Shoeleather May 2013 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
Devon Frye is a writer based in New York City. She is a recent graduate of New York University, where she received a BA in journalism and comparative literature, with a minor in French. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was the 2013 recipient of the Anna and John Peter Zenger Award. She has worked for Country Living Magazine and written for Scholastic MATH, and rode on a bus for 15 hours to North Carolina to report on the plight of child farmworkers.
Read Devon’s piece, Too Young to Farm
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Jenna Haines is a health writer and editor based in the south. Her work has appeared in Men’s Fitness Magazine, Holly Pinafore Magazine, University 101 and City Shape:Women's Health in New York City. Jenna studied at New York University as a selected member of the Presidential Honors Scholars Program and graduated with degrees in journalism and psychology in 2013. A selection of her work is available on her website.
Read Jenna’s article, A New York CATCH-22
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Taylor Hom is a freelance journalist. A recent graduate of NYU, she studied journalism, political economy, and Arabic. She has reported domestically as well as internationally from Ramallah, Palestine and Rabat, Morocco. Her writing has appeared in media outlets such as ABC News, NY Daily News, Al Safeer Newspaper, Washington Square News, Humanus Journal of Human Rights, and the World Policy Journal.
Read Taylor’s article, American Mosque
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Florence Madenga is a writer living in New York City. She studied politics and journalism with a minor in French at New York University. Her Zimbabwean heritage influenced her project: writing about how African immigrants send the bodies of their loved ones back home to be buried. Her work has appeared in International Business Times, NYU Local and Gotham Magazine.
Anna Sanders grew up reading the Sun-Times tabloid on the Chicago North Shore. She graduated from NYU with journalism and environmental studies majors and has written for amNew York, The Huffington Post, Audubon Magazine, The New York Observer, the late New York Press and her hometown's independent bi-weekly, Evanston RoundTable. She currently freelances and lives in the East Village. A selection of her work is available at http://annasandersreporter.com.
Read Anna’s piece, Weathering the Storm
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John Surico is a freelance writer in New York. He graduated from NYU with degrees in journalism and politics. He's a contributing writer at the Village Voice, the national editor of NYU Local and has also written for GQ and New York Magazine. John now lives in Brooklyn with his Simon and Garfunkel records.
Read John’s piece, The Age of Bloomberg
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Anna Williams graduated from New York University with degrees in journalism and Italian, and a certificate in magazine publishing. She was a Presidential Honors Scholar, as well as the 2013 recipient of the Joyce Kilmer Prize for Excellence in Reporting & Magazine Journalism. She has written for Harper’s Bazaar, The Knot and NBCUniversal’s iVillage. She lives in New York City.
Read Annas’ article, Born at Home
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Carina Wolff is a Los Angeles native and 2013 graduate of New York University where she majored in journalism and psychology. She has written about fitness, food, and culture for Seventeen, CityEats, Malibu Times Magazine and GeNYU. A foodie and a health-nut, she writes about nutrition and cooking on her blog, Kale Me Maybe.
Read Carina’s article, Mood Food
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Stela Xhiku is a 2013 graduate of New York University where she studied Journalism and European Studies with minors in French and Creative Writing. She has worked for The New Yorker, and written for BULLETT and The Creators Project, a vertical of VICE. Stela lives in New York City where she runs tfbnght.com--a website for art discovery, and freelances as a writer and videographer. All of this is, of course, a euphemism for busing tables, which Stela also does.
Read Stela’s article, After the Exodus
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Noelle Yeager is a New York writer with literary aspirations. With degrees in journalism and politics and a minor in creative writing, she has worked as a lifestyle contributor for Dual Show and as an online reporter for Family Travel Forum.
Read Noelle's article, Old and Out of Prison