CUNY Summer Intensives 2018 / New York City

We are happy to announce continue our partnership with CUNY Graduate School of Journalism for 2018 on innovative and intense training on digital journalism skills, entrepreneurial and New York City reporting.

Summer Intensives at City University of New York

Join the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and top New York journalists for exciting summer courses and workshops in the media capital of the world.
The Summer Intensives program offers a variety of two-week courses that range from traditional reporting to the latest digital technologies. Open to media professionals, educators and college students, these classes are designed to start with classroom learning and then get you out into New York City to put your knowledge into practice. Lodging is available.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact fjum_Director Daniela Kraus.

SKILLS: Digital Journalism Skills Intensive

Session 1: Monday, July 2 to July 13
Session 2: Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 27

Today’s journalists need to use the latest technology. They need to tell stories across multiple platforms and reach diverse audiences. Whether you are a seasoned journalist or a college student, you will walk away from this two-week course knowing how to use your smartphone to report on the streets of New York, how to enrich your reporting with visual elements and how to edit and distribute digital media that gets noticed online.

Learn more about the Digital Journalism Skills Intensive

INNOVATION: Entrepreneurial Journalism Intensive

Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 27

This two-week course in entrepreneurial journalism is designed to show you new directions in media businesses and new approaches to making money. During the course you will:

  • Examine the massive impact of mobile distribution, multimedia content curation, social media, curation and aggregation and other major forces of change
  • Scrutinize the wide range of new media organizations that are leading the way in innovative business models
  • Hear from guest speakers from a variety of media organizations that are leading the way in innovation
  • Visit newsrooms and media organizations that are at the forefront of new media distribution models
  • Experiment with virtual reality and other emerging technologies

Learn more about the Entrepreneurial Journalism Intensive

New York City Reporting and Writing Intensive

Session starts on Monday, July 2 – Friday, July 13

Sharpen your reporting and writing skills by focusing on a New York City beat. In this two-week course you will choose to focus on a particular community in New York – either a specific neighborhood or a segment of the population. With the diversity of people and neighborhoods in NYC, you will have the chance to delve deeply into a community to uncover untold stories.

Learn more about the New York City Reporting Intensive

Who can participate:

The Summer Intensives are open to any person who shows interest in learning more about journalism. We have had students, as well as participants who have years of experience in journalism and want to use these two-week courses as a way to learn new skills. People come from all over the world for the Summer Intensives at the CUNY J School. 

Participation Fees:

Each two-week Summer Intensive course costs $1,999


To begin your registration, please fill out the information on the CUNY Summer Intensives application form and submit for review and approval.
At „How did you learn about Summer Intensives?“, indicate > FJUM Forum (Austria)


As Summer Intensives registrants, you are free to make your own lodging arrangements.

To accommodate those who would like pre-arranged housing, CUNY has reserved a small block of rooms at The Towers for our Summer Intensives students on a first-come, first-serve basis at an additional price of $925 for two weeks. Please indicate in your application if you’d like to stay at The Towers. Space is limited.

Additional Travel Information:

Since this is a short course, you will not need a student or exchange visitor visa. CUNY will provide you with a letter of invitation which will help you to obtain a B1/B2 visitor visa if need be.  

For further information, visit CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

02.07.2018 - 27.07.2018
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism