• Journalism and Design

    Journalism + Design

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    Office of Admission
    Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

    79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor 
    New York, NY 10003 
    Phone: 212.229.5150 or 
    800.292.3040
    Fax: 212.229.5355
    lang@newschool.edu

    Program Contacts
    Andrew Meier

    Associate Professor of Writing and Chair of Journalism + Design
    meiera@newschool.edu

    Kia Gregory
    Journalism + Design Departmental Faculty Advisor
    kiagregory@newschool.edu

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  • Journalism + Design is an interdisciplinary program combining the rigorous critical thinking of Lang with creative design thinking. You learn reporting and design skills needed to open up new professional avenues in today's complex, competitive media ecosystem and develop the creative capacity to thrive in any field that values imagination, agility, and insight.

    • Study Options Major, Minor

    In an age of nonstop digital information and misinformation, fact-based storytelling is more vital to the democratic process than ever. Journalism + Design majors become grounded in the fundamentals of serious journalism while being pushed to expand its boundaries. The curriculum also gives you the flexibility focus on your own areas of interest, whether complex issues of class, race, and criminal and social justice or local news and cultural life (music, food, fashion, theatre, fine arts) of New York City.

    As a student in the Journalism + Design program, you:

    • Learn how to report and tell rich news stories across a broad range of media.
    • Receive training in how to cultivate sources, ask hard questions, and conduct in-depth interviews.
    • Gain exposure to data reporting and design methodologies to build engaging reader experiences.
    • Develop the skills and craft to become an evidence-based storyteller relying on accuracy, transparency, and an ability to convey complex subjects that serve the public good.

    Major requirements

    Minor requirements

    Learning from Leaders

    Lang's Journalism + Design program was created in consultation with some of the most prominent minds in news innovation as well as traditional journalism. Advisors and friends of the program come from the New York Times, The Guardian, ProPublica, The Center for Investigative Reporting, WNYC, and The Knight Foundation. In addition, close collaboration with Parsons School of Design creates opportunities to study interactive design, editorial design, data visualization, photojournalism, illustration, mobile design, and media business management.

    Connecting to New York City

    While it offers the atmosphere and intimacy of a small college, Eugene Lang College is part of The New School, a major progressive university in New York City. Our location in the world's media capital presents a wealth of opportunities and allows you to engage directly and deeply with the myriad issues that confront NYC. Our students have interned at professional news organizations such as the New York Times, The Guardian, "Buzzfeed," "CNN," ProPublica, Rolling Stone, Thomson/Reuters, and WNYC.

     

    Career Paths

    News organizations and media companies are eager to hire people grounded in fundamental reporting and ethics who can also creatively develop and design solutions for 21st-century journalism. Journalism + Design majors may go on to work as digital journalists or writers or pursue advanced studies in journalism, design, or media studies.

    If you are planning to pursue graduate studies, consider applying to the Bachelor's-Master's program, which enables you to earn graduate credits that will apply to both your Lang degree and a master's degree at The New School.

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    Note: This program is STEM-designated. After graduating, eligible F-1 students in this program can apply for an additional 24 months of Optional Practical Training at the end of their Post-Completion OPT.

  • Journalism + Design students learn from cutting-edge, award-winning practitioners and professionals in the fields of both journalism and design.

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Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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