Increasingly, news outlets are looking for students with the skills necessary to function in a convergent, multimedia news environment. An M.A. in Journalism prepares students not only for jobs in broadcasting, newspapers, magazines, and online publications, but also for a wide range of other professional careers. Graduates of the program will also be well-trained to serve as public information officers for government and nonprofit organizations, to write and edit in-house publications for businesses, medical centers, or research laboratories, or to serve as fundraising writers in development offices. Other graduates may opt to become technical writers or editors for trade magazines or book publishers. In short, graduates will be welcome wherever there is a need for people who can understand complex information and communicate it effectively to general audiences.
Through a diverse set of courses and practical experiences, our program produces graduates with a solid grounding in skills and ethics and the flexibility to adapt to the ever-changing demands of professional journalism.
Hofstra is located a short distance from New York City, the communications capital of the country. The New York metropolitan area is home to most of the nation’s 10,000 magazines, three major dailies and hundreds of smaller newspapers, the major broadcast networks and dozens of cable stations, and the largest public relations firms in the world. Students will be able to take advantage of the numerous print, broadcast, and electronic media outlets within close proximity to the campus.