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NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute Syndicate Offers Political Stories from the Twenty-Something World

October 23, 2008
N-118, 2008-09

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is offering a package of cutting-edge national political stories from the world of young voters to newspapers, magazines, and web publications via the institute’s feature syndicate, NYU Livewire.

The stories, produced by students at the institute and edited by their working-journalist professors, will be available on Oct. 28 at the following: The package includes art and multimedia. Publications may carry Livewire stories at no cost, as long as the writers’ bylines appear.

“The next generation of journalists looks at political journalism in an entirely different way,” said Mary D’Ambrosio, NYU Livewire director and the journalism institute’s editor at large. “These students are far less interested in chasing the pack, and far more critical-not only of candidates, but also of our political system.”

Livewire reporters have been following college-aged voters as they choose the most advantageous state in which to cast their ballots—their hometown, where they have a temporary residence, or where their university is located. These reporters have explored under-the-radar issues, such as efforts to register homeless voters, a controversy over whether to raise the 18-year-old drinking age, and a campaign to create a national voter ID. And they take on a global issue neither candidate has discussed with any regularity: immigration policy.

Livewire, established in 2004, distributes biweekly packages of free national feature stories to some 100 publications in the United States and abroad during the academic year. The syndicate’s purpose is to help NYU journalism students expand their portfolios as they begin their journalism careers.

Livewire stories have been published in the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Daily News, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Antonio Express, the Austin American-Statesman, the Ithaca Journal, the Honolulu Advertiser, the Arizona Reporter, the Syracuse Post Standard Sunday magazine, and the Orange County Register, among others. Wire services, such as InterPress, and high-quality web publications, such as the foreign affairs magazine Worldpress, also carry the work. Stories have frequently appeared in publications abroad, including in the U.K., India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Turkey, Greece, Ghana, and Liberia.

Editors and publishers may subscribe to Livewire’s biweekly feed by sending an email to For more on the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, go to

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