11:00am to 4:00pm EDT, Friday, October 9, 2020
A virtual conference produced and hosted by The Nation
Coverage of social movements and protest is always essential–especially now, on the cusp of the most important presidential election of our lifetimes. Yet, a nuanced understanding of what leads people to participate in movements is often obscured by personality-driven or sensationalized narratives, if not outright misinformation. 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 shape history.
This October, building on four successful previous conferences, The Nation is bringing together the next generation of independent journalists to learn more about social movements and how journalists can better cover them. Speakers include Katrina vanden Heuvel, Melissa Harris-Perry, Ken Klippenstein, Zoe Carpenter, Elie Mystal, Sherri Williams, Sasha Abramsky, Mark Hertsgaard, Samantha Schulyer, Now This‘s Lorenzo Ferrigno, The Intercept‘s Liliana Segura and Teen Vogue‘s Allegra Kirkland.
The conference is free for all accepted applicants. The day will feature interactive workshops, panel discussions, breakout sessions, video screenings and a subscription to The Nation.
In a cover letter of not-more-than 250 words, tell us where you’re from, where you go to school and why you want to attend this student journalism conference. Please include 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 Friday, October 2. Email applications to email@example.com.
All currently matriculating undergraduate and graduate students are eligible as are International students. Young writers of traditional college age not in school and recent graduates are also encouraged to apply. Recent college graduates will also be considered. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.