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Communications and Performing Arts

Journalism and Print Media, A.S.

Kingsborough Community College's A.S. in Journalism and Print Media is CUNY's sole journalism program awarding degrees for students pursuing an associate degree.  The program prepares students to transfer to the senior college level where they may continue their studies in journalism and print media. It is also designed to enable students, should they wish it, to begin a professional career upon graduation from Kingsborough.

The Journalism and Print Media program's three core courses serve as a foundation for higher learning and provide enough training to adequately prepare graduates to take their place in the workforce. Critical thinking, close examination of texts, and effective writing are emphasized throughout the sequence.

Journalism 3100: Introduction to Journalism (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Introductory course on the history of journalism: writing leads, rewrites, reporting, hard news stories, covering beats, copy preparation, research, operation of a campus newspaper, special interests.

Pre- or corequisite: English 1200

Journalism 3200: Advanced Journalism (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
Further study of newspaper techniques:  advanced research, in-depth coverage, interviews, sidebars, profiles, basic reviews, writing styles, headlines and typefaces, copy reading and proofreading, editorials, freedom of the press, legalities.

Prerequisite: Journalism 3100

Journalism 4400: Feature and Magazine Writing (3 crs. 3 hrs.)
The techniques of writing feature news stories that require understanding basic news writing combined with the ability to utilize the creative approach contained in human interest stories.

Prerequisite: JRL 03100

Journalism and Print Media

Requirements and Course Descriptions for Journalism and Print Media, A.S.

Degree Map for Journalism and Print Media, A.S. 


  • Department of Communications and Performing Arts

    Kingsborough Community College

  • 2001 Oriental Blvd.
    Room C-309
    Brooklyn, NY 11235
  • 718-368-5849 (phone)
  • 718-368-4786 (fax)