Social journalism is all about finding new ways to serve communities. It is a M.A. degree focused on the skills that are hot in journalism today, like engagement, social video, audience growth, social newsgathering and verification, data, analytics, social media tools, design thinking, product development, and more.
As with more traditional journalism graduate programs, students have the opportunity to hone their reporting, research and multimedia skills. But the social journalism program has a special emphasis on learning how to listen, build relationships, and produce tangible impact. Students practice the techniques needed to build sustainable media businesses by growing loyalty and re-establishing trust with audiences.
Students choose a community to serve throughout the program, broadly defined and not limited by geography. They culminate their experience with an independent project and/or an internship. They work with some of the leading practitioners of community engagement and have the opportunity to participate in projects in partnership with leading news organizations like ProPublica and The Guardian, among others.
For more information about this unique degree, contact Carrie Brown, director of the Social Journalism Program at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Office of Admissions, email@example.com. You can also follow our Medium publication.