Broadcast Journalism | Columbia Journalism School


Report. Shoot. Edit. Work on-air and behind the camera. 

Whether your goal is to work in local or network television news, as a radio reporter or for an online publication, broadcast journalism courses in the M.S. degree programs will teach you the production skills and standards of great reporting and storytelling for the eye and ear.

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Students at the Journalism School have many opportunities to learn the skills needed to excel in broadcast journalism and tell stories in video or audio. Both video and audio classes are core components of the M.S. program in which students work on deadline pieces as well as on longer stories. Students can learn on­-air skills, take a radio or podcasting class, experiment with virtual reality and hone the techniques that are essential to working in a digital newsroom.

M.S. candidates can also apply to the third­-semester Documentary Program, designed to train students in the art of documentary filmmaking.

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Broadcast journalism classes allow students to develop and expand their reporting, production and storytelling skills in both audio and video. 

Please note: The classes listed here represent recent offerings at the Journalism School. Choices vary each semester depending on faculty availability and other considerations. Classes described now may change or be dropped to make room for new additions.

Audio I

City Newsroom

Radio Workshop

Shoe Leather: Multi-Casting Investigative Stories

Telling True Stories in Sound

Video Newsroom

Student Work

Cassandra Basler M.S. '15

Cassandra Basler, '15 M.S., follows two students from the Bronx as they decide if an intrauterine device (IUD) is right for them, a device that has become the frontline recommendation for teens nationwide.


Nina Alvarez

CBS Assistant Professor of International Journalism

June Cross

Fred W. Friendly Professor of Media and Society; Director, Documentary Journalism Program

Joanne Faryon

Associate Professor of Professional Practice of Journalism

Duy Linh Tu

Professor of Professional Practice of Journalism

Betsy West

Fred W. Friendly Professor of Professional Practice in Media Society Emeritus