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 news and features to explanatory journalism 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. So far a total of five GloJo students have been on BIR trips to Senegal in 2014, producing this PBS NewsHour segment , and in 2015 to Morocco, where the GloJo duo produced stories such as this one for Mashable and others for various outlets. This was in addition to their work on this PBS segment for BIR. In summer 2015, as recent grads, one member of the migration team took a summer position with the AP in Paris and another has an extended brief with Reuters in Dakar. A current student doing field work for his thesis had a summer internship in Berlin with the New York Times

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, Al Jazeera America, 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. Check the graduation year as we regularly post these pieces on our Facebook page real time. A selection of them also appear as on this site under the Student Work link.

Along with our students, our Facebook page features the work of our alumni as they advance in the professional world. We also encourage the  entrepreneurial efforts of our students and alumni, 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 this initiative 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 except the Holiday Musicale, which is on a Friday. 6pm-8pm: October 4th, November 1st, the Holiday Musicale December 4th, 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, including all scholarship consideration, 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

Reuters TRIP TIPS-Pink lake, treehouses and African beats in Senegal October 02, 2015 Makini Brice
GloJo-French Studies 2015
Quartz The UN has over 170 agenda items and the current refugee crisis is not one of them September 30, 2015 Katie Whittaker
GloJo- EurMed 2016
Triple Pundit The U.N. Tackles Sustainable Tourism, Sort Of September 25, 2015 Kate Drew
GloJo- International Relations 2016
Quartz UN peacekeeping needs a major technological update September 24, 2015 Nadeen Shaker
GloJo - Near Eastern Studies '16
Waging Nonviolence An anti-street harassment group confronts an epidemic in Egypt September 24, 2015 Mariam Elba
GloJo- Near Eastern Studies 2016
The Guardian Ben Carson's narrow view of Islam is widely shared – by Islamic extremists September 23, 2015 Jamiles Lartey
GloJo-Africana Studies 2015
Russia Direct UN General Assembly: Nuclear question raises hopes and skepticism September 22, 2015 Ilaria Parogni
GloJo - Russian/Slavic Studies 2016
Time Meet the Last Jews of Cairo September 21, 2015 Jared Malsin
GloJo-NearEast 2013
The New Yorker Memo to Donald Trump: Here’s the Difference Between Hamas and Hezbollah September 16, 2015 Professor Mohamad Bazzi
Los Angeles Review of Books The New Drug War Cinema: On Netflix’s “Narcos” September 16, 2015 Christopher Looft
GloJo - Latin American Studies '16
Al Jazeera It’s time for Israel to disarm September 14, 2015 Alex Kane
GloJo- Near Eastern Studies 2016
Global Citizen Soccer brings these immigrants to unexpected places September 13, 2015 Nicki Fleischner
GloJo- Latin American Studies 2016
Vice Walking the Beat With Copwatch, the People Who Police the Police September 08, 2015 Avi Asher-Schapiro and Tess Owen
GloJo - Near Eastern Studies 2015
The Guardian Moving Targets September 01, 2015 Jamiles Lartey
GloJo-Africana Studies 2015
Al Jazeera Advocates say EU loophole leaves Latin American workers in legal limbo August 02, 2015 Maggy Donaldson
GloJo - French Studies 2015
The Guardian Philadelphia police-related deaths plunge, but is reform enough? August 02, 2015 Jamiles Lartey
GloJo-Africana Studies 2015