An Opportunity for Your Students in NYC

By Paul Glader

Are your students ready for a journalism experience in New York City with a religion and media studies component? Wall Street Journal veteran Paul Glader and former New York Daily News editor Clemente Lisi co-direct a program called the NYC Semester in Journalism (NYCJ) at The King’s College in lower Manhattan.

Current undergraduate journalism students accepted to the 15 slots each semester are placed in a newsroom at outlets such as The New York Daily News, The New York Post, Newsweek, The Brooklyn Paper, The Queens Times Ledger and The Queens Courier. The journalism students take three class at King’s, including Entrepreneurial Journalism, which involves newsroom tours of media outlets such as Buzzfeed, The Associated Press, Quartz, ProPublica and The New York Times.

NYCJ has been an amazing springboard for young journalists from our 32 partner schools, with students landing internships and jobs at outlets such as Newsweek, American Banker and Fox News in NYC after the program.

While most of the partner schools are Christian colleges, NYCJ welcomes state schools such as Ole Miss as partners. And students from any college can attend even if their school is not a partner. Journalism students from religious backgrounds (Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, other) often appreciate the semester that gives them a supercharged journalism internship and studying experience in NYC. It provides this in a context that helps the students think about their religion and faith and how that relates to their work in media and journalism.

Students live and study at The King’s College, which is a Christian liberal arts college in the heart of Lower Manhattan, near the New York Stock Exchange. They study with Profs. Glader, Lisi and syndicated religion columnist Terry Mattingly. The cost of the semester is $12,000 for tuition and housing for students from the 32 partner schools of NYCJ and $17,000 for tuition and housing for students who are not from partner schools (some partial scholarships are occasionally available for students who demonstrate need and / or merit). NYCJ’s team is happy to talk to your college about becoming a partner school. Students can Apply here by the Oct. 15 early deadline for Spring 2019.

NYCJ’s admissions director Eleni Glader is at eglader@tkc.edu. Prof. Glader is at pglader@tkc.edu. Clemente Lisi is clisitkc.edu.

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