2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Sep 27, 2023  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computational Journalism, MS


Stephen Masiclat, masiclat@syr.edu
Professor, Co-Director, 255 Newhouse 3

Jae C. Oh, jcoh@syr.edu
Associate Professor, Co-Director, 4-206 Sci & Tech


Aileen Gallagher, Roy Gutterman, Stephen M. Masiclat, Nancy McCracken, Kishan G. Mehrotra, Jae C. Oh, Adam R. Peruta

The computational Journalism program prepares students for the application of computation to the activities of journalism such as information gathering, organization, and dissemination while upholding values of journalism such as accuracy and verifiability. The program prepares students to learn computing fundamentals and skills required for supporting journalistic activities such as newsgathering, investigative journalism, verification/fact finding, and authoring/printing/publication/broadcasting of news, sharing and distribution of news information, editing and commenting on news.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Computer Science or Journalism, or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and significant experience working as a professional journalist (applicant must provide a portfolio of published/broadcast stories).

This 36-37 credit program leads to a Master of Science (M.S.) in Computational Journalism.


Total Credits: 36

Total Credits: 37

Possible Elective Choices (others allowed with advisor’s approval):

Newhouse options