Two Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute nominees won prestigious Hearst Journalism Awards.
Cassia Reynolds won Second Place (a $2000 prize) in the Hearst Awards Television Features contest for her video 'Occupy Tribes Now.'
Cassia Reynolds is currently a Senior at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Social Justice. She was born and raised in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina but has had many experiences abroad. Her family traveled extensively throughout her youth, visiting over 50 countries, during which she developed her passion for writing and journalism. In the summer of 2008, Cassia enrolled in an intensive journalism program in Accra, Ghana, where she reported on and edited a long-form piece on film censorship and government propaganda in the country. While in New York, she has completed several internship experiences, including a stint at The Documentary Group.
Eli Epstein, a 2012 graduate of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, was selected as the fifth place winner in Feature Writing. He won $1,000 for his piece on New York City restaurant grades published on TheAtlantic.com. Epstein's work was picked out of 142 students from 76 universities who participated in the competition.
Eli completed his bachelor's degree at NYU in Journalism and History in May 2012. He is currently a content editor at MSN News. His work has appeared online at Esquire, Fortune, The Atlantic, and The Village Voice, among other publications. He's a sworn Bostonian who enjoys corgis, Alice in Chains, and cereal on the side.
More information about the Hearst Journalism Awards Program is here: http://www.hearstfdn.org/hearst_journalism/.
Undergraduates who have published work that qualifies for upcoming categories should send their submissions to Craigh.firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com for consideration to be New York University nominees.