Due to disruptions caused by COVID-19 precautions, we’re extending our application deadline for Fall 2020. Please apply by May 15, 2020 and contact us with any questions.

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.

Slate

“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.

Read on Slate

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.

READ THE CLICK

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.

Audra
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.

Lauren
Philadelphia, PA
Photographer, full-time student

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

Zak
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.

Nicole
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.

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

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

Nasia
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.

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

I’m interested in doing historical documentary work.

Adrienne
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.

Lindsay
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.

Tiffany
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.

Megan
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.

Why wait?

Your future can be now.

How to Apply

 

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

lydia.page@nyu.edu

 
 

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 acc13@nyu.edu.