The American Journalism Online Master’s Program

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Whether you’re just starting out or want to get to the next level, we have what you need.

Learn by doing

Choose your own beat and report and write stories that matter to you. Amass clips, shoot and edit video, record podcasts, and gain professional cred. Be the kind of journalist you want to be: a beat reporter, magazine feature writer, arts or cultural critic, audio storyteller, multimedia journalist, or on camera in broadcast news.

Meet your mentor

Our faculty and alumni are among the best in the business. You’ll be paired with a top professional who will give feedback on your work and advice on navigating the inner workings of the journalism industry.

Do it your way

Earn a master’s degree in a year, 18 months, two years, or go part-time. We accept students from all over the globe and offer flexible pathways so you can complete your degree at your own pace.


The media capital of the world, a click away

Be in the (virtual) front row for panels and discussions with reporters, editors, and producers from The New York Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, VICE, and more.

The American Journalism Online Master’s Program Launches New Media Startup Accelerator with Started

Started Companies, Inc., a public-benefit corporation, in collaboration with the American Journalism Online Master’s program at New York University, today announced the New Media Hyper-Accelerator.




“Teaching online is great”

As many university classes moved online in mid-March to contain COVID-19, Liza Hogan had some encouraging words for instructors teaching remotely for the first time.

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Video interview being conducted
Photo by Nicole Tung

Get published

Collaborate with classmates from around the world on our publication, The Click—written, edited, and produced by you.


What are online journalism classes at NYU like?

As an online master’s student, you’ll collaborate with instructors and peers from all over the globe, and get just as much face-time with professors and your fellow students as you would in a traditional journalism program. Before meeting (virtually speaking) in “class,” you’ll review interactive materials–videos, online modules containing guided readings, audio clips, games, even comic strips–that tie into the skill or lesson of the week. You’ll conduct research and do actual reporting in the city where you live, record interviews and gather facts on the ground. Then you’ll write stories on a wide variety of topics and in a range of styles.

Once a week for “class,” you’ll log in to our video chat platform for live virtual meetings, which make the miles between you and the vast resources of NYU melt away. Lasting an hour and fifty minutes, each class is led by your professor, who is a veteran professional journalist. During this time you’ll workshop stories and get them ready for publication on our program’s news site. You’ll debate ideas, ask questions, raise issues, and take turns acting as the publication’s executive editor. As with most professional media companies today, you’re only a click away from your editors and fellow reporters.

Meet Some Of Our Students

The storytelling that I care most about is within the social justice movement–local, grassroots efforts of people trying to make this country better.

New York, NY
Writer and organizer, full-time student

I am able to build relationships within my classes thanks to our live classroom atmosphere and I really get to know my teachers on a level I never thought was possible.

Philadelphia, PA
Photographer, full-time student

I’m always looking for that intersection between medicine and LGBTQ+ rights

Harrison, NJ
Writer, story editor, former surgical technician

Hard work, sleepless nights, tight deadlines mixed with a little bit of stress. But wow, is it fun.

New York, NY
National news producer, mom, part-time student

I want to help those who lack a voice. That’s why I want to be a journalist.

Los Angeles, CA
Journalist, history buff, part-time student

A small island girl with big city dreams of publishing my own magazine!

Nassau, BS
Copyeditor, daydreamer, part-time student

My passion project for the past few years has been looking at the impact of media narratives, particularly in rural spaces.

Louisville, KY
Journalist, home renovator, full-time student

I’m interested in doing historical documentary work.

New York, NY
Producer, runner, part-time student

My line of work now, it sort of has a stigma, working in fashion in general. I’d like to be able to change that.

Jersey City, NJ
Fashion professional, traveler, part-time student

I left my sports career to start a family. Raising two young kids and another on the way, I wanted to bridge the gap between working years, motherhood, and planning for the future.

Vero Beach, FL
Former sports reporter, mom, part-time student

I love telling stories! Our stories make up a big part of who we are, and I want to help people find and tell theirs.

Madison, WI
Healthcare IT, avid reader, part-time student
Photojournalist in front of a city
Photo by Nicole Tung '09. Nicole is a photojournalist covering conflict in the Middle East and Asia.

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How to Apply

Student Work Spotlight

The New York Times

Current student Dana Givens for The New York Times: “The Extra Stigma of Mental Illness for African-Americans”

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Good Morning America

Current student Nicole Pelletiere contributing for Good Morning America: “Their painful bond: Black mothers speak out together on their unimaginable loss”

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Current student Ari Schneider for Slate: “The World’s Highest and Fastest Cell Service Could Have Geopolitical Implications”

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Business Insider

Current student Michael Haley for Business Insider “How Accelerators Like Techstars and 500 Startups Are Helping Entrepreneurs Build a Network and Pivot to Survive the Pandemic and Recession”

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Southerly Magazine

Current student Stephanie Leone for Southerly Magazine: “In Key West, protests highlight gentrification of historic Black community”

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Mission Magazine

Current student Audra Heinrichs for Mission Magazine: “How to Protest Safely”

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Business Insider

Current student Michelle Eigenheer for Business Insider: “3 entrepreneurs explain how they pivoted to cocktail kits and to-go spirits to take advantage of changing alcohol laws, serve customers, and keep workers employed.”

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Teen Vogue

Current student Audra Heinrechs for Teen Vogue: “Campaign Staffers for Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and More Share Their Thoughts on 2020”

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Current student Christina MacGillivray is creating “Women in Labour,” a comedy podcast about women, work, family, power and everything in between.

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The New York Times

Current student Ari Schneider for The New York Times: “Two Climbers. Best Friends. Only One Ticket to the Olympics.”

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Request more info

If you have further questions about the online master’s degree in journalism, please contact our program director Adam Penenberg or program administrator Lydia Page. For press inquiries contact James M. Devitt, and read our press release.

Lydia Page

Lydia Page

Program Administrator


Frequently Asked Questions

For a student enrolled in a distance education program or course, please reference NYU’s state authorization website for further information detailing the applicable complaint process. NYU’s Master’s in American Journalism Online distance education complaint contact is Allan Corns, and you may reach him at