Higher Education Seminar Fall 2021

Overview

Higher Education Seminar Fall 2021
"This Critical Moment" to be explored online Oct 18-22

The Education Writers Association is delighted to announce that we will hold our 2021 Higher Education Seminar during the week of Oct. 18-22 as a series of interactive online gatherings on how journalists can cover today’s most pressing issues in education beyond high school. 

Centered on the theme of “This Critical Moment,” the event will offer journalists high-quality, convenient training on issues, including the health challenges confronting campuses, the growing debate over how to teach about racism, and the causes and impact of declining enrollment. 

Attendees will be invited to take part in sessions held each day during a window from approximately noon to 2:30 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. To reduce “Zoom fatigue,” participants will be provided ample breaks. 

Journalists will be able to meet and ask questions of policymakers, researchers and leaders. Participants will also be offered data training and chances to meet in small groups with fellow journalists. We also will feature the always popular "Top 10 Higher Education Story Ideas" presentation by Inside Higher Ed’s Scott Jaschik. 

While EWA originally planned to hold our fall Higher Education Seminar in person, concern for our members’ health and safety prompted us to reconsider amid the resurgence of COVID-19 cases across the country. 

Attendance is free but limited to EWA Journalist, Student, and Supporting Community members. EWA membership is free for all professional and student journalists, so if you’re interested in participating but are not yet an EWA member, please join! 

Register to Attend

The Education Writers Association is delighted to announce that we will hold our 2021 Higher Education Seminar during the week of Oct. 18-22 as a series of interactive online gatherings on how journalists can cover today’s most pressing issues in education beyond high school. 

Centered on the theme of “This Critical Moment,” the event will offer journalists high-quality, convenient training on issues, including the health challenges confronting campuses, the growing debate over how to teach about racism, and the causes and impact of declining enrollment. 

Attendees will be invited to take part in sessions held each day during a window from approximately noon to 2:30 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday. To reduce “Zoom fatigue,” participants will be provided ample breaks. 

Journalists will be able to meet and ask questions of policymakers, researchers and leaders. Participants will also be offered data training and chances to meet in small groups with fellow journalists. We also will feature the always popular “Top 10 Higher Education Story Ideas” presentation by Inside Higher Ed’s Scott Jaschik. 

While EWA originally planned to hold our fall Higher Education Seminar in person, concern for our members’ health and safety prompted us to reconsider amid the resurgence of COVID-19 cases across the country. 

Attendance is free but limited to EWA Journalist, Student, and Supporting Community members. EWA membership is free for all professional and student journalists, so if you’re interested in participating but are not yet an EWA member, please join! 

Register to Attend

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Announcement

Speakers Confirmed for 2021 Higher Education Seminar

The Education Writers Association’s online 2021 Higher Education Seminar will give attendees a chance to get on-the-record insight from top higher education leaders, practitioners and researchers. 

Attendees will be able to connect with colleagues who will offer story ideas, data tips for covering faculty diversity, strategies for covering campus police issues, advice on how and why to cover Historically Black Colleges and Universities and much more. 

Agenda

Agenda for EWA’s 2021 Higher Education Seminar
October 18-22, 2021

Higher education journalists face a torrent of news this fall, as the fallout from COVID-19 poses unprecedented academic, health, and enrollment challenges to colleges. Meanwhile, the country’s racial reckoning and intense political polarization are roiling campuses debating  decisions on campus police, faculty diversity, and the teaching of sensitive subjects.