Professors who teach in Reporting New York come from a variety of backgrounds, some from the academic community, others from newspapers, wire services or magazines. We also have a large number of adjunct professors who come to us from a number of New York newsrooms and thus provide students practical and up-to-date information and experience.
Anthony is the Reuters Social Media Editor, integrating the “ambient wire” that exists on social networks, where news now breaks before anywhere else, into Reuters platforms. He's also host of Reuters TV's "Tech Tonic" and a Reuters columnist.
Anthony began his career in 1999 by developing websites for Newmark, one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the world, where he grew their traffic 600% in one year. He left Newmark after that year and for the next six years he went on to work for Merrill Lynch and Bristol Myers Squibb, managing large scale technology projects.
In 2006, he began working for a software startup that was later merged with Thomson Reuters and in 2010 he moved over to Reuters Media to manage their News API. Throughout this time he contributed articles for places like IFC, Mediaite, Brandchannel, Nomad Editions and Gawker. A year later, he was asked to join the editorial team at Reuters, as their Social Media Editor. In 2011, he received a Reuters Journalism Award for Best Innovation in Storytelling, for his use of integrating social media elements into the traditional article format.
His integration of social media into traditional news formats has earned him praise from The New York Times, which declared him "The undisputed King of Tumblr," as well as Ad Week which named him one of twenty "Young Influentials" and Details magazine named him one of twelve social media mavericks.
Lori Grinker is an award-winning documentary photojournalist. While a student at Parsons School of Design, she conducted a photo essay on young boxers who worked with legendary trainer Cus D’Amato, included in this group was a 13 year-old Mike Tyson who she continued to photograph for the following decade. Since then she has worked in over 60 countries covering stories from child soldiers in Cambodia to the September 11, 2011 attack on the World Trade Center.
Grinker’s work has been exhibited and published internationally, garnering many awards, including a World Press Photo Foundation Prize, New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fellowship, Open Society Community Engagement Grant, the Ochberg Fellowship and a Hasselblad Foundation Grant. Her photo-essays have featured in numerous publications such as Life; The New York Times Magazine; Newsweek; People; Paris Match, London Sunday Times magazine; Stern, and GEO. Her photographs are held in the collections of the International Center of Photography (ICP), New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; San Francisco MOMA (among others).
Grinker has published two books: The Invisible Thread: A Portrait of Jewish American Women (co-authored with writer Diana Bletter) and Afterwar: Veterans from a World in Conflict, and is currently working on a book of her photographs of Mike Tyson.
In April 2003, Grinker was embedded on the USNS Hospital ship during the US invasion of Iraq, following this she reported on the Iraqi refugee crisis creating a traveling exhibition and educational program with Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility. In 2008, this work was featured on Bill Moyers Journal. In 2012 Grinker worked on her first short documentary, The Little Freedom Church (for the Black Heritage Network). Grinker’s 2013 multimedia piece, The Wilderness After War about the effects of PTSD on three former U.S. service members was featured in Acts of Witness and the PBS NewsHour online. Her current long-term project, Distant Relations, explores her family’s diaspora.
A lecturer at Yale since 2010, and a faculty member at ICP, Grinker teaches photography workshops around the world. She is represented by Nailya Alexander Gallery in New York, and has been a member of Contact Press Images since 1988.
Nadine Heintz is a senior editor at Inc., a magazine about entrepreneurship that received the 2012 National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the special interest category. After receiving an M.A. in magazine journalism from New York University, she began her career as a staff reporter at Worth, a personal finance magazine, and went on to become a staff writer and associate editor at Inc. She served as an assistant research scholar at New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute before rejoining Inc. as senior editor in 2009. Today, she is focused primarily on technology and innovation coverage. She began teaching journalism classes at NYU in 2006.
Yvonne Latty is the Director of the Reporting New York and Reporting the Nation programs at the Institute. Her award winning documentary "Sacred Poison" on the effects of uranium contamination in Navajo Nation has been screened all over the world.
Latty is the author of In Conflict: Iraq War Veterans Speak Out on Duty, Loss and the Fight to Stay Alive (Polipoint Press 2006) and the critically acclaimed We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans, from World War II to the War in Iraq (Harper Collins/Amistad 2004).
She worked for the Philadelphia Daily News for 13 years where she was an award winning reporter specializing in urban issues. Latty was featured in two History Channel's Documentaries, Honor Deferred and the Emmy award winner A Distant Shore: African Americans at D-Day.
Born and raised in New York City, she earned a BFA in Film/Television and later an MA in Journalism from New York University.
Her nonfiction short stories have been published in It's A Girl:Women Writers On Raising Daughters, (Seal 2006) The African American History Bibliography (Oxford Press 2008) and Callaloo, the premier African-American literary magazine.
In Conflict was turned into a theater piece that premiered at Temple University in October 2007, received rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was awarded The Fringe First Award. In Conflict played Off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theater. In Conflict was also at the heart of a Wilton, Conn. high school play that after being banned by the school principal, became an international story and was then performed in several Off- Broadway theaters, including The Public Theater.
Both plays were published by Playscripts in June 2008.
Latty is a Dart Fellow for Journalism and Trauma and a Leeway Foundation Fellow. She has lectured nationally.
Her work has appeared in USA Today, Chicago Sun Times, BET.com, The Washington Post and numerous other media outlets. She has been featured in over 100 media outlets including, Newsweek, CNN, The New York Times, CNN International, Fox News, NPR, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Detroit Free Press.
Jim MacMillan is an independent multimedia journalist, university educator and instructional new media consultant, based in Philadelphia. MacMillan spent last year as an assistant professor on the convergence journalism faculty at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Previously, he served as the senior photographer, a photo-columnist and the first solo video journalist at the Philadelphia Daily News, where he worked from 1991-2008.
On leave from the Daily News in 2004-2005, MacMillan was a photographer and photo editor for the Associated Press in Iraq, personally covered over 200 combat missions and worked at times managing the AP’s photo reports and staff development in Baghdad. MacMillan was honored with the Bayeux Prize for War Correspondents, and was included in the Associated Press photo team awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography.
In 2006-2007, he was a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, and an Ochberg Fellow with the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma later in 2007. MacMillan led photojournalism workshops at Tufts University, and undergraduate courses at Temple University.
Last year, MacMillan was named one of the Five Biggest Photographers on the Internet by Photo District News, and Philadelphia Magazine’s 2009 Best of Philly “Nuevo Journalist,” both for his experiments in social media.
MacMillan also serves as the journalist-in-residence at War News Radio at Swarthmore College, and leads journalism innovation seminars at Temple University.
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 Romania, as they become integrated into the various folds of the American society, "Someone Has Killed The Sphinx" (1995), a film offers an analysis of Romanian social realities following the overthrow of Nicolae Ceausescu's dictatorship, as seen through the staging of"Oedipus", at the Romanian National Opera House, "Crossroads" (1998), a film that takes a look at Columbia University's Graduate Acting Program, created and steered by renowned Romanian-American director Andrei Serban, "E Biagoresqo Drom / The Endless Journey", a documentary about the Rroma/Gypsy communities of Romania. Professor Mihai worked as freelance cameraman for various news organizations such as Bloomberg televison news, BBC America, CNN. Since 1996, he has taught undergraduates and graduates "Electronic News Gathering".
William Serrin is a former labor and workplace correspondent for The New York Times. He is the author of Homestead: The Glory and Tragedy of an American Steel Town, a book on the collapse of the U.S. steel industry and the effects on mill towns, and The Company and the Union: The Civilized Relationship of the General Motors Corporation and The United Automobile Workers. Serrin reported for The Detroit Free Press and Newsweek and has been published in The Atlantic Monthly, American Heritage, The Nation, Columbia Journalism Review and The Village Voice. He was a member the Detroit Free Press team of reporters who won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 1967 Detroit riots. In addition, Serrin was a recipient of the George Polk Award for reporting on the Kent State killings in 1970, the Sidney Hillman Award, and an Alicia Patterson Fellowship.