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.
Scholarships & Fellowships
NYU Journalism is devoting approximately $1,000,000 in scholarship money for the academic year 2021-2022 for underrepresented students. Scholarships and fellowships for the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute include:
NYU Journalism-National Association of Black Journalists Scholarship
NYU Journalism-National Association of Hispanic Journalists Scholarship
NYU Journalism-Native American Journalist Association Scholarship
NYU Journalism-Reuters Fellowship (BER)
Diversity Reporting Grants
NYU Journalism is offering fifteen (15) grants of up to $1,000 each to graduate or undergraduate students who are working on substantive reporting projects in any medium that explore the social, economic, or political challenges facing marginalized communities.
Conference Attendance Grants
NYU Journalism is awarding twenty (20) grants of up to $500 each to current NYU graduate and undergraduate students seeking to participate in online educational programs outside NYU that explore the social, economic, or political challenges facing marginalized communities.
Diversity Reporting Prize
The Journalism Institute offers a diversity reporting prize of $1,000 for two students (graduate and undergraduate) whose works of journalism are judged most significant on topics involving the social, economic, or political challenges facing marginalized communities.
NYU Journalism is rolling out a mentoring program that will enable current students to connect with professional journalists, many of them alumni of the program. Students will be able to confer with the mentor for advice on careers, workplace issues, and other matters.
The following programs have established mentoring opportunities:
Your First Amendment Protections
The First Amendment protects the right to assemble, newsgathering, and making videos of police doing their jobs.
First Amendment Watch: The First Amendment Right to Record Police
First Amendment Watch: What Is the Right to Protest and How Is It Protected Under the First Amendment?
Our Diversity Discussion Panels
Check back soon for upcoming events!
Affirmative Action’s Backstory
February 1, 2023Read More
Race and the Midterm Elections
October 27, 2022Read More
Beyond Black and White: The Roots of Anti-Asian Violence
October 20, 2022Read More
Covering the Battle over Race and History in America’s Schools
September 13, 2022Read More
The Color of Money
January 28, 2022Read More
Discussion: Your First Job
December 1, 2021Read More
Diversity Discussion: Building a Career in Network News
April 8, 2021Read More
Diversity Discussion: Confronting Anti-Asian Hate
March 29, 2021Read More
First Amendment Watch Public Forum: Open Courts & Racial Justice
March 24, 2021Read More
Covering Protests: New Challenges for a New Era
February 24, 2021Read More
February 16, 2021Read More
Queer Journalists Navigate the Newsroom
November 19, 2020Read More
Race and the 2020 Presidential Election
October 27, 2020Read More
Trauma and Self Care
September 23, 2020Read More
Coalition of Minority Journalists
Get involved and keep an eye out for events sponsored by the Coalition of Minority Journalists. They are a student-led group focused on uplifting minority journalists. CMJ holds panels and networking events that feature top journalists who share what it takes to be successful as a BIPOC and queer journalist in today’s competitive media landscape.
The coalition is partnered with the National Association of Black Journalists, The National Association of Hispanic Journalists, The Asian American Journalists Association and The Association of LGBTQ Journalists
Memberships in national journalists associations are inexpensive and come with life changing resources, scholarships and job opportunities. As part of our diversity initiatives NYU Journalism supports trips to the national convention of BIPOC journalism organizations which includes The Native American Journalists Association.