Journalism and Creative Writing
The Journalism and Creative Writing specialization helps students develop the research, interviewing, writing, editing, and multimedia storytelling skills that are crucial to success across a broad spectrum of fields and professions in this information age.
Our faculty of professional writers and editors will teach you to research, report, interview, and write about urban affairs, politics, crime and the courts, arts and culture, law, education, science, sports, and many other topics. Students have an opportunity, through the media internship program, to gain professional experience during their studies.
All students are invited to showcase their reporting, writing, and editing skills through participation in Dollars & Sense, the national award-winning Baruch College magazine. The program also features opportunities for student awards, paid internships, and full-tuition fellowships.
For creative writing students, this specialization, which is affiliated with the extraordinary Harman Writer-in-Residence program, can help you to improve your own writing. You will find your own voice, as you experiment with a range of writing forms, including biography, creative non-fiction, fiction, and screenwriting, all while you expand your ability to create literary prose that reflects both your talent and critical thinking skills.
Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions
Department Chair: Professor Vera Haller