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The 2019 Nation Student Journalism Conference

The 2019 Nation Student Journalism Conference

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall

Coverage of social movements and protest is always essential–especially now, more than two years 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 May, building on three 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 HeuvelLiliana SeguraAtossa Araxia AbrahamianKai WrightDave Zirin, Elie MystalLizzy RatnerJimmy Tobias and Michelle Chen, among many others.

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.

This conference is produced by The Nation and co-sponsored by the Schools of Public Engagement at The New School. It has has been made possible by the generosity of the Puffin Foundation.

Additional Details

In a cover letter of not-more-than 500 words, tell us where you’re from, where you go to school and what you study (if applicable), why you are interested in journalism, why you want to attend this student journalism conference and if you need a transportation grant and housing. Please include your resume and either one published piece of journalism. (A reported piece from a class is also eligible.) All material should be in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) format. All applications will be acknowledged and considered on a rolling basis until Monday, April 21. Email applications to

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