Hofstra journalism students are telling stories that matter. Learn the latest trends in digital storytelling and social media, and launch your journalism career in the media capital of the world. Journalism at Hofstra offers expertise in digital, broadcast and print reporting.
In our fully accredited Bachelor of Arts in Journalism program, you'll gain expertise in news writing and reporting, shooting and editing video, and designing mobile websites, using the latest industry tools and software.
Spark Your Creativity
Learn how to produce and adapt news stories for multiple platforms. Courses include:
- Sports and Entertainment Journalism
- Design and Visual Strategies
- Social Media for Journalism
- Data Journalism
- Radio and Podcast Production
- Newscast Producing and Anchoring
Students have the option of pursuing an accelerated and cost-effective dual-degree program where they can earn both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Journalism.
Concentrations & Minors
You may pursue a Broadcast Journalism concentration with such coursework as multimedia journalism, feature reporting for podcasts, producing TV news packages, newscast producing and anchoring, and social media for journalism, or a concentration in Sports Journalism, focusing on sports reporting, broadcast news writing and reporting, and television sports reporting and producing.
All journalism students are required to complete a minor. Choose from political science, civic engagement, criminology, global studies, international affairs, or many other subjects in your areas of interest.
Learn from Experts
You’ll learn from professors with years of professional experience working at national and international newspapers, major magazines, leading websites, and network television stations.
They are top news executives, innovative scholars, and Emmy Award winners (such as Professor Mario Gonzalez) who are mentoring a new generation of journalists in a 21st century media landscape.
The Student Experience
Being a journalism student at Hofstra University is all about opportunity. Student journalists develop valuable workplace skills and build a network of professional contacts. Learn more about internships, study abroad opportunities, campus media outlets, and student organizations available to Hofstra journalism majors.
Students have recently interned at:
- CBS News
- Atlantic Records
- AMC Networks
- 1010 WINS
- Brooklyn Nets
- Spectrum News NY 1
Gain hands-on experience
More than a dozen campus media outlets let you cover real-world stories including presidential debates, White House inaugurations, and the NHL’s NY Islanders playoff games.
Journey beyond the classroom and experience Rome, Cuba, Los Angeles, and NYC through the Herbert School's study away programs.
After completing your journalism degree at Hofstra University, you’ll be ready to pursue a career right after graduation or go on to advanced study.
Job, graduate school, or both
Employed within six months of graduation
Expected job growth by 2026
Recent Hofstra journalism alumni began their careers at The New York Times, Billboard magazine, ESPN, Fox News, iHeartMedia, and other prominent organizations. Sara Whitman, BA'18; MA '19, was hired as a media assistant at Entertainment Tonight in Los Angeles.
Students pursuing graduate degrees study at American University, Boston University, Columbia University, New York University, and Syracuse University, among others.
State-of-the-Art Learning Spaces
Journalism majors at Hofstra have full access to three production studios with 4K ultra-high definition cameras, broadcast control rooms, a vertical video lab to create high-quality social media content, several editing rooms, color correction suite, large screening room, and the latest in field/mobile gear. Students can also create professional live audio and podcasts, video, and social media content in WRHU’s studios and a multimedia audio studio and control room.
Among the Nation's Best
Hofstra's Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations is fully accredited by the prestigious Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, distinguishing it as one of the finest in the country.
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