Journalism

The Journalism program is a boutique program that affords students the luxury of small classes taught by award-winning journalists in a newsroom setting.

Students learn the basics of reporting and newswriting, as well as critical analysis of current topics and the way they are presented in the news. They also learn about landmark cases that have shaped journalism, and how to find their niche in the ever-changing landscape of media.

The journalism major (39 credits) and minor (18 credits) are part of a liberal arts education that blends theory and practices. Our courses explore subjects such as the history of journalism, contemporary media, video storytelling, radio news writing and production, and journalism ethics and the law. Advanced courses include narrative or long-form journalism, sports reporting, column writing, as well as multimedia practices and shooting video for news stories. Students also have access to a state-of-the-art Mac lab and audio production studio and the most advanced research software.

Our interns have been placed in all of the major New York City news stations, as well as at newspapers, magazines and online outlets throughout the New York metropolitan area.

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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Required Media Studies Core Courses (30 Credits)
  • 21:086:201  Introduction to Media Studies I (3)
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21:086:202  Introduction to Media Studies II (3)
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21:089:304  Convergence (3)
  • 21:089:309  Imagery and Culture (3)
  • 21:086:334  Journalism, Ethics, and the Law (3)
  • 21:086:337  Basic Reporting and News Writing (3)
  • 21:086:338  Advanced Reporting (3)
  • 21:086:340 Introduction to Multimedia (3)
  • 21:086:400 Journalism Capstone (3)
  • 21:086:459 or 460  Journalism Internship (3)
Cross-Training Requirement (3 Credits)
  • One course in digital journalism, photography, radio, video, or advanced writing (for example narrative or magazine writing), chosen in consultation with the journalism coordinator/director, that expands the student’s skills in multimedia communication and/or reporting and writing for media.
Arts, Culture and Media Departmental Core Requirements for Journalism (6 credits)
  • 21:083:101  Introduction to Arts, Culture and Media (3)
  • 21:083:301 Colloquium in Arts, Culture and Media (3)
  • or 21:083:401 Seminar in Arts, Culture, and Media (3)
Total for Major: 39 credits

Minor Requirements

Minor Requirements

Required Journalism and Media Studies Core Courses
  • 21:086:201  Introduction to Media Studies I (3)
  • 21:086:202  Introduction to Media Studies II (3)
  • 
21:086:334  Journalism, Ethics, and the Law (3)
  • 
21:086:337  Basic Reporting and News Writing (3)
  • 
21:086:338  Advanced Reporting (3)
  • 21:086:340 Introduction to Multimedia (3)
Total for Minor: 18 credits

  • David Bergeland
  • Bergeland is a multimedia producer and trainer specializing in digital media including video, audio slideshows, podcasts and documentary and editorial…

  • Robert Snyder
  • Robert W. Snyder is an associate professor of journalism and American Studies at Rutgers-Newark. He writes widely on New York…

  • Robin Gaby Fisher
  • Robin Gaby Fisher is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for feature writing and the New York Times bestselling author of…

  • Mark Di Ionno
  • Mark DiIonno (NCAS ’85) is a news columnist at the Star-Ledger, New Jersey’s largest newspaper. He has won the New…

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