NYFA's Broadcast Journalism Program is offered at our New York Campus only.
Broadcast Journalism School
The New York Film Academy's Broadcast Journalism School is 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.
Broadcast Journalism Graduate Joelle Garguilo
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.
NYFA’s New York City location affords aspiring journalists a huge variety of professional options and challenges students to
become resourceful digital reporters who can handle every aspect of covering a story.
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 journalism schools, we instill a holistic understanding of broadcast
journalism. This means building technical skills alongside creative ones.
NYFA Broadcast Journalists join The White House Press Corps
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 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
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, please
Broadcast Journalism Courses
Depending on the workshop or program, New York Film Academy broadcast journalism courses may include:
Hands-on Camera and Lighting
The Interview Profile
Broadcast Journalism Workshop
The News Package
The Special Report
The Feature Story
Creating a Resume Reel
Broadcast Journalism Workshops
The New York Film Academy offers the following intensive short-term broadcast journalism workshops:
In addition to our shorter workshops, the New York Film Academy offers an intensive one-year conservatory program for
students wishing to spend a year in NYC immersing themselves in the many demands and facets of broadcast journalism:
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
school of broadcast journalism 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. Faculty includes:
Bill Einreinhofer: As the chair of the broadcast journalism school, Einreinhofer brings decades of
experience as a broadcast journalist and is an Emmy-winning producer, director, and writer. He developed and
produced programming for “PBS NewsHour,” “Good Morning America,” “60 Minutes,” Discovery and HBO. In addition,
he served as the series producer for an international four-part documentary series tied to the 2008 Summer
Olympics, and he was the senior producer of “New Jersey Nightly News.”
Robert Ferraro: Possessing over 40 years of experience in local and national news, Ferraro has worked at
both NBC and ABC. An Emmy Award-winning news producer, Ferraro earned recognition for his work as a broadcast
news writer, editor, special reports producer, broadcast line producer, and documentary producer.
Bob Haberl: Having worked in journalism for more than 40 years, Haberl first cut his teeth working as a
radio tech during the Watergate scandal when he was right out of college. He went on to work as a television
reporter in Jacksonville, Florida, and Philadelphia before becoming an executive producer at ABC News. While
there, he covered everything from the fall of the Berlin Wall to Nelson Mandela's release from prison, helping
him to earn seven Emmy Awards.
Broadcast Journalism Alumni
Over the years, the Broadcast Journalism School at the New York Film Academy has proudly graduated numerous successful
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.
By enrolling in the Broadcast Journalism School at the New York Film Academy, students learn the professional-level skills
that can help them pursue success in their industry. Below are some of the positions and networks in which our alumni have
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.