Career News

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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April 19, 2024

NYU Journalism major David Cheung was a winner in this year’s Multimedia Enterprise competition of the Hearst Awards.

Cheung's 7-minute piece, a video deep dive into New York City’s Chinese Opera Scene, finished in 13th Place. It was Cheung's second win of the 2023-24 season. He was also a finalist in the category for Multimedia Narrative Storytelling. The win marks NYU Journalism's fifth of the year.

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April 16, 2024

The NYU Journalism major Stacia Datskovska placed in the top 20 of this year’s Personality/Profile writing competition for Hearst Awards.

Datskovska's intimate look into the life of a female firefighter and boxer, Nicole Malpeso: The Pride of Staten Island, which was published on Cooper Squared, reached No. 13 on the list. This was Hearst's fourth and last writing competition of the year.

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March 25, 2024

Teresa Strasser, BA 1992

Emmy-Award winning television writer Teresa Strasser recently published her second book, Making It Home: Life Lessons From a Season of Little League (Penguin), a memoir about one season of Little League baseball she spent with her father after her brother died of cancer at age 47. Named one of the Best Books of 2023 by USA Today, the memoir covers 16 games she spent in the bleachers with her dad watching her oldest son play ball and turning the American Pastime into a grief group of two. Called “moving, funny, sad, and hopeful” by the Arizona Republic, it was also named Sports Book of the Year by the American Writing Awards. 

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March 12, 2024

Lauren Levesque, BA 2023

Lauren Levesque graduated with a bachelor’s degree from New York University in May 2023 and is currently completing a master’s degree in Journalism from NYU. She works as a Senior Staff writer at Young Hot & Modern, a digital magazine for the modern woman where she has covered fashion, culture, beauty and wellness. In February 2024, she published a feature story about Laurence Basse at New York Fashion Week. Lauren is interested in gaining more experience in the overall magazine and fashion industry.

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February 29, 2024

NYU Journalism major Pablo Ocariz Gimenez Makes Hearst Awards Top 20 List for Sports Writing

The Hearst Journalism Awards has announced its Top 20 winners in this year's Sports Writing competition. Pablo Ocariz Gimenez's story on "The New Business of Baseball in Venezuela" came in at No. 14 on the list. There were 128 entries from 70 universities.

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January 30, 2024

Kathryn Palmer, GloJo MA 2023

Kathryn Palmer joined USA Today as its Elections Reporting Fellow in California, where she covers statewide politics and campaign news connected to the 2024 presidential and congressional elections. Her focus on government accountability stretches back to her time as a local news reporter and inspired her overseas reporting and research in France, Morocco and Tunisia while in the Global Journalism program.

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January 9, 2024

Mehar Gujral, NewsDoc MA 2023

Mehar Gujral is the Post-Production Coordinator at Gigantic Studios, an award-winning post-production house in New York City. She assisted on the upcoming "Checkpoint Zoo" feature documentary and is a pre-screener at American Documentary for "POV" on PBS, America's longest-running showcase for independent nonfiction films. While at NYU, Mehar took classes in filmmaking and screenwriting and was a 2022 NY Emmys Grantee and South Asian Journalists' Association Scholarship Winner.

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December 22, 2023

NewsDoc Alum Giorgio Ghiotto’s Film “Wings of Dust” Shortlisted for the 96th Academy Awards

"Wings of Dust" will compete with 14 other films for a nomination in the "Documentary Short Film" category. Nominations will be announced next month.

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December 20, 2023

NYU Journalism undergraduate David Cheung placed 8th in the Multimedia Narrative Storytelling Competition of the annual Hearst Awards.

The Hearst Journalism Awards has announced its list of the 20 best Multimedia Narrative Storytelling projects for 2024. "The Hong Kong pole dancers fighting sexual stigma," at number eight on the list, is a short video created by NYU senior David Cheung, who handled every step from conceptualization to execution. Cheung's story looks at the origins and rising popularity of acrobatic pole routines and was published by BBC Reel, which focuses on short documentaries and explainers. 

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December 14, 2023

NYU Journalism undergraduate Payton Selby placed in the Top 20 in the Feature Writing Competition of the annual Hearst Awards.

She won for her article "Why Punchdrunk's Sleep No More is Still a Hot Ticket," which was published in October by the Observer.

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September 26, 2023

Michelle Diaz, RTN/RNY MA 2021

Michelle Diaz is an Associate Producer at World News Tonight with David Muir, the most watched show on television. In this role, she produces domestic/international news, providing the latest information and analysis of major events. Diaz began her career at ABC News as an intern for 20/20 while completing her Master's in the Reporting the Nation and New York program at NYU.

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September 5, 2023

Alejandra Arevalo, BA 2020

Alejandra Arevalo has been selected as a Hearst Developer Fellow. She will be working on projects related to data visualization, interactive visual storytelling, and artificial intelligence. Alejandra was first exposed to data journalism and visualization as part of Meredith Broussard's Data Journalism class which partnered with The COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic. She has covered politics, lifestyle topics, and the Latino community for outlets including USA Today and Latina Magazine and worked as a podcast producer at iHeartMedia.

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September 5, 2023

Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff, GloJo MA 2002

Lindsay Krasnoff recently published her second book, Basketball Empire: France and the Making of a Global NBA and WNBA (Bloomsbury), a first-of-its-kind look at how and why France became a major pipeline of talent into the NBA, WNBA, and NCAA. It compliments FranceAndUS, a project she founded to highlight the Franco-American relationship through sports diplomacy ahead of the Paris 2024-LA 2028 Olympic cycle.

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August 15, 2023

Emily Conklin, BA 2020

Emily Conklin has been named Managing Editor of The Architect's Newspaper, a leading architecture and design publication that publishes monthly print editions. Emily has spent her career chasing the arts and design beat, and enjoys the process of creating a physical print product that supports emerging voices, incisive critique and long-form storytelling. Emily wrote for The Architect’s Newspaper while she was an undergrad at NYU Journalism.

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August 14, 2023

Calen Razor, BA 2022

Calen Razor has been selected as Allbritton Journalism Institute Reporting Fellow. He graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public policy. Calen started his career as a production assistant  at News 12 Connecticut, a job he secured after meeting recruiters at the NYU Journalism Career Fair. While at NYU he was an editorial intern at Men’s Health. He also produced multimedia stories for the 2021 National Association of Black Journalists Convention.

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July 14, 2023

Nausheen Husain, BA 2011

Nausheen Husain has been selected as the 2023-25 Lender Center for Social Justice Faculty Fellow. Husain is an investigative reporter and assistant professor of magazine, news, and digital journalism in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she teaches data and documents journalism. Husain’s project will examine past and present American “War on Terror”-related government policies and programs and how these policies were covered in news media. Husain is looking for collaborators and is interested in hearing from those whose research intersects with this project:

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May 23, 2023

Eliza Mitnick, MA 2022

News and Documentary alum Eliza Mitnick has been hired as an Associate Producer at Ark Media for a feature documentary about postpartum depression. She loves how working with a small team allows her to have a meaningful role in shaping this story about an underreported subject.

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May 8, 2023

NYU Journalism Alumna Katia Patin is Chosen for FASPE Ethics Fellowship

Katia Patin was selected for the 2023 Journalism Program of the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). The program sends fellows to Germany and Poland to study the conduct of journalists in Nazioccupied Europe and reflect on journalism ethics today. Katia Patin is a multimedia journalist based between Washington, D.C. and Istanbul. She produced Generation Gulag, a documentary series uncovering the impact of Russia’s campaign to rewrite the history of Gulag survivors, shortlisted for the One World Media Award in 2020. Her journalism has appeared in TIME Magazine, the Guardian, NBC, the Atlantic among other publications.

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March 22, 2023

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.

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March 17, 2023

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.

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