The Intersection of Contemporary Media and Timeless Skills
Magazine writing, whether on the printed page or on-line, will always be for writers and readers who value artful storytelling and a deeper look at complex subjects. In the Magazine and Digital Storytelling program at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, our writers develop the skills to produce memorable stories as well as explore the unique opportunities of digital media.
How to Inform, Illuminate and even Entertain
Whatever subject you hope to write about — such as arts and culture, lifestyles, politics or urban issues — it’s vital to immerse yourself in the journalistic tradition. Our curriculum provides a foundation in feature writing and hard news plus video journalism, social media and photography. Our students report on New York Fashion Week, immigration, the criminal courts and everything in between. You will learn how to tell every kind of story: profiles, personal essays, breaking news, a Q&A, service journalism and arts criticism. Our students frequently publish their class assignments.
New York City: Where Magazines Are Made
From Condé Nast to the New York Times to adventurous start-ups in Brooklyn, many of the world’s most far-reaching media and news outlets are headquartered in New York City, and their writers and editors are our guest lecturers and faculty. Our students gain invaluable experience in editorial internships in the magazine capital of the country, often graduating with bylines and job offers. Recent graduates have landed full time jobs at publications such as New York Magazine, Esquire, Buzzfeed and refinery29.com and media companies such as NBC and CBS.
Recent Published Work
Our students, faculty, and alumni are frequent contributors to top magazines and news outlets. For the very latest bylines, head to our Facebook page.