American Journalism Online 2021
Prior to NYU/AJO, Nicole was senior content producer for ABC News, working in digital show integration for “Good Morning America.” She’s a two-time Emmy winner, two-time Webby winner and two-time Webby People’s Choice winner. Nicole is now senior editor of lifestyle at FOX News Digital, influencing an array of content while managing a team of reporters, writers and producers.
I applied to the AJO program in hopes to stand out to news orgs and potential employers. To be fully transparent, I went in worried. I had been in the biz and figured, ‘What will I learn that I don’t already know?’ The kiss of death is thinking that you know it all. What I did learn (and quickly) is that the industry is ever changing. AJO taught me to think, morphed me into a more well-rounded journalist and most importantly, AJO challenged me. From investigative reporting to longform, feature writing, video production and my First Amendment rights, I absorbed lessons in ethics and developed top-notch journalistic integrity thanks to the AJO program. Working with my professors and fellow classmates (who are now my colleagues and dear friends) was the icing on the cake. AJO changed my life, and I miss it every day.