Higher Ed 2017: Covering Campus Conflict in the Time of Trump
Atlanta • October 2–3, 2017
From heated debates over free speech to the Trump administration’s threats to deport undocumented students, these are tense times on college campuses. For reporters who cover higher education, questions abound and important stories need to be told.
On Oct. 2-3, EWA will bring together journalists at Georgia State University in Atlanta to explore pressing issues in education after high school. (Here’s the preliminary agenda.) At this journalist-only seminar you will hear:
- Firsthand, personal accounts from undocumented students about living under deportation threats, featuring an address from Jose Antonio Vargas, a member of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post team that covered the Virginia Tech shootings, who has revealed his undocumented status.
- How reporters covering racial tensions on campus are fact-checking and building sources.
- How colleges and universities can balance the need for free speech with campus safety and the well-being of students and faculty.
This seminar will offer context for producing enterprising stories on trending topics in higher education. We’ll spotlight efforts on college campuses to scale up fresh approaches to boosting college success among vulnerable groups. And we’ll provide hands-on sessions to bolster data-journalism skills, plus share strategies for harnessing digital platforms and tools to widen the audience for stories.
Join fellow journalists from around the U.S. — as well as experts and leading educators — to get story ideas and build your skills at EWA’s fall 2017 seminar on higher education. EWA offers scholarships to eligible members that can cover transportation, lodging, and registration.