Pre-Journalism Program


Writing Faculty Member

E-mail Marek


Sarah Lawrence College is the ideal place for students interested in journalism, having produced 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 program is designed to give our aspiring journalists facetime with industry professionals, an opportunity to network with likeminded students and alumni, and prepare for graduate school and/or the newsroom.

Pre-Requisites and Recommended Classes

In addition to regularly offered courses such as “What’s the Story? A Radio Journalism Class,” “Wrongly Accused,” and “A Question of Character: The Art of the Profile,” 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.

Sample Orientations, Workshops, Guest Speakers, and Other Programs

In addition to learning from guest journalists from 60 Minutes, The New York Times, and CNBC, students regularly complete high-profile internships at organizations such as Vice Media and The New York Observer.

Sample Graduate/Professional Schools Pre-Journalism Graduates Attend

Recent graduate school placements include the Columbia School of Journalism, 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 and Vogue, while others go into publishing, speech writing, public relations, or academia.