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Modern Journalism includes six on-demand modules covering topics such as journalism today, basic investigating and reporting, longform and feature writing, multimedia storytelling, the journalist and social media, and the business of journalism. Each module is 2-3 hours, broken into shorter lessons and activities that students complete at their own pace.

The course is taught by New York University faculty. Students will also receive career insights and advice from award-winning journalists and experts from Rolling Stone and across the industry. 

There are no prerequisites. All you need is a passion for news media, storytelling, and learning.

Students must be at least 13 years of age to enroll.

Modern Journalism is a non-credit course. Students who complete the course will earn a Certificate of Completion in Modern Journalism from New York University journalism school.

After completing the course, students will have developed the skills and knowledge needed to produce journalism, including writing clear, accurate, and engaging prose, interviewing techniques, news reporting and newsroom operations, long-form and feature writing, multimedia storytelling, pitching work for publication, and building your personal brand. Students who complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion from New York University which can be added to a resume, CV, and LinkedIn profile. This credential can open doors to a future in the news media industry. Students will also have developed an understanding of the various career paths across the industry, and will have identified their areas of passion within the world of journalism.

The course is offered 100% online and is entirely self-paced and on-demand — so students can access the course video lessons, assignments and other materials whenever and wherever they like.

It varies from person to person, but be prepared to work hard and dedicate about 30-40 hours in total.

Students have unlimited access to the course for one year, starting on the date of enrollment.

If after one year an extension is needed to complete the course, students will have the option to pay a monthly subscription fee to continue access to the course materials.

All course materials are available online. You can access and review the materials whenever you like through the course login page, which you’ll receive access to once you enroll.

Class videos and materials are not downloadable. However, enrolled students, will have unlimited access to all videos and materials for one year.

The course and all course materials can be accessed via an internet-connected computer, tablet, or smartphone device.

Students of all experience levels and in any career stage will benefit from enrolling in Modern Journalism. All students do have one thing in common — a passion for news media and a desire to build a successful career doing what they love! Some students may aspire to become freelance journalists, or they may already work in a newsroom and want to get ahead in the industry. Some students may currently work in a different sector and want to switch career paths. Others might be heading to college, be in college, or have just graduated and want to build skills and gain valuable experience that will set them apart in a hyper-competitive industry. Your fellow students may become part of your current or future media network. They might be like you — a future leader in the world of journalism!

This certificate lays the groundwork for you to pursue your goals in any direction you choose. If you’d like to deepen your knowledge further, Yellowbrick offers additional online media courses. Click here to explore all available courses.


Tuition, including all six course modules, related materials, and the Certificate of Completion from NYU is $999. Subscription options are available starting as low as $99 per month. All payment options will be sent to prospective students upon course acceptance. 

In order to receive the Certificate of Completion, all course requirements must be completed and all tuition fees paid in full.

We accept most major credit and debit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB. Students who enroll outside the United States will be charged tuition fees in the local currency at the prevailing currency exchange rate.

At this time, we’re not able to offer financial aid. However, we do have subscription options, which allow students to pay in monthly installments instead of an upfront one-time payment. While the one-time payment is the best value, our mission is to make education accessible to everyone, and our subscription options provide students with payment flexibility. Once you’re accepted, complete details on pricing and subscription options will be emailed to you.

Through the generosity of our partners, we also have scholarship programs available to students who qualify. More information about our scholarship program can be found here.

The application for Modern Journalism is entirely online and only takes a few minutes to complete. You can apply here: APPLY NOW

Once we have received your tuition payment, your spot is secured. You will receive a welcome email with your course login instructions, and you can begin immediately. The course is 100% online, self-paced, and on-demand so you can complete it on your own schedule.

Students can withdraw from the course for a full refund within 24 hours of enrollment. Students have up to 7 days after enrollment to withdraw for a full refund, minus a $100 cancellation fee. After 7 days, no refunds will be given. Subscriptions may be canceled prior to your renewal date by emailing (see Terms of Service).


Yellowbrick is the online learning company that powers the Modern Journalism course in addition to numerous other online university courses. Our mission at Yellowbrick is to empower dreamers to achieve their calling by inspiring learners to pursue a career that aligns with their talents and passions. That’s why we partner with top universities and brands to create educational experiences that tap into learners’ passion points, spark success, fuel personal advancement, and unlock doors to fulfilling paths and careers. Click here to learn more about Yellowbrick and our mission.

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