Journalism

Learn how to cover the news in an industry that never sleeps.

The proliferation of media outlets has expanded opportunities for budding journalists far beyond the morning paper. If you enjoy getting to the heart of the story, our journalism program will make sure you become well-versed in all forms of news writing so that you are well-positioned to feel right at home at a variety of settings — whether it’s The New York Times city desk, CNN studios or the Huffington Post website. You’ll receive a firm grounding in the issues confronting reporters, including the ethics of journalism, the limits of objectivity, libel law and many others. Most of all, you will be taught by working reporters and editors who have strong contacts throughout the industry and will help you receive valuable internships at some of the most important news outlets in New York.

I heard that the professors really know their craft and still keep their passion while teaching. So far, that has been proven to be true.

Sabrina Husband ’12

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Quick Facts

  • The program’s News Lab mimics a city room that students use to report on both campus and local news.
  • Many of our alumni who have gone on to cover major stories on the national level got their start writing for our two on-campus student newspapers.
  • Alumni include Myron Kandel, one of the founders of CNN; Albert Lasher, reporter for The Wall Street Journal; and faculty member Paul Moses, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter for New York Newsday.

Possible Careers

  • Reporter or editor for leadings newspapers or magazines, or for websites viewed by millions
  • Blogger on different aspects of current events, from news to food to fashion
  • Communications assistant to politicians or high-level government and industry personnel