Business Journalism Specialization

The Business Journalism specialization focuses on how to follow economic trends, the financial markets, corporations and their leaders, neighborhood businesses – and the impact of all of them on society. The specialization also will help students develop research and reporting skills, mine data and communicate news to different audiences.

Program Prerequisite

JRN 2500 

Perspectives on the News

3 credits

Core Curriculum            (15 credits)

JRN 3050 

Journalistic Writing

4 credits

JRN 3200 

Business and Financial Writing

4 credits

JRN 3220 

Media Ethics

3 credits

JRN 5050JRN 5051, or JRN 5052 

Media Internship

4 credits

or

 

JRN 4920 

Narrative Writing ( ENG 4920)

 

4 credits

Business Journalism Elective    (3 credits)
One course chosen from:

JRN 4001 

Covering the Financial Markets

3 credits

JRN 4002 

Covering Wealth and Poverty

3 credits

Additional Journalism Electives    (6 – 8 credits)
Two courses chosen from the following:

JRN 3060 

Feature Article Writing

3 credits

JRN 3065 

Electronic Research Methods and   Resources for Writers ( LIB 3065)

3 credits

JRN 3100 

Copy Editing

3 credits

JRN 3110

Editing in the Digital World

3 credits

JRN 3210 

Television Field Reporting

3 credits

JRN 3450 

Journalistic Blogging

3 credits

JRN 3500 

Advanced Reporting and Writing

4 credits

JRN 3510 

Multimedia Reporting

4 credits

JRN 3520

Advanced Multimedia Reporting

3 credits 

JRN 3530

Podcasting and Radio News

3 credits

JRN 3600 

Creative Nonfiction

3 credits

JRN 3615 

Sudden Fiction -- Crafting Short Short Stories ( ENG 3615)

3 credits

JRN 3700

International Reporting

3 credits

JRN 3770

Cultural Reporting

3 credits

JRN 3800 

Environmental Reporting

3 credits

JRN 3810 

Sportswriting

3 credits

JRN 3900 

Topics in Journalism

3 credits

JRN 4001 

Covering the Financial Markets

3 credits

JRN 4002 

Covering Wealth and Poverty

3 credits

JRN 4200 

Press Coverage of Politics and Policy

3 credits

JRN 4220 

A Century of Muckraking: Investigating Corporations, Corruption and Governmental Crooks

3 credits

JRN 4750 

Investigative Reporting

3 credits

JRN 4920 

Narrative Writing ( ENG 4920)

4 credits

JRN 5000-5002 

Independent Study in Journalism

Variable

JRN 5050JRN 5051, or JRN 5052 

Media Internship

4 credits

JRN 6001H-6002H 

Journalism Honors I and II

3 credits

With permission of the journalism advisor, writing-related Feit seminars ( IDC 4050H) and Harman Writer-in-Residence courses may be counted toward the major.

Other Electives: Two additional courses (6 credits) drawn from the offerings of other programs throughout Baruch College, subject to approval by the journalism advisor.

Contact

Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions (646) 312-3974
Prof. Josh Mills (646) 312-3937

The City University of New York