A Commitment to Thoughtful Analysis and Deeper Investigation
The Cultural Reporting and Criticism program at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is for writers who are driven to interrogate the world around them. Here, you will produce work that examines aspects of our culture with the support of deep research, an understanding of history and lines of influence, a critical and questioning eye, and a belief in the power of good writing.
The Only Program of Its Kind
Part journalism, part creative writing, part critical analysis, the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program is unique in the United States. It draws writers from all backgrounds and areas of expertise who come here to challenge their ideas about thinking and writing, move beyond the surface of stories, and develop a distinct voice. The curriculum is individualized to each writer, and it draws upon the vast academic opportunities at NYU.
The Need for Deeper Analysis Has Never Been Greater
As our world becomes more connected and complicated, writing that takes the time to explore and examine culture in context has never been more valuable. There’s no typical path for our graduates, who find success publishing memoirs, managing magazines, and writing opinion pieces. Recent graduates have gone on to work at the Fader, Slate, and the New York Times Magazine; publish in Harper’s Magazine and The Paris Review; and put out books with Farrar, Straus and Giroux and W. W. Norton & Company, to name just a few.
Recent Published Work
CRC faculty and students are active and regular contributors
to top national and international publications.