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Diversity at NYU Journalism

Diversity, equity, and inclusion

 

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.

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NABJ - National Association of Black Journalists

NAJA - Native American Journalists Association

NAHJ - National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Scholarships & Fellowships

NYU Journalism is devoting approximately $500,000 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-NABJ Scholarship

NYU Journalism-NAHJ Scholarship

NYU Journalism-NAJA Scholarship

Reuters-NABJ Graduate Fellowship (BER)

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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.

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NYU Journalism graduate student reports on the aftermath of the Freddy Gray riots in Baltimore.

NYU Journalism graduate student reports on the aftermath of the Freddy Gray riots in Baltimore.

 
NYU Journalism students at NABJ/NAHJ convention.

NYU Journalism students at the NABJ/NAHJ convention. NYU Journalism has been supporting student attendance for more than 10 years.

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.

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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.

Young volunteers lift paint rollers used to write “Black Lives Matter” in front of Trump Tower on Manhattan’s famed 5th Avenue. July 9, 2020. Photo by NYU Journalism's Thomas Hengge.

Young volunteers lift paint rollers used to write “Black Lives Matter” in front of Trump Tower on Manhattan’s famed 5th Avenue. July 9, 2020. Photo by NYU Journalism’s Thomas Hengge.

 
NYU Journalism hosts mentor events to bring students and alum together.

NYU Journalism hosts mentor events to bring students and alum together.

Mentoring Program

NYU Journalism is working on 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. One mentoring initiative, for students in Business and Economic Reporting, began at the beginning of the Spring 2021 semester. Another is available for students in Literary Reportage.

 

Covering Protests:
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

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First Amendment Watch: What Is the Right to Protest and How Is It Protected Under the First Amendment?

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Cellphone recording at Minneapolis Police Protests

 

Our Diversity Discussion Panels

Past Panels

Diversity Discussion: Building a Career in Network News

April 8, 2021

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Diversity Discussion: Confronting Anti-Asian Hate

March 29, 2021

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First Amendment Watch Public Forum: Open Courts & Racial Justice

March 24, 2021

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Covering Protests: New Challenges for a New Era

February 24, 2021

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Harlem Rising

February 16, 2021

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Queer Journalists Navigate the Newsroom

November 19, 2020

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Race and the 2020 Presidential Election

October 27, 2020

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Trauma and Self Care

September 23, 2020

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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 JournalistsThe 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.

CMJ

 

Diversity Faculty Committee

 
 

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