The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York is deeply committed to investigative reporting. If you are passionate about this field of journalism, as we are, this is the place you should be.
You’ll learn how to conceive and execute investigative stories from journalists with years of experience digging into a wide range of subjects, from City Hall to corporate boardrooms to global espionage. They’ll teach you how to delve into documents, mine data, identify sources, cultivate whistleblowers, conduct interviews, uncover human drama and present your findings in compelling pieces produced on multiple media platforms.
Newmark J-School student and alumni investigative work wins awards and recognition locally, nationally and internationally. Graduates have gone on to investigative careers at major news organizations.
To assist students as they pursue their stories, the school has created an endowment fund that helps pay for obtaining government records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), traveling to interviews and attending investigative journalism conferences.
At a time when many media organizations are slashing investigative budgets, we have established three grant programs that support in-depth reporting projects by working journalists and help sustain the professional community. Join us and get involved in a journalistic calling we all really believe in.