Broadcast Journalism School at the New York Film Academy
Broadcast Journalism programs are offered at our New York Campus only
The New York Film Academy is training the next generation of journalists to be prepared to navigate the evolving landscape of journalism in the 21st Century.
Working with top broadcast and investigative journalists, the New York Film Academy created an intensive hands-on curriculum to address the pressing demand for multi-skilled, independent journalists on broadcast television, cable, and the Internet.
The New York Film Academy believes that journalists perform a vital function in our society that comes with power and responsibility.
We rely on journalists to objectively present the truth, keeping us informed of issues and events that profoundly affect our lives. In fact, Walter Cronkite, the great anchorman for CBS Evening News, was widely considered to be "the most trusted man in America."
Our programs train students in a vast array of skills including research, reporting, digital production, editing, anchoring, and show production. It will help prepare you for the profession; whether you ultimately hope to follow in the footsteps of journalists like Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, or Barbara Walters; or investigative journalists like Kevin Sites, Lowell Bergman, or Mike Wallace, Martin Fletcher, David Brancaccio or Maria Hinojosa: or work behind the scenes as a producer, director, editor, camera person.
New York Film Academy students will be challenged to be resourceful digital reporters who can handle every aspect of covering a story.
Our programs include a special focus on investigative journalism. Investigative journalists have played a central role in shifting public opinion, from Emile Zola (J'accuse) in his exposé of the Dreyfus Affair, to Edward R. Murrow (See It Now) in his critique of McCarthyism. Our students will be encouraged to dig deep into a story and ask the hard questions.
Students are introduced to cutting edge digital technology and methods that are now being used professionally in the field. Today’s journalists are expected to research, write, shoot, produce, edit, and even appear on camera in their own field reports and investigative segments. In small crews or even solo, these intrepid reporters are the fastest growing part of the journalism profession. Our Journalism programs will challenge students to practice and develop these skills in preparation to enter this exciting and competitive field.