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CSI Journalism Conference

Out of an abundance of caution, this event has been postponed.  Thank you for your interest in this program.  We will post information once we have a new date.


Join us! The Publications Board and Division of Student Affairs at the College of Staten Island are hosting a conference for the next generation of journalists.  The day will feature some of the most interesting voices in journalism and an opportunity for students to come together to network, learn about new trends in journalism, and attend sessions led by notable journalists, news executives, and academics. 

If you are a college student and have an interest in working in journalism or media, you are invited to participate in the inaugural CSI Journalism Conference and Career Networking Event.  Register.



10:30 a.m.     Breakfast and Registration
11:00 a.m. Opening Keynote: 
  Irony and Outrage:  Polarized America
  Dannagal Goldthwaite Young will discuss the genres of satire and political opinion talk, why they lean to the left and the right respectively, and why conservative political opinion talk is particularly adept at mobilizing audiences. 
  Dannagal Goldthwaite Young is an associate professor of communications at the University of Delaware and was named among the smartest people in journalism and digital media by NiemanLab.
12:00 -12:15  p.m.  Break
12:15 p.m. Lunch and Panel Discussion on Careers in Journalism and Media
  Vanessa Botelho is a two-time Emmy Award-winning television news executive.  She is a former executive producer for NBC and the former live show producer for WABC Eyewitness News.  She is currently the Broadcast Journalist in Residence at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.
  Clifford Michel is a reporter for The City who covers Staten Island and South Brooklyn with a focus on government accountability.  Named an Emerging Reporter by ProPublica.
  Reggie Wade is a reporter and producer at Yahoo Finance covering education policy, and the footwear, retail, sportswear and entertainment industry.  He is a CSI alumni. 
  Panelists will share their career paths, the competitive nature of their respective industries, and advice for aspiring journalists. 
1:45 - 2:00 pm Break
2:00-2:50 p.m.  What is Social Journalism, Really? 
  Max Resnik will explain social journalism as a media model, what he is doing with it, and what students can do with it to improve their communities. 
  Max Resnik is the media team lead for Local Voices Network a project of Cortico. He is a social journalist working to strengthen the future of local news.  He has also been a documentary filmmaker. 
3:00-4:00 p.m.  Closing Keynote
  Trumps Before Trump
  Wayne Svoboda will discuss three politicians who spoke President Trump's language to voters: George Wallace in 1968, Spiro Agnew in the early 1970s, and Pat Buchanan in 1992. What did they say, and why did so many voters embrace their words?  This session would look at the language and images the trio deployed so successfully--and will draw links to Trump's words and images today.
  Wayne Svoboda is an associate professor at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY where he served for 10 years as director of reporting and writing. He is also a Fulbright Scholar and an experienced reporter who has served as the East Coast correspondent for Time magazine, the Africa Editor at The Economist newspaper of London, and staff writer and Saturday state editor at The Des Moines Register. 
4:00 p.m.    Networking* and Refreshments
  *Members of the CSI career team will be available to answer your career-related questions.  A professional photographer will be available from 2-5 p.m. to take professional headshots for your LinkedIn page.