Journalism Educator’s Symposium 2017

The Tow Center is pleased to announce that on Tuesday, September 19th, we will be hosting our Journalism Educator’s Symposium – an event designed to help build a community of interest and exchange around new approaches and best practices to journalism education.

The design of this event is almost entirely participant-driven: we want attendees to share their ideas, concerns and best practices with each other – and have plenty of time to connect one-on-one.

To that end, we are excited to share our call for Lightning Talks on a range of topics – from building credibility to the essentials of AI. We hope that you will submit a talk (or two!) and encourage your colleagues to do the same.

We know that September is a busy time of year, but as we discovered last year, taking a few hours to connect with your colleagues and talk about teaching journalism is a great way to get inspired and energized for the coming semester.


The official symposium program is schedule to run from 12pm – 5pm on Tuesday, September 19th, with an optional reception to follow. We are eager to support the attendance of colleagues teaching outside of the New York City area, for whom we can provide parking vouchers and limited travel support.

If you have questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Just send an email to with the subject line Educator’s Symposium.