Two documentaries on Oscars shortlist have Newhouse alumni connection

This year’s list of Academy Award nominees for Best Documentary Short includes two films worked on by Newhouse School alumni.

Drew Jordan G’14, motion designer with The New York Times, was part of the team that worked on the nominated film “Day of Rage,” a documentary about the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot.

Independent filmmaker Brian Dawson ’11 was part of the National Geographic team that worked on the nominated documentary “The First Wave,” which looks at healthcare workers fighting COVID-19 at one of New York City’s hardest hit hospitals.

Jordan is a graduate of the master’s program in multimedia, photography and design, and Dawson is a graduate of the bachelor’s program in photography.