Pete Hamill Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
May 01, 2005
The National Society of Newspaper Columnists has awarded its Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award to Pete Hamill, one of the department's Distinguished Writers in Residence.
PressThink Wins 2005 Blog Freedom Award
April 01, 2005
Congratulations to Jay Rosen, whose PressThink won the 2005 Blog Freedom Award from Reporters Without Borders for weblogs "defending freedom of expression." The contest was international, with winners from Afghanistan, Iran, Germany and Italy among others.
Overseas Press Club Awards
March 01, 2005
Matthew Fleischer, Charles Hack and Wanfeng Zhou, all graduate students in the department, each won a $2,000 scholarship for 2005 from the Overseas Press Club Foundation. They were among 12 journalism students chosen by a panel of leading journalists from a pool of more than 175 applicants from 60 different...
Reporting Ghana - Spring 2005 in Accra
January 01, 2005
NYU and Ghanaian journalism students team up in Accra and report on local issues from politics to health care to immigration. Check out student Mara Dajevskis's live online journal Gone to Ghana, recounting her experiences in Ghana and beyond. For more info on NYU in Ghana, see the Study Abroad site.
Spring 2005 Brown Bag Speakers
January 01, 2005
The Spring 2005 "Brown Bag" lunchtime speakers program will feature a roster of instantly recognizable names. Most events begin at 12:00 p.m. in the 5th floor atrium, and end at 1:15 p.m., unless otherwise indicated. This spring's first speaker was Pete Hamill, who read from his new book Downtown: My Manhattan.
Crazy Bastard Trying to Cover the War
September 16, 2004
A "crazy bastard trying to cover the war": That's how self-embedded blogger-turned-war correspondent Chris Allbritton described himself, in a recent New York article. Allbritton, who taught undergrad digital journalism at NYU, is back in Iraq.
September 02, 2004
After revising and re-revising her final paper for Professor Jim O'Grady's magazine class, undergrad Erin Kandel "had the guts to pitch it" to The New York Times's "Circuits" section, says O'Grady. The Times bought it. Let that be a lesson to you.
Brides of the Drug Lords
July 01, 2004
An alumna of the Portfolio program, Fariba Nawa recently published a story on the drug trade in Afghanistan as the cover story in the Times of London.