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Broadcast Journalism School at the 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

The New York Film Academy's broadcast journalism school is training the next generation of journalists to navigate the evolving landscape of the field in the 21st Century. Having first been approached by NBC News several years ago to start an education program for aspiring broadcast journalists, the New York Film Academy created an intensive hands-on curriculum in broadcast journalism to address the pressing demand for multi-skilled, independent reporters on broadcast television, cable, and the Internet.

Broadcast Journalism Graduate Joelle Garguilo

New York Film Academy students will be challenged to be resourceful digital reporters who can handle every aspect of covering a story. In addition, the broadcast journalism school is located at the Academy’s New York City campus, allowing students countless opportunities to film throughout the city, while also giving them access to the many news organizations based in NYC. For students looking to transition into an internship following their time at the Academy’s school of broadcast journalism, New York City provides countless opportunities for self-motivated students to follow their professional dreams.

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. As one of the best broadcast journalism schools, we will challenge students to practice and develop these skills in preparation to enter this exciting and competitive field.

Equipment and Facilities

Students work with digital HDTV cameras that afford them the opportunity to shoot in a variety of formats and style. They come to understand the complexities of modern video cameras, which can dramatically enhance their storytelling abilities.

In editing their projects, nonlinear digital editing software gives students a level of content and creative control unheard of until recently. It allows them to create news stories that combine a sophisticated, contemporary look with dynamic, engaging content.

Working in studio space specifically designed for the broadcast journalism school, students anchor news programs from a "virtual" set similar to that used by broadcasters worldwide. They take turns handling key assignments, and "shadow" industry professionals who explain the intricacies of deadline-driven production.

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 click here.

Broadcast Journalism Courses

After enrolling in a broadcast journalism course at the New York Film Academy, students can expect to take the following courses depending on which workshop or program they take.

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

Designed for students interested in taking a short, but intensive broadcast journalism workshop, the New York Film Academy offers the following short-term workshops.

Broadcast Journalism Programs

In addition to our shorter workshops, students wishing to spend a year in NYC immersing themselves in the many demands and facets of broadcast journalism are encouraged to take the following broadcast journalism program.

Broadcast Journalism Faculty

The 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 members possess decades of experience working 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. Furthermore, our faculty is able to relay their own professional paths to better guide students to find success upon completion of a program or workshop. The broadcast journalism school’s faculty members include:
NYFA broadcast journalism school chair Bill Einreinhofer Bill Einreinhofer: As the chair of the broadcast journalism school, Einrenhofer has decades of experience as a broadcast journalist and is an Emmy-winning producer, director, and writer. He produced programming for PBS NewsHour, Good Morning America, 60 Minutes, and Diary of a Red Planet. In addition, he served as the series producer for a four-part documentary series on the 2008 Summer Olympics and he was also the Senior Producer of New Jersey Nightly News.

NYFA broadcast journalism school faculty member Bob Haberl Bob Haberl: Having worked in journalism for more than forty 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.

NYFA broadcast journalism school faculty member Robert Ferraro Robert Ferraro: Possessing over forty 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.

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.

Career Opportunities

By enrolling in the broadcast journalism school at the New York Film Academy, students learn the many different skills required to find employment after graduation. Below are some of the positions our alumni have served in along with networks they have worked for.

Producer Writer Host
Editor Director News Reporter
Associate Producer Digital Editor Senior Producer
Assignment Editor News Writer Broadcast Engineer

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Glitz logo

NBC News logo

Fox CT logo​

ABC Broadcasting Corporation TV5 logo

Agence France-Presse logo

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) 674-4430 or click on the below links.

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