Journalism, Culture and Society
DEGREE MAJOR PROGRAMS AT THE KING’S COLLEGE
Students who major in journalism, culture and society at The King’s College prepare themselves for careers in the news media and related industries by learning to report and write news, feature stories, opinion pieces, cultural criticism, and other formats. They also study the history, ethics, legal issues, and theory related to journalism. This training coupled with internships and student media experience helps students land their dream job.
Our student media – The Empire State Tribune and the ESTv broadcast – are excellent outlets for students to gain experience (we also have a literary magazine called The Troubadour). As you get involved in these outlets and take classes and do well, you will be prepared to land internships that will help you land that first job in the field. Our students have interned at outlets such as CNBC, Newsweek, The New York Daily News, TheStreet.com, Brooklyn Paper, The New York Post and Salon.com. Some have landed full-time jobs at The Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, CNN and The Raleigh News & Observer. The huge advantage you have at The King’s College is location. You are studying journalism in the nation’s biggest and best media market, a city that gives benefits to students who already live here. You are also studying from professors who write and edit for outlets such as Forbes.com, Vox.com, and Universal Press syndicate.
What sets our JCS program apart from those of many other colleges is our combined focus on the skill sets of journalism (reporting, writing, thinking) and the interdisciplinary knowledge that comes with liberal arts learning.
Every JCS major at King’s takes required classes in reporting, journalism ethics, entrepreneurship and narrative non-fiction (feature writing). They take the normal humanities-oriented core curriculum at King’s with classes in writing, philosophy, theology, politics, and economics. And they also get to choose one of our four tracks of specialized knowledge: business/finance, politics, arts and culture, or religion. We believe this extra subject matter training will help students become better reporters in given areas of media.
MINOR/CONCENTRATION PROGRAMS AT THE KING’S COLLEGE
MPJI also supports the following journalism degree programs at The King’s College:
Media, Culture & The Arts Major with a Concentration in Journalism
Politics, Philosophy & Economics Major with a Minor in Journalism
Business or Finance or English or Theology or Humanities or Philosophy major with a minor in Journalism
The NYC Semester in Journalism (NYCJ) welcomes visiting college students to study and intern for a semester at The King’s College. Wall Street Journal veteran Paul Glader and New York Daily News veteran Clemente Lisi are professors at The King’s College who co-lead NYCJ, teach classes in the program and will place you in a newsroom internship. Senior Fellow in Religion and Media and syndicated columnist Terry Mattingly teaches one of your classes on journalism history and ideas. Mattingly led the Washington Journalism Center (WJC) for the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities and has guided it to merge with NYCJ and reboot in New York City with the blessing of the CCCU. Already, more than 35 colleges and universities are partners of the NYCJ program including Bethel University, The University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and Point Loma Nazarene University. Contact Paul Glader for more details on how your school can become a partner school. You can also attend on your own if your school isn’t yet a partner school.
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Summer Academy AT THE KING’S COLLEGE
MPJI offers a one-week media & journalism seminar for high school students as part of the Summer Academy at The King’s College. The theme varies each year. Students who attend will attend exclusive events and tours in NYC and hear from Prof. Paul Glader, Prof. Clemente Lisi, Prof. Melissa Harrison and Prof. Terry Mattingly on the following topics:
Exploring the life and times of the late John McCandlish Phillips, a legendary reporter for The New York Times in the 1960s and 1970s, during the “new Journalism” boom.
Learning about journalism and media history in NYC including Jacob Riis.
Visiting a New York City Newsroom and hearing from editors at a major publication.
Studying either sports reporting (with a visit to a minor league baseball game); arts and culture reporting; or video storytelling.
International Programs at The Media Project
The Media Project is a network of journalists who pursue balanced reporting on all aspects of culture, particularly the role of religion in public life. The network consists of hundreds of journalists from all corners of the globe, particularly in the Global South. The non-profit organization is based at MPJI and led by Prof. Paul Glader. The organization sponsors major conferences and training initiatives for working journalists, journalism professors and students including an annual flagship Coaching & Leadership Fellows program at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. It also operates the ReligionUnplugged.com, non-profit news organization.