Institute News

Yucheng Tang (Literary Reportage 2024) is Awarded Two Scholarships

Tang is a 2022 Scholarship awardee from the Association of Foreign Press Correspondents in the United States. He was also awarded the Richard Pyle Scholarship from the Overseas Press Club Foundation, in recognition of his work covering current events in China.

Two News and Documentary Students Will Win Medals at the 2023 Student Academy Awards

This year's medalists are Lyuwei Chen and Giorgio Ghiotto.

SHERP Alum named NYU Alumni Changemaker of the Year

Sharon Guynup (SHERP 1998) won the honor for her investigative stories shining a light on threats to tigers and other at-risk animals all over the world. She also recently co-founded Big Cat Voices, a film, photography, and storytelling nonprofit focusing on protecting the world's big cats and the lands they inhabit.

New York Magazine publishes longform work supported by Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award

Dan Xin Huang’s article looks at school segregation and class in Athens, Ohio. Huang was the Power Award runner-up in 2020.

Alumni Lyuwei Chen and Giorgio Ghiotto Named Finalists for the 2023 Student Academy Awards

Chen and Ghiotto are both Class of 2023 News and Documentary graduates.

Journalism Venture Capital Fund receives seed money for two new major projects

The Ethics and Journalism Initiative, proposed by Stephen Adler, will tackle ethical issues in journalism with a focus on AI, political coverage, and privacy. A new summer journalism workshop proposed by Jason Samuels and Keyana Smith seeks to address the low number of Black male students and professionals in journalism.

Announcing the winners of the 2023 American Journalism Online Awards

From Baltimore to Los Angeles to India, this year’s AJO Award-winners dug into issues including killings of transgender Americans, squalor inside Rikers Island Jail, celebrity justice, food and drink in the American South, and a 50-year-old rape case.

Prof. Rachel Swarns wins 2023 Bingham Fellowship

The fellowship is awarded by the News Leaders Association in recognition of an educator’s outstanding efforts to encourage minority students in the field of journalism. The News Leaders Association cited Swarns' "dedication to using journalism to illuminate the nation's racial history, to setting an example for her students and her actions to support and empower them.''

Prof. Hilke Schellmann and A Group of Stanford Journalism Professors and Students Were Awarded a Magic Grant for the Project Data From Docs

Data From Docs seeks to provide technology tools for journalists using AI and large language models, among other technologies.

Prof. Rachel Swarns has been elected to the Society of American Historians

Swarns was selected “in recognition of the narrative power and scholarly distinction” of her work. The Society, which is based at Columbia University, identifies and celebrates distinguished historical writing and is made up of scholars, public historians, journalists and independent writers.

Celebrated documentary filmmaker Nanfu Wang will join the faculty at NYU’s Journalism Institute starting Fall 2023

Wang has won the MacArthur Genius Grant, two Peabody Awards, a George Polk Award, and was shortlisted for three Academy Awards. She will teach courses, including a new one on Reporting in Closed Societies, and advise graduate students as a Distinguished Writer In Residence.

AJO Adjunct Professor Claire Tighe Produced a Podcast That Took Second in the 89th Annual National Headliner Awards

The podcast, Unsealed: The Tylenol Murders, was created by the Chicago Tribune. The Headliner Awards recognizes journalistic achievement in the Communications Industry.