Whitney Shefte

Adjunct Instructor of Photojournalism
Degree programs: 
BFA Fine Art Photography

Personal Information

College or University: 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Awards: 

2011 Peabody Award and a Pictures of the Year International Documentary Project of the Year Award, for her project "Coming home a different person," on traumatic brain injury

2011 Washington Post team finalist, Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting

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Ms. Shefte has documented subjects including gun violence in Washington, D.C., political issues across the U.S., and the forgotten conflict in Western Sahara. She serves as an executive board member and is on the video and multimedia committees for the White House News Photographers Associate. She is also a mentorship chair of the non-profit organization Women Photojournalists of Washington. A Peabody Award-winning video journalist at The Washington Post, where she has worked since 2006, Ms. Shefte is also a three-time regional Emmy Award winner and two-time national News and Documentary Emmy Award nominee. Ms. Shefte has also won several awards in NPPA, POYi, ONA, WHNPA, and Webby Award contests.