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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Two winners in Hearst Awards top 20
Two NYU undergraduate journalism students were announced as winners in the Feature Writing Competition of the 2022-2023 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Jules Roscoe, a junior, placed 13th in the competition for their story "UPS Workers Share Horror Stories About Driving in Heat," published by VICE Motherboard. Sophomore Natalie Jonas came in 19th for her Salon article "Why more people are seeking out 'ego death' via psychedelic drug." For the year, NYU Journalism students have won seven Hearst awards, which set a new university record.
November 4, 2022
Aala Abdullahi, MA 2020
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, MA 2023
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, MA 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
Zijia Eleanor Song, MA 2021
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
Melanie Eszter, BA 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, MA 2021, GloJo
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.