Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University

Film Festivals

NewDocs 2013 Film Festival

Annual festival of documentaries by the NYU News and Documentary graduate students.

NewDocs 2012 Film Festival

Annual festival of documentaries by the NYU News and Documentary graduate students.

NewDocs 2011 Film Festival

Annual festival of documentaries by the NYU News and Documentary graduate students.

NewDocs 2010 Midterm Elections Coverage

Coverage of the 2010 Midterm Elections by the students of News & Documentary and the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Special thanks to Joe Peyronnin and Adrian Mihai.

NewDocs 2010 Film Festival

Annual festival of documentaries by the NYU News and Documentary graduate students.

Women Out of Prison

NewsDoc students produced a multimedia website covering the issues women face when they are released from prison.

NewDocs 2009 Film Festival

Annual festival of documentaries by the NYU News and Documentary graduate students.

Inauguration 2009 Special

Newsdoc's coverage of the 2009 presidential inauguration.

NYU Tonight Election 2008 Coverage

NYU Tonight's three-hour coverage of the 2008 presidential election from 20 Cooper Square.

"The Politics of Smear"

The Politics of Smear, a film about Islam and the election was produced by two News and Documentary graduates, Stuart Harmon and Megan Thompson. Check it out on the WGBH website!

New Docs 2008

This year's graduate film festival showcases the diversity of our students. The stories range from the Bronx's homeless gay youth and a community organization called Petrobronx to bedbugs invading the entire city; from the role of Pakistani women, the inspiration of an assassinated leader in Lebanon to the problem of AIDs in the Dominican Republic and child labor in Ghana; from mail order brides, prisoner rights and Asbury Park decay to the disappearing fishermen in Chesapeake Bay.

Interview-Two Iraq Documentaries

An interview on the difficulties of reporting with cameras in Iraq with Omer Salih and Marcela Gaviria:


  • Omer Salih, Iraqi Doctor turned filmmaker of "Baghdad Hospital: Inside the Red Zone," recently on HBO, winner of International Current Affairs Emmy. The film depicts the life of doctors and patients amid the daily violence during the peak of violence in 2006.
  • Marcela Gaviria: producer of "Gangs of Iraq," for Frontline. The film unearths the facts behind the US strategy in Iraq.

NYU Tonight

Watch NYU Tonight—written, produced and broadcast by students of the Journalism Department. News from Washington Square to Washington D.C., Jerusalem, Baghdad, Kabul... wherever it's happening. Plus Sports, Arts and Entertainment, and commentary.

New Docs 2007 - Panel Discussion

This year's graduate film festival again showcases the world: seven of the stories were produced in Africa, the Philipines, Egypt and Japan. A Chinese student reported in New York. A Japanese, Greek and two American students reported in Ghana as part of our Summer in Ghana Journalism Program where students studied for 3 1/2 weeks and then stayed on to report for another 2-4 weeks.

View the flyer with films and summaries »

NYU Journalism in Ghana

During the spring semester of 2006, the NYU in Ghana Program included four undergraduate journalism students. They teamed with sixteen Ghanaian University of Legon graduate students in the course Reporting II and produced several stories over the semester on topics that ranged from politics to health and education.

Check out writing, photos and video from the trip at Africa House.


Clooney on Murrow and Journalism, at NYU

Prof. Marcia Rock hosted an hour-long discussion on the Academy Award-nominated film on Edward R. Murrow, Good Night and Good Luck, with director, writer, and actor George Clooney, producer and co-writer Grant Heslov and the actor playing Murrow, David Strathairn.

The film is up for an Academy Award, as are the director (Clooney), the writers (Clooney and Grant Heslov), and the actor playing Murrow (Strathairn). Find out why they made the film and what they learned about the Fourth Estate and Edward R. Murrow's legacy in this one hour discussion held at NYU on December 15, 2005, hosted by broadcast journalism professor Marcia Rock.

The 2006 Graduate Film Festival

The 2005 graduate students took their cameras worldwide to capture stories and events on an international scale—Bosnia, Switzerland, England, France, India, Pakistan, China, Japan—and of course the United States.

Topics range from the difficulties in returning to war-torn areas and integrating immigrant populations to American students traveling to France and NYC high schoolers learning to Samba; life and relations in India and Pakistan, to the travails of successful women in China and explosion of hip hop in traditional Japan.

The screenings are free, and each piece will be followed by a question and answer period with the filmmaker. Join us, Saturday Jan. 28, 2006!

View films and summaries »

The Washington Square News also covered the Festival: "Grad film festival presents world view".

NYU Tonight's 2005 Election Coverage

Students cover multiple campaigns, including the race for Mayor of New York City between incumbent Michael Bloomberg and Democratic challenger Fernando Ferrer.


In southern Russia the new entrepreneurs are enjoying their profits while others struggle to adapt to the new way of life. Produced as part of the Russian-American Journalism Institute—a joint program of Rostov State University, New York University and Ithaca College, 2003.

More stories and photos from Rostov are at RAJI: On Location in Rostov, Russia.

The 2005 Graduate Film Festival

Religion, rehab, prison, labor, politics, development, bikers & children. This year's films look at how people strive to improve their lives and communities; in and out of prison, across religions, across stereotypes, and within themselves.

The screenings are free, and each piece will be followed by a question and answer period with the filmmaker. Join us, Jan. 22, 2005!

View films and summaries »

NYU Tonight's 2004 Election Coverage

Students reported live from election parties around the city, with interviews of campaign volunteers in Ohio and reports from student journalists in Florida and Chicago. They covered immigrant groups around the city as well as stories on the key issues of the campaign, with live updates every ten minutes.

The 2004 Graduate Film Festival

This year's films once again capture a variety of events in our world, such as Chechen rebels and the people caught in between, Somalians working in Buffalo, an invasion of Eurasian Watermilfoil, and our own NY Subway turning 100 this year.

Please join us in this free viewing. A question and answer period will follow each piece.

View schedule and film summaries »

The 2003 Graduate Film Festival

The 2002 graduate broadcast students took their cameras worldwide to capture stories and events on an international scale. From the AIDS epidemic in Africa to the asthma problems of Harlem, from religious security to marital infidelity, these works delve into issues rarely touched by modern media. View schedule and film summaries »

What We See: 9/11/02

Watch the events of September 11th 2002 through the eyes and lenses of NYU broadcast graduate students as they return to the stories they covered last year. See the students and their city a year later as they struggle to reflect on what they learned. See What We Saw and See What We See on Crosswalks, Ch 74 Nov 18, 7-8 pm and repeated on Tuesday, Nov 19, 11-12pm. This is the premiere of our relationship with Crosswalks. Each week either a produced program of NYU broadcast journalism students will be featured or a talk by a guest to the department.

Election 2002

NYU graduate and undergraduate broadcast students are teaming up to produce live coverage of Election 2002. Reporters will be at the election headquarters of the gubernatorial and senatorial candidates. In addition, NYU commentary on national and local races will feature special reports on the Hispanic vote, the death of the Liberal Party, the Lautenberg/Forrester campaigns and New York Governor George Pataki's support for gay rights. Coverage begins at 9 P.M. EST.


The Terror and How We're Coping

On September 12, 2001, Professor Marcia Rock gathered graduate and undergraduate students to cover the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks. Students went to ground zero and interviewed volunteers, residents and rescue personnel. They also covered the effect on NYU from the streets being shut down, to displaced students to coping with the trauma. They did a story on alumni who were covering the story, the spontaneous gatherings at Union Square and the Candlelight Vigil in Washington Square Park. All of the stories, plus an emotional interview with NYU president Jay Oliva and others were put together into this hour newscast.

Turning Inward: Ethnic Tensions in Russia

In June 1999, NYU's Center for War, Peace, and the News Media awarded a grant to six NYU graduate journalism students to produce a documentary examining ethnic discrimination in Russia. New immigrants from the country's southern regions are routinely victimized in racially motivated attacks. Ethnic Russians say that these immigrants are born different, that they are criminals and should not be allowed in the country. The 28-minute documentary produced by NYU broadcast journalism students explores disparate perspectives on a common problem: formerly equal citizens who find themselves suddenly at odds.