Pre-Journalism Advising


Writing Faculty Member

E-mail Marek


Sarah Lawrence College alumni include some of the nation’s most respected journalists, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award. In addition to classes with faculty who write for and edit The New York Times and The New Yorker, our students complete interdisciplinary courses and conference projects that give them advanced knowledge in subjects they will one day report on.

Our pre-professional advising is designed to give our aspiring journalists facetime with industry professionals, an opportunity to network with like minded students and alumni, and prepare for graduate school and/or the newsroom.

Recommended Classes

We highly recommend all pre-journalism students take advantage of their interdisciplinary education by completing courses across disciplines such as psychology, public policy, and economics. Recent journalism courses offered include “Wrongly Accused”, “The Nonfiction Essay: Writing the Literature of Fact”, “Is Journalism What We Think It Is?”, and “A Question of Character: The Art of the Profile”.

Past Speakers and Internships

In addition to learning from guest journalists from 60 Minutes, The New York Times, ESPN, NBC News and CNBC, students regularly complete high-profile internships at organizations such as NBC News, The New Yorker, The Week, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, FiveThirtyEight, Cosmopolitan and The New York Observer.

Sample Graduate/Professional Schools Pre-Journalism Graduates Attend

Recent graduate school placements include the Columbia School of Journalism, UC Berkeley, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and Goldsmiths, University of London.

Sample Career Paths Pre-Journalism Graduates Enter

Recent graduates have found positions at outlets such as The Daily Beast, The Players’ Tribune, The New York Times, Vice Media and Vogue, while others go into publishing, speech writing, public relations, or academia.