NYU Journalism alumni are hired by top media companies around the world. In 2014, LinkedIn ranked NYU the #1 university for media professionals, based on alumni career placement. Check out some recent success stories below.
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February 3, 2023
Hearst Explanatory Reporting Winner Announced
NYU senior Rachel Cohen took Tenth Place in the Explanatory Reporting Competition of the 2022-2023 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Her winning story, “How the Navajo Nation Beat Back Covid,” was published in The Nation. She is NYU’s third winner in the nationwide undergraduate writing competition for the academic year, which puts NYU in sixth place.
January 10, 2023
Maham Asan, MA 2019
Maham Hasan has joined The New York Times as a member of the Editing Residency. Previously, she worked at Vanity Fair as a web producer and newsletter editor since 2019. She also was an occasional books reporter and excerpts editor at the magazine.
January 10, 2023
Sydney Fishman, MA 2020
San Francisco’s KCBS Radio hired Sydney Fishman as a multimedia producer. In this role, Sydney works on developing podcasts, editing video content, audio production and storytelling. In her spare time, she does freelance work for NPR affiliate KALW Radio and KCRW Radio in Los Angeles and writes for local publications Berkeleyside and Oaklandside in the East Bay.
December 15, 2022
November 4, 2022
As part of her work as the innovation editor for Sahan Journal, Studio 20 alumna Aala Abdullahi launched a new Somali newsletter for the community in Minnesota in October 2022. She also leads the newsroom’s experimentation efforts around new news products that serve the needs of immigrants, refugees and communities of color in the U.S. Her community engagement project called “Citizen Lab” was one of 25 community and audience engagement projects funded by the Google News Initiative and won the LION community engagement award in 2021.
November 4, 2022
Jiale Hu’s short documentary “Songs for You, Always” was selected for the Queens World Film Festival. It was made during her TV Reporting II class about a professional Soprano who has dedicated her life singing at nursing homes in NYC. Jiale’s previous short documentary Mama Yen (2019) was also selected for the Queens World Film Festival in 2020.
October 24, 2022
Jordan Goldberg was hired as an Associate Editor at Editorialist where she works across the publication’s beauty and fashion verticals. In this role, Jordan covers news in both categories, works to ensure SEO optimization on live stories, and creates social media content for the publication’s site and social media. You can check out her work at Editorialist.com
October 17, 2022
Bloomberg hired Zijia Song as a rotational reporter following her successful internship at this organization. In this role, she has learned about news automation, worked on breaking newsdesk and explained daily price moves for metals and written about lumber, bird flu and crop insurance.
October 17, 2022
New York City News 12 Networks hired Melanie Eszter as a multimedia journalist covering the city. Melanie had perfected her reel and landed the job through the 2022 NYU Journalism Career Fair. Melanie took multimedia journalism and graduated with a broadcast concentration.
May 12, 2022
Diana Kruzman, a recent graduate of the Global & Joint Program (Near East studies), is one of 13 students selected by Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) for their 2022 journalism program. Kruzman writes about the environment, religion, and urbanism in the US and abroad. She currently works as a Midwest Fellow at Grist. As a freelancer, she has covered human rights and environmental issues in Central Asia. The FASPE journalism program examines the role of journalists in the Nazi state, underscoring that moral codes of the profession can break down with devastating consequences. With this historical background, the journalism fellows are better positioned to confront contemporary issues. Kruzman hopes this will help her develop an ethical framework to guide her reporting.
April 22, 2022
WNYC hired Catalina Gonella as a night reporter. Her knowledge of capturing live audio as well as her news-writing chops make Catalina uniquely suited to expand WNYC’s radio and digital coverage into the later hours. Prior to this role, Catalina covered breaking news at the New York Post. Before that she worked at NY1, a job she landed thanks to her NYU and NAHJ connections.
April 22, 2022
Documented hired Ralph Thomassaint Joseph as a Caribbean Community Correspondent. Ralph says he got the job thanks to his NYU network, and he will be working directly with another Studio 20 alum. Ralph has a decade of journalism experience and co-created the news section of the Haitian digital news media site , where he worked as editor-in-chief for four years.
April 6, 2022
CBS2 News in Chicago (WBBM) hired Sabrina Franza as a reporter. Before this role and since graduating NYU, she worked as a reporter with News 12 Networks covering New York City – a job she found at the NYU Journalism Career Fair. Her investigations uncovered disorganization within the city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board, which oversees NYPD complaints, and has exposed mismanagement in city government resulting in unnecessary COVID-related fines to small businesses which prompted new legislation to help those businesses at the city level.
March 1, 2022
Nina Huang is a lifestyle ecommerce writer at Dotdash Meredith. She writes about beauty, fashion, food and entertainment products for PEOPLE, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, Travel + Leisure, and other Dotdash Meredith-owned publications. She credits the NYU journalism department and its career services office for her internship with Marie Claire which expanded her network, refined her interests, and helped lead to her current position.
January 5, 2022
Cosmopolitan hired Annabel Iwegbue as Assistant to the Editor in Chief. In this role, she writes entertainment/beauty/fashion content for Cosmo’s digital site, manages the monthly YOU page in the print magazine, and helps to produce content for Cosmo’s Snapchat and TikTok pages.
December 3, 2021
Elizabeth Arakelian is the local host of All Things Considered at Central California’s NPR station, KVPR. She graduated from the Reporting the Nation master’s program in 2016. In her current role, Liz produces newscasts and breaks, operates the board and live hosts the the national show. She credits NYU’s emphasis on multimedia reporting and the supportive connections she forged with faculty for furthering her career.
December 1, 2021
The York Daily Record hired Kaity Assaf as a news reporter. She’s their first reporter fluent in Arabic. In this role, Kaity covers important issues that affect people in York County and the central Pennsylvania region. Kaity credits her experiences and insights gained at NYU and her internship with the Burlington County Times with helping her land this job with the USA Today Network as a regional reporter.
Follow her @kaitythekite
November 1, 2021
The Insider hired Diamond Naga Siu as a senior tech reporter based in New York covering Apple/Google mobile platforms and the app developer ecosystem. Diamond Naga previously worked for Law360, the New York Post, The Boston Globe, NBC News and other publications. She credits her NYU/WSN network with connecting her to Insider.
Follow her @diamondnagasiu
November 1, 2021
CBS News hired Nelson Oliveira as a Push & Platforms Editor. Prior to this job, he covered breaking news and was an Audience and Engagement Specialist at the NY Daily News.
October 1, 2021
The New York Times hired Chevaz Clarke as a Live Visuals Editor. In this role, she focuses on identifying and sourcing videos and interviews for breaking news. Chevaz previously worked as a Digital Content Producer at CBS.