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Whether printed on glossy paper or lovingly laid out on-line, magazines continue to offer the best examples of in-depth reporting, stylish writing and meticulously edited stories. NYU's magazine program is premised on the belief that mastering the traditional skills required to produce great journalism will remain essential in a constantly evolving media culture. We offer a wealth of classes dealing with subjects ranging from popular culture and the arts to politics and investigative reporting. The program enthusiastically embraces new technologies, with an emphasis on visual story-telling through video and photography.

Many of the greatest magazine writers have been generalists (A.J. Liebling writing about everything from boxing to press criticism or Calvin Trillin describing his obsession with barbecue as well as covering the civil rights movement.) The magazine program is designed for students interested in a wide array of topics. In our first-semester Reporting and Writing seminar, students learn about New York's glamorous and gritty worlds: covering Fashion Week, writing about criminal courts and reporting on the city’s ever-changing neighborhoods, from immigrant sub-cultures to raucous night life.

Magazine students try every type of journalism – deadline-driven hard news stories, profiles, in-depth features, personal essays, opinion articles and reader-service pieces. The magazine program has incorporated photography, videography and social media as part of the required reporting courses.

NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has partnered with New York magazine to publish the on-line site, Bedford + Bowery, covering our East Village neighborhood as well as Brooklyn. Magazine students are encouraged to take a class devoted solely to reporting, blogging, taking photos and making videos for this exciting new site. Please take a look: at bedfordandbowery.com.

Manhattan is the magazine capital of the country, and that brings obvious benefits to NYU graduate students that are difficult to replicate anywhere else. Our career development staff helps match students with top-notch editorial internships. Writers and editors from publications such as The New York Times, New York magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Vogue and Vanity Fair are often guest lecturers.


Our professors work closely with students to improve and polish their work, and many articles originally written as class assignments have been published. In recent years, NYU students – while studying in the magazine program – have published stories in the on-line or print editions of The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Runner’s World, Elle, Wired, ESPN Magazine, Marie-Claire, Outside, The Village Voice, The New York Observer, Salon, Time Out New York, the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Huffington Post, Field & Stream, Newsday and the New York Daily News.


NYU magazine graduate students have landed full-time jobs in recent years at: GQ, Entertainment Weekly, Salon, New York magazine, The L Magazine, Vanity Fair, Bloomberg News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Details, Women’s Wear Daily, ESPN Magazine, Forbes, Institutional Investor, Time Out New York, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Fashionista, The Atlantic Monthly, Men’s Health, Oprah, The New York Observer, Talking Points Memo, Mashable, Ad Age, The Huffington Post, Yahoo News, The Village Voice, Deadspin, Law 360, Fox News, MTV News and School Library Journal.

No one can predict the shape of journalism in 20 years, but important journalistic qualities will endure. The magazine program remains passionately committed to teaching our students to become creative, quirky, informative and entertaining writers, and curious, thorough and insightful reporters, a combination of skills that will always be in demand.

Application Deadlines

Applications are due by January 4th for students seeking to enroll the following September. Late applications will be considered if space is available.

QUESTIONS? Please feel free to contact Meryl Gordon, the director of the magazine program, at meryl.gordon@nyu.edu.



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Byline - Recent Publications

The Atlantic Cigarettes as Control September 15, 2014 Robert Tutton
Magazine 2014
Outside Rolling Nowhere, Part Two June 10, 2014 Professor Ted Conover
The New York Times Just Like Taco Trucks, Art Takes to the Road May 30, 2014 Alyson Krueger
Magazine 2011
Fast Company Why The Global Battle For Control Of The Internet Can't Be Won May 09, 2014 Victor Kotsev
Magazine 2012
IRE Journal IRE Journal – “Undercover Reporting: An American Tradition” April 01, 2014 Professor Brooke Kroeger
Village Voice Astoria Staple Fatty's Cafe Will Reopen in Mid-April March 31, 2014 Robert Tutton
Magazine 2014
The Atlantic 'A Dancer Dies Twice': The Unique, Sad Challenge of Retiring From Ballet March 07, 2014 Maroosha Muzaffar
Magazine 2013
Time The 'Tiger Mom' Superiority Complex February 03, 2014 Professor Suketu Mehta
IALJS Notes Toward a Supreme Nonfiction: Teaching Literary Reportage in the Twenty-First Century January 01, 2014 Professor Robert S. Boynton
Hindustan Times New York, I Love You September 06, 2013 Pranav Dixit
Magazine 2013
The New York Times A Conversation With Katrina Lantos Swett, on Religious Freedom in India August 13, 2013 Maroosha Muzaffar
Magazine 2013
Los Angeles Review of Books Where the Wonders Never Cease: Hope and Consequences in Atlantic City August 01, 2013 Christopher Pomorski
Magazine 2012
The New York Review of Books In the Violent Favelas of Brazil July 11, 2013 Professor Suketu Mehta
The New Republic Why India is taking the U.S.'s Side in the Snowden Scandal July 04, 2013 Maroosha Muzaffar
Magazine 2013
PBS Mediashift WNYC’s Ups and Downs with Collaborations, Digital Push, Quadrupling Newsroom July 03, 2013 Professor Brooke Kroeger
ESPN Made in Queens June 03, 2013 Kevin Ryan
Magazine 2012
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