Former Daily Editor Awarded Pulitzer Fellowship

The Columbia Journalism School recently awarded Nicole Einbinder (B.A. 2016) one of its five annual Pulitzer fellowships. Graduates selected for this prestigious honor receive grants to travel, report and study abroad.

Nicole Einbinder, a recent graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, received her undergraduate degree in international studies and journalism, Phi Beta Kappa and with interdisciplinary honors, from the University of Washington. While at the UW, she was a reporter and editor for The Daily, and held internships at The Seattle Times, and KING 5 Television.

Over the past year at Columbia, Nicole reported on LGBTQ Latino bar culture in Queens, wrote a long-form piece on violence against transgender women in Central America and the political asylum process, and pursued her master’s project on inequalities in Bronx Housing Court and city efforts to provide a right to counsel for low-income tenants facing eviction.

She traveled to India to cover religion, thanks to a grant by the Scripps Howard Foundation. Nicole ultimately hopes to be an investigative journalist reporting on religion, immigration, gender and human rights issues. This summer, she will be working as a news and politics fellow at Bustle.

Communication students on a Career Kickstart Exploration trip to New York had an opportunity to meet with Nicole earlier this month, learn about her studies, and gain some valuable insights into what it takes to be a successful journalist.