The M.A. in Specialized Journalism is an intensive nine-and-a-half month program that equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to cover a topic in depth. You will emerge with the ability to produce high-level reporting on the topic of your choosing. Areas of focus include politics, education, health and environment, science, religion, arts and culture, entertainment, sports, business and economics, urban affairs, the law and other fields.
Throughout the program, you will acquire the tools necessary to meet the demands of reporting for the digital age. You will learn to produce intricate multimedia packages that push your work across different platforms and connect with new audiences. You also learn the ins and outs of the media business, with a particular emphasis on new strategies for monetizing journalistic content.
Above all, the program emphasizes core journalistic values, ethics and solid writing skills. You will work closely with faculty to create a customized degree program that maximizes your opportunity to concentrate on a particular chosen subject area.