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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.
NewsDoc alum Shuhao Tse wins 2022 Student Academy Award for his documentary “Found”
Shuhao is the 8th NewsDoc student to win this honor.
NewsDoc alum Shuhao Tse wins Documentary Prize and Special Jury Prize at the Yugo BAFTA Student Awards for his thesis doc film, “Found”
The Yugo BAFTA Student Awards celebrates and rewards the next generation of talented and innovative filmmakers and creatives from around the globe.
NewsDoc Alum Nanfu Wang wins Peabody Award for “In the Same Breath”
The documentary recounts the origin and spread of the novel coronavirus from the earliest days of the outbreak in Wuhan to its rampage across the United States.
Congratulations to three News & Documentary graduate students who received NYU Journalism awards, 2022
Shuhao Tse, Adam Santovac and Serge Kharytonau received awards in 2022.
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.
Newsdoc Student Bohao Liu Wins Two College Television Awards
Bohao Liu won the Bricker Humanitarian Award as well as the Non Fiction Award from the College Television Awards for his documentary Eagles Rest in Liangshan.
Bohao Liu (NewsDoc 2020) wins DGA Grand Prize at the DGA Student Film Awards for “Eagles Rest in Liangshan”
Congratulations to NewsDoc alum Bohao Liu (NewsDoc 2020) for winning the DGA Grand Prize in the East Coast Asian American Directors category at the 27th DGA Student Film Awards for his thesis documentary "Eagles Rest in Liangshan."
“IN THE SAME BREATH” Screening + Discussion
"In the Same Breath" is directed by award-winning filmmaker Nanfu Wang. Post-screening discussion will be moderated by Prof. Marcia Rock.
Two NewsDoc alumni, Bohao Liu and Fiqah Rahman, nominated for the College Television Awards sponsored by the Television Academy Foundation
Bohao Liu was nominated for "Eagle Rest in Liangshan" and Fiqah Rahman was nominated for "Finding Freedom."
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.