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Broadcast Journalism School at New York Film Academy

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow speaks at the New York Film Academy One-Year Broadcast Journalism students receive behind-the-scenes tours at NBC and Fox News NYFA Broadcast Journalism Graduate Joelle Garguilo is a digital journalist with NBC News

Broadcast Journalism School

NYFA's Broadcast Journalism Program is offered at our New York Campus only.

The camera is mightier than the sword

Broadcast Journalism School

Study journalism with the New York Film Academy's Broadcast Journalism School, dedicated to training the next generation of journalists for the realities of 21st century journalism. In the past few decades, the focus of journalism has shifted to become an increasingly visual medium. Broadcast reporters and anchors are most people's primary source of news, which makes broadcast journalism a competitive and extremely rewarding profession.

New York Film Academy's Broadcast Journalism School

The New York Film Academy's Broadcast Journalism School was founded in collaboration with NBC News. Like all of the New York Film Academy's programs, the curriculum melds academic learning with practical, hands-on training. NYFA is considered a leading broadcast journalism school, emphasizing a professional mix of skills that allow students to become competitive in an always-challenging industry while at the same time instilling an appreciation of the ethical concerns that differentiate journalism from other professions.

Our instructors have worked on platforms as diverse as "ABC World News Tonight," "PBS NewsHour," "NBC Nightly News," and Fox News Channel, as well as Vice and The New York Times video website. Our graduates have gone on to work as reporters, anchors, presenters, and producers at local and national TV outlets across the United States — and the world. In 2016, one alumna and one student-journalist were accredited by the White House Press Corps and chosen to accompany President Barack Obama to the 2016 NATO Heads-of-State Summit in Poland — making history as the first student-journalists to travel with the president of the United States.

Please note: NYFA does not represent that these are typical or guaranteed career outcomes. The success of our graduates in any chosen professional pathway depends on multiple factors, and the achievements of NYFA alumni are the result of their hard work, perseverance, talent and circumstances.

NYFA’s New York City is a great backdrop for students learn the skills needed to cover challenging stories.

Broadcast Journalism Tools

As part of NYFA's Broadcast Journalism School's focus on professional preparation, students will gain familiarity with modern tools and technologies. Contemporary broadcast journalists are expected to be multimedia journalists (MMJs), capable of researching, writing, shooting, producing, and editing their own stories. Since reporting is often done alone or in small teams, it's important for aspiring reporters to have a solid understanding of all aspects of the production process. In our mission to be one of the best broadcast schools, we instill a holistic understanding of broadcast journalism. This means building technical skills alongside creative ones.

Equipment and Facilities

The core of the New York Film Academy’s Broadcast Journalism program is learning to work both behind and in front of the camera. Students work with industry-standard DSLR cameras, learning to shoot in a variety of styles and circumstances to prepare them for the unpredictable challenges in the field. After shooting their projects, students are responsible for editing them. Nonlinear digital editing software gives students total control over the final presentation of their work.

On top of shooting and editing stories, broadcast journalism students work in a variety of positions in a studio space specifically designed for our broadcast school. Students take turns handling key on-camera and control room assignments, as well as shadowing industry professional who explain the intricacies of working in a deadline-driven industry.

One-year broadcast journalism students also learn the skills associated with personal journalism, including dynamic first-person narratives and highly visual "explainers" like those found on popular digital news sites such as Vice, Wired, Vox, Quartz and AJ+. In addition, one-year students benefit from exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of major network production facilities.

Broadcast Journalism Classes

Students interested in taking a broadcast journalism class can enroll in one throughout the year. To learn more about the start dates and tuition rates of our journalism classes, please click here.

Broadcast Journalism Courses

Depending on the workshop or program, New York Film Academy broadcast journalism courses may include:
Broadcast Journalism Hands-on Audio Hands-on Camera and Lighting
Production Workshop Non-Linear Editing The Interview Profile
Special Topics VO Broadcast Journalism Workshop
The News Package The Special Report The Feature Story
In-Studio Production On-Camera Anchoring Creating a Resume Reel

Broadcast Journalism Workshops

The New York Film Academy offers the following intensive short-term broadcast journalism workshops:

Broadcast Journalism Programs

In addition to our shorter workshops, the New York Film Academy offers an intensive one-year conservatory program and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Entertainment Media, for which students may choose Broadcast Journalism as a concentration. The one-year conservatory or BFA programs are ideal for those wishing to study in NYC and immerse themselves in the many demands and facets of broadcast journalism.

Broadcast Journalism Faculty

NYFA’s Broadcast Journalism School boasts a prestigious and experienced faculty of professional award-winning journalists who have covered some of the most important events in recent history. Our faculty possesses decades of working experience as producers, directors, and reporters for such legendary networks as NBC, ABC, PBS, and CBS. One aspect that sets our broadcast school apart is that the majority of our faculty members continue to remain active in the industry, allowing them to update students on the latest developments within broadcast journalism while providing them with hands-on instruction in and out of the classroom.

  • Learn more about the Broadcast Journalism faculty from the New York campus here

Broadcast Journalism Alumni

Over the years, the Broadcast Journalism School at the New York Film Academy has proudly graduated numerous alumni whose hard work has helped them to achieve their career goals. Our graduates have gone on to a wide range of careers, including work at national broadcast networks, local TV stations, and digital news services. NYFA does not represent that these are typical or guaranteed career outcomes. The success of our graduates in any chosen professional pathway depends on multiple factors, and the achievements of NYFA alumni are the result of their hard work, perseverance, talent and circumstances.

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Contact Us

For students who wish to learn more about the Broadcast Journalism School at the New York Film Academy, please call our offices at +1 (212) 674-4300 or click on the below links.

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