NYU JournalismSummer Journalism @ NYU
Earn credits and hone your skills this summer! Session 2:  July 6 – August 15, 2021 
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There is still time to apply and register for a course! Visiting students welcome; precollege classes available.

All of our courses can be found on our website here, including a new precollege course option: Writing the Profile: Capturing Character taught by Jen Ortiz. Not sure if you’re eligible? Curious how much a course costs? Check out our FAQs here, and start your application here: Precollege or College.

Session 2 Courses (4 credits)
Introduction to Narrative Podcasting | Session 2: July 6 – August 15, 2021 (6 weeks). A producer and host who has worked with the likes of Audible and NPR, Todd Whitney teaches you how to tell compelling stories through sound. By the end of the course, students will complete professional-quality pieces to add to their portfolios.

Covering a Beat Through the LGBTQ Lens | Session 2: July 6 – August 15, 2021 (6 weeks). The LGBTQ story is diverse and evolving. New this summer, Spencer Macnaughton will teach fundamental reporting skills by investigating a community that has often been overlooked and/or reviled. You’ll explore the difference between a topic and a story, between advocacy and journalism, and you’ll develop crucial interviewing tactics that will serve you long term, no matter your career path.

Writing the Profile: Capturing Character | Session 2: July 6 – August 15, 2021 (6 weeks). Cosmopolitan editor Jen Ortiz teaches the art of the profile—from long-form pieces to 150-word one-question Q+As. Learn from a pro what makes for a compelling piece and how to pull it together! By the end of the course you will have a feature profile with your byline on it.

DIY YouTube for Journalists | Session 2: July 6 – August 15, 2021 (6 weeks). Writer, NYTimes freelancer, and yes, YouTuber with over 560,000 followers, Seth Kugel will get you up to speed on posting journalistic content on YouTube–essentially the only longform social media platform out there. You’ll create your own YouTube channel and produce a video a week covering themes of your choice. 

Eating America: Food Reporting and Writing | Session 2: July 6 – August 15, 2021 (6 weeks). James Beard Award-winning food and culture writer Mayukh Sen guides students through food journalism’s many forms. Learn to write personal essays and profiles while grappling with the various challenges many professional food writers are currently facing. We’ll pay particular attention to labor, working towards a profile of no more than 1,500 words of someone who works in any part of the food industry—a grocery store worker, a delivery driver, a farmer, a restaurant line cook, a chef—who’s been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Music! Film! TV! Writing Popular Culture | Session 2: July 6 – August 15, 2021 (6 weeks). Learn how to document pop culture through blogs, reviews, criticism and more with entertainment journalist and author Clover Hope.

Style NY: Covering the Fashion Industry | Session 2: July 6 – August 15, 2021 (6 weeks). Fashion editor Jessica Minkoff guides you through all aspects of covering the fashion industry, from writing trend pieces to the fast-paced world of blogs and social media.

2 Credit Course
Writing the Think Piece | Session 2: July 6 – August 15, 2021 (6 weeks). Guided by journalist Mathew Rodriguez, you will work to define a think piece, examine the 24/7 news cycle and cultural calendar for story ideas, hone your voice, and write and rewrite–resulting in several pieces of polished, publishable work. More relevant than ever.

For precollege students only (4 college credits)
Report NY | Session 2: July 6 – August 15, 2021 (6 weeks). This course is for precollege students who want exposure to the craft at a beginner’s level. It’s a class in gathering and writing the news, including news evaluation, reporting and writing techniques, and specialized beats. It’s designed to provide extensive practice. It covers how reporters are assigned stories, how stories are planned and written, and journalism ethics and responsibilities. Students report and write stories under newsroom conditions. For students with and without prior journalism studies or experience.

Student Media Conference June 21st and 22nd

Free, two-day virtual event for students interested in careers in media and journalism. Keynote speakers are Felicia Henderson, James Hill, Rochelle Riley and Vincent McGraw. There are sessions with hiring Editors from a variety of publications and breakout sessions with media workers and journalists who cover a variety of topics. 

Registration links and a  full schedule can be found at https://detroitguild22.org/diversity-equity-inclusion-committee/.

LSA Dean’s Fellow

The Dean’s Fellowship is awarded to a recent University of Michigan bachelor’s degree graduate with career aspirations in higher education and/or in the area of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). This fellowship offers an in-depth experience of seeing the behind the scenes work that the college does on a daily basis.

The fellow will primarily work in the area of DEI, including anti-racism initiatives, but may also have projects in Faculty Academic Affairs, LSA Student Recruitment, Human Resources, and other areas of the college. The fellow will also work on special projects with the LSA Chief of Staff and Dean Curzan, including those related to student engagement. The fellow will have the opportunity to develop their professional skills when working closely with faculty and staff leaders in the college. Overall, this fellowship is designed to give recent graduates a range of experiences in LSA’s administrative and DEI work, which will provide the knowledge and experience for the fellow to move onto other higher education positions or higher education graduate programs.

This is a term-limited temporary position beginning approximately August 2021, and ending August 31, 2022.

Link to the job posting

Leadership Positions for Student Audience

The DMUM Directors’ Council is so excited to announce that our 2021-2022 Steering Application is live today!!

The Steering Body is composed of coordinators who have the opportunity to work with a specific committee chair from June 2021 – April 2022 (minimal summer commitments). Each committee is a part of one of the four Associate teams: Planning, Operations, Internal, or Communications. Together, the chair and the coordinators will work towards our DMUM goals. The committee chairs comprise our Central Planning Team and will be interviewing applicants with their Associate Team Director. The Steering Application, a google form, will be due by Friday, May 21st at 7pm. Later that evening, applicants will receive an email with a link to sign up for an interview time slot for the following week. More detailed instructions can be found in the application description. If you have any questions, please email dmum.directors22@umich.edu

Steering Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4z9Eq4d2dEGGvEmh2FbdCJHDsUm3jBa-qC–kYAbZ0Q-ksA/viewform

Steering Descriptions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_3y05a-uY1nVX486Gt1kJwCsj5XgK0fozvPRWO1ntFg/edit?usp=sharing

Photographer at Michiganensian Yearbook

The Michiganensian Yearbook is now hiring photographers for the 2021-22 academic year! We’re looking for driven and creative candidates who have a strong interest in storytelling and covering campus news and events. 
Photographers will have access to the newest professional camera equipment and will gain experience in all styles of photography (including photographing Michigan athletics). We offer competitive pay, flexible hours, and opportunities for professional development. 
No formal photography experience is required, although it would be preferred if candidates were familiar with using a DSLR in manual mode and editing RAW photographs. 
Apply Here  

Please reach out to Photo Editor Dominick Sokotoff at sokotoff@umich.edu with any questions.

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Marketing and Sales Assistant – Michigan Publishing


Michigan Publishing is at the forefront of helping scholars produce and share their influential ideas throughout the academy and beyond. We are offering a work-study position as a marketing assistant where students have the opportunity to learn about scholarly publishing in particular as well as the publishing industry more generally. Students interested in publicity and PR will find the work particularly interesting. The Marketing Assistant’s responsibilities will include assisting Sales, Marketing, and Outreach team members in all areas of publishing, promotion, publicity, communication, and organization, with a particular focus on tactical support for award nominations, review submissions, media pitches, managing and tracking market data, and scheduling social media posts. Other duties include creating marketing collateral, such as book flyers, conducting short-term research projects, and providing general clerical support. The marketing and sales assistant will have the opportunity to attend team meetings, learn how to use industry-standard programs including Mailchimp, InDesign, and Hubspot and gain experience within many different areas of the modern marketing space.

Required Qualifications

Attention to detail; the ability to work independently; and superb organization, time-management, and communication skills are required. Proficiency in Google applications Drive, Slides, and Docs. Some experience with page layout or design software like Adobe InDesign; promotion tools like Mailchimp or Constant Contact; CRMs like HubSpot or Salesforce. Experience scheduling social media posts, mostly via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Desired Qualifications

Integrity, reliability, and the ability to multi-task and be responsive via email. Applicants should be available for blocks of time no shorter than 2-3 hours.

Digital 355: Critical Data Visualization

See below for a course that may be of interest, especially to students with a declared Digital Studies minor.

Note that the course does not work towards Comm and Media major requirements.