Students who choose to specialize in urban reporting take four courses.
- The first, Covering City Government and Politics, is taken in their second semester.
- The second is a required summer internship that follows the second semester. Among the media outlets where the school’s urban concentration students have spent their summers are: NY Daily News, Newsday, Newark Star-Ledger, New York Times, City Limits, WNYC, and Crain’s New York Business.
- In the third semester, students take Covering New York City’s Economy and Business, and Covering New York City’s Social Issues.
While the focus of the four courses is New York City, the reporting and analytical skills students develop are of universal relevance and can be applied to other urban areas as well.