Latinas/Latinos and the Media

This course does not meet Comm and Media major requirements, but can be a great option for your LSA HU distribution!

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

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

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.

Wolverine eX: Knowledge Search with AlphaSights

The University Career Center is offering a NEW four-week program, Wolverine eX, designed for undergraduate students seeking to continue their skill development during Summer 2020. We recognize that many students may have had summer internship plans or recruiting processes canceled and Wolverine eX is an alternative to unanticipated changes in your plans.

Applications are being accepted for Wolverine eX: Knowledge Search with AlphaSights — from now through Sunday, June 28th (11:59 PM). AlphaSights is a management consulting firm that connects decision-makers at major organizations to the knowledge they need to solve their business challenges. This experience will help students learn how to pinpoint business problems and identify resources and solutions. The AlphaSights case for participants will include the opportunity to interact with the AlphaSights team and work on a sample business challenge for one of their clients.

Wolverine eX focuses on professional skills, analytical/technical skills, and includes a hands-on component with the employer. Register here: