Journalism at The City College of New York is in the process of becoming a major concentration for a B.S. in Communications. Our program is the home of the NBCU Fellows Academy, which provides journalism students with stipends and the benefits of special workshops and classes. Professional journalists teach all of our classes and encourage students to learn to report, write, produce video and audio stories about their communities. Our award-winning website HarlemView features student work from our classes and our students consistently win awards. We are the only college in the CUNY system where staffers from Reveal/from The Center for Investigative Reporting teach a podcasting course. We are also one of the few journalism programs in the U.S. chosen by the Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) to teach free workshops to our students.


Teresa Mettela and Diego Munhoz at the U.S. Capitol on a stakeout

Recent City College of New York journalism graduates, and NBCU Academy Fellows, Teresa Mettela and Diego Munhoz on a Capitol Hill. Teresa interned for the Wall Street Journal and Diego interned for Bloomberg News. Teresa works for ABC News in the Washington, D.C. bureau and Diego works for Bloomberg. They exemplify what our journalism students can do during college and when they graduate. 


Journalism at City College shares a mission with journalists in New York City, throughout the U.S. and the world to report and tell truthful stories with meaning and impact. This is a difficult time in our nation's history as we struggle with political turmoil, environmental danger, demands for racial and social equity and a pandemic that continues to take lives and upend the way we live. 

The Journalism Minor at City College gives students the opportunity to use New York City as their journalism laboratory to explore issues and cover the cultural community. Award-winning professionals provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge they need to become professional journalists, knowledgeable news consumers and informed citizens

The minor in journalism consists of four required 3-credit courses and two electives for a total of 18 credits.


MCA 101: Co-requisite -- Introduction to Media Studies
MCA 233: Introduction to Journalism           
MCA 333: Reporting and Writing 2:00 to 4:45  hybrid..

MCA 343: Television/Video Journalism

MCA  31139 Podcasting will substitute for 341 Radio Journalism/podcasting class and the staff of Reveal-The Center for Investigative Reporting will co-teach it. 

Students can take either MCA 343 or MCA 31139 as the fourth required course. Or, you can take both and use one as an elective.

ELECTIVES (New classes in bold)
MCA 31014 Spanish for Journalism & Media (proficiency in Spanish) – Fridays 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 

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MCA 31516: Sports Reporting - Mondays 9:30 to 12:15 

MCA  31148: Digital Information Graphics  Tuesdays 2 - 4:45

MCA 31167 CS 10800: Foundations of Data Science – Fulfills the math requirement  Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 to 7:45

MCA 31515    Music Journalism  - Winter Session 40169 1MN 1/3/ 1/22 2:30 to 6:08 MTWTH MUS 31515

MCA 21001    Media, Democracy & Authority - Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 to 12:15

MCA 31167 CS 10800: Foundations of Data Science – Fulfills the math requirement  Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 to 7:45

MCA: 31139 Podcasting will substitute for our Radio Journalism/podcasting class and the staff of Reveal-The Center for Investigative Reporting will co-teach it. 

MCA  31006: Race & Media- Tuesday 2 to 4:45..

MCA 31146:  Journalism and Society: Covering Power-Fall

MCA 31147:  Latinx Media Studies Offering in the Fall

MCA 105:      Introduction to Media Production

MCA 365:      Social Media Strategies

MCA 401:      Ethics and Values in Communication

English:         342 Advanced Grammar

English 230:  Writing Workshop in Prose

Soc 250:        Theory of Mass Culture and Mass Communications

Art 24020:      Photojournalism

Media Internship or Independent Study for Academic Credit

Questions? Barbara Nevins Taylor, %6d" rel="nofollow"> 917 678 6069


Frequently Asked Questions About Our Journalism Program: 

What’s the best time to take journalism classes?

We suggest that you enroll in Introduction to Media during your sophomore year.

That gives you a chance to get a broader view of media and journalism. You must take this required course before you get approval to enroll in Introduction to Journalism and the courses that follow in our sequence.

How many credits are required?

You need 18 credits to complete the journalism minor. This includes four required three-credit courses and two electives. 

Can I do an internship?

We encourage students to do at least one internship for academic credit.


If you want to declare a minor in journalism go to iDeclare an follow these steps:

How to Use i-Declare

  1. Go to City Central at:
  2. Log in using your CCNY username and password. ...
  3. Click on "My CCNY" and pick "i-Declare".
  4. Click "No" to Are you a Macauley student"
  5. Click on the box next to Minor
  6. Click on the box next to Add/Change plan
  7. Choose College of Liberal Art (Division of Humanities and the Arts)
  8. Choose Minor Journalism​