Interactive journalism is pushing the boundaries of storytelling. News organizations are exploring ways to tap artificial intelligence to create conversational bots and integrating augmented reality to add experiential context to their pieces.
The Interactive Journalism Program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism trains students to produce stories that explore these innovative techniques while also preparing them to uncover new ways to tell news stories.
The program’s core goal is to train students to use computer programming to gather and analyze data or information that can be visualized in unique and customized ways, allowing audiences to explore and interact with that content.
All M.A. in Journalism students are exposed to interactive journalism during the first semester in Fundamentals of Interactive Storytelling.
Students who want to specialize in this area take Craft II: Advanced Interactive Reporting. They can also take two additional media electives.
In the third semester, we offer the most advanced interactive electives, such as Advanced Coding and Bots that Talk.