Public Engagement


The 2018 Nation Student Journalism Conference

Friday, June 1, 2018 at 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

Coverage of social movements and protest is always essential–especially now, more than one year into the Trump administration. Yet, nuanced understanding of what leads people to participate in movements is often obscured by personality-driven or sensationalized narratives. Through rigorous reporting, historical context, and a sense of mission, the journalists at The Nation provide a model for informed coverage of the social movements that are shaping our country and the world.

This June, building on two successful previous conferencesThe Nation is bringing together the next generation of independent journalists in an intimate setting to learn more about social movements and how journalists can better cover them. Speakers include Katrina vanden HeuvelRichard KimMelissa Harris-PerrySherri WilliamsKai WrightSarah JaffeCollier MeyersonDave Zirin, Lizzy Ratner, and others.

The conference is free for all accepted applicants. It takes place at The New School, founded in 1919 as a new kind of academic institution where faculty and students could freely and directly address problems afflicting 20th century societies.

The day will feature workshops, panel discussions, breakout sessions, a film screening of Barbara Kopple’s documentary Hot Type, and a reception as well as breakfast and lunch. Travel grants (within the US) and free housing spots are available. Slots are limited.

Co-sponsored by The Nation and the Schools of Public Engagement.

Event Type

Conferences and Symposia




Writing and Literature, Humanity, Society, Social Justice, Politics, Policy and Government


Schools of Public Engagement, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, School of Media Studies, Creative Writing Program, The New School for Social Research, Program in Creative Publishing and Journalism


Publishing and Journalism, Writing, Politics, Social Justice


Additional Details

For New School students interested in attending: Please email with you resume and a brief letter of interest in journalism and why you want to attend the conference.

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Getting Here

Detailed Directions

By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave.
The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
PATH train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.