Shoeleather June 2012 is a collection of projects reported and written by graduating seniors in the honors program of the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
Katie Roiphe, editor
Rebecca Baird-Remba spent eight months immersing herself in graffiti culture, photographing street art and interviewing artists to report on her piece for Shoe Leather. She graduated from New York University with degrees in journalism and politics and received NYU’s Editor and Publisher Prize for excellence in journalism writing. Her work has appeared in the New York Daily News, local news website AllMediaNY.com and the Virginia-based Connection Newspapers. Some day, she wants to become a foreign correspondent, but for now, she plans to stay in New York and cover cultural and political happenings.
Read Rebecca’s piece, Making Scratch
Rebecca can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Valerie Bogard is a freelance writer based in New York City. A recent graduate of New York University, she studied journalism and politics with a minor in German. Her eight-month project explored the transition of student veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. She has contributed reporting to Working Mother and Newsweek.
Read Valerie’s article, Drink Water and Drive On
Valerie can be contacted at email@example.com
Elizabeth Dana is a journalist and editor living in New York. She spent the last eight months asking strangers very personal questions about their love lives for her piece on college students and online dating. A Midwestern transplant, Elizabeth graduated from NYU with degrees in journalism and politics in May 2012. She is the recipient of the Anna and John Peter Zenger Award for journalistic excellence. Her work has appeared in the Brooklyn Paper, the New Presence and the Black River Journal.
Read Elizabeth’s article, Love.edu
Elizabeth can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn Goettler made the move from Toronto to New York in order to pursue studies in journalism and French at NYU. Over the past two years she has maintained close connections with members in the Tibetan community in New York City, reporting on the advantages and struggles that the current generation of Tibetan-American youth face growing up in the U.S.
Read Carolyn’s article, Thank you, Gela!
Carolyn can be contacted at email@example.com
Joe Gracely studied journalism and art history at New York University. After an initial interest in trains drew him to America's freight rail industry, he decided to explore the lives of its admirers: railfans. He spent six months researching and interviewing these eccentric hobbyists, traveling to Louisville, Kentucky and Mance, Pennsylvania to document their fascination. He graduated in 2012 and will continue at NYU to pursue a law degree.
Read Joe’s piece, Railfanning
Joe can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Allan Kustanovich, M/Brooklyn/Senior@NYU ISO friends for wordplay. His email is email@example.com. He does not have a FetLife account.
Read Allan’s piece, Munch at the Moonstruck
James Lanning is a native of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. He recently graduated with honors from New York University, where he majored in journalism and Africana studies. James spent eight months in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn studying gentrification as to characterize modern race-relations. James has been published in The Washington Square News and U.S News and World Report.
Read James’ piece, Born Again
James can be reached at JLanning90@gmail.com
Manon Loonis is a French-American who studied journalism and biology at NYU. She spent seven months speaking with patients suffering from various autoimmune diseases and was inspired to write her piece after watching friends and family struggle with these diseases. She plans to attend medical school in the fall of 2013.
Read Manon’s piece, Attacking the Self
Manon can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniella Silva is a freelance writer, born and raised in New York City. Inspired by her own Latina heritage, she spent eight months immersed in the lives of three Latino high school dropouts and their families for her piece for Shoe Leather. Daniella recently graduated with honors from New York University, where she majored in journalism and politics with a minor in Latin American Studies. She has contributed to Scholastic News Magazine Edition 5/6. She has also written for El Diario La Prensa, the largest and oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper in New York City.
Read Daniella’s piece, Siguiendo Adelante
Daniella can be contacted at email@example.com
Mona Zhang graduated from New York University where she studied journalism and East Asian Studies. She spent 8 months researching and reporting on Occupy Wall Street and Wall Street, which began as an urge to investigate societal meanness. She is a contributor to mediabistro’s 10,000 Words blog on journalism and technology, and her work has appeared in The Washington Square News, Back Stage, and the Economic Observer.
Read Mona's article, Two Sides, One Coin