Sam Dolnick has been an assistant editor for The New York Times since April 2017.
Prior to his current role, he was an associate editor in the newsroom where he oversaw a number of projects including NYT VR, The Times’s virtual reality unit. In 2015, Mr. Dolnick was a leader on a cross-disciplinary team that produced the newsroom’s first VR film, The Displaced, and distributed 1.3 million cardboard VR headsets in what was widely described as “VR’s first mainstream moment.” Mr. Dolnick now oversees the VR team, which has published more than 15 VR films. NYT VR has won numerous awards, including two Cannes Lion Grand Prix awards, and The Displaced was recently nominated for an Emmy.
Dolnick joined The Times as a reporter on the Metro desk in 2009. His year-long investigation 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.
Mr. Dolnick has also worked as the newsroom’s lead editor for mobile and as the deputy Sports editor. Prior to joining The Times, he 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.