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.

Curriculum

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
  • Photojournalism
Student on laptop outside of the Herbert School

Dual-Degree Program

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 Sports Media concentration with coursework in broadcast news writing and reporting, sports 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.

Go Global

Journey beyond the classroom and experience RomeCubaLos Angeles, and NYC through the Herbert School's study away programs. 

 

The Outlook

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.

98%

Job, graduate school, or both 

92%

Employed within six months of graduation

17%

Expected job growth by 2026

Alumni Success

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.

Alum Sara Whitman on the ET set. Frank Yee at MSG Students at Time Warner

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. 

Students talking in hallway

Questions about our program?

Contact Us

Jeffrey Morosoff
Associate Professor and Chair
Dept. of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations
jeffrey.morosoff@hofstra.edu
516-463-5248