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
NYU News Doc Film Festival – May 13-14th, 2022
The News and Documentary graduate program invites you to a film festival of student films.
NewsDoc alum Nanfu Wang nominated for 2022 Peabody Award
Her film, "In the Same Breath," traces the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic as it begins in Wuhan, China, and shows how cover-ups and misinformation scrambled worldwide response even as some sought to call attention to the truth.
Inside Lens – NewsDoc Student Film Series Airing on NYC Life
NYU Journalism brings you this NewsDoc film series of student thesis documentaries. These emerging filmmakers fully immersed themselves with their subjects: producing, directing, shooting, and editing as solo crews. The stories they captured reveal fascinating characters, and profound insights from around the world.