Journalism

Degree Options: Major, Minor
Locations: Lincoln Center, Rose Hill
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We don’t want you to be the first one to tell the story. We want you to be the best at covering the story.

Students in Journalism

In the journalism program at Fordham, you’ll learn what it means to be a successful and ethically minded journalist in a rapidly evolving field. We teach students not only to report quickly and accurately, but also with compassion.

Our program takes a multimedia approach to the study of journalism. You’ll start by building basic skills such as interviewing, writing, shooting, recording, and editing. Then you’ll move into more advanced, specialized classes. Each journalism major is also required to spend a semester working on a campus media outlet, to gain the skills—and portfolio—to land internships at local news organizations. We also require a course in social media, created specifically for journalists.

Our faculty members are a dynamic mix of media scholars and professional, award-winning journalists who serve as models of critical dialogue. We emphasize values and ethics in various settings, including public interest, government, NGO, and corporate cultures.

But you’ll learn more than journalism here. You’ll also study philosophy, theology, history, mathematics, languages, and the performing arts through Fordham’s common core curriculum, the centerpiece of our liberal arts education.

Program Highlights

Internships

Our students take advantage of New York City’s thriving media industry through experiential learning, internships, and service learning. Some recent internship locations include:

  • ABC News and ABC Sports
  • CBS News and CBS Sports
  • WABC-TV
  • MSNBC
  • NBC News and NBC Sports
  • Time
  • The Wall Street Journal

Fordham’s Career Services office gives students access to CareerLink, a database of thousands of job and internship opportunities.

Facilities

The Edward A. Walsh Digital Media Laboratory at our Rose Hill Campus and our Collaborative Learning Space at Lincoln Center support teaching, research, and production in new media, networking, and media convergence.

  • Designed for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students
  • Mac-based computers lab
  • HD digital cameras
  • Classroom for group instruction
  • Workroom for individualized projects and research
  • Production area for video, audio, and multimedia

Research

At the Donald McGannon Communication Research Center, media scholars cast a critical eye on media performance, policy, management, and ethics to understand how to sustain a media system that functions with commercial interests while serving the public interest.

On-Campus Media

Gain practical experience on campus at:

Study Abroad

Study abroad enriches you academically, culturally, and personally. There is a globe of possibilities available through Fordham’s International and Study Abroad Program.

Sample Courses

  • Introduction to Multimedia Journalism
  • Fashion Journalism
  • Social Media for Journalists
  • TV News Innovators
  • Podcasting

Life After Fordham

No matter your industry, it is important to express yourself clearly, be technologically savvy, and listen to what others have to say. The skills you learn in the Communication and Media Studies department are useful professionally and personally.

Some of the companies and organizations our graduates have worked for include:

  • ABC (Digital News Associate)
  • CBS News (Associate Producer)
  • Sports Illustrated (SI Wire Writer/Editor)
  • NY1 News (Staff Writer)
  • The Bleacher Report (Writer)
  • Fox News (Legal Talent)

You don’t just want a job—you want a career. Career Services taps into Fordham’s ties with more than 2,600 companies. We offer:

  • Pre- and post-graduate career search assistance
  • Resume development
  • Interviewing practice
  • Networking skill development
  • Hands-on case-study sessions with industry executives
  • Field-specific advising/coaching

You also get access to our powerful (and Fordham-loyal) alumni network of talented professionals who want to see you succeed as they have.

Learn More About the Journalism Degree

Email: cms@fordham.edu