Fordham University | New York, NY
Uncover the real story and obtain a firsthand look at this evolving fast-paced field. Explore the various areas of the media landscape from digital age reporting to broadcast, new media, and print. Take advantage of the rare opportunity to meet and learn from some of the leading journalists, media figures, and educators influencing our word. Understand how the media shapes our reality, and how you can shape the media.Understand the critical role journalists play in our democracy.
At the Digital Media, Broadcast & Journalism conference, you’ll examine the way media works, and debate the practices, legal ramifications, and ethics involved in capturing, framing, and presenting a story. From Citizen Journalism to the First Amendment, you will analyze the fine line between simply “reporting the news” and “creating” it.Research, write, and report your story in the JOURNALISM SIMULATION.
Put theory into practice and go into the field to research and report a story. Working with your peers, you will construct a digital newspaper or magazine. You’ll conduct interviews, analyze sources and then write, edit, and present. With constructive workshops on reporting skills, fact checking, and the pyramid writing style, a Pulitzer Prize – winning story is in the works in no time.
Lead the Digital Revolution — The dynamic, fast-paced Digital Age of news, information, sports and entertainment is revolutionizing communications. Whether you want to be an investigative journalist and uncover the heart of a story, or become a writer/director of feature films and give a story its heart, LeadAmerica lets you experience your exciting career path firsthand through engaging workshops and simulations.
Make Your Life Story a Success
- College Accredited, Academic Curriculum
- Explore the influence of new media and the challenges of citizen journalism
- Analyze current issues such as New Media, Mass Media, Ethics & Media, First Amendment Rights, and the relationship between democracy and free speech
- Examine the theory and the practice behind the techniques of successful journalists
- Conduct research, analyze information, engage in debate, resolve conflict, and build networks of support as you practice being the journalism leaders of tomorrow
- Engaging Faculty & Guest Speakers
- Gain access to Academic and Professional Leaders in the media and journalism field
- Speakers may include national and local Journalists, Media Executives, Reporters, Broadcasters, Syndicated Columnists, media and communication professors, and many other professionals in the fields of broadcast, print, and new media
- Program Relevant Field Excursions
- Experience the program content and appreciate regional sites of importance through field excursions designed to complement the academic and skill building objectives of the program.
- Career Focused Skills & Personal Development Workshops
- Formulate a Personal Mission and Vision plan for your future
- Develop and polish skills like Time Management, Decision Making, Team Building, Conflict Resolution, Public Speaking, and Communication
- Explore the opportunities and strategies to advance in program related career fields
- Collegiate Experience & College Enrollment Seminars
- Experience College Life from challenging academics to dormitory living
- Gain an important head start in the Preparation for College and the College Admission Process.
- Friends & Support for a Lifetime
- Develop a network of Fellow Scholars, Friends, and Mentors
A DAY AT DIGITAL MEDIA, BROADCAST & JOURNALISM*
7:00 - 7:30
|8:00 - 9:00||Simulation: Source Analysis & Digital Media|
|9:00 – 10:00||Guest Speaker: New Media & Citizen Journalism|
|10:00 - 11:30||Workshop: The First Amendment and the Future of Journalism|
|12:00 - 1:00||Lunch in Times Square|
|1:30 - 3:30||Field Excursion: New York Film Academy|
|4:30 - 5:30||Skills Workshop: Interviewing|
|6:00 - 7:00||Dinner|
|7:00 - 8:00||Simulation: Graphic Layout & Design|
|8:00 – 9:00||Career Seminar: Finding Your Path in Broadcast, Print or New Media|
|9:00 - 10:00||Social Time|
*This is a sample day and examples of lectures, excursions and activities each program may include. All speakers and events are subject to availability and change, without notice, before or after the start of a conference.
Previous Guest Speakers & Organizations Include:
Journalists and Media Professionals
- Dr. Lewis Freeman, Professor, Department of Communication & Media Studies, Fordham University
- Steve Daly, Writer & Reporter, Newsweek and Entertainment Weekly
- Lillian A. Smith, CEO, LS Production Works; Former Producer, Donahue
- Barbara Feinman-Todd, Co-Director of the Pearl Project, Associate Dean of Journalism, Georgetown University School for Continuing Studies
- Monique Fortune, President of Fortuné and Associates, Adjunct Professor, Fordham University Department of Communications & Media Studies
- Samuel Freedman, Professor, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism; Former Pulitzer Prize Finalist
- Mary Glick, M.A., Associate Director, American Press Institute
- Ronald Gordon, President, Telemundo
- Dr. Beth Knobel, Professor, Fordham University Department of Communication and Media Studies
- John J.Miller, President and COO, American Media Inc.
- Dr. Arlene Morgan, Associate Dean, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
- Joel Mowbray, Syndicated Columnist
- Sree Sreenivasan, Dean of Student Affairs, Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
- Jon Wertheim, J.D., Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated
- CBS Early Show
- NBC Studios
- New York Film Academy
- New York Times Print Facility
- The Paley Center for Media
LeadAmerica wishes to thank Participating Institutions for generously making their facilities and personnel available to students enrolled in certain LeadAmerica programs.
Dates, Location and Tuition
Complete tuition, enrollment and other conference details can be found in the Application and Enrollment & Other Details included in your invitation package and in the online application.
|Please pay careful attention, as dates may have changed from printed material.||
2013 Summer Digital Media, Broadcast & Journalism Sessions*
|Location||City||2013 Program Dates||Tuition||Tuition & Travel Insurance||College Credits Available|
|Fordham University||New York, NY||July 20 - July 26||$2,795||$109||1||Enroll|
- A full schedule of classes, briefings, lectures and simulations
- Certificate of Completion
- Housing accommodations at a University/College dormitory
- All on-campus meals **
- Course materials and lab fees
- Transportation as needed for off-site activities, briefings and events
- Field trips and social events
- Program Faculty and on-site staff for supervision
- LeadAmerica T-shirt
* Dates and locations are subject to change
To earn college credit, the student must successfully complete all aspects of the program (see college credit information on our website for more details). The Digital Media, Broadcast & Journalism 7 Day Conferences are accredited for one (1) college credit which is optional and not included in the tuition. The college credit (normally $475) is available at the reduced rate of $299.
** Students will need spending money for several off-site meals, souvenirs and incidentals.
Students are responsible for their own airfare or other travel costs to and from each conference location.