Message from the Director

Welcome to the School of Journalism. Get ready to tell your story. The world needs journalists now more than ever. To dig. To investigate. To tell stories that shift perceptions, spur action, and shape our world. Yet the way those stories are being told, and where they’re being shared, is constantly changing. The School of Journalism is ready.

While the fields of journalism and media continue to evolve, so does our school. But we’re not just keeping pace, we’re setting the pace by reshaping curriculum to integrate interdisciplinary thinking. We do this by infusing new media techniques—digital storytelling, data visualization, video, VR—into innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs. By hiring digitally savvy faculty fresh from newsrooms and PR firms including many currently working at leading publications, TV stations and websites. By finding new ways to inspire students as they put their passion into practice.

As a student, you’ll be engaged from day one. Our dynamic campus in the heart of Boston enables you to use the vibrant city as your laboratory. You’ll take courses in digital journalism, media advocacy, investigative reporting, data visualization, video, and social media–all the while working with professors who have won Pulitzer Prizes and Emmy awards. On co-op, you’ll gain real-world experience and career-making connections at media organizations in Boston and beyond, choosing from placements like the Boston Globe, WGBH, NBC Nightly News, the Washington Post, CBS radio, as well as new media organizations, leading public relations firms and advocacy groups.

Our focus on experiential learning both in and out of the classroom means students acquire foundational skills—writing, research, analysis, criticism, organization, presentation—that will serve them well as future industry leaders. We instill rigorous thinking that empowers students to ask fundamental questions, pursue hidden truths, and make a difference.

School of Journalism graduates pursue a wide range of careers in journalism and media, public relations, advocacy, and other communications fields. Whether they develop stories for NPR or videos for VICE News, become a foreign correspondent or lead a climate advocacy group, they will be ready to tell their story, their way.

Jonathan Kaufman

Director, School of Journalism
Professor of Journalism
College of Arts, Media and Design
Northeastern University
j.kaufman@northeastern.edu