Sam Dolnick
Sam Dolnick

Sam Dolnick is an associate editor in the newsroom where he oversees a number of projects including, NYT VR, The Times virtual reality unit. In 2015, Sam was a leader on a cross-disciplinary team that produced the newsrooms first VR film, The Displaced, and distributed 1.3 million cardboard VR headsets in what was widely described as VRs first mainstream moment. Sam now oversees the VR team, which has published more than 15 VR films. NYT VR has won numerous awards, including two Cannes Lion Grand Prixs. The Displaced was nominated for an Emmy in July.

Sam joined The Times as a reporter on the Metro desk in 2009. His year-long nvestigation into New Jersey's halfway houses won a George Polk Award for Justice Reporting and the Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Reporting. He was also a finalist for the 2012 Livingston Award, given to the best journalists in the country under 35 years old.

Sam has also worked as the newsroom's lead editor for mobile, and the deputy Sports editor. Prior to joining the Times, Mr. Dolnick worked for the Associated Press as a correspondent in New Delhi and a reporter in New York. He began his career as a reporter for the Staten Island Advance.


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