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Astha Rajvanshi wearing a plaid scarf standing in front of mountains in India.

Astha Rajvanshi named 2022 Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award recipient

Astha Rajvanshi, a freelance journalist who reports on human rights and marginalized communities, was announced as the winner of a $12,500 grant from NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
May 5, 2022

Astha Rajvanshi was named as the winner of the NYU Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award, a $12,500 annual grant awarded to one early-career journalist in support of writing that...

Aria Young stands with her eyes closed against black doors. She is wearing a gray jacket and a blue-and-purple scarf. Her hair is a gradient of black, red, orange and yellow.

NYU student Aria Young wins NPR College Podcast Challenge

LS sophomore Aria Young explores how she learned to embrace her Chinese name and identity after she moved to the United States in her podcast “What’s in a Name.” The podcast was chosen as the winner of a National Public Radio competition.
April 14, 2022

LS sophomore Aria Young’s podcast “What’s in a Name” won NPR’s 2022 College Podcast Challenge. In her podcast series, Young, who has previously written for WSN, discusses...