Institute News

GloJo student Ailia Zehra Uses Diversity Grant to Start Online Publication “Dissent Today”

The platform covers issues related to human rights and freedom of press.

Prof. Hilke Schellmann’s podcast “In Machines We Trust” wins Bronze Anthem Award

The MIT Technology Review podcast won in the Responsible Technology Podcast or Audio Awareness category.

Prof. Rachel Swarns’ Forthcoming Book Included in the Washington Post’s “What to Read in 2023” List.

The Book, The 272: The Families Who Were Enslaved and Sold to Build the American Catholic Church, is described as an impactful review of American history and the stories of enslaved individuals. Read more in the Washington Post.

Prof. Hilke Schellmann Wins 2022 Signal Award for Investigative Audio Series: In Machines We Trust

The Signal Awards honor outstanding work in podcasting. The MIT Technology Review’s project won the Gold award in Science and Education.

Announcing the winners of the 2022 American Journalism Online Awards

With categories like Best Tiktok Explainer, Best Use of Public Records, and Best News-Based Podcast, the AJO Awards honor excellence in reporting with an emphasis on recognizing the new ways that journalists connect with the public.

NewsDoc alum Shuhao Tse wins 2022 Student Academy Award for his documentary “Found”

Shuhao is the 8th NewsDoc student to win this honor.

Studio 20’s Showcase Project Will Be Featured at ONA 22

The project tackled The Intercept's TikTok strategy.

Cultural Reporting and Criticism Grad Dan Girma to Co-Host New Season of “Embedded”

Along with co-host Kelly McEvers, Dan considers what police reform really means.

NewsDoc alum Shuhao Tse wins Documentary Prize and Special Jury Prize at the Yugo BAFTA Student Awards for his thesis doc film, “Found”

The Yugo BAFTA Student Awards celebrates and rewards the next generation of talented and innovative filmmakers and creatives from around the globe.

SHERP Graduate Wins Inaugural Sharon Begley Prize for Science Reporting

Bijal Trivedi (SHERP 1998) won the honor, which comes with a $20,000 grant to support a reporting project. Trivedi is the senior editor for science at National Geographic. The new award is administered by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.

Prof. Hilke Schellmann is an inaugural AI Accountability fellow at the Pulitzer Center

The $20K fellowship will support her work investigating AI and hiring tools.

NewsDoc Alum Nanfu Wang wins Peabody Award for “In the Same Breath”

The documentary recounts the origin and spread of the novel coronavirus from the earliest days of the outbreak in Wuhan to its rampage across the United States.