller documentary production companies.

Please visit our NewsDoc site for more information about the program.


Prof. Rock shooting with Navajo Viet Nam Veteran Prof. Samuels and ABC News anchor Charles Gibson Prof. Joe Peyronnin with Dan Rather in Institute studio





Stand Up and Be Counted is a video series on the impact of the 2010 Census on New Yorkers created by NYU News and Documentary graduate students for NYC/TV. The series will air on NYC life (channel 25) throughout March and can also be viewed online here. If you'd like to learn more, please click here for more information.

News & Documentary Bylines


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    Marcia Rock
    MARCIA ROCK, producer/director/writer, is an author and three-time Emmy award winning independent documentary producer. Her work covers international dilemmas, women’s issues as well as personal perspectives.

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    Jason Samuels
    Jason Samuels is an Emmy Award-winning broadcast news and documentary producer.

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    Jane Stone
    Jane Stone has worked over the past 17 years investigating everything from corporate negligence at Fortune 500 companies to bogus retirement homes to the trafficking in endangered species by the country's prestigious zoos.

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    Cora Daniels
    Cora Daniels is an author and award-winning journalist. She was a staff writer at Fortune magazine for almost a decade. She currently is a contributing writer at Fast Company and at Essence, where she writes for both magazines regularly, and...

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    Kirsten Johnson
    Kirsten Johnson works as a director and a cinematographer. Her shooting appears in the Sundance 2012 Audience Award winner, "The Invisible War". In the last year, as the supervising DP on Abby Disney and Gini Reticker's series, "Women, War and...

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    Adrian Mihai
    Professor Mihai, the broadcast operations manager of the department, is a freelance videographer, independent producer and multi-media designer. He produced and directed several documentaries, "E Pluribus Unum" (1994), a film that investigates the spiritual milieu of first generation immigrants from...

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    Joe Peyronnin
    Joe Peyronnin has been an award winning producer and senior executive in broadcast journalism for 40 years at CBS News, Fox News and Telemundo/NBC News. Since January 2006 he has worked as an investor and corporate adviser to digital media...