NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is for the curious, the restless investigators, the ones who never stop asking why.
They are guided by award-winning faculty who are major players in the industry, a diverse team whose talents and accomplishments have put them at the top of their field. NYU Journalism students experience their dedication firsthand, as they thrive in an environment that combines rigorous classroom learning with professional internships to produce inquisitive, career-ready journalists.
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NYU Journalism students are pulled to where we are: New York City, the media center of the world.
Our city is the undisputed global magnet for the best and the brightest and provides unrivaled access to internships and opportunities—as well as our robust network of successful journalism alumni.
Our Online Master’s in Journalism Brings the City to You
Students in NYU’s American Journalism Online Master’s Degree program report from wherever they are, as they learn from the nation’s top journalists and gain (virtual) access to all the New York City media industry has to offer.
Our faculty are drawn from the top working journalists in the United States. They represent every aspect of the field, from science reporting to cultural criticism, and work across print, digital, and audio platforms.
Associate Professor | Podcasting and Audio Reportage, Director
Ellen Horne is the director of the Podcasting and Audio Reportage concentration in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Her research is focused on performance, documentation, the perception of authority in voice, labor and production in audio and podcasting. In 2020, she was host, reporter, and producer for Luminary’s Lies We Tell. For WNYC’s Radiolab, Ellen published stories from 2003-2015, reporting stories like ‘Deaf Comedy Jam’ about the role of sign language interpretation in live comedy performance and ‘Hope’ about the trail of trauma behind fraud. She is the founder and editorial director at Story Mechanics, where she is currently in production on a slate of audio projects including a queer history project for Audible, an investigative journalism podcast series about evidence in criminal justice, a science-history theatrical stage show, and an audio installation project.
Horne was an executive producer at Audible and an executive producer for WNYC’s Radiolab, where she won numerous honors including George Foster Peabody Awards, Third Coast Awards, and the Kavli Science Journalism Award.
She has a BA in theater and religion from Cornell College and has taught audio journalism at NYU and Columbia University.
Alongside his scholarship and teaching, disciplinary service on the intersections of social justice and media, Kumanyika specializes in using narrative non-fiction audio journalism to critique the ideology of American historical myths about issues such as race, the Civil War, and policing. He has written in scholarly venues such as Popular Music & Society, Popular Communication, The Routledge Companion to Advertising and Promotional Culture, as well as public venues such as The Intercept, Transom, NPR Codeswitch, All Things Considered, Invisibilia, and VICE. Kumanyika is also the co-creator, co-executive producer and co-host of Uncivil, Gimlet Media’s podcast on the Civil War and he is the collaborator for Scene on Radio’s influential Season 2 “Seeing White,” and Season 4 on the history of American democracy.
Kumanyika’s work has been recognized with several prestigious honors including the George Foster Peabody Award (2018) for Uncivil and The Media Literate Media Award (NAMLE) for Scene on Radio (2021). In 2021, he received the Union of Democratic Communications’ Dallas Smythe Award for his career accomplishments and advocacy.
Kumanyika studied mass communication and critical media studies at The Pennsylvania State University’s Donald Bellisario College of Communication where he earned his Ph.D.
Associate Professor | Global and Joint Program Studies, Director
Azadeh Moaveni is a journalist, writer and associate professor at NYU, where she directs the Global Journalism Program. Her books and articles explore the interaction between gender and armed conflict, and how women’s rights, security and political participation are impacted by war and authoritarianism. Her recent research has focused on women’s recruitment to armed groups, feminist foreign policy, and the humanitarian crisis arising from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
As a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and Time Magazine, she covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and has reported from Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, and Tunisia. She is the author of two books on Iran, Lipstick Jihad, and Honeymoon in Tehran, and co-author, with Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi, of Iran Awakening. Her latest book, Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS, was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize, the Rathbones Folio prize, and was a New York Times Notable Book of 2019. Guest House for Young Widows emerged out of a front-page story for the Times that was a finalist for a group Pulitzer. She writes for the London Review of Books and the New York Times, among other publications.
Our students are the future of journalism. Bold, curious, and relentless, they find a way to tell the story.
The most powerful part of NYU journalism has been the human connections and the community that supports me at every step. If I face challenges or big decisions, I know the people at NYU journalism—professors, career services, alumni, and former classmates—will be there to help me and to cheer me on.
MA 2015, PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent and "Washington Week" Host
Career Services at NYU Journalism was absolutely the deciding factor for me in choosing this over other colleges. They were able to give me realistic and specific answers when I asked how they could help me find the kind of job I wanted to build my career.
MA Class of 2014, Politics Reporter BuzzFeedNews
I choose NYU for so many reasons — but also because of its proximity to some of the best stories and internship opportunities in the world. I was born and raised here in New York, and grew up witnessing the truth in the phrase "if you can make it here you can make it anywhere." It seemed like a no-brainer.
BA Class of 2019, News12 Reporter
I loved the community feel at NYU Journalism. Everyone was always eager to help out when it came to career advice, feedback on my reporter reel, or just learning the ropes when it came to storytelling. I also loved how my professors had successful careers in news outside of teaching.
BA Class of 2013, ABC News Correspondent
The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute offers many outstanding publishing platforms for its students and faculty. Among them are PressThink, Jay Rosen’s take on the media industry, and First Amendment Watch, which covers the many free speech and press conflicts going on today. Others like Pavement Pieces, The Click, and ScienceLine are associated with specific graduate concentrations. Still others are platforms for specific classes or for ambitious class reporting trips. They add up to many opportunities to publish outstanding work.
Recent Published Work
Our faculty and students are active and regular contributors
to top national and international publications.
NYU journalism events bring together working journalists, authors, filmmakers, and students in a lively forum that explores current events, new work, and industry trends.
NYU Journalism is pursuing a wide-ranging diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative this academic year.
Meet some of our students on Instagram. Come to our panels where we explore journalism, identity and issues that matter through a BIPOC lens. Engage with and tell us how we as a community can move forward in an inclusive and meaningful way.
Announcing the winners of the 2022 American Journalism Online Awards
With categories like Best Tiktok Explainer, Best Use of Public Records, and Best News-Based Podcast, the AJO Awards honor excellence in reporting with an emphasis on recognizing the new ways that journalists connect with the public.
NewsDoc alum Shuhao Tse wins 2022 Student Academy Award for his documentary “Found”
Shuhao is the 8th NewsDoc student to win this honor.
Cultural Reporting and Criticism Grad Dan Girma to Co-Host New Season of “Embedded”
Along with co-host Kelly McEvers, Dan considers what police reform really means.
Studio 20’s Showcase Project Will Be Featured at ONA 22
The project tackled The Intercept's TikTok strategy.