Taking “Diversity and Inclusion” to the Next Level: An Interview with Leslie Stevens, MCC Weber Shandwick Scholar

Leslie Stevens is a recipient of an MCC Media Diversity Scholarship at Weber Shandwick, a global communications and engagement agency. Her interests lie at the intersection of social media, culture, race, identity, and power. As an undergraduate, she published her first academic research paper in the ​Howard Journal of Communication ​in 2017, examining Black Twitter as a […]

“Coffee is Crucial”: An Interview with Jordan Cohen (BS ’11), Director of Communications at The New York Times

Jordan Cohen (BS ’11) serves as a director of communications at The New York Times where he helps oversee external communications, media appearances, and speaking engagements for Times reporters, editors and business executives.  He also collaborates with teams across The New York Times Company to increase the global reach and engagement of Times journalism by implementing […]

Can We Make This Alumni Profile Go Viral?…And Other Questions for Valerie Streit (MA ’06)

Valerie Streit (MA ’06), leads partner and product operations at Google where she assures high-quality, diverse news content in Search, Google News, YouTube and Assistant.  Previously at YouTube, she cultivated platform growth strategies and audience insights with a focus on the news vertical.  She has also led publisher outreach to help drive adoption to the Accelerated […]

Student Delegation Attends Global Leadership Summit in South Africa

A delegation of four NYU undergraduate students explored the meaning of social justice and inclusion in higher education through cross-cultural dialog at the Global Leadership Summit in Bloemfontein, South Africa, in July.  Vivienne Felix, associate director of experiential learning at NYU Steinhardt, led the delegation, which met with student from Africa, Asia, the European Union, and […]

Two Steinhardt Alumnae Nominated for 2018 Emmy Awards

NYU Steinhardt congratulates Erin Doyle and Ali Feindstein, two alumnae nominated for 2018 Emmy Awards for their work on television shows. Erin Doyle (BS ’07), who graduated from with a degree in communication studies, was nominated for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series as a producer for NBC’s Creating Saturday Night Live. Ali Feinstein, (BS ’11), a […]

Four Steinhardt Students Win Fulbright Grants

Four Steinhardt Students are among twenty-one New York University students and recent alumni who have been selected as Fulbright Scholars for 2018-19. Under this U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs program, recipients teach or conduct research abroad during the upcoming academic year. This year’s NYU Steinhardt Fulbright awardees are: Undergraduate Recipients […]

Diversity is the Conversation for NYU Steinhardt Students and Deans

Stella Flores and Charlton McIlwain had lunch with Steinhardt’s Weber Shandwick scholars last week.  The meeting was a chance to share insights about professional and educational opportunity.  Lauren Hom (pictured below, far right) is among four students chosen for the NYU at Weber Shandwick Masters in Residence, a program designed to increase the number of diverse professionals […]

Diversifying the Media Industry with Weber Shandwick: A Student’s Experience in Steinhardt’s New Masters in Residence Program

NYU Steinhardt has joined leading global communications firm Weber Shandwick to launch its NYU at Weber Shandwick Masters in Residence, a program designed to increase the number of diverse professionals in the media industry. Through this program, four students pursuing master’s degrees from Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication work at Weber Shandwick to […]

Weber Shandwick and NYU Steinhardt Launch Masters in Residence Program

Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading global communications and engagement firms, announced the launch of NYU at Weber Shandwick: Masters in Residence, a first-of-its-kind program for master’s students created in partnership with NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. The program is focused on increasing the number of technology-engaged, globally-savvy, diverse, future professionals […]