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
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
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.