The 2017 Nation Student Journalism Conference
9:00am to 6:00pm, Friday, March 24, 2017
The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, NYC
A conference produced by The Nation and hosted by The New School.
Deadline Extended Until Sunday!
Coverage of social movements and protest is always essential–especially now. Yet, deep, nuanced understanding of what leads people to participate in movements and protest is often obscured by personality-driven or sensationalized narratives. Too often, Trump the man is the focus, while Trumpism stays in the shadows. Through rigorous reporting and contextualized political analysis, the journalists at The Nation provide a template for informed coverage of the social movements that are shaping our country and the world–while also challenging conventional narratives.
This March, building on a successful debut conference last June, The Nation is bringing together the next generation of independent journalists in an intimate setting to learn more about social movements under a Trump presidency, and how journalists can better cover them. Speakers include Katrina vanden Heuvel, Richard Kim, Collier Meyerson, Kai Wright, Sarah Jaffe, Sarah Leonard, Julianne Hing, Ari Berman and many others to be announced soon.
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. A small number of travel grants and free housing spots are available. Slots are limited.
1. 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 also include your resume and one published piece of journalism. All material should be in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) format. All applications will be acknowledged and considered on a rolling basis until 9:00pm EST on Sunday, February 12. Email applications to email@example.com.
All currently matriculating undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Young writers of traditional college age not in school are also eligible to apply. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Sponsored and hosted by The New School.
This conference has been made possible by the generosity of the Puffin Foundation.