The King's College

NYCS In Journalism

Spend a semester learning from top-notch journalism faculty and interning at a news media organization in the journalism capital of America. Led by Wall Street Journal veteran Professor Paul Glader and New York Daily News veteran Professor Clemente Lisi, the NYC Semester in Journalism (NYCJ) program includes newsroom visits to outlets such as BuzzFeed, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press and ProPublica. Students in the program have interned at outlets such as The New York Daily News, The Brooklyn Paper and Newsweek. They have heard from journalists from outlets such as The New York Times, SkyNews and Reuters. Studying with professors who are deeply rooted in Christian faith, NYCJ students cultivate their commitment to the truth and the skill to tell it well.

Study Journalism In New York City

Influential news outlets like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, BuzzFeed, and Fox News call New York home.

About The Program

NYCJ is a 15-credit program. It is designed according to the course framework below.

12-Credit Core

(3) JOU 351 Journalism Foundations (T. Mattingly) (3) JOU 450 Entrepreneurial Journalism Skills & the Future (P. Glader) (6) INT 999 Internship: Placement and assessment at a NYC media outlet (MPJI Internship Supervisor)

3-Credit Elective Course

Students can choose from several journalism course options or any other elective from King’s such as film, media, communications and non-fiction writing. URB 200 The City, our distinctive course on the development and impact of historical and contemporary New York City, is available to interested students.

Program Leadership
Paul Glader

Professor Paul Glader Director of NYCS in Journalism Paul Glader is an associate professor of journalism, media and entrepreneurship at The King’s College in New York City, where he also directs the McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute. He is founder and co-director of the NYC Semester in Journalism (NYCJ) and co-advises the student online news portal, magazine and video platform, The Empire State Tribune. He directs the business reporting program for the Dow Jones News Fund at NYU. He is executive director of The Media Project, a non-profit news platform and training program for international journalists. He is currently the Laventhol / Newsday Visiting Professor at Columbia University’s Journalism School this semester.

Clemente Lisi

Professor Clemente Lisi Co-Director of NYC Semester in Journalism NYCJ Co-Director Clemente Lisi worked as a journalist and editor for over two decades. He is NYCJ’s internship supervisor and an advisor to TKC’s student online newspaper/print magazine/video platform, The Empire State Tribune. He has worked as an editor at major metropolitan dailies such as the New York Post and New York Daily News as well as senior editor at ABC News. Working primarily in the area of breaking news and sports he covered some of the biggest stories of the century, including 9/11 and its aftermath and helped coordinate coverage for the 2014 Winter Olympics and 2014 World Cup.

NYC Semester takes place in the fall and spring. Consult with your academic advisor or study abroad office (or equivalent) regarding the policies and procedures in place at your institution for enrolling in a semester of study away.  They can help you determine the transferability of credits and of financial aid. Review course options with your academic advisor and the impact they will have on progress toward degree completion. The standard criteria for eligibility are the completion of 30 credit hours toward a college degree and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Step 1: Apply
Step 2: Submit Official College Transcript

The King’s College accepts transcripts through parchment, email, mail and fax. To email, please send to To mail, please send to: Office of NYCS Admissions, The King’s College, 56 Broadway, New York, NY 10004

Step 3: Submit Resume

A current resume is required and may be uploaded when submitting application. The resume should follow the format of a journalist resume (see sample resume).

Step 4: Submit Cover Letter

A cover letter is required and should be uploaded when submitting your application. Write a cover letter to a potential newsroom employer about who you are as a journalist (see sample letter).

Step 5: Submit Clips

Applicants are required to include 3-5 clips. They should represent your best published work and original reporting. Do not submit more than 5 clips. Personal blogs will not count. If you have your own blog you would like to share with us, you may provide the link in addition to your clips. We can make exceptions for applicants who are doing something in journalism but do not have a journalistic outlet at their school.

Step 6: Submit Letter of Recommendation

Recommendation letters should be written by the student’s academic advisor or a faculty member who can attest to the student’s character and academic ability. The applicant will provide the recommender’s name and email address in the application, and the recommender will receive an automated request to submit the recommendation.

Step 7: For International Students

If you are an international student, please consider applying for the Arne Fjeldstad Memorial Scholarship, which funds two $10,000 scholarships for international journalism students each year. For additional admissions information, visit the Admissions Information for International Visiting Students and Scholars.

Step 8: Complete The Enrollment Checklist

Please download the checklist for new semester students to complete it and ensure you are ready to enroll with King’s.

The cost for tuition and housing for NYC Semester students from non-partnering schools is $18,000. Please contact your Study Abroad coordinator to receive information on the significant discount received by partner school participants. If you are an international student, consider applying for the Arne Fjeldstad Memorial Scholarship, which funds two $10,000 scholarships for international journalism students each year. NYCS students will live in student housing and become an integral part of student life at The King’s College, participating in activities such as group Bible study and corporate worship, student retreats, and campus-wide events around the city.

FALL 2020

  • Early action application deadline: March 15, 2020
  • Class registration: April 6, 2020
  • Final application deadline: June 1, 2020
  • Fall classes begin: September 2, 2020


  • Early action application deadline: October 15, 2020
  • Final application deadline: December 1, 2020
  • Spring classes begin: January 20, 2021
Contact Us

Questions? Email Eleni, the Director Of Admissions For NYCJ, at to learn more.

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