The 2018 Nation Student Journalism Conference
9:00am to 6:00pm, Friday, June 1, 2018
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.
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.
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 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 30. Email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All currently matriculating undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Young writers of traditional college age not in school are also encouraged to apply. Email email@example.com with any questions.
Sponsored and hosted by The New School.
This conference has been made possible by the generosity of the Puffin Foundation.