M.S. in Media, Journalism Concentration

Join the ranks of the journalism industry’s most revered professionals by launching your career as an investigative journalist. The Media School’s M.S. concentration in journalism offers specialized training in watchdog reporting with hands-on opportunities to produce meaningful public service journalism as a fellow in the new Michael I. Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism.

Students will learn the history, philosophy and methodology of investigative reporting, including techniques for developing sources and obtaining and analyzing public information. In addition to key courses such as an investigative reporting seminar, the program involves a significant amount of practicum hours spent working in the Arnolt Center.

Work in the new Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism

Opening in fall 2019, the Michael I. Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism will teach and produce top-tier investigative journalism covering the state of Indiana and beyond. As a student in the journalism M.S. concentration, you’ll earn 9-12 credit hours working as a fellow in the center.

A legacy of strength

For more than 100 years, IU has helped define and advance the field of journalism through its teaching, research, student media and world-renowned alumni. From giants of news history including famed World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle and Associated Press pioneer Kent Cooper to contemporaries such as ESPN SportsCenter’s Sage Steele and NPR television critic Eric Deggans, our alumni have been innovative and award-winning leaders in print, broadcast and digital news.

Graduate students in journalism build on that legacy every day at The Media School, working and learning alongside faculty members with extensive experience in public affairs and investigative journalism. Our aim is to produce the next generation of ethical, rigorous and innovative journalists to cover the important issues of our time.

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