Putting Your Passion into Practice

There has never been a better time to be a journalist. From BuzzFeed to The Boston Globe, National Public Radio to NBC News, The New York Times to Bleacher Report, there are myriad opportunities to report the news, tell stories and learn about the world. And there is no better place to do that than Northeastern University’s School of Journalism.

Here you will find professors who have won Pulitzer Prizes and Emmy awards, are best-selling authors and renowned scholars, are widely followed on social media and in touch every day with media organizations. We all work closely with students to build your writing and digital storytelling skills. Our undergraduate program, working hand-in-hand with Northeastern’s renowned co-op program, immerses students in every aspect of journalism–writing, visual, and digital–so students are prepared for the new media world.   You can take courses in investigative journalism, sports and media, covering political campaigns, and magazine writing.

Our graduate concentration in Media Innovation, supported by the Knight Foundation, is a trailblazer in reinventing how news is delivered and how journalists tell stories. Our Professional concentration prepares students for careers in digital, print and broadcast news.

Your education doesn’t end in the classroom. We work closely with media organizations and newsrooms to get students the best co-op opportunities that prime them for success. Among our recent co-op placements and job placements after graduation are The Boston Globe, NBC News, MSNBC, The Washington Post, Politico, The Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed, Vermont Public Radio, Harper’s Bazaar, and the CBS Morning Show.

We also provide first-rate training for people interested in public relations and all forms of communication. Business leaders value the writing and analytical talents our students bring to these jobs, and our students appreciate the exposure and connections to the working world these co-ops provide. Our students are practicing real journalism and performing real public relations.

Do you want to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable”?* Become a foreign correspondent? Cover a sports team or the music industry? Learn how to make a video go viral? Work for a non-profit or advocacy group?

The School of Journalism will help you put your passion into practice.

Jonathan Kaufman, Director
Professor of Journalism
School of Journalism
Northeastern University

*Quote from Finley Peter Dunne, Chicago Evening Post journalist, 1893, “The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”