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M.A. in Entrepreneurial Journalism

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To start the process of applying for the M.A. in Entrepreneurial Journalism degree, visit our How to Apply page.

During the summer after your second semester you’ll be asked to complete a follow-up application to be considered for the Entrepreneurial Program.

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Startup Launchpad

Since introducing the entrepreneurial program in 2010, we have helped launch more than 100 startup projects, including:

  • SkillcrushLearn the skills that will get you hired, guaranteed
  • How India LivesA database and search engine for public data in India
  • Narrative.lyHuman stories, boldly told
  • NK NewsNorth Korea news, opinion, culture & curiosities
  • Efecto CocuyoJournalism that illuminates Venezuela
  • Coda StoryCreating single-topic platforms for crisis storytelling
  • PurpleInteractive news updates on Facebook Messenger

Other alums have gone on to work for such organizations as BuzzFeed, Mashable, Facebook, Quartz, Fusion, Mic, Storyhunter, Crowdtangle, The Huffington Post, Vice, and Hearst.

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Curriculum

All entrepreneurial students follow the same curriculum in the first and fourth semesters. In the second and third semesters, they choose from a wide range of school electives.

Semester I  (Fall)
*Craft of Journalism I
*Legal and Ethical Issues
* Fundamentals of Multimedia Storytelling: Radio & TV
*Fundamentals of Multimedia Storytelling: Interactive Journalism

Semester 2  (Spring)
*Craft of Journalism II or Craft II – Broadcast
Three Electives

Summer
Summer Internship

Semester 3 (Fall)
Four Electives

Semester 4 (Spring)
Fundamentals of Business for Entrepreneurial Journalists
New Business Models for News
Entrepreneurial Skills for Journalists
New Business Incubation
Media Innovation Fieldwork

*Required courses

Contact Us

Contact us if you have any questions about the M.A. in Entrepreneurial Journalism program or the application process.

Jeremy CaplanJeremy Caplan
Director of Education for the Tow Knight Center
jeremy.caplan@journalism.cuny.edu
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Marisa Osorio

Marisa Osorio
Assistant Director of Admissions
marisa.osorio@journalism.cuny.edu