Open Studio Night: An Invitation.

Want to check out the innovation efforts that this year’s crop of Studio 20 students have been working on for the past three months? Thursday, December 13th, Studio 20 will hold its second annual Open Studio night, a presentation of final projects from the graduating class. 

These projects are the capstone for the NYU Studio 20 concentration at the Arthur L. Carter School of Journalism, as well our own idiosyncratic review of best practices and new directions in journalism today.

There will be food, drink, and colleagues from the world of digital journalism in New York City, which means some good socializing is also on the agenda. You must RSVP to attend. Send your RSVP to

When: 6:00 to 8:00 PM, December 13th, 2012

Where: Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University 20 Cooper Square, 6th Floor New York, NY 10003


Kat Patke | Partner: The Huffington Post

Kat’s project centered around user-to-user community building. She partnered with The Huffington Post’s TV vertical to explore different methods of creating horizontal community among users, with the aim of increasing loyalty to the site.

Laura Edwins | Partner: The Christian Science Monitor

Laura worked to build a user engagement strategy for the Monitor’s politics blog, DC Decoder. Her goal: to make it easier for readers to find other people who share their political interests and passions, and to give those communities the opportunity to share their views and contribute their ideas on DC Decoder.

Silva Shih | Partner: Quartz

Silva partnered with the Atlantic Media’s new business venture, Quartz, to explore data visualization on mobile platforms – especially the iPhone. Her aim was to identify ideal subjects for data visualization on a mobile platform and then create templates for Quartz to use, incorporating a “responsive design” approach.

Nadja Popovich | Partner: The Guardian US

Nadja worked on an alternative approach to covering elections 2012 with the Guardian’s Open Editor Amanda Michel. Building on the Citizens’ Agenda project that Studio 20 tackled last Spring, she explored how a data-centric approach to tracking presidential campaign statements can illuminate new paths for campaign coverage.

Khwezi Magwaza and Patrice Peck | Partner:

Khwezi and Patrice developed a strategy for and launched a multimedia production and consulting start-up called PUSH. PUSH worked with as a test client to develop an original man-on-the-street video series, among other creative multimedia projects.

Yoo Eun Lee | Partner: Global Voices

Yoo worked with Global Voices Online to create a video template and tool kits for bloggers and citizen journalists. The new template will encourage contributors to package existing content (text and images) into video news clips.

Tracy Levy | Partner: Tablet

Tracy created a multimedia strategy for the niche site Tablet (“a new read on Jewish life”). Her project examined best practices for integrating video into small, born-on-the-web media ventures looking for ways to expand their brand.

Tando Ntunja | Partner: Reboot

Tando’s project is “Design for A Digital Newsroom At A Non-Profit.” She partnered with a service design firm, Reboot, to explore ways of involving clients of non-profit organizations in the news conversation by making them self-publishing multimedia storytellers. She worked with one of Reboot’s clients, Safe Horizon’s Anti-Trafficking Program, as a test case.

Ana Maria Benedetti | Partner: Univision

Ana worked with Univision to create a site dedicated to documenting the DREAMers fight for immigration reform. She has been working on funding, design and community outreach, including advisory sessions with Homicide Watch.

Please join us 6:00 to 8:00 PM, December 13th, 2012. We promise a good time.