Punch Sulzberger award for Online Storytelling- American Society of News Editors - WON
Overseas Press Club Award- Best Digital Reporting on International Affairs -- WON for 21st Century Goldrush - Reporting by Emily Kassie & Malia Politzer, Multimedia by Emily Kassie
National Magazine Award for Multimedia 2017 -- WON for 21st Century Goldrush - Reporting by Emily Kassie & Malia Politzer, Multimedia by Emily Kassie
National Press Photographers Association Best Multimedia -- WON for 21st Century Goldrush- Reporting by Emily Kassie & Malia Politzer, Multimedia by Emily Kassie
PDN Storytellers - First Place for 21st Century Goldrush- Reporting by Emily Kassie & Malia Politzer, Multimedia by Emily Kassie
National Magazine Award for Public Service 2017 -- Nominated for Out Here No One Can Hear You Scream, Story by Kathryn Joyce Multimedia by Emily Kassie
Gates Scholarship 2016/Fellowship -- Awarded the prestigious Gates Scholarship to Cambridge University - Masters in International Relations & Politics
World Press Photo Multimedia Winner 2016, Immersive Storytelling -- Directed and Produced multimedia, videos and photography for Welcome To Parkersburg, West Virginia
Multimedia Journalism portfolio of the year 2016, National Press Photography Association (NPPA) Directed and produced various multimedia pieces for Highline
Pulitzer Center for Investigative Journalism grant recipient2016- Refugee reporting
Academy Award, Student Documentary 2015-- Directed & Produced I Married My Family's Killer
Online Journalism Award for Public Service Reporting 2016 -- Creative Director of Highline, which won this award for American prison reporting.
Online News Association Award of Excellence Nominee 2016-- Creative Director of Highline, nominated for this award.
National Magazine Award (Ellie), Public Interest Story of the year Nominee 2016-- Directed and produced multimedia, videos and photography for Mariah Blake's story on DuPont
Webby: Best Individual Editorial Experience Nominee 2015 -- Creative directed and produced video and photo content for "America's Most Admired Law Breaker," nominated for this webby.
Rhodes Scholarship Finalist 2013 & 2014 -- Finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford
Watson Fellowship 2013-2014, Watson Institute For International Relations, Brown University
Best Documentary Short 2015 at the Tallgrass International Film Festival
Silver Chris Award 2015 for Best in Division at the Columbus Film Festival
Best Foreign Short 2015, IFS Film Festival
Outstanding Achievement Humanitarian Award 2015 at the Global Film Awards
Runner Up Best Documentary 2015, Honorable Mention, and Official Selection at the Cleveland International Film Festival
Award of Excellence 2014, International Shorts Competition
Official Selection, Flickerfest; Official Selection, Vail Film Fest; Official Selection, Madrid International Film Festival; Official Selection at the Rome International Film Festival.
AT&T Media Grant 2013