The New York World produces accountability journalism devoted to deepening public understanding of the ways city and state government shape life in New York City. Our news stories and data projects illuminate issues and engage New Yorkers with information about how their city works.
The New York World is published by Columbia Journalism School, and named for school founder Joseph Pulitzer’s groundbreaking newspaper of the same name. Our reporters are graduates of the Journalism School, on year long post-graduate appointments.
The New York World was inspired in part by News 21, a nationwide effort to teach, challenge, and prepare the next generation of news industry leaders. Columbia’s Journalism School was one of twelve universities that participated in News21. News21 was funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation as part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on Journalism Education.
Nat Herz covers several areas of politics and business for the World, including the budget; the city and state pension funds; big development projects; subsidies; and contracts. A Maine native and a 2012 graduate of Columbia, Nat has worked as an intern at Newsday, and as a winter sports reporter. Email him at email@example.com, and follow him on Twitter: @nat_herz.
Allison Maier covers parks, housing, environment and public spaces for The New York World. She earned a master's degree in science journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 2012. Before coming to New York, she covered politics and daily news the Helena Independent Record and the Missoulian in Montana. She is a graduate of the University of Montana, where she worked as editor-in-chief of the the campus newspaper.
Beth Morrissey covers campaign finance, legislative ethics, and open access to information for The New York World. She previously worked for ABS-CBN News in The Philippines, where she co-led on a project that exposed election-related fraud and violence during the country’s 2010 elections. Beth was a producer for Purple States TV during America’s 2008 elections. She earned her Master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School in 2011, focusing on digital media and investigative journalism, and served as a Digital Media Associate teaching video, photo and audio production skills.
Maura R. O’Connor covers the justice beat for the World. Previously, she covered breaking news in New York City for the New York Post and Wall Street Journal and worked as a freelance foreign correspondent from South Africa, Tanzania, Haiti, Ireland and Afghanistan. In 2008/2009, she was a reporter for The Sunday Times, an English-language newspaper in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Her investigative work on disappearances in Sri Lanka's civil war, American foreign aid and global agriculture trade has been funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Phillips Foundation, Nation Institute Investigative Fund and other institutions. She lives in Flatbush, Brooklyn and is a book addict. Some of her stories and photographs can be seen at www.mauraroconnor.com.
Gianna Palmer is the New York World's public service reporter and producer. She previously covered breaking news as a stringer for Reuters and served as social media editor for NJ Spotlight. Her freelance work has been published by outlets that include the Jewish Daily Forward, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, Huffington Post and WSJ.com. She earned her master's degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2011, where she concentrated in digital media. Gianna graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in English and sociology.
Curtis Skinner joined The New York World as the publication’s first health care and education reporter and producer in July 2012. He previously wrote for the South Brooklyn community newspaper, The Red Hook Star-Revue, covering social justice and general news and managing a column on local politics. He graduated with honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Originally from Gardena, California, Curtis graduated with honors from University of California, Riverside in English with a minor in philosophy. Follow/Like/Share/Tips/Connect here: Facebook || Twitter || Email