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.
NewsDoc alum, Mathieu Faure, is a grantee from the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program for “Eat Bitter,” a documentary he is producing in the Central African Republic
The fund offers non-recoupable support for nonfiction projects that continue to elevate and advance cultural dialogue and break new ground in creativity and innovation from filmmakers with a distinct voice and vision, and a meaningful connection to the work they create.
Three Documentaries by NewsDoc Alumni will be screened during Doc NYC in November 2021
DOC NYC is an annual documentary film festival in New York City, and the country's largest documentary film festival.
Bohao Liu (NewsDoc 2020) wins Silver Medal in Documentary at the Student Academy Awards for his documentary “Eagles Rest in Liangshan”
Inspired by Kobe Bryant's Mamba Mentality, a young man returns to coach the kids in the mountain town of Liangshan, where basketball is so popular with the Yi minority that the center of town is not a park but a basketball court.
Master Class: Kirsten Johnson
NewsDoc is excited to have Director & Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson back for a Master Class this fall! Kirsten just won a Directing Emmy for Dick Johnson is Dead (2020), and has made many other award winning documentaries including the much loved Cameraperson (2016).