Institute News

Prof. Pamela Newkirk elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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

NYU Journalism Major Jules Roscoe Won 15th Place in the Multimedia Digital News/Enterprise Story (Individual) Competition of the Hearst Awards

Their story, The Year of the Union, ran in Cooper Squared. This […]

Carter Journalism Institute Names Adam Willis Winner of Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award

Willis, the Award’s Ninth Recipient, will focus on solutions to climate change in the American Midwest.

Distinguished Writer in Residence Salman Rushdie to Receive Presidential Medal at NYU’s 2023 Commencement

The awards will be presented on May 17th, 2023, to honor "[Rushdie's] literary mastery and his courage in sustaining the principle of the free exchange of ideas in the face of threats and grievous physical attacks." (src:

NYU Journalism Undergraduate Edward Franco Cracked the Top 20 List of the Hearst Awards Television News Winners

NYU Journalism undergraduate Edward Franco received 17th place in the Television News competition of the Hearst Awards with his two stories: "NYC protests denounce Russian invasion of Ukraine" and "What you missed around NYU this summer," which ran in the Washington Square News.

Eat Bitter, A Film Co-Written & Produced by NewsDoc Alum Mathieu Faure, Is Having its World Premiere Next Week.

About the Film: Against the backdrop of the civil war in the Central African Republic, a Chinese construction manager and local African laborer work on opposite ends of the spectrum to construct a sparkling new bank. As deadlines loom, unexpected twists threaten their jobs, relationships, and plans for a better life. The film has been selected for recognition in Visions du Réel, a prestigious documentary film festival held in Nyon, Switzerland. NewsDoc Alum Mathieu Faure is the executive producer, producer, co-writer and co-editor of this feature documentary.

Prof. Hilke Schellmann speaks at SXSW panel, Is AI the New HR? Protecting Civil Rights at Work

The panel, held on March 11, 2023, discusses AI and the future of work. In addition to Schellmann, the panel included the Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Charlotte Burrows and two other panelists.

Prof. Meredith Broussard releases her new book, More Than a Glitch

Broussard's second book, More than a Glitch: Confronting Race, Gender, and Ability Bias in Tech, was released on March 14th, 2023 by the MIT Press.

Prof. Hilke Schellmann gives a Keynote Speech on Gender and AI at the German Mission to the UN

Schellmann discussed how bias creeps into algorithms built by tech companies like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, and is used by social media platforms including LinkedIn and Instagram. The keynote and panel discussion is part of the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Starts at 28:00.

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.