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New York City Broadcast Journalism Schools with Degree Information

Jan 30, 2019

The New York City area has only two colleges that offer programs related to broadcast journalism, both of which are located within 30 miles of the downtown. Learn about the degree programs, admission info and program requirements for these two schools to make an informed education decision.

New York City Schools with Broadcast Journalism Programs

At least one school in the New York City area offers a degree specifically in broadcast journalism, but others have journalism programs that include broadcast coursework. Continue reading to learn more about the programs at two particular schools, and use the accompanying table to compare school statistics. A paragraph about two other area schools that offer undergraduate or graduate programs with concentrations in broadcast journalism can be found at the end of the article.

  • Situated on Long Island, Hofstra University is a private school that offers an undergraduate program in journalism with some broadcast-focused courses. The university is located a little over 20 miles from downtown New York City.
  • Students looking for a public school education might be interested to learn about the undergraduate broadcast journalism program at CUNY Brooklyn College. Located a little less than nine miles from the downtown, this school is the only one in the City University of New York (CUNY) system to offer such a program.

Comparison of Schools

Use this table to compare undergraduate program costs, financial aid opportunities and school selectivity at Hofstra University and CUNY Brooklyn College. Check out the percentages of first-time students who return after their first year of study, as well as the graduation rates.

Hofstra University CUNY Brooklyn College
School Type Four-year, private not-for-profit Four-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017) 11,131* 17,803*
Campus Setting Large suburb* Large city*
Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $43,960* $7,040 in-state*
$14,430 out-of-state*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017) 96%* 83%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) 64%* 40%*
Retention Rate (2016-2017) 81% for full-time students* 82% for full-time students*
90% for part-time students*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (Starting Classes in Fall 2011) 63% overall (29% transfer-out rate* 58% overall (21% transfer-out rate)*

Source: *College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics.

Hofstra University

The 240-acre campus of Hostra University in Hempstead, NY, was founded in 1935. The school currently offers more than 300 undergraduate and graduate programs. The school strives to maintain cutting-edge facilities for its journalism program, including a multimedia news room containing editing software and continuous news feeds.

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

In addition to the news writing and mass media history courses taken by all journalism majors, students at Hofstra take specialized courses in production, TV reporting and broadcast news writing. Internships are also included in program requirements, and many students work for broadcast media outlets in the New York City area.

CUNY Brooklyn College

Founded in the 1930's, Brooklyn College is one of 25 members of the CUNY system. Its Department of Television and Radio offers a full array of resources to broadcast journalism students, including a television studio and post-production facility.

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Combining classroom studies with practical application, the BA in Journalism teaches students how to gather information, write news stories and edit their work while also teaching them about ethics, libel laws and other relevant information. An internship can be taken that allows students to work at NYC area newspapers, magazines or wire services.

Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Media Studies

Students in this program take required courses in storytelling, mass media and newswriting. Electives can be taken in TV and radio writing, audio storytelling and video storytelling. They also have opportunities to complete individual projects such as a broadcast research paper or perform a live broadcast.

Other School Options

Students in New York City can find a couple other opportunities to learn about the field of broadcast journalism. Housed in the former offices of the New York Herald Tribune, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism offers an audio journalism concentration as part of its Master of Arts in Journalism program. The undergraduate program in journalism at New York University allows students to focus on broadcast journalism as well.

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