Erica Berenstein

Erica Berenstein

Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs


Personal Details

Focus areas: Journalism; video production, shooting, editing; business and economics reporting; political reporting 

Erica Berenstein graduated from SIPA and The Journalism School in 2008. Since then, she has worked as a staff journalist for Agence France-Presse, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She is currently the head of video at Business Insider. Her team produces news and documentary shows and series, including the most popular daily news show on Facebook. She is thrilled to be back on campus teaching a course focused on how viral videos are playing a new and powerful role in shaping world events, influencing world leaders, and providing visual evidence from places journalists and even governments often cannot reach.

Honors and Awards

  • New Feature, World Press Photographers, 2017
  • Edward R. Murrow Award, Overall Excellence, 2016
  • New York Times Publisher's Award, Special Citation for Excellence, 2016
  • Best Documentary, World Press Photographers, 2014