Journalism

The Journalism program 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 Journalism 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
  • Robert Pluma
  • Robert Pluma
  • Robert Pluma is a multidisciplinary artist, documentarian, and creative technologist dedicated to creating intimate, sensitive work to confront inequity and…

  • Jim Pensiero
  • Jim Pensiero
  • F. James (Jim) Pensiero is a retired editor and news executive with 42 years of media-industry experience. He retired as…

  • Neva Rae Fox
  • Neva Rae Fox
  • Neva Rae Fox has been a member of the Rutgers-Newark part-time faculty since the Spring 2019 semester. Her teaching caps…

  • Robin Wilson-Glover
  • Robin Wilson-Glover
  • Robin Wilson-Glover has been involved in local news coverage for nearly 40 years. She has been a political reporter, an…

Student Projects

  • Students and Professor Fisher in Advanced Reporting
    Students and Professor Fisher in Advanced Reporting