Dive into the entrepreneurial mindset and get an inside look at innovation in storytelling: learn how New York’s culture of creativity encourages experimentation in business and the media.

The New York Times has consistently been at the forefront of journalism, adapting new technologies and formats, such as Virtual Reality (VR) and Podcasts, to delivering the news. In this Explorations course, students will go behind the scenes to understand the function of new media in the news room and beyond, learning how the landscape of New York City encourages entrepreneurship. The course will also look at the function of “the law” and the role it plays when it comes to innovation and new creative ventures. Students enrolled in this Explorations course will survey Entrepreneurship, New Media, and Law. Guided by expert educators and leaders in the field, our Explorations courses focus on the intersectionality between topics.

In this course, students will explore how people, policies and mindsets come together to incentivize risk and creativity taking in business and storytelling. This multidisciplinary approach to learning encourages students to sample different fields and employ critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. The program is geared towards students eager to discover their passions, try something new and prepare for college. From site visits and excursions to lectures by expert practitioners, the Explorations program is curated to give students a newfound sense of direction for their future studies by shedding light on a diverse selection of subject material.

Site visits:
Site visits may include the following:

  • The New York Times Virtual Reality and Podcasting studios
  • A Manhattan Law Firm
  • A media and/or technology start up
  • An appeals court in Manhattan to meet one of the justices and learn about how the court functions

Potential Guest Speakers may include individuals such as:

  • Liz Robbins, Immigration Reporter, The New York Times
  • Graham Roberts, Director of Immersive Platforms Storytelling, The New York Times
  • George Freeman, VP & Assistant General Counsel, The New York Times (1981-2012), Executive Director, Media Law Resource Center
  • Aaron Lammer, Co-Founder Longform.org, co- host of the Longform Podcast
  • June Thomas, Managing Editor, Slate Podcasts:

Cost and Session Information

Day Program: $5,150*
Residential Program: $5,750*

Dates: July 7 - July 19 *

LOCATION New York City

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

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