Institute News

SHERP Class Wins National Contest for Best Student Magazine Issue

The 41st SHERP class, which graduated in December, was awarded 1st prize in the category of best single-issue student magazine in the Society of Professional Journalists’ nationwide Mark of Excellence contest.

AJO Alum wins Report for America Local News Award

Bobby Brier (2021) won a third place award in enterprise/investigative features at the annual Report for American Local News Awards for his NJ Spotlight News feature story on suicide rates among construction workers.

Prof. Rachel Swarns was awarded one of five NYU Digital Humanities Seed Grants to support the next initiative in her research project, Hidden Legacies.

The project, Lynchings in the North, is a digital archive that will document the foundational role that slavery played in fueling the growth of contemporary institutions in the United States.

AJO Student Wins New York Press Association Award

Lynn Hallarman (AJO 2024) and her editor won 3rd Prize for Local Government Coverage at this year's New York Press Association Awards. Lynn's work appeared in the Port Times Record.

Announcing the Winners of the 2024 Marlene Sanders Award in Journalism

The Marlene Sanders Award is presented to a student whose work goes beyond good grades and exemplifies the spirit, love of journalism, energy and drive of pioneering journalist, Marlene Sanders.

Hannah Beckler (GloJo 2019) won the 2024 Hillman Prize for Newspaper Journalism.

Beckler is a Senior Investigations Editor at Business Insider. Her piece investigates the violent use of police dogs in prison.

The first episode of Prof. Chenjerai Kumanyika’s eight-part audio documentary, Empire City, was selected as an Official Selection for the Audio Storytelling program of the Tribeca Festival.

"As our society debates where policing is going, Empire City will tell you where the police came from. From Peabody award-winning host Chenjerai Kumanyika, Empire City digs into the origin story of the world’s largest police force: the NYPD. Chenjerai takes listeners on a journey from narratives of Black abolitionists fighting slave patrols, to the story of two rival police forces duking it out at City Hall, to the origins of the true crime genre." TribecaTribeca

Professor Hilke Schellmann’s Podcast with the MIT Technology Review is a Finalist for the Deadline Club Awards

Results will be announced on May 16th.

2023 SHERP Graduates Calli McMurray and Gina Jiménez-Rios Win Awards from the Association of Health Care Journalists

McMurray’s story was published in the Texas Observer, while Jiménez-Rios’ was published in The 19th and KFF Health News.

Shayla Love, a contributor the The Guardian and Psyche, has been named the winner of NYU Journalism’s Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award.

Love, the tenth winner of the annual award, is the first to hold a bachelor’s degree from NYU (in journalism and art history). She will use the grant to pursue a story on non-traditional, and controversial, pathways to develop new medications and health treatments.

Prof. Rachel L. Swarns Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

The Academy, founded in 1780, honors exceptional scholars elected through an extensive process, and sponsors academic research endeavors. Prof. Swarns was elected to Class V – Leadership, Policy, and Communications, under Section 1 - Journalism, Media, and Communications.

NYU Journalism major David Cheung was a winner in this year’s Multimedia Enterprise competition of the Hearst Awards.

Cheung's 7-minute piece, a video deep dive into New York City’s Chinese Opera Scene, finished in 13th Place. It was Cheung's second win of the 2023-24 season. He was also a finalist in the category for Multimedia Narrative Storytelling. The win marks NYU Journalism's fifth of the year.