Department of Journalism

Journalism (MA)

Anaridis Rodriguez excels in the Journalism department

Anaridis Rodriguez chose Journalism because she wants to inform her community about news. The Emerson College program helps her learn how to tell a story through broadcast, print, and the web. (Filmed and edited by Emerson students.)

The graduate program in Journalism will prepare you to be a thoughtful, ethical, and informed news professional. Through both classroom training and field experiences including internships and applied projects, the curriculum provides theoretical and applied foundations in writing, reporting, editing, and research and is enhanced by courses in law and ethics, new media, and business.

Develop Timeless Investigative & Writing Skills

At Emerson, we help you understand the present realities of journalism and future possibilities of media convergence, and teach you how to be a journalist in today's world. From the very beginning of the program, you will be given the opportunity to “hit the streets” and report.

Following completion of a core curriculum covering multiple news media, you will acquire a “key competency”—a professional foundation—in either print and multimedia journalism or broadcast journalism.

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Professional Journalists as Mentors

Drawing on a wealth of professional experiences and ongoing research, our distinguished faculty members offer you encouragement and professional insight so that you may become a successful journalist.

Full-time faculty members have worked for local Boston television affiliates and area newspapers, as well as CNN, CBS, NBC, CNBC, NPR, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Christian Science Monitor.

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Cover the World in a World-Class City

You will never be at a loss for stories or leads in Boston, one of the nation’s great news cities. Emerson’s location—within blocks of the Massachusetts State House, City Hall, the international financial district, and the cultural center of Boston—provides content for ample news stories.

Across a variety of media, our graduates are covering the news—from local and national television and radio stations to print and online journalism organizations. Through intensive coursework, internships in the country’s largest media markets, and Boston’s ideal location for news, you will be more than adequately prepared for a professional career in journalism.

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