New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

NYU Carter Journalism Institute Accepting Applications for “The Reporting Award” to Cover Underreported Topics in the Public Interest

November 9, 2010
132

New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is accepting applications for “The Reporting Award,” which supports a work of journalism in any medium on significant underreported subjects of public interest.

The Carter Institute initiated the award in 2009 to encourage enterprising journalism at a time when staff and budget cuts have diminished the capacity of the media to support such projects. The inaugural recipient of the award was Sarah Stillman, a freelance journalist who traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan to investigate the difficulties experienced by many civilian workers on U.S. military bases.

A committee of Carter Institute faculty will select one recipient based on an application due January 15, 2011. The recipient will be announced on or around March 1, 2011, with the project completion deadline set for October 1, 2011. Details and the online application form are available here. For more information, email thereportingaward@nyu.edu or call 212.998.7887.

The award includes a stipend of $2,500 upon selection as the competition winner and an additional $10,000 upon timely completion and submission of the work, provided the Institute’s awards committee judges the work acceptable. The winner will also have use of the Institute’s facilities as well as NYU’s libraries and other scholarly resources. In addition, the program will fund up to $6,000 of NYU journalism graduate student assistance. The Institute will publish the completed work either alone or in partnership with another media outlet.

The Reporting Award is one of many Carter Journalism Institute initiatives to expand the journalistic enterprise. This fall, the Institute unveiled The Local East Village, a collaborative publication of the Institute and The New York Times covering news in the East Village community of Manhattan. Last year, it launched two new graduate programs: “Literary Reportage,” which blends journalism’s emphasis on rigorous reporting and research with traditional academic disciplines in teaching long-form nonfiction, and “Studio 20,” in which students work in partnership with established media outlets to develop innovative video, audio, and experimental web-based journalism intended for a live public beyond campus. The Institute has eight additional graduate programs: Science, Health and Environmental Reporting, Cultural Reporting and Criticism, Business and Economic Reporting, Global and Joint Program Studies, Reporting New York, Reporting the Nation, News and Documentary and Magazine Writing. The Institute also has a number of joint masters degree programs with other NYU departments and offers an undergraduate major in journalism.

For more on the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, click here.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Arts and Science, Awards

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: James Devitt | (212) 998-6808

NYU Carter Journalism Institute Accepting Applications for “The Reporting Award” to Cover Underreported Topics in the Public Interest

NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is accepting applications for “The Reporting Award,” which supports a work of journalism in any medium on significant underreported subjects of public interest.


Search News



NYU In the News

NYU Offers Financial Aid to Undocumented Students

The Wall Street Journal reported that NYU will begin offering scholarship aid to undocumented students for the school year beginning next September.

NYU Adopts Lean LaunchPad Program to Teach Entrepreneurship

Startup guru Steve Blank, in a Huffington Post blog, described how NYU adopted the Lean LaunchPad model to teach entrepreneurship to students and faculty at NYU.

Biology Professor Jane Carlton Examines Wastewater for the City’s Microbiome

The New York Times’ Science Times column “Well” profiled Biology Professor Jane Carlton and her research project to sequence microbiome of New York City by examining wastewater samples.

Steinhardt Professors Use a Play as Therapy

The New York Times wrote about a play written by Steinhardt Music Professor Robert Landy about the relationship between Adjunct Professor Cecilia Dintino, a clinical psychologist in the Drama Therapy Program, and a patient, former Broadway actress Jill Powell.

NYU Public Health Experts Urge Strengthening Local Health Systems to Combat Ebola

Dean Cheryl Healton of the Global Institute of Public Health and Public Health Professor Christopher Dickey wrote an op-ed in the Huffington Post saying international health agencies need to strengthen their presence in countries at the local level to prevent future ebola outbreaks.

NYU Footer