B.F.A. in Journalism
Journalism is an exciting, fast-paced career. Given the flood of information that surrounds us, the public must rely on skilled journalists to provide news and commentary that informs civic dialogue, and to report the latest trends and events in culture, entertainment, sports, technology, fashion, politics and much more.
The 129-credit Bachelor of Fine Arts in Journalism provides you with an understanding of the increasingly complex task of reporting, writing, editing and delivering the news in a multimedia environment. Our program develops practical knowledge and conceptual foundations for work in the varied forms of print, broadcast and online journalism as well as for graduate study in journalism and related fields. Journalism students are strongly encouraged to select a minor in another field, such as a science, social science or business to better prepare them to report in a specific content area with deeper understanding.
Journalism majors study in small classes with professors who have extensive experience in the field. They sharpen their skills with reporting for The Pioneer, the award-winning LIU Post student newspaper; PTV, the campus television station, and WCWP, the campus radio station. Other campus media such as the news magazine Post Bottom Line, and internships at some of the nation’s top newsrooms, including Newsday, MTV Networks, ABC-TV, NBC-TV, WFAN Radio, News 12 Long Island and The Associated Press provide students with real pre-professional experience. Campus resources for journalism majors include state-of-the-art television and radio studios, a journalism lab and newsroom, HD video cameras and digital editing suites with professional-level computers and software such as Final Cut Pro. Students also attend conferences . lectures, and networking events through our student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. To view our complete guide to resources for journalism majors, click on the Resources & Facilities link to your left.
Qualities That Set Our Program Apart
- Small, hands-on and highly interactive classes led by professors with real-world journalism experience
- Access to internships and freelance opportunities in the New York metro area, a world capital of news reporting and writing
- Opportunities to investigate and report on a wide range of subjects, from sports to politics to entertainment
- Thorough foundation in the tools and technology of modern newsgathering, including digital video and audio editing and production software and web publication tools
- Opportunities to collaborate with students studying radio and television production and digital arts as early as freshman year