Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

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   The Individual and the News in the Information Age 
3 credits

Core Curriculum (15 Credits toward major):

JRN 3050   Journalistic Writing
4 credits

JRN 3200   Business and Financial Journalism
4 credits

JRN 3220    Media Ethics 
3 credits

JRN 5050-5052   Media Internship  
4 credits
or
JRN/ENG 4920   Narrative Writing
4 credits

Business Journalism Electives (3 Credits):
One course chosen from

JRN 4001    Covering the Financial Markets
3 credits

JRN 4002     Covering Economics
3 credits

Additional Journalism Electives (6-8 Credits toward major):
Two courses chosen from the following

JRN 3060   Feature Article Writing  
3 credits

LIB/JRN 3065     Electronic Research Methods and Resources for Writers
3 credits

JRN  3100   Copy Editing
3 credits

JRN  3210   Television Field Reporting
3 credits

JRN  3450   Journalistic Blogging
3 credits

JRN  3500    Advanced Reporting and Writing
4 credits

JRN 3600   Creative Journalism
3 credits

JRN/ENG 3615   Sudden Fiction - Crafting Short Short Stories
3 credits

JRN 3800   Environmental Reporting
3 credits

JRN 3900  Topics in Journalism
3 credits  

JRN 4001 Covering the Financial Markets
3 credits

JRN 4002 Covering Economics
3 credits

JRN 4200   Business 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/ENG 4920   Narrative Writing
4 credits

JRN 5050-5052 Media Internship
4 credits

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

Two Additional Electives (6 Credits toward major):

Six credits in electives drawn from the offerings of other programs throughout Baruch College, subject to approval by the journalism advisor.

Total Credits for Major             30 credits

Contact

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

The City University of New York