Shoeleather June 2011 is a collection of projects reported and written by graduating seniors in the honors program of the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
Brooke Kroeger, editor
Monica Burton is a freelance writer in New York City. She recently graduated with honors from NYU where she studied journalism and French, two interests that fueled her eight months of reporting on the popularity of French education in New York. She has contributed to Newsweek and TheCelebrityCafe.com and hopes to continue writing about cultural happenings in New York City, French and American alike.
Read Monica's article, A Language en Vogue
Monica can be contacted at
Ava Feuer is a born and bred New Yorker who graduated from New York University with degrees in journalism and English and American literature. She spent eight months reporting on eating disorders among men, a surprisingly common but vastly undercovered problem. She has written for Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and Redbook.
Read Ava's article, Starving in Silence.
Ava can be contacted at
Jessica Minkoff is a native New Yorker who traded in her ballet shoes for a double major in journalism and sociology at New York University. Over the past eight months she has reported on sustainable fashion, interviewing independent designers, mainstream editors, and eco-experts. She has written for Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, WWD, and Refinery29.
Read Jessica's article, Styling Sustainability.
Jessica can be contacted at
Isabella Moschen is a freelance writer based in New York City and a recent graduate of NYU with a double major in journalism and Latin American studies. She has contributed to City Limits Magazine and Time Out New York. In the future, she'd like to get in touch with her Peruvian roots and work as a foreign correspondent in South America. Until then, she plans to stay local and cover immigrant issues.
Read Isabella's article, Margarita's Journey.
Isabella can be contacted at
Dyan Neary is a writer and documentary filmmaker from New York City. She has contributed to The New York Times, GO magazine, In These Times, Zmag, The Indypendent and MediaGeek, among others, with a focus on human rights and environmental issues. She also has worked as a staff writer and foreign correspondent for The Earth Times and Conference News Daily, providing on-site coverage of United Nations summits. She loves to travel and can often be found camping out in some of the world's most exquisite natural settings.
Dyan can be contacted at
Paulina Reso is a freelance journalist who has written on music, technology, and cultural oddities. She has contributed to The New Yorker, the Village Voice, New York Daily News, and mediabistro.com. When she isn't writing, reporting, and shooting photos, she's playing jazz clarinet, toying with HTML and CSS, or concocting vegetarian recipes.
Read Paulina's article, Tangles in the Web.
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Amanda Sterling is a Texas native who recently graduated with honors from New York University, where she studied drama and journalism. She has written for CBS News, the New York Observer, and the national online magazine Her Campus. In addition to reporting, she enjoys acting, writing fiction, and complicated cooking projects.
Read Amanda's article, No EDNOS in Sight.
Amanda can be contacted at
Jill Voon spent the last year in and out of tattoo shops researching the changing perceptions of body art because she wanted a good defense when she finally told her parents about her tattoo. She graduated from NYU with honors in journalism and economics and is currently working as a Finance Analyst at Citigroup. In her free time, Jill enjoys travel, cooking, and dreaming about her next tattoo.
Read Jill's article, Spreading Ink.
Jill can be contacted at