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Join a Small Group of Journalists Dedicated to Exploring International or Transnational Issues

In NYU Journalism’s Global & Joint Program Studies, students gain rigorous journalistic training alongside in-depth contextual study of a specific region or culture in a joint MA degree with one of eight internationally focused master’s programs. With just 15 students per cohort and exposure and training in myriad media platforms, Global and Joint Program Studies students graduate with a fluency in journalistic methods and an exceptionally rich base of knowledge in a region or culture.

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A Journalism Degree Enriched with In-Depth Regional Study

Global and Joint Program Studies students enroll in a dual-degree program in one of eight internationally focused master’s programs at NYU: Africana Studies, French Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Russian and Slavic Studies, European and Mediterranean Studies, East Asian Studies, or International Relations. As a cohort, they take rigorous reporting and writing courses together at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, then they explore their specialized area in depth in their individual programs, culminating in a 7,000- to 10,000-word professional-quality journalistic work.

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Jason Maloney

Jason Maloney

Clinical Professor | GloJo, Acting Director | NYU Journalism in Ghana, Director | GlobalBeat, Director

Jason Maloney is an award-winning cameraman, editor and news and documentary producer specializing in foreign affairs coverage. His work has appeared on ABC, CBC, CBS, CNN, Discovery, HDNet, PBS, and He teaches courses on multi-media production and international crisis reporting. In 2014, he launched GlobalBeat, NYU’s international reporting program that brings graduate students overseas for hands-on video reporting for PBS.

In recent years, Jason has reported for PBS NewsHour from over 30 countries, covering notable political leaders such as Aung San Suu Kyi, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Joko Widowo, Narendra Modi, Paul Kagame, Jose Ramos Horta and Martin McGuinness. Prior to his work for the NewsHour, Jason produced major programs for Now on PBS and HDNet World Report on UN peacekeeping in the Congo, the Nashi youth movement in Russia, the rise of the Indian middle class, and the 2008 Russia-Georgia conflict. “Uganda’s Silent War”, which Jason wrote, produced, shot and edited in 2007, won the Robert F. Kennedy Award, a First Place National Headliner Award and earned two Emmy Nominations.

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Barbara Borst

Barbara Borst

Adjunct Faculty | GloJo, Program Coordinator

Barbara Borst has been teaching international reporting in the master’s program at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute since 2007. She writes a blog for The Huffington Post and runs the reporting website

Previously, she worked for The Associated Press as an editor on the international desk, frequently reported from the United Nations and wrote on U.S. and international issues.

While based abroad for a dozen years, in Nairobi, Johannesburg, Paris and Toronto, she was a correspondent for Inter Press Service news agency and reported frequently for Newsday, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, The Los Angeles Times, The Independent, The Times (London), The Associated Press and others.

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Robert Boynton

Robert S. Boynton

Professor | Lit Rep, Director

Robert S. Boynton is the director of NYU’s Literary Reportage concentration. He was graduated with honors in philosophy and religion from Haverford College, and received an MA in political science from Yale University. His book, The New New Journalism was published by Vintage Books in 2005, and he has written about culture and ideas for The New Yorker (where he has been a contributing editor) and Harper’s (where he has been a senior editor). His byline has also appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, Lingua Franca, Bookforum, Columbia Journalism Review, The New Republic, The Nation, The Village Voice, Rolling Stone and many other publications. The Invitation Only Zone, his forthcoming book about North Korea’s Japanese abduction project, will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. For a selection of his work, go to Information about The New New Journalism can be found at

Watch Boynton’s video on Literary Reportage.

Ted Conover

Ted Conover


Ted Conover is the author of six books, most recently Immersion: A Writer’s Guide to Going Deep. His best-known work is Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, an account of his ten months spent working as a corrections officer at New York’s Sing Sing Prison. Newjack won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2001 and was finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Conover’s other books include Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails With America’s Hoboes, Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders With America’s Mexican Migrants, Whiteout: Lost in Aspen, and The Routes of Man: Travels in the Paved World. A summa cum laude graduate of Amherst College, Conover spent two years at Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar. He is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Amherst and of a Guggenheim Fellowship. In recent years he has taught at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the University of Oregon. He contributes to publications including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper’s, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, T Magazine, National Geographic, and others.

Watch Conover’s video on Literary Reportage.

Suketu Mehta

Suketu Mehta

Associate Professor

Suketu Mehta is the New York-based author of ‘Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found,’ which won the Kiriyama Prize and the Hutch Crossword Award, and was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, the Lettre Ulysses Prize, the BBC4 Samuel Johnson Prize, and the Guardian First Book Award. He has won the Whiting Writers’ Award, the O. Henry Prize, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for his fiction. Mehta’s work has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Granta, Harper’s Magazine, Time, and Newsweek, and has been featured on NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ and ‘All Things Considered.’

Mehta is an Associate Professor of Journalism at New York University. He is currently working on a nonfiction book about immigrants in contemporary New York, for which he was awarded a 2007 Guggenheim fellowship. He has also written original screenplays for films, including ‘New York, I Love You.’ Mehta was born in Calcutta and raised in Bombay and New York. He is a graduate of New York University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Watch Mehta’s video on Literary Reportage.


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Recent graduates of the Global and Joint Program Studies program have landed jobs and internships in top media organizations, won the Pulitzer Prize, and obtained prestigious fellowships.

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