Train as a Journalist, Earn an MFA
Students in the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute’s Literary Reportage program learn the art of journalism in an intensive writing program that places equal emphasis on elegant writing and rigorous reporting. They are the storytellers of the world, and, here, they follow their curiosity to craft compelling, deeply researched, stylish work that comes to life on the page. They graduate fully formed journalists with an MFA degree to reflect the richness and depth of their writing training.
Literary Reportage students take on a robust curriculum of writing, reporting, and audio reportage courses, and they graduate fully capable of writing articles and books and producing podcasts.
Recent Published Work
Graduates of our program have published work in some of the most prestigious publications in the country and contributed in-depth audio reporting to top podcasts and radio programs.
Meghan Gunn’s, LitRep 2021, Borneo essay for Off Assignment will be included in the Best American Travel Writing, 2021
Read the essay on OffAssignment.com
LitRep alum Carson Frame wins 2020 Edward R. Murrow Award for report on domestic violence on military bases
Carson won for "Months After Damning IG Report, Military Struggles To Curb Domestic Violence On Bases" on Texas Public Radio.
LitRep Alum Lance Richardson receives two prestigious fellowships
Lance Richardson, Literary Reportage 2015, received the Leon Levy Center for Biography Fellowship and the Harry Ransom Center Fellowship.