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NYU News & Documentary 2020 Alumni Reunion Highlights

Watch highlights from the 2020 NewsDoc Alumni Reunion

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DOC NYC Online Screening

A chance to view 3 films produced by NewsDoc students.

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Nanfu Wang, NewsDoc 2014, receives a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

The MacArthur Foundation describes her work as "creating intimate character studies that examine the impact of authoritarian governance, corruption, and lack of accountability on the lives of individuals.”

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Yamiche Alcindor, NewsDoc 2015, receives the 2020 Gwen Ifill Award

PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, NewsDoc 2015, receives the IWMF 2020 Gwen Ifill Award. The Award is given annually to an outstanding female journalist of color whose work carries forward Ifill’s legacy.

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RTDNF names Victor Bonini, NewsDoc 2020, Bienstock Fellow

The N.S. Bienstock Fellowship award recognizes a promising minority journalist in radio or television news.

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Laura Zéphirin, NewsDoc 2019, wins Student Academy Award

The Academy will announce the level of each award — gold, silver or bronze — at a virtual ceremony on Oct. 21.

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NewsDoc alum Nanfu Wang wins 2021 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Filmmaking

Wang receives the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Filmmaking for "the impact and courage of her riveting documentaries, which are lucid and unflinching in confronting systemic oppression and corruption in China, and the concepts of personal choice and freedom.”

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Laura Zéphirin, NewsDoc 2019, is a finalist in the 47th annual Student Academy Awards

Laura Zéphirin receives another important recognition for her thesis film, "Making Waves."

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Laura Zéphirin, NewsDoc 2019, wins the BAFTA Student Film Awards Special Jury Prize

Laura Zéphirin is the first NewsDoc student to win the prestigious Special Jury Prize for her thesis film at the BAFTA Student Film Awards.

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William Martin III, NewsDoc 2020, is selected as a GroundTruth Global Migration Fellowship

Fellows will tell narrative-driven, multimedia stories of migration and resettlement shaped by climate change, economic and social instability, war and famine, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Madeline Gunderson, NewsDoc 2020, is selected as a GroundTruth Preserving Democracy/Voting Rights Fellow

Fellows will examine how threats to democracy and voting are unfolding at the local level, and how individuals, organizations and communities are responding.

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Two NewsDoc Alums are semi-finalists for the Student Academy Awards

Laura Zéphirin and Maria Florencia Smith’s thesis documentaries, "Making Waves" and "Tic Talk: Time to Heal" were short listed for the 47th Student Academy Awards

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