Explore international journalism’s current reality and future impact in an increasingly dynamic and rapidly changing landscape.

The world is an increasingly connected place. Traditional and social media provide a window into the daily lives of others, allowing us to build communities irrespective of borders and history. As we build our own communities, the global balance of power has shifted, and governments fight for local, regional and global dominance.

The role of the foreign correspondent is perhaps more complex now than it has ever been. In the past, correspondents wrote exclusively for audiences back home, but that is no longer true in the age of the internet and social media. In this course, students will explore how media has adapted to this reality and how it affects correspondents who are on the ground.

Students will investigate how journalists cover foreign communities, events and issues as well as what they hope to achieve with the coverage. Participants will also consider how international journalism is evolving in response to a rapidly-changing media landscape and what this means for news consumers as well as those who aspire to careers in the field.

Course Highlights

Summer Academy enables students to dive deep into a course of study, sharpening skills for their academic and professional futures. Each course is carefully designed to suit student interests and encourage intellectual curiosity.

• Students will gain insight into the history and current status of foreign journalism. The course will explore the role journalists play in covering international conflicts, social uprisings and political change.

• As part of the course, students will analyze the influence of social media on international journalism and the impact it has on redefining domestic and global audiences.

• Students will meet individuals in a variety of positions on the international stage and learn how they work together to employ different journalistic modes including investigative, long form, social media and breaking news.

• Site visits will vary based on the instructors and terms. Previous courses have visited: Council on Foreign Relations, Bronx Music Heritage Center, Committee to Protect Journalists, The New Yorker and local immigrant communities. Students will also have the opportunity to visit The New York Times newsroom and/or The Times printing press.

• Speakers and lecturers will vary with the instructors and terms. Previous speakers include: Ann Barnard (former Beirut Bureau Chief, The New York Times), Robert Nickelsberg (International Photojournalist, former TIME magazine contract photographer), John Daniszewski (Standards Editor and Past International Editor, Associated Press), Alexis Okeowo (Author & Contributor, The New Yorker) and Michael Slackman (International Editor, The New York Times).

Please note: All information is subject to change at the discretion of The School of The New York Times.

Cost and Session Information

Day Program: $5,225*

Residential Program: $5,825*

Term 1: June 7 - June 19

Term 3: July 5 - July 17

Term 4: July 19 - July 31

*Listed program costs do not include course-specific lab and materials fees. Learn more on our website.

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