In-Depth Documentary Training from Day One
NYU’s News and Documentary (NewsDoc) program at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is for the curious, the natural observers who strive to dig deep and tell the unexplored stories of the world. Here, they learn in-depth writing, reporting, filmmaking, and editing techniques from day one, work with professional documentary makers in the business, and graduate ready to take on positions in news and documentary organizations or as independent filmmakers.
A NewsDoc education builds on a strong reporting foundation with training in the tools and techniques that transform students into reporters and producers of both long- and short-form journalism. Here, you’ll work with a broad range of faculty who are award-winning reporters, and filmmakers, and you’ll gain exposure to the best documentary makers in the business in our Master Class series.
Student Academy Award Winners
Seven graduate students have won Student Academy Awards. You could be next.
Megan Thompson, 2006
Mu Zijian, 2012
Rongfei Guo, 2014
April Fan, 2016
Mathieu Faure, 2017
Laura Zephirin, 2019
Bohao Liu, 2020
Alumni Lyuwei Chen and Giorgio Ghiotto Named Finalists for the 2023 Student Academy Awards
Chen and Ghiotto are both Class of 2023 News and Documentary graduates.
Celebrated documentary filmmaker Nanfu Wang will join the faculty at NYU’s Journalism Institute starting Fall 2023
Wang has won the MacArthur Genius Grant, two Peabody Awards, a George Polk Award, and was shortlisted for three Academy Awards. She will teach courses, including a new one on Reporting in Closed Societies, and advise graduate students as a Distinguished Writer In Residence.
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.