• Front Page award for Multimedia (2017) - The Newswomen's Club of New York - Won
  • Punch Sulzberger award for Online Storytelling (2017)- American Society of News Editors - Won
  • Overseas Press Club Award- Best Digital Reporting on International Affairs (2017) - 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 (2017) - 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 recipient (2016)- 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, (2015) 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)