Journalism in New York

Learn about journalism in the media capital of the world!

Summer Journalism program for teens in New York

Program Highlights

Experience a journalist’s process from idea development and reporting to editing and publishing
Gain hands-on experience in citizen reporting and social media, shooting and editing video and photos, all from your smartphone
Develop skills to interview sources for details, anecdotes, and quotes for feature stories
Learn from experienced professionals about libel laws, censorship, and worldwide press freedom
Create a final project exploring different aspects of the field including blog, video, photo, and podcast reporting
Visit the NBC Today Show

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Session 2:
July 14, 2024 July 26, 2024


Barnard College, Columbia University
New York, New York


  • I was able to have experiences that I would not have gotten otherwise without Summer Springboard. Like visiting real newsrooms and talking to a handful of other journalists of all types.

    Erin B.

  • I learned that journalism requires a lot of communication and talking to strangers. The assignments really helped me get into the right mindset to break out of my comfort zone.

    Emily L.

Course Overview

In their first class, students will break into teams and choose a theme that they would like to report on. Over the course of the program, students will complete multiple journalism projects which will ultimately be combined into a portfolio that focuses on their selected theme. Along the way, they will use blog, video, photo, and podcast reporting techniques to capture different angles of their story. Using an experiential learning approach, students will quickly engage in the topic. The instructor introduces the underlying theory and concepts as students tackle these issues while interviewing and reporting.

Meet your instructor

Max Kalnitz

Journalism Syracuse University

Max Kalnitz is an award-winning multimedia journalist and social media strategist based in Brooklyn, NY, whose work has appeared in Billboard, The Nation, and Insider, among other outlets.

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Topics you'll explore

Hands-On Learning

Courses are taught by accomplished and passionate faculty recruited from many area colleges, universities and professional forums. Each faculty member is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to both challenge and captivate students.

Career Exploration

In past years students went to Bloomberg TV. Bloomberg has 2700 journalists in 100 countries writing over 5000 stories a day! Additionally, students received a behind-the-scenes tour of ABC 7 and had a rare shout-out on live television when they visited. Students can expect to tour Columbia’s School of Journalism or NYU’s Journalism Institute.

ABC 7 journalism excursion

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