Overview

Learn new media techniques and get an insider’s look into Podcasting and Virtual Reality — two exceptional storytelling methods that stand out in a rapidly changing media landscape.

In the media, the only constant is change, leading to a lot of experimentation and new ways of delivering content. In this new Explorations Course, students will explore two diverse, yet compelling storytelling methods: Podcasts and Virtual Reality (VR). Meet the innovators, storytellers, critics and commentators of these new fields and explore emerging trends at play within new media. Learn how the industry encourages and incubates new media exploration, how reporters experiment with storytelling using VR and Podcasts as well as how these new methods have changed our consumption of the news.

Guided by expert educators, our Explorations courses are 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 model 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

This is a new course. Possible site visits include:

The New York Times Virtual Reality and Podcasting studios
Pineapple Street Media
New York Attractions to conduct interviews such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Central Park and Times Square
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Guest Speakers

Previous SoNYT New Media events have included the following speakers:

Aaron Lammer, Co-Founder Longform.org, co- host of the Longform PodcastJune Thomas, Managing Editor, Slate PodcastsJenna Weiss-Berman, Co-Founder Pineapple Street MediaJenna Pirog, Senior Director, Immersive Experiences National Geographic PartnersGraham Roberts, Director of Immersive Platforms Storytelling The New York Times

The course will present different professionals in each creative field and investigate how they are building their careers to succeed.

Students enrolled in this Explorations course will survey the new media fields of Virtual Reality and Podcasts. Guided by expert educators, our Explorations courses are 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.

Please note: This information is subject to change at any time at the discretion of course leaders.

Cost and Session Information

  • PRICE $5,150.00* ($5,750* for residential students)
  • DATES Term 2: June 23 - July 5
  • TYPE Intensive
  • 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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