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Sciences Po J-School launched its Media and Narrative Center

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Sciences Po Journalism School has created, within its structure, the Media and Narrative Center  and offers Sciences Po students educational resources to acquire skills that will enhance their expertise.


To this end, Sciences Po Journalism School uses the classes and course structures developed in its programs in order to display them to the non-journalist students, the students from PSIA (Paris School of International Affairs) for the academic year 2017-2018, and the students from all of the other masters and Schools in the following years. 


The goals? To teach Sciences Po students, the world's future stakeholders, to write to be read, Apprendre aux élèves de Sciences Po, futurs acteurs du monde, à écrire pour être lus, to structure their thoughts in an op-ed article published in a media, to do a live interview, to address to an international audience, or to interact with a community of viewers on social medias.



L’Ecole de journalisme de Sciences Po créé en son sein le Centre des médias - ou Media and Narrative Center - et met à disposition des étudiants de Sciences Po des ressources pédagogiques pour acquérir les compétences nécessaires à la valorisation de leur expertise. 


Pour ce faire, l’Ecole de journalisme de Sciences Po utilise ainsi des enseignements et des structures de cours développés dans ses programmes afin de les déployer auprès d’étudiants non journalistes, les élèves de PSIA (Paris School of International Affairs) pour l'année 2017-2018, puis ceux d'autres masters et écoles de Sciences Po lors des années suivantes.


Objectifs? Apprendre aux élèves de Sciences Po, futurs acteurs du monde, à écrire pour être lus, structurer leurs idées dans une tribune publiée dans un média, répondre à une interview en direct, à s'adresser à un public international, ou encore à interagir avec une communauté de lecteurs sur les réseaux sociaux.


>> Overview of the curriculum / Aperçu de la scolarité


Taught either in English or in French, the courses of the Media and Narrative Center are practice-oriented, limited to 15-20 students per session, and delivered by media professionals, chosen within Sciences Po Journalism School's teachers.


Open upon registration from September 2017, the courses are adapted to Sciences Po's academic models.


Dispensés soit en anglais soit en français, les enseignements du Centre des médias - ou Media and Narrative Center - sont tournés vers la pratique, limités à 15-20 étudiants par session, et assurés par des professionnels des médias, choisis parmi les intervenants de l’Ecole de journalisme de Sciences Po.


Ouverts sur inscription dès septembre 2017, ils sont adaptés aux maquettes pédagogiques de Sciences Po.

See the courses / Voir les maquettes pédagogiques


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Joint master Journalism and International Affairs

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Sciences Po Journalism School, directed by Dean Bruno Patino, and Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), directed by Dean Enrico Letta, have announced a new Joint Master, focused in Journalism and International Affairs.


Opened in September 2011, this joint master is the only one of its kind in Europe. This is a four-semester master’s programme entirely in English leading to a master’s degree in Journalism and International Affairs.




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The joint Master Journalism and International Affairs reinforces the complementary approaches of International education and practical apprenticeship of Journalism.


Esteemed international scholars, leaders in international Affairs, and renowned professionals from the media combine a wide and varied curriculum.


Designed for students who are interested both in Journalism and International Affairs, the joint Master programme requires the completion of courses in the PSIA curriculum and in the Journalism curriculum.


  • At PSIA, students will ultimately graduate from one of the 7 Master’s programs offered by PSIA in the most salient fields of international affairs, including: International Security | Human Rights and Humanitarian Action | International Development | International Public Management | International Energy | International Economic Policy | Environmental Policy

  • At Sciences Po School of Journalism, they attend workshops in journalism (Reporting and Writing, Multimedia storytelling, long form journalism, TV News, TV Reporting, editorial meeting, radio writing and production techniques, producing multimedia and videos online), and intensive workshops during which they produce information on International issues and experience the context of working in a newsroom's real conditions.

  • Students are required to complete a 10-weeks credit-bearing internship each year. Those internships should be in various newsrooms.

  • During their second year, students complete a master's project (3 weeks of coverage on a story defined with the help of a professional) and the "Grand Oral" of Sciences Po.


The programme requires a minimum of 60 ECTS credits per year (120 ECTS credits for the entire joint Master) and leads to a Master’s degree in Journalism and International Affairs.


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The program is very selective since it takes only 15 students per year. The aim is to mix remarkable personnalities among students from various intellectual, geographical, academical and personnal backgrounds and origins.


Degree requirements and required records of academic work :

  • Candidates must be proficient in English, with a minimum level of C1 - they also need to speak and write French so as to make interviews and attend weekly master classes and workshops in French
  • Good knowledge of International and diplomatic issues, good knowledge of the news and the media 
  • Excellent academic records 
  • International experience 
  • Internship or Professional experience 



>> How to apply to the joint degree Journalism and International Affairs?


All the informations about applications are here.


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Dual degree Sciences Po/Columbia

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In September 2008, Sciences Po Journalism School and Columbia University's School of journalism (New York) created the first dual degree between a French and an American School of journalism.


Because of the changes in journalism, the quick evolution of techniques, and the constant broadening of trainings, Sciences Po and Columbia want to find a way to face those challenges and offer a unique international programme for journalism. These two Schools want to put their assets together to introduce students to all types of media standards and methods, be they French, European or Anglo-Saxon.


They also want them to master journalism techniques better, to be trained in two different languages, and to benefit from an unprecedented international opening.


Both institutions work together to offer students a practical approach to journalism as well as high-quality intellectual training taught by journalists, key players on the international scene, and university teachers. Students are trained to enter national and international newsrooms on a “globalized” labour market.




  • Students attend a two-year course, and spend one year in each School of journalism.

  • This programme is highly selective. Up to ten students will be chosen to take part in this dual degree : five in Paris, and five in New York. These students can only apply during the first year of their Master's degree in journalism and will be selected according to the criteria used by each institution to select its own students. A member of staff will also come from the partner School to take part in the selection process.
  • Five first-year students doing their Master's degree in journalism at Sciences Po University are selected to spend their second year in New York and attend the one-year Master of Science (M.S) at Columbia University.
  • Five students from Columbia University in New York are selected to spend their second year at Sciences Po University and attend a specific complementary programme. They will then be able to undergo part-time internship in a newsroom at the same time.
  • The members of this programme are considered to be students both at Sciences Po University and at Columbia University for the whole duration of the programme.

  • This dual Sciences Po-Columbia degree in journalism is taught in French and English at Sciences Po and in English at Columbia.

  • This programme offers a great deal of classes in social sciences (international relations, economics, European current affairs, political life) as well as practical workshops in journalism (image, sound, writing, digital).

  • The teachers and lecturers from both universities are professional journalists and internationally renowned academics.

  • In both universities, students benefit from highly stimulating environments, networks and opportunities. They are fully integrated to the guest university and have access to all services (library, IT rooms, career advice, sports facilities, students union and cultural life).

  • At the end of this dual course, students are awarded two Master's degrees in journalism, one from Sciences Po University and one from Columbia University.

According to Richard Descoings, dean of Sciences Po University, “Sciences Po University has had special links with Columbia University for a long time and we are very happy that a concrete partnership could be implemented with this prestigious School of journalism. Students coming from either side of the Atlantic can now benefit from a unique international training in journalism. It is a first for a French School of journalism.”


“We are delighted to establish this partnership with Sciences Po University, one of the most famous universities in Europe”, says Nicholas Lemann, dean of the School of journalism at Columbia University. “Sciences Po University shares our values : offering students an academic work-orientated training in journalism at graduate level and giving them an international perspective on the world.”


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>> The dual degree program overview






Year 1 at Sciences Po Journalism School


At Sciences Po University, students enrol for the Master's degree taught at the Journalism School, and they attend the first year of the programme in Paris. Students also to have to attend a language class (other than their mother tongue) at Sciences Po University.


Year 2 at Columbia's School of Journalism


Sciences Po University's students who are selected to spend their second year in New York enrol for the Master of Science (M.S) at Columbia's School of Journalism and have to pass their exams.





Year 1 at Columbia's School of Journalism


Students enrol for the 10-months Master of Science (M.S) course at Columbia. In order to be awarded their diploma, they have to attend all the classes required. During their M.S. year, they apply to spend an extra year at Sciences Po University.


Year 2 at Sciences Po Journalism School


Students who are selected for the dual diploma spend a year in Paris and are awarded the diploma after one year instead of two, if they fulfil all the academic requirements. In Paris, students have to attend courses at Sciences Po Journalism School and also go on part-time training in a newsroom in Paris.


Students have the opportunity to build their programme with the head of the Journalism School, and to choose classes in social sciences (international relations, economics, political history, etc.) and practical workshops in journalism (image, sound, writing, digital) taught in first and second year at the Journalism School or in other Master's degrees at Sciences Po University, depending on their profile.




As well as attending classes, students have to go on a part-time internship in a Parisian newsroom, either eight months in one go, or four months twice. Students have a training agreement with Sciences Po Avenir. They can be granted an allowance for their training, but it has to be decided on an individual basis by the employer.



>> Language requirements


Courses at Columbia are taught in English, courses at Sciences Po are taught in French and English. Students also need to speak and write a little of French so as to make interviews during their internships and attend weekly master class. 


>> School schedule


The school year at Sciences Po University goes from September to February (fall term) and from February to May (spring term).


Columbia's M.S. programme runs over ten months (August till May). It is split into two semesters.


>> Alumni's words


Susana Ferreira, 2008-2009 student selected for the dual diploma, spending her second year at Sciences Po University

“If you want to discover international politics or if you are interested in working as a journalist abroad, this dual diploma is a great starting point. You will have many opportunities to improve your language skills; moreover, travelling to Europe, Africa or the Middle East is easily done by plane or train. The balance between classes and training is very interesting as it complements Columbia's programme. This course enabled me to discover classes which I hadn't had time to attend at Columbia, such as economics or Arabic, and also gave me the opportunity to design reports with an international approach. It's a great complement to Columbia's M.S.”

Maile Cannon,  former student (2009-2010), trainee at the International Herald Tribune, the AFP and lefigaro.fr

“I am so happy that I came to Sciences Po University. I am a trainee at the International Herald Tribune where I'm learning a lot. At the School of journalism, I could improve my French and discover another culture thanks to the classes I had in history and in politics. Given that I was in Paris, I had more opportunities to improve my knowledge in journalism, and I also had time to unfold my personal as well as professional interests in a city so international and cultural as Paris.”

Andrés Bermúdez Liévano, former student (2009-2010), trainee at France 24

“I had been dreaming of spending a year immersed in French culture for a long time. I could finally do it thanks to the dual diploma. Sciences Po University is a great complement to the professional experience I already have, and gives me the opportunity to spend a year experiencing work in the French media and thinking about the issues I am interested in as a journalist. I am very happy with my training at France 24 and of my classes on Human rights, conflicts mechanisms and photojournalism. The academic opportunities at Sciences Po University are almost endless, including the classes with teachers who are highly renowned, like Ghassan Salamé, for example. My passion for literature, cinema, art and journalism means that Paris is the perfect place for me to enrich my experience. My first months here have already given me the ideal skills to be a journalist in Latin America.”

>> How to apply to the dual degree in Journalism between Sciences Po and Columbia?


No French test required. All the informations about applications are here


>> Financial aid





Dual degree students are eligible to the same scholarship aid as other students at the institution where they are enrolled.


Financial aid at Sciences Po

Dual degree students are eligible for the same financial aid as other Sciences Po's students. Sciences Po offers several fellowship opportunities to French, EU and international students.


For a detailed description of financial aid offered at Sciences Po, please go to this link.

For Fulbright financial aid, please go to this link



Financial aid at Columbia


For a detailed description of financial aid offered by Columbia, all the informations are here.


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Master in journalism

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>> Langues des enseignements


Les cours du master de journalisme sont dispensés en français et en anglais. La validation du niveau C1 en anglais est obligatoire pour l'obtention du diplôme.


>> Aperçu de la scolarité




Faire son entrée dans le journalisme, c’est acquérir une somme de réflexes indispensables à l’exercice de son futur métier. Le M1, composé de deux semestres, offre une culture générale nourrie et un panorama complet du journalisme, ses règles, ses pratiques et les évolutions de la profession. 

  • Des conférences de rédaction, chaque matin, pour trouver des angles sur les sujets d’actualité du jour 
  • Des cours académiques sur des thématiques diverses (crises internationales, vie politique, les grands enjeux de la justice contemporaine, introduction à l'analyse économique, institutions européennes, vie culturelle, religions et société) dispensés par des enseignants chercheurs
  • Des cours de formation commune à Sciences Po (Philosophie des relations internationales, Obéir, désobéir : introduction à l’éthique du politique, Democracy in hard times)
  • Des cours sur la culture des médias (droit des médias, déontologie du journalisme, économie des médias, etc.)
  • Des ateliers pratiques : techniques d’écriture, enquête, techniques d'interview, les fondamentaux du journalisme numérique, reportage mobile, veiller, chercher et vérifier, tableurs pour les journalistes, photo et édition, live et fact checking, reportages image et son, production image, journalisme d'agence, long format, production image... 
  • Des cours de langues (la validation du niveau C1 en anglais est indispensable pour l'obtention du master)
  • Des ateliers pratiques en anglais : how to search and verify information, editorial meetings, introduction to writing, reporting and writing, interview techniques, TV news, TV reporting, ethics and legacy of journalism, visual storytelling online...
  • Des semaines "intensives" au cours desquelles les étudiants sont organisés en rédaction et travaillent à un projet commun, sous la houlette de professionnels. Enquête au long cours, par exemple sur les classes moyennes, sur "les déconnectés", décodage de câbles diplomatiques de Wikileaks, élaboration de journaux radio ou télé en direct, journalisme de données... Ces "intensives" sont des moments forts de la scolarité des étudiants et leur permettent de professionnaliser leur production.  
  • Des stages conventionnés (10 semaines obligatoires en rédaction, en France ou à l'étranger, chaque année).



Les étudiants de M2 choisissent un “parcours” (image et son, data et écriture, numérique et développement) qui correspond à leur projet professionnel.

Ce choix est valable pour toute l’année (pas de changement de parcours en cours) et engage les étudiants à suivre obligatoirement une somme d’ateliers et de cours sur deux semestres afin de perfectionner leurs compétences dans la dominante choisie et se préparer à l'entrée dans la vie professionnelle (préparation des concours, simulations d'entretiens d'embauche, etc.).




En plus de cette liste de cours obligatoires, correspondant à leur “parcours”, les étudiants doivent obligatoirement effectuer :

  • Un ou plusieurs ateliers électifs, pris en dehors de leur parcours si possible, pour élargir la palette de leurs compétences

  • Des stages en rédaction, en France ou à l’étranger (10 semaines minimum obligatoires en rédaction)

  • Le Grand O sous la forme d'un projet de fin d’études : pendant trois semaines, les étudiants élaborent une enquête ou un reportage dans le format de leur choix. Ils sont encadrés par un tuteur choisi parmi le corps enseignant de l’Ecole de journalisme de Sciences Po et soutiennent leur projet de fin d’études à l'oral devant un jury. La validation via une note égale ou supérieure à 10/20 est obligatoire pour obtenir le diplôme de master de Sciences Po.
  • La certification en anglais (la validation du niveau C1 en anglais est obligatoire pour l'obtention du diplôme)  

En outre, les étudiants de M2 peuvent suivre, en option :

  • Un semestre à l’international : les élèves du master en journalisme bénéficient de l’intégration internationale de Sciences Po et de son réseau sur les cinq continents. Ils peuvent ainsi passer le troisième semestre de leur cursus à l’étranger au sein d’une école de journalisme aux Etats-Unis (New York University, Missouri School of Journalism, University of North Carolina), en Asie (University of Sidney, Hong Kong University, Jamia Millia Islamia à Delhi), en Europe (City University à Londres, Ludwig Maximilian Universitaet à Munich), etc. 


Voir les obligations de scolarité : 

>> Apprentissage


L’Ecole de journalisme de Sciences Po a obtenu l’habilitation à former des journalistes sous contrat d'apprentissage. Une vingtaine de contrats est signée chaque année, avec l'AFP, BFM TV, Lemonde.fr, Lefigaro.fr, Radio France, France TV, Jeune Afrique, Europe1.fr, Canal +, LCP-AN.


* Du côté des apprentis

Les étudiants du master journalisme de l'Ecole de journalisme de Sciences Po peuvent suivre un apprentissage dans une rédaction, s'ils ont moins de 30 ans au moment de la signature du contrat, qu'ils soient en M1 (dans ce cas, l'apprentissage dure deux ans) ou en M2 (l'apprentissage dure alors un an).  
Intégrés à la rédaction, les apprentis reçoivent une formation pratique et bénéficient des conseils d’un maître d’apprentissage. Tout en conservant leur carte d’étudiant, les apprentis ont le statut de salarié, avec les devoirs et les droits qui s’y rapportent (salaire, couverture sociale, congés payés et cotisation pour la retraite et à l’assurance-chômage).

* Du côté de l'entreprise

L’entreprise est exonérée, totalement ou partiellement, des charges sociales et perçoit une indemnité compensatrice versée par l’Etat. Les droits de scolarité de l’apprenti sont pris en charge par l’entreprise à hauteur de sa taxe d’apprentissage. L’Ecole participe au processus de pré-recrutement de l’entreprise qui enrichit ses équipes de l’arrivée de jeunes étudiants dynamiques, motivés et compétents.
L’entreprise qui accueille un apprenti est partenaire de Sciences Po : elle participe activement à la formation des élèves. Sciences Po Avenir (le service de l’orientation professionnelle, des stages et du premier emploi) est à leur service pour organiser manifestations et rencontres avec les élèves.

* Le rythme de l'apprentissage


La formation se fait alors en alternance entre Sciences Po et l’entreprise, selon deux rythmes d’alternance possibles :

  1. rythme hebdomadaire (2 jours en rédaction/3 jours à l’école)
  2. rythme semestriel (1 semestre en rédaction/1 semestre à l’école)

Toutes les périodes de vacances ou stages se déroulent dans la rédaction.

Toutes les périodes dites “intensives” (M1 et M2) et le Grand Oral / projet de fin d’études (M2) se déroulent à l’école.

>> Comment postuler au master journalisme? 


Toutes les informations sur les procédures d'admission sont ici

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