Latest from Newsdoc Alum Shehzah Hameed Ahmad on white terrorists


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Whiter Shade of Terror Newsdoc Alum Shehzah Hameed went on a journey from Australia, Europe and America to investigate the methods white supremacists rely on to appeal to their followers to subscribe to their chilling worldview.

Whiter Shade of Terror

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Jeff Winkler, winner of NYU’s Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award, became a bounty hunter in order to write about it


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Jeff Winkler

Jeff Winkler

The article “The Troubling Business of Bounty Hunting” was published in GQ. Jeff Winkler was the 2017 winner of the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award. Applications for the 2020 award will open in November. Read “The Troubling Business of Bounty Hunting” on GQ Read about the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award The post Jeff Winkler, winner of NYU’s Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award, became a bounty hunter in order to write about it appeared first on NYU Journalism.

Major media news outlets cover Prof. Ta-Nehisi Coates’ stirring testimony at congressional hearing on reparations


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Prof. Ta-Nehisi Coates

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates criticized Mitch McConnell for saying slavery’s effects were in the past. Read some of the coverage: The New York Times The Washington Post Time The post Major media news outlets cover Prof. Ta-Nehisi Coates’ stirring testimony at congressional hearing on reparations appeared first on NYU Journalism.

Prof. Suketu Mehta calls for immigration as reparations in his latest op-ed for NY Times


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Suketu Mehta

Prof. Suketu Mehta

Mehta says, “Before you ask immigrants to respect our borders, ask yourself: Has the West ever respected anyone’s borders?”
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2019 Reporting Award Winners Announced


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The Reporting AwardNew York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has named three recipients of its 2019 Reporting Award: Ibby Caputo, Ben Mauk, and Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani. The award, established in 2009, supports a work of journalism in any medium on significant underreported subjects in the public interest.   Read on NYU.edu > View Reporting Award Recipients Page > The post 2019 Reporting Award Winners Announced appeared first on NYU Journalism.

Prof. Chiké Frankie Edozien named next Site Director of NYU Accra


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Frankie Edozien

Frankie Edozien

Chiké Frankie Edozien, Clinical Associate Professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, will become the new Site Director at NYU Accra, starting in January 2020. Since joining NYU’s faculty in 2008, Professor Edozien has directed the Journalism Institute’s Accra-based ‘Reporting Africa’ program, a unique summer intensive and immersion program. Professor Edozien is a journalist who honed his skills writing about government, health and cultural issues for a variety of publications. He was an award-winning New York Post reporter for 15 years, and its City Hall Reporter from 1999-2008 where he was the lead writer on legislative affairs. He covered crime, courts, labor issues, human services, public health and politics, reporting from around the country and abroad. He is the author of the 2017 book Lives of Great Men, a Lambda Literary Award winner. His “Shea Prince” was shortlisted for the 2018 Gerald Kraak Human Rights Award Continue reading "Prof. Chiké Frankie Edozien named next Site Director of NYU Accra"

NYU senior finishes in Top 10 of Hearst Awards competition


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Hearst Journalism Awards Program The Hearst Journalism Awards honored NYU journalism major Téa Kvetenadze in its annual breaking news writing competition open to undergraduate students nationwide. Kvetenadze’s story, titled “Protestors Disrupt Kissinger Event at Stern,” was published last October by NYU Local. It was one of the Top 10 finalists. The post NYU senior finishes in Top 10 of Hearst Awards competition appeared first on NYU Journalism.

Studio 20 students launch the multimedia project The Great Divide


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The Great Divide Studio 20 graduate students investigate the vast inequities that exist in social mobility, job discrimination, housing and education in New York City through a series of opposing personal video stories. Meet Lisa Tesoro, 60, working two jobs trying to pay her bills and A.B.S Jahangir, who came with hopes of making it in the United States from Bangladesh. He is now working 14-hours a day as a food vendor in Queens and is still struggling to feed his family. And Joyce, Noel, Rayne and many others… In this multimedia project, the journalists explore some of the most important problems of our time: income inequality, lack of social mobility, discrimination and access to adequate and affordable housing and education. The Great Divide is a project reported, designed and produced by the graduate students in New York University’s Studio 20 program with the help of Prof. Hilke Schellmann and web Continue reading "Studio 20 students launch the multimedia project The Great Divide"

Documentary Distribution: The New Normal


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Documentary Distribution: The New Normal (read below for full text) A panel discussion about documentary distribution within a constantly evolving landscape.

Kim Jackson

Co-founder and President of Entertainment, Breaker. Her critically acclaimed production, Blue Caprice, premiered at Sundance and she was nominated for a Spirit Award for producing. She has been the driving force behind more than a dozen award-winning and theatrically released independent films.

Christie Marchese

CEO, Picture Motion. Her goal is to help independent filmmakers connect with audiences. With a background in using online platforms and connective technologies to create social change, she has worked on a range of films and non-profit campaigns.

DeShuna Spencer

Founder/CEO of kweliTV. The streaming network curates undiscovered and award-winning indie films, documentaries, web series and children’s programming of the global black community. She is also a radio host/producer of emPower Hour.

Karen McMullen (Moderator)

Film Festival Programmer, Editor, Educator. She is the Head of Programming for the IDE Film Festival, Lead Continue reading "Documentary Distribution: The New Normal"

NewsDoc Alum Rebecca Blandon’s Film in 2 Festivals in NYC


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Run the Meter - Documentary Don’t miss Rebecca Blandon’s doc RUN THE METER at Worker’s Unite Film Festival May 16 and NY Shorts International Film Festival June 6! 1) Workers Unite Film Festival – This night will be dedicated to taxis/driver-related films, from Uber to undocumented immigrants fighting for their driver’s licenses. Thursday, May 16, 2019
8:45 PM 9:45 PM
Cinema Village 2) NY Shorts International Film Festival – This festival features a mix of great fiction and non-fiction films, but they actually broke some rules to feature my film in the festival despite having shown only a few weeks earlier, so please come out to this one if you can! I’ll be sending out updates on the time when I know more.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
TBD
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