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The Jewish Student Press Service and the Azure Student Journals Project Present:

36th Annual National Student Journalism Seminar
March 28 - 30 in New York City

The staff of New Voices magazine and the Azure Student Journals project of the Shalem Center are thrilled to announce the 2007 National Seminar for Student Journalists in New York City. Located in the intellectual and political center of the American Jewish community, the seminar will bring together the best and brightest young Jewish writers with the most prominent writers and thinkers shaping public opinion and policy today.

New Voices is teaming up with journals at Columbia, Brandeis, Yale, Harvard, UPenn, Michigan, Toronto, and Princeton to build a community of young Jewish Americans engaged in the world of ideas and writing.

Featured Events and Panels:
- Wednesday night screening of Arguing the World: The Legacy of the New York Intellectuals, discussion with Michael Walzer and Nathan Glazer, reception at the Center for Jewish History (cosponsored by Center for Jewish History, Jewschool, Jewcy, PresenTense, CampusJ)
- Tours of the New York Times, The Nation, Harper's
- Journalistic Ethics: What are they? What is the history of the concept? Are the obligations different for the New York Times than the Jewish Week?
- The Politics of Human Rights Coverage
- The Critics: How do critics become critics? What is the role of the critic? How do they have authority?
- Jewish Peoplehood: Does it exist? To what end?
- Inside the Editorial Board Room: How do decisions get made? How are ideas generated? Why does opinion journalism matter?
- Covering Israel: The good, the bad, and the ugly.
- History of Jewish Student Journalism and the Current State of Affairs

Speakers include:
Michael Walzer – leading political theorist, Dissent editor, professor at Princeton's Institute of Advanced Study, author of several books, including Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument With Historical Illustrations
Nathan Glazer – influential sociologist, educator, and editor, and author
Ruth Wisse – Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard, author of If I am Not for Myself: The Liberal Betrayal of the Jews
Caryle Murphy – 1991 Pulitzer Prize winner for International Reporting, former Washington Post Cairo Bureau Chief, Jerusalem correspondent
David Rieff – expert on humanitarism and intervention, author of At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention
Garance Franke-Ruta – senior editor, The American Prospect
Sam Freedman – NYTimes writer, author of Jew vs. Jew, Columbia Journalism school
Alisa Solomon – co-editor with Tony Kushner of Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Eric Klinenberg, professor of sociology at NYU, author of Fighting For Air: The Battle to Control America's Media
Daphne Merkin – critic, novelist, NYTimes + NYTimes Book Review contributor
David Hazony – editor-in-chief of Azure: Ideas for the Jewish Nation
Alana Newhouse – Arts and Culture Editor of The Forward
Samuel Moyn – history professor at Columbia University, author of Origins of the Other: Emmanuel Levinas between Revelation and Ethics

Cost is $100; $50 without housing. Scholarships and travel aid are available; housing and meals included.

Call or email to sign up! Space is limited.
Ilana Sichel
[email protected]


Official Website: http://www.newvoices.org/conference

Added by newvoices on February 27, 2007