Alumni Win International Reporting Fellowships — and More

May 20, 2013 | CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Alumni Win International Reporting Fellowships — and More

Shuka Kalantari, 08, interviews students in Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia about a new solar-powered drinking water system in their schools.

Class of 2008 alumna Shuka Kalantari and Danny Gold from the 2010 graduating class have been chosen for 2013 reporting fellowships from the International Center for Journalists.

Kalantari was one of 14 U.S. journalists selected for the 2013 Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship Program for Minority Journalists. She will travel to Turkey and Canada to cover sexual minorities as refugees. Gold, who will cover religious minority issues in Burma, was among six winners in the inaugural Social Justice Reporting for a Global America Program.

Three other alums landed 2013 New York Press Club awards. A photo Tuan Nguyen, ’11, snapped for DNAinfo.com of devastated Breezy Point took Spot News honors. DNA’s Patrick Wall, ’11, won the Nellie Bly Cub Reporter award for his work covering Bronx schools. Matt Townsend, ’08, was part of a Bloomberg team that won for Continuing Coverage for its reporting on Sandy’s impact.

Finally, current student Craig Giammona from the Class of 2013 was one of 10 winners of a $3,000 New York Financial Writers Scholarship.