Hilke Schellmann

Hilke Schellmann

Assistant Professor

Hilke Schellmann is an assistant professor of journalism at NYU and an Emmy-award winning investigative reporter. Using innovative multimedia tools, she focuses her reporting on unearthing systemic wrongdoing and its impact on vulnerable people.

As an independent filmmaker, Schellmann shot, produced and directed the investigative documentary Outlawed in Pakistan which aired on PBS FRONTLINE. The film was dubbed “among the standouts” at the Sundance Film Festival by The L.A. Times and called “extraordinary” by Variety. The documentary was recognized with an Emmy, an Overseas Press Club and a Cinema for Peace Award and successfully played at prestigious film festivals such as IDFA, Full Frame, Thessaloniki Film Festival and AFI Docs.

In Schellmann’s latest investigation into student loans for VICE on HBO, she uncovered how a spigot of easy money from the federal government is driving up the cost of higher education in the U.S. and is even threatening the country’s international competitiveness. The immersive documentary was named a 2017 finalist for the Peabody Awards.

Schellmann’s work has appeared in several publications including The New York Times, VICE, HBO, PBS, TIME, ARD, ZDF, WNYC, National Geographic, Glamour and The Atlantic. For two years, Schellmann spearheaded video coverage as a Multimedia Reporter for the New York section at The Wall Street Journal. Prior to joining NYU, Schellmann was the Director of Video Journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She is currently shooting and directing a feature length investigative documentary.

Schellmann is a Fulbright Scholar and holds an MS from Columbia University and an MA from Humboldt University in her native Germany. While in graduate school, she co-founded the nonprofit Center for Documentary Art UnionDocs in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and now serves on its advisory committee.

 

Published Works

The Guardian
May 11th, 2022
Finding it hard to get a new job? Robot recruiters might be to blame
Hilke Schellmann
Assistant Professor
MIT Technology Review
August 4th, 2021
Looking for work? Here’s how to write a résumé that an AI will love.
Hilke Schellmann
Assistant Professor
Podcast: In Machines We Trust
August 4th, 2021
Podcast: Beating the AI hiring machines
Reported by Hilke Schellmann
Assistant Professor
MIT Technology Review
July 21st, 2021
Disability rights advocates are worried about discrimination in AI hiring tools
Hilke Schellmann
Assistant Professor
MIT Technology Review
July 7th, 2021
We tested AI interview tools. Here’s what we found.
Hilke Schellmann
Assistant Professor
MIT Technology Review
June 23rd, 2021
LinkedIn’s job-matching AI was biased. The company’s solution? More AI.
Hilke Schellmann
Assistant Professor
The New York Times
March 17th, 2021
We Need Laws to Take On Racism and Sexism in Hiring Technology
Hilke Schellmann (with Julia Stoyanovich and Alexandra Givens)
Assistant Professor
MIT Technology Review
February 11th, 2021
Auditors are testing hiring algorithms for bias, but there’s no easy fix
Hilke Schellmann
Assistant Professor
Podcast - The Future of Everything - WSJ
January 15th, 2020
AI Hiring, Never Retiring: Working in the 21st Century
Hosted, reported and produced by Hilke Schellmann
Assistant Professor
The Wall Street Journal
January 7th, 2020
How Job Interviews Will Transform in the Next Decade
Hilke Schellmann
Assistant Professor
Documentary Film: The Devil's Advocate
January 1st, 2020
The Devil’s Advocate
Directed by Hilke Schellmann (with Habiba Nosheen)
Assistant Professor
NPR
December 5th, 2019
Nike Swooshes Out Of Amazon
Hilke Schellmann
Assistant Professor
The Wall Street Journal
May 30th, 2019
Police Unlock AI’s Potential to Monitor, Surveil and Solve Crimes
Hilke Schellmann
Assistant Professor
The Wall Street Journal
November 19th, 2018
Facial Recognition’s Growing Adoption Spurs Privacy Concerns
Hilke Schellmann
Assistant Professor
The Wall Street Journal
October 15th, 2018
Deepfake Videos Are Getting Real and That’s a Problem
Hilke Schellmann
Assistant Professor
The Wall Street Journal
September 20th, 2018
Artificial Intelligence: The Robots Are Now Hiring
Hilke Schellmann
Assistant Professor
NPR
June 27th, 2018
The Fake Review Hunter
Hilke Schellmann
Assistant Professor
Quartz
December 5th, 2017
The dangerous new technology that will make us question our basic idea of reality
Hilke Schellmann
Assistant Professor
Vice
June 24th, 2016
Student Debt
Hilke Schellmann
Assistant Professor
Frontline
May 28th, 2013
Outlawed in Pakistan
Hilke Schellmann
Assistant Professor