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2023 Year in Review

Honoring the achievements of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

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The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute had quite a year.

Students, alumni, and faculty regularly covered major news events and contributed commentary that advanced some of the most important conversations in the world. Several members of the NYU Journalism community won prestigious awards and fellowships. And the Institute sponsored dozens of events featuring top working journalists and connected students to employers at networking events and recruiting panels.

Let’s take a look at what we accomplished this year.


Our students published regularly this year — on politics, fashion, the arts, sports, culture, the city, and the world in news articles, features, opinion pieces, audio, video, and photographs.


This year, current students published work in more than 66 publications.


AM New York
Belt Magazine
Brooklyn Magazine
Cashmere Magazine
Chicago Sun-Times
City Limits
CR Fashion Book
Earth Island Journal
Environment 360
Foreign Policy
Harper’s Bazaar Arabia
Hell Gate
Inside Climate News
Interview Magazine
KFF News
Live Science
Los Angeles Magazine
Modern Farmer
Modern Luxury
National Geographic
New York Magazine
Next Avenue
New Lines Magazine

Our Town Downtown
Our Town NY
Portland Monthly
Quanta Magazine
San Francisco Examiner
Santa Barbara Independent
Slam Magazine
Sierra Magazine
Sixth Tone
Source Weekly
Stat News
Sunday Long Read
Texas Observer
Time Out New York
The 19th
The Daily Beast
The Daily Dot
The Diplomat
The Nation
The New Republic
The New York Times
The Washington Post
Village Voice


Students and Alumni were recognized for their many achievements.


Alumni won Student Academy Awards, bringing the Institute total to 10.


Students won Hearst awards.



Students were awarded scholarships: 2 from AFPC-USA, and 4 from the Overseas Press Club Foundation.


Alumni Emmy recognitions: a nomination with NBC and a win with MTV.



More Student & Alumni Awards

  • NewsDoc alum Alyse Shorland was named in DOC NYC’s 40 Under 40 list.
  • NewsDoc alum Jialing Zhang was awarded this year’s DOC NYC Grand Jury Prize for her film “Total Trust.”
  • “Eat Bitter,” a film co-written and produced by NewsDoc alum Mathieu Faure, was selected by Switzerland’s Visions du Reél film festival.
  • Graduate student Jordan Brown named “Student Journalist of the Year” by the NABJ.
  • GloJo student Ailia Zehra used an NYU Journalism Diversity Grant to start the online publication Dissent Today.
  • SHERP alum Sharon Guynu was named an NYU Alumni Changemaker of the Year.
  • Student Edward Franco was elected NAHJ National Student Representative.

We hosted engaging events weekly.


Panels, discussions and social events at 20 Cooper Square


Total career events: 2 networking events with 100+ attendees each, and 11 panels with recruiters from top media organizations.


Social events, including graduations and student mixers.


Our Faculty made significant contributions to journalism and literature this year.


Faculty released large projects this year: Rachel Swarns’s The 272, Meredith Broussard’s More Than a Glitch, Salman Rushdie’s Victory City, James McBride’s The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store, Brooke Kroeger’s Undaunted, Jason Maloney’s “Rebirth of the Range,” and Katie Roiphe’s WSJ column Personal Space.

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faculty books were selected for The New York Times’s 100 Notable Books of 2023.


Faculty were mentioned, quoted, and interviewed in more than 16 major publications.

Al Jazeera
Harvard Business Review
LA Times
New Republic
Science Friday
Scientific American
The Atlantic
The Boston Globe
The Economist
The New York Times
The New Yorker
The Washington Post
And more…


Faculty published work in more than 20 major publications.

Air Mail
American Historical Review
Columbia Journalism Review
Financial Times
In These Times
London Review of Books
New Republic
Scientific American
The Atlantic
The Boston Globe
The Guardian
The Hollywood Reporter
The New York Times
The New Yorker
The Washington Post
This American Life
Wall Street Journal
Washington Square Journal
And More…


Faculty and Institute Highlights


  • Salman Rushdie received the Presidential Medal at NYU’s 2023 commencement.
  • Pamela Newkirk was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Hilke Schellmann’s podcast “In Machines We Trust” won a Gold Signal Award and a Bronze Anthem Award.
  • Ellen Horne’s podcast “Admissible: Shreds of Evidence,” received a Gold and Listener’s Choice award from the Signal Awards.
  • Rachel Swarns was recognized by the Society of American Historians for the “narrative power and scholarly distinction” of her work.
  • Rachel Swarns was also awarded a 2023 Barry Bingham Sr. Fellowship.


  • Hilke Schellmann was awarded a Magic Grant and a McGovern Foundation Grant for her research on AI.
  • Steve Adler received funding from OpenAI, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, and the Carter Institute for the launch of the Ethics and Journalism Initiative.
  • Steve Solomon launched the Institute’s Venture Capital Fund as an internal funding resource for faculty.


  • The inaugural class of the new Podcast and Audio Reportage graduate program started in the Fall of 2023.
  • The Institute partnered with the Dow Jones News Fund to create the Black Male Journalist Workshop.
  • Filmmaker Nanfu Wang joined our faculty this year as a Distinguished Journalist in Residence.
  • The Institute launched the Ethics and Journalism Initiative, which will tackle emerging ethical complications within the field, including the use of AI tools and the impact of social media.
  • First Amendment Watch partnered with the National Constitution Center and others to launch the first National First Amendment Summit. Distinguished Journalist in Residence Salman Rushdie delivered the keynote address



Congratulations to our students, faculty, administrators, and staff for a great year.