Marcelle Hopkins

Marcelle Hopkins ('20)
Marcelle Hopkins
JSK Journalism Fellow
executive producer, The New York Times, New York

Marcelle Hopkins is a JSK Journalism Fellow. When selected as a fellow she was the co-director of immersive journalism and deputy editor of video at The New York Times. She oversaw the Times’ innovative 360, virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality work, as well as international video reporting. She is an ambassador for Journalism 360, an initiative of thought leaders, practitioners and journalists dedicated to accelerating immersive storytelling in news. Before joining The Times, she produced and directed VR documentaries for FRONTLINE and Emblematic Group. She has received a Magic Grant from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, a Ford Foundation JustFilms Fellowship, a reporting fellowship from the International Women’s Media Foundation, and a United Nations Correspondents Association award. She spent seven years at Al Jazeera’s U.N. bureau, where she produced TV news packages, interviews, features and documentaries on international human rights and humanitarian crises. She earned a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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