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Director of the Institute
Associate Director of the Institute
Associate Professor Solomon
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor Penenberg
At New York University, we believe that journalism has a serious public mission and can make a difference. We want to educate those who agree. Opportunities abound in the media world, but the opportunity to do compelling work that informs, engages—and matters—is what drives our faculty, motivates our students, and informs our entire approach. Great journalism has always come from the great cities of the globe, and there is no better place to learn the craft than the city of New York—where power and wealth concentrate, news and culture originate, and daily events fascinate.
The institute immerses students in the richness and vitality of the city, while attracting to campus many of the leaders and thinkers in the journalism profession. New York City is our laboratory—and our inspiration. The very first lesson we offer students is this: tap into it, with our help. Every day, students move outward from the classroom to the city, on assignments that take them all over town.
The full-time faculty is itself of national stature in the journalism world. As writers, reporters, producers, and critics, NYU professors continue to practice the journalism they teach and preach, holding the profession to its highest standards of public service. Course work begins with the basic skills of reporting, writing, and research, but simultaneously students are taught what journalism at its best can be—and what it should accomplish in a free and democratic society. They are also encouraged to publish their work, with assignments, internships, and online projects geared to this end.
Housed within the arts and sciences core of a leading university, the institute sees journalism as an essential strand in the liberal arts tradition and a critical factor in public culture. But we also recognize that news these days is a business. When our skilled graduates enter that business, they are prepared to improve and enliven it.
Institute facilities include seven state-of-the-art newsrooms, broadcast production facilities, and an array of multimedia equipment, including video cameras, still cameras, digital recorders, and all that is necessary in a rapidly changing news environment.