If you’ve dreamed of being a documentary filmmaker, an investigative reporter, or a long-form magazine writer, the CUNY J-School can start you on your way. You can choose from a wide variety of media specialties taught by some of the finest practitioners in the field.
Who better to teach the art of documentary journalism than Tow Professor Yoruba Richen, a winner of numerous awards and grants, including a $50,000 Guggenheim Fellowship, for her documentary work?
We also have Andy Lehren from The New York Times training the next generation of investigative reporters; award-winning multimedia producer Bob Sacha giving hands-on instruction in video storytelling and virtual reality; photojournalist John Smock demonstrating camera techniques; and magazine contributor Frederick Kaufman teaching feature and narrative writing.
Our extensive curriculum allows you to develop proficiency in whatever journalistic track compels you. Read on to find out more about our visual journalism and investigative reporting specialties and how to make one of them your area of expertise.