Whether you are planning to major in journalism or are already pursuing a journalism degree, the Institute’s Journalism Handbook for Students provides a comprehensive overview of journalistic ethics, law, and best practices.
The Journalism Faculty created this handbook to address issues that might arise during the course of a semester. Whenever an ethical or legal issue arises, students should review this handbook, consult with a professor or both. The best defense against crossing ethical or legal lines is openness and honesty.
The Journalism Institute and NYU have several resources you can use to plan your course of study at NYU:
- Degree Progress Report: once you have declared your journalism major, the Degree Progress Report is a useful Albert tool for determining which graduation requirements you have met and which still need to be fulfilled.
- Journalism Major Worksheets: use these simple worksheets (available as Google Sheets or Google Docs) to plan out the courses you need for the journalism major:
- Journalism Course Planning Sheet (Google Sheet)
- Undergrad Course Planning Worksheet (Google Doc)
- Undergrad Course Planning Worksheet – Honors (Google Doc)
In addition to the Journalism Institute’s Undergraduate Student Advisor, there are many resources available across NYU to support you academically:
- Academic Resource Center: the university’s Academic Resource Center (ARC) is the central place for you to get more information about the range of academic support services available at NYU.
- CAS Writing Center: the College of Arts and Science’s Expository Writing Program has a Writing Center that offers tutoring provided by faculty as well as experienced peer tutors.