Alumni of NYU’s Masters in Business and Economics Reporting win a plethora of awards

New York University’s Masters course in Business and Economics Reporting, which is currently financially supported by the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation, is proud to announce that its alumni have recently published two books and have won several awards.

Books by Alumni

*   Lingling Wei (Class of 2001), published Superpower Showdown: How the Battle Between Trump and Xi Threatens a New Cold War, Harper Business, June 9, 2020.

*   Andy Greenberg (Class of 2008), a writer for Wired, published Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers, Doubleday, November 5, 2019. The book and/or excerpts won the following awards: Gerald Loeb Award for International Reporting; the Cornelius Ryan Citation for Excellence from the Overseas Press Club; and two Deadline Club Awards from the New York Society of Professional Journalists.

Awards for Students and Alumni

*   Patricia Campos Mello (Class of 2001) was awarded the 2019 International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists. She is a reporter at Folha de S. Paulo, a major news organization in Brazil, where she writes about business and politics.

The Committee to Protect Journalists wrote:  “In late 2018, during the Brazilian presidential election campaign, Campos Mello was attacked online in response to her coverage of allegations about efforts by a group of businessmen supporting then-presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro to sponsor bulk messaging on WhatsApp related to the campaign. After the stories were published, she was threatened on social media and over the phone. Callers made direct threats against her and her family, and social media users shared doctored photos and fake news stories about her. In addition, details of events in which she planned to participate were shared among hundreds of WhatsApp groups, with calls for Bolsonaro supporters to attend the events and confront her in person. Campos Mello was forced to cancel all public appearances for more than a month, and her newspaper hired a bodyguard for her. A WhatsApp number for the newspaper Folha was flooded with hundreds of thousands of messages related to her reporting.”

*  Natalia Kniazhevich (Class of 2020) was award a scholarshsip from the Association of Foreign Correspondents in the USA.

*   Marta Orosz (current student) won two scholarships:  (1) Overseas Press Club and (2) Helmut Schmidt Journalism Award for Economic and Finance Reporting for her Grand Theft Europe investigations.

*   Vinamrata Chaturvedi won a scholarship from the South Asian Journalists Association.

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