Spend a semester learning from top-notch journalism faculty, working in a media internship, and engaging the most important city on earth as part of the NYC Semester in Journalism (NYCJ).
The John McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute at The King's College equips students for careers in media. We teach journalism, supervise internships, and provide forums and professional development opportunities for top journalists globally.
Led by Wall Street Journal veteran Paul Glader and syndicated columnist Terry Mattingly, PJI hosts guest lectures and classes with journalists from media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, Reuters, Forbes, The Economist, The Washington Post , Buzzfeed and more!
Students who spend a semester at PJI will be placed in a 20-hour per week internship at a media outlet in New York City. They will also take classes at The King's College in subjects such as Magazine Writing, Business Journalism, Sports & Entertainment Journalism, Opinion Journalism, Cultural Criticism, and more!
John McCandlish Phillips (1927– 2013) was a star reporter at The New York Times from 1952 to 1973. Phillips quit the Times to focus on Christian ministry through his church in the Bronx. He also maintained a passion for excellent reporting and writing.
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You will submit your resume and clips to the director of PJI, who will help place you in an internship at a magazine, newspaper, or website geared to your interest, level of ability, experience. TKC students have interned at The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, Cosmo, First Things, Teen Vogue, FOX Radio, National Review, TheBlaze, IBTimes and others in the past.
The King's College has four dormitories (three in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn Heights) under lease and can offer PJI students lodging in these excellent facilities during the program.
The cost for tuition and housing for NYC Semester is $14,950 for one semester. If your school is an NYC Semester partner school, check with your school to see if you are eligible for a reduced price. For students at many of our partner schools, the cost of attending NYC Semester is the same as attending their home institution.
PJI and The King's College are committed to working out partnership agreements with other colleges and universities to allow a student's financial aid to cover their semester at PJI. Please contact Sheena Herrmann for more details.
Our target class is between 10 to 15 students. The classes may be capped at 15 students per semester to ensure a high quality experience for students attending.
Students must submit an application for the Fall Semester by April 1 and for the Spring Semester by October 1. To be placed in an internship, students need to submit a resume and clips by those admission deadlines. PJI needs an application and deposit three months before a student arrives
You will be placed in one of 10 "houses" during your semester at The King's College and can participate in House Competitions, Bible Studies, and other social events.
Students are encouraged to attend one of the vibrant churches in Manhattan. King's also offers twice monthly corporate worship service called REFUGE.
PJI students will take some classes together and be part of a weekly meeting with the director and staff about their internships and experiences in NYC. The group will also enjoy special field trips to newsrooms and TV stations, as well as sessions with visiting journalists.
There is no campus meal plan. Students do have access to a subsidized cafeteria in our building at 56 Broadway, which offers excellent food at low prices. Students have access to kitchens on campus and at their apartments. New York City is a dining mecca with myriad restaurant, grocery store, and farmer's market options.
You should have a minimum 3.0 cumulative college GPA and at least 30 credit hours. Students who do not meet those criteria may require additional academic information and/or an admissions interview.
We have emergency phones manned 24 hours a day by students and staff trained in First Aid and CPR. The phone holders can refer students to medical services and will also take students to the hospital in emergency situations. Students have free access to a certified counselor at King's.
PJI students will also participate in TKC orientation sessions which help them get acclimated to the city of New York. Your coursework, internship, and life in a House will also help you make friends, develop a network, and experience the city of New York.
Please send us an email, and we'll be happy to answer any other questions!