NYU Journalism student team wins New York Emmy®

June 15, 2018

NYU Journalism student team wins New York Emmy

A team of students from NYU Journalism’s Studio 20 program recently won a New York Emmy® in the Public/Current/Community Affairs: Series category for their multimedia project, “Finding Sanctuary NYC.”

The 14-student team worked for four months on the project, which included a short documentary series and an interactive website. The list of team members also included students from the Interactive Telecommunications and Global and Joint Studies programs: Lindsay Abrams, Sheba Anyanwu, Setareh Baig, Emma Cillekens, Alessandra Freitas, Levi Gikandi, Sanjana Gupta, Stephanie Ho, Shelley Xinyu Hu, Maria Jose Lavandera, Anissa Pierre, Ayesha Shakya, Andrew Urodov, and Andi Wang. The team was also led by Vice’s Josh Davis and ProPublica web coach, Mike Tigas.

The project follows the lives of six people who have found or are seeking some form of sanctuary in New York City. The stories cover a formerly undocumented immigrant who crossed the U.S./Mexico border as a child; an American-Muslim woman who was banned from her homeland of Palestine, and a woman who moved from Jim Crow South to New York City. The team also spoke to a woman who was born in a Japanese internment camp in the U.S. during World War II; an Auschwitz survivor who found her home in New York City; and a man who lived in shelters and now feeds the homeless.

“This award recognizes the outstanding effort and teamwork by a special group of students,” Davis said, “Their hard work and enthusiasm is inspiring.”

Lindsay Abrams

Lindsay Abrams
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Sheba Anyanwu

Sheba Anyanwu

Setareh Baig

Setareh Baig
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Emma Cillekens

Emma Cillekens
@emmacillekens

Josh Davis

Josh Davis
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Alessandra Freitas

Alessandra Freitas
@aledmfreitas

Levi Gikandi

Levi Gikandi
@riotgriots

Sanjana Gupta

Sanjana Gupta
@SanjanaGupta111

Stephanie Ho

Stephanie Ho
@realstephanieho

Shelley Xinyu Hu

Shelley Xinyu Hu

Maria Jose Lavandera

Maria Jose Lavandera
@majolavandera

Anissa Pierre

Anissa Pierre
@heyyniss

Ayesha Shakya

Ayesha Shakya
@ayeshashakya

Mike Tigas

Mike Tigas
@mtigas

Andrew Urodov

Andrew Urodov
@andrewurodov

Andi Wang

Andi Wang
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