Journalism and the Writing Professions
The journalism major includes specializations in Journalism and Creative Writing, and Business Journalism. Students learn traditional fundamentals, as well as all the tools of modern journalism, including Web work, video, audio, photography, blogging and the use of social networking such as Facebook and Twitter for both reporting and presentation of their work. Whether you’re interested in a career in journalism, communications, management, entertainment, business, public service or law, the journalism major will help advance your career. You will improve your writing ability while learning to find and evaluate information and data. You will develop interviewing skills. And you will learn to communicate effectively and publish accurate and responsible material, whether online, in print, or over the air waves.
Both specializations provide students with an understanding of journalism’s critical role in democratic society. The department also offers two minors, on in journalism and one in business writing, that enable students in other majors to improve dramatically their writing and research abilities.
Steven Greenhouse, nationally known for covering labor and workplace issues, is the Fall 2020 Ratner Distinguished Visiting Business Journalist.
Important Registration Information
Journalism courses are listed under the JRN designation. A full list and course descriptions is available at the department office. Contact Glenda Hydler or Joshua Mills with any questions, or visit the journalism office located at NVC 7-263, or call 646-312-3974.