Explore international journalism — its current reality and future impact — in an increasingly dynamic world and a rapidly changing media 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.
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.
• Possible virtual site visits and activities include: campus tours of leading journalism schools, tours of New York City neighborhoods, cultural centers, world-class museums such as the Museum of Chinese in America as well as important global cultural sites such as Petra, Jordan.
• Previous guest 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
Term 3: July 6 - July 17
Term 4: July 20 - July 31
Tuition is $2750
*Listed program costs do not include course-specific lab and materials fees. Learn more on our website.