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Program Type: Short-term Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Recommended GPA: 2.5 Living Arrangements: Hotel
Prerequisite: Only students in the School of Communication are eligible to apply
Program Description:
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New York Journalism provides journalism majors an immersion into the practices of a wide range of newsrooms in New York City, as well as an exploration of how these news organizations produce stories that engage and impact the communities they cover.

Students will visit newsrooms, network with professionals, and explore each news organization's work, audience engagement, ethical perspectives and business opportunities. The course will introduce students to many possible applications for their journalism degree, and help them analyze and create professional-quality journalism.

New York Journalism includes travel and coursework over a two-week period that corresponds with December Intersession. Students begin with class meetings in Chicago, then travel to New York for three days of newsroom visits. When they return, students develop and deliver presentations on the insights gained from the experience.

Amy Merrick teaches courses in multimedia journalism, magazine reporting, business reporting, news reporting and feature writing in the College of Communication. She also advises 14 East, DePaul's online magazine, and the student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She has twice received the Excellence in Teaching award.

She is a former staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal, and her work has been published in the Poynter Institute’s Best Newspaper Writing series.

All students will be enrolled in the following course:
Course JOUR 398/598: New York Journalism
Credits 4 credit hours
Term registered Fall 2018
Class meetings 1 meeting in November in Chicago
3 days in December in New York City
2 meetings in December in Chicago
Taught by Amy Merrick
Course description This course will provide an immersion into the practices of newsrooms in New York City and an exploration of how these news organizations produce stories that engage and impact the communities they cover. The course will introduce students to applications for their journalism degree and help them analyze and create professional-quality journalism.
Additional course information Notice: This program is only open to College of Communication students.
  Please note that although some courses are registered in a particular term, some coursework or final assignments may be due in a different term. E.g. Course registered in winter quarter, but coursework is due in spring quarter once the travel component of the program is complete.

Students will have shared bedrooms in a budget hotel.

All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition (billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate, based on the number of credits enrolled) and a program fee. Please read the program fee details carefully to understand exactly what is included, as this can vary from program to program. If the program fee is posted, be sure to note whether the fee is current or from a previous year (past program fees may serve as a guide until the current program fee is available). If the current program fee has not yet been posted, please check back closer to the application deadline. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines.


Questions about this program? Contact your study abroad advisor, Elizabeth Hall at or visit during open advising hours.

DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
December 2019 05/01/2019 06/01/2019 TBA TBA