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 conferences, The 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 Heuvel, Richard Kim, Melissa Harris-Perry, Sherri Williams, Kai Wright, Sarah Jaffe, Collier Meyerson, Dave 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.
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For New School students interested in attending: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with you resume and a brief letter of interest in journalism and why you want to attend the conference.
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