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    New Alumni Investigative Reporting Award Created to Honor Founding Dean

    By Amy Dunkin | December 1, 2016 | Alumni News, Featured News, J-School in the News, News

    This year’s Stephen B. Shepard Prize winner will be recognized at the Awards for Excellence in Journalism dinner on Apr. 13, 2017 and will receive $5,000, generously funded by The Tow Foundation.

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    Kate Nocera, ’09, Promoted to BuzzFeed’s D.C. Bureau Chief

    By Brooke Bizzell Stachyra | November 17, 2016 | Alumni News, Featured News, News

    After helping cover the presidential election, the news and entertainment site wasted no time in elevating Nocera from D.C. managing editor to the top job in the Washington office.

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    Jose Bayona, ’11, Named Press Secretary for NYC Children’s Agency

    By Brooke Bizzell Stachyra | October 28, 2016 | Alumni News, News

    Bayona joins the Administration for Children’s Services from the NYC Department of Transportation, where he had worked as a Deputy Press Secretary since July 2014.

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    Alumni Present the Scotti Williston Award to Lidia Hernández Tapia,’17

    By Brooke Bizzell Stachyra | October 6, 2016 | Alumni News, News

    An additional $500 gift was given in honor of the professor’s J-School retirement.

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    Erin Horan, ’12, Wins 2016 News & Documentary Emmy Award

    By Brooke Bizzell Stachyra | October 6, 2016 | Alumni News, News

    Alumni Meral Agish, ’14; Alcione Gonzalez, ’11; and Angela Hill, ’07, also received News & Documentary Emmy nominations.

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    Jessica Bal, ’15, Completes Magnum Foundation Photo Fellowship

    By Brooke Bizzell Stachyra | October 6, 2016 | Alumni News, News

    Magnum fellowships support recent grads and young photojournalists. (Photo: John Smock)

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    Kate Nocera, ’09, named BuzzFeed’s D.C. Managing Editor

    By Brooke Bizzell Stachyra | October 6, 2016 | Alumni News, News

    Nocera will oversee coverage of the White House, Capitol Hill, technology, science and investigations teams.

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    Carmel Delshad, ’11, Receives 2016 ONA CNN Diversity Fellowship

    By Brooke Bizzell Stachyra | September 20, 2016 | Alumni News, News

    The Arab-American journalist, who recently joined American University’s Radio WAMU, attended this year’s Online News Association conference in Denver Sept. 15-17 courtesy of a CNN Diversity Fellowship.

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    Althea Chang, ’12, Joins Tom’s Guide as Senior Writer

    By Brooke Bizzell Stachyra | September 8, 2016 | Alumni News, News

    After spending years working in broadcast digital production, Chang has returned to writing, covering mobile technology for the website.

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    Jake Naughton, ’14, Receives 2016 NYFA Artists’ Fellowship in Photography

    By Brooke Bizzell Stachyra | July 21, 2016 | Alumni News, News

    Naughton was awarded a $7,000 grant for his photography series Dual Shadows, featuring images of Kenya’s LGBT refugees.