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August Academy for Class of 2018 Applicants
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W. 40th St.
New York, NY 10018
This special series of enrichment classes is open to any prospective student who has commenced the application process for the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism’s Class of 2018. There is no cost to applicants for taking part in the August Academy. Candidates may select up to three courses.
To Attend August Academy
➢ Send a copy of your current resume and a personal statement of up to 1,000 words detailing your interest in journalism, the reasons why you have decided to attend August Academy, why you are interested in applying to the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and the elements of your background you feel will enable you to succeed in the program and the profession to Office of Admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
➢ Once the Office of Admissions receives these documents, they will send you the registration link.
➢ These documents are due to the Office of Admissions by Aug. 1.
This year’s August Academy is scheduled for Aug. 8, 9, and 10.
Here is the class schedule:
Monday, Aug. 8
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: News Photography with Smart Phones, with Jennifer Altman, photojournalist and photojournalism instructor – Room 442
9-11 a.m.: Writing and Reporting on Race, with Errol Louis, director of the Urban Reporting Program – Room 308
2:30-4:30 p.m.: Finding Story Ideas and Sources with Social Media, with Chief Librarian Barbara Gray – Room 434
4:45-6 p.m.: Meet and greet with faculty and staff – Cafe area
Tuesday, Aug. 9
9 a.m.-12 p.m.: Covering the Presidential Election, with Juan Manuel Benítez, NY1 political anchor and reporter — Room 442
1-5 p.m.: Freelancing Workshop, with Tim Harper, Craft of Journalism professor and writing coach – Room 442
Wednesday, Aug. 10
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Here Comes Virtual Reality, with Bob Sacha – Room 434
2-5 p.m.: Covering NYC en Español (for bilingual applicants only), with Mireya Navarro, New York Times housing correspondent – Room 434