The Reporting and Writing courses at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York prepare students to produce powerful journalism amid the growing, ever-shifting landscape.
The required Craft course, which provides foundational instruction centered on detailed coverage of neighborhoods across the city, serves as an introduction to the central tenets of journalism, ethics and storytelling.
Our Features and Narrative courses stress the importance of in-depth reporting. Both classes delve into analyses of great writing and draw top journalists as guests. They also put a premium on packaging, pitching and selling your work.
The National Political Reporting class offers an opportunity to take deep dives into how politicians make decisions. Students will learn to craft well-reported, sophisticated and elegant accounts of the political maneuverings that shape lives.
In Opinion Writing, students will read and discuss editorials and columns, from the days of the civil-rights movement to the present. The goal is for students to write their own opinion pieces that attempt to open or change minds about local, state, national, and international issues.
Editing class students gain in experience across a wide range of techniques employed in the modern newsroom, working on text, images, multimedia site production and social platforms.
Special-topics courses in areas such as reporting on clemency for incarcerated people, race, youth culture and climate change offer students opportunities to explore these issues in depth and to produce work in all media.