A select group of students each year have the opportunity to work toward a joint M.A. degree in Journalism along side Africana StudiesFrench Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Russian and Slavic StudiesEuropean and Mediterranean Studies or International Relations. This program is known informally at Journalism as GloJo.

By design, GloJo crosses disciplines and media platforms and just as intentionally remains small. It is expressly for students with strong international or transnational interests, background in specific area studies, and, as appropriate, the needed language preparation. The program provides the opportunity to deepen knowledge of each respective region, culture or discipline as it opens opportunity for careers in journalism and any number of related fields. On the Journalism side, the focus is intensive preparation in research, reporting, writing along with advancement in the use of multimedia techniques and tools. The Curriculum link takes you to a typical course progression through the two-year program and, just below that, you'll find the requirements for graduation by unit. These differ somewhat from partner program to partner program.

Only one application is needed, but the admission process, because two departments are involved, has two steps. The partner programs review the applications first and GloJo after that. For admission to the joint program, both departments must say yes.  

From the very start, GloJo students take their required two Writing, Research and Reporting classes together, WRR I in the first term and WRR II in the third. This helps intensify our supervision of the forthcoming thesis. At the same time, students are advancing  in their reporting and writing skills, from spot to long narrative form. We also emphasize multimedia skills training. These two required classes also help ensure group cohesion within the larger Journalism graduate program and emphasize GloJo's international inflection. Two or three subject-area reporting electives or two plus a specific skills course or seminar round out the five journalism courses that lead to the journalism side of the degree. Internships can be taken for 0 to 4 credits, including as paid staff for Bedford + Bowery, the New York Magazine site serving downtown Manhattan and North Brooklyn, which NYU Journalism runs. (As it is said: All global is local and in multicultural New York City that couldn't be more true.) 

We endeavor to limit each entering GloJo group to no more than 15 students in total. The first and second year groups gather regularly outside of class for informal monthly dinner meetings expressly conceived to support degree progress and master's projects preparation. We celebrate, too. These evenings sometimes involve guests from the working world and our recent alumni to enable the further sharing of experiences, expertise, information and professional and academic contacts.

Here you can see where our students are interning and where some of our recent graduates are working. Don't miss our Collaborations page, which highlights recent media partnerships with GroundTruth/GlobalPost, the Bureau for International Reporting, and New York Magazine as well as some outstanding GloJo student entrepreneurship. Two GloJo students went with BIR trip to Morocco  in Spring 2015 and there are big plans for the five members of Team Migration Crisis Europe to return to the continent as post-grads in Summer 2015.Three GloJo students traveled to Senegal over Spring Break 2014 as part of the production team for this PBS NewsHour segment, which aired 2 May 2014. 

Check our future events and past events calendars to get a sense of the who's-who of journalism who pass through the doors of the Carter Institute week after week. 

The master's project (here you can find some recent abstracts) generally involves summer travel between the first and second years of the program. This we support with modest GloJo travel grants. Students prepare for these reporting trips (they last anywhere from three weeks to three months) during their first two semesters in the program. Well before they travel, students enlist two faculty mentors, one from Journalism and one from the partner program.

Thesis reporting continues after the summer and the writing period usually continues well into the second spring, although at least two students have managed to complete the thesis by as early as the end of their third semester in the program. The research results in a substantive long-form (6,500-10,000 words) journalistic work in narrative, explanatory or investigative style, under-girded with academic references. In recent years, several students have produced documentaries, photographic essays or multimedia projects such as this one from 2011 or this one, which NPR aired in 2013. Some partner programs will accept this work as the final MA project; others will require a more traditional academic thesis in addition. Again, this varies from partner to partner.

Master's projects in near-entirety, or in substantial excerpt, have appeared in Buzzfeed Longform,  Dissent, the Huffington Post, the Boston ReviewHarper's Magazine, the Seatlle TimesCity LimitsTablet (twice), GlobalPost.com (twice), in VQR (twice), Brooklyn Quarterly, on NPR's Latino USA and produced as a radio segment by the author for NPR's "Morning Edition." Students are encouraged to publish professionally as part of the learning experience. We regularly post these pieces on our Facebook page as they appear, as well as on this site under the link called Student Work.

If you've visited and liked our Facebook page, you'll note we make a point of featuring the strong shorter published work of our students and we continue to do so for recent alumni as they advance in the professional world. We also encourage the entrepreneurial efforts of our students such as the daily Latin American News Dispatch, the creation of Andrew O'Reilly and Roque Planas (GloJo-LatAm 2011), which is now run by the current students in our GloJo-LatAm juggernaut. More about it can also be found on the Collaborations page.

To learn even more about the program, prospective students are not only invited but encouraged to visit the Institute during the fall and spring academic terms. We can arrange for you to sit in on a class and suggest you check Course Listings for classes that might coincide with your visit. Please note that if you wish to meet with faculty, visits should be scheduled well in advance. If you can, plan to be or happen to be in town for a Sunday GloJo dinner, we'd be delighted to invite you to one of those as well. It's a great way to meet current students from both Years One and Year Two and get a real sense of this remarkable community.

The 2015-16 dates are all Sunday evenings, from 6pm-8pm: October 4th, November 1st, the Holiday Musicale December 6th, January 31st (Year Two Thesis Presentations), March 8th (Year One Research Prospecti), and April 3rd.  

In all cases, please email global.journalism@nyu.edu for a personal invitation and further details. And by all means join our Facebook page for almost daily updates as to what our students and faculty are up to and where and what they are publishing.

Please note the final deadline for application submission is midnight January 4th, so do get all of your documents in no later than this date. The volume of applications and the dual-department review makes it almost impossible to consider late submissions.


Byline - Recent Publications

The New York Times As German Church Becomes Mosque, Neighbors Start to Shed Unease July 23, 2015 Jesse Coburn
GloJo - European/Mediterranean Studies 2016
The Guardian Sandra Bland dashcam video raises doubts about officer's basis for arrest July 23, 2015 Jamiles Lartey
GloJo-Africana Studies 2015
The New York Times Tearful Moment With Merkel Turns Migrant Girl Into a Potent Symbol July 20, 2015 Jesse Coburn
GloJo - European/Mediterranean Studies 2016
The Nation The Most Eccentric New Yorkers and the Writer Who Loved Them July 16, 2015 Professor Robert S. Boynton
Reuters Senegalese risk lives in migrant exodus despite stability at home July 07, 2015 Makini Brice
GloJo-French Studies 2015
The New York Times The Allure of the Prison Break June 26, 2015 Professor Ted Conover
The New York Times A German Writer Translates a Puzzling Illness Into a Best-Selling Book June 19, 2015 Jesse Coburn
GloJo - European/Mediterranean Studies 2016
Washington Post Hits at Paris Air Show: Vertical lift-off, tiny satellites June 19, 2015 Maggy Donaldson
GloJo - French Studies 2015
The Guardian We avoid the word terrorism when the victims are black – not just when the killer is white June 19, 2015 Jamiles Lartey
GloJo-Africana Studies 2015
Quartz Grave hunters are out to prove that Russian soldiers are fighting (and dying) in Ukraine June 04, 2015 Ilaria Parogni
GloJo - Russian/Slavic Studies 2016
The New Yorker Lebanon and the Start of Iran and Saudi Arabia’s Proxy War May 26, 2015 Professor Mohamad Bazzi
Mashable Carrying the world on their back: The human 'mules' of Morocco April 27, 2015 Thalia Beaty and Maggy Donaldson
GloJo - French Studies 2015
The New York Times Egyptian Woman Reveals 42-Year Secret of Survival: Pretending to Be a Man March 26, 2015 Jared Malsin
GloJo-­NearEast 2013
The Guardian A city without a shore: Rem Koolhaas, Dalieh and the paving of Beirut's coast March 17, 2015 Habib Battah
GloJo-NearEast 2010
Mashable The Egyptian government's war on free speech February 12, 2015 Avi Asher-Schapiro
GloJo-NearEast 2015
Politico King Salman’s War January 25, 2015 Professor Mohamad Bazzi