Our entrepreneurial journalism program aims to help create a sustainable future for quality journalism.
We believe that future will be shaped by entrepreneurs who develop new business models and innovative projects – either working on their own, with startups, or within traditional media companies.
We offer two ways to get training: through a two-year master’s degree program or a 15-week advanced certificate course of study.
The advanced certificate program takes place over one semester and is geared towards mid-career professionals or recent graduates. Because the program lasts only four months, it serves as a shorter alternative to a full M.A. degree.
Each participant develops a startup journalism venture while taking five core classes: Business Fundamentals, Entrepreneurial Skills, New Business Incubation, Media Innovation Fieldwork and New Business Models for News.
Among the highlights of the program are weekly guest sessions with leading startup founders, CEOs, and experts from top companies in the New York City media and tech ecosystem. We also make weekly visits to startups and innovation hubs that have included Google, Twitter, Facebook, Kickstarter, Buzzfeed, IDEO, and The New York Times.