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The Information’s News Summer School: The Schedule

We are looking forward to gathering with more than 3,200 students this month to explore some of the biggest opportunities in journalism at this moment. Below are the overarching topics for each section. Please check back here frequently, as well as the class Facebook group, for more details about class topics as well as occasional pre- and post-class reading. 

Tuesday, July 7 - New York Times media columnist and former Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith on “reporting in public” in the digital age.

Thursday, July 9 - Fast Company editor-in-chief Stephanie Mehta and creative director Mike Schnaidt on digital design, creativity and the future of magazines.

Tuesday, July 14 - Isaac Lee, founder EXILE Content and former chief content officer of Univision, on the future of television and video journalism.

Thursday, July 16 - Peter Kafka, the host of Recode Media, and Lydia Polgreen, head of content from Gimlet, on the media business, and how to build a career in podcasting and where the format is headed.

Tuesday, July 21 - The editor of Politico, Carrie Budoff Brown, on covering the White House and the 2020 Election. Jennifer Forsyth, deputy chief, investigations, the Wall Street Journal, on investigative reporting. 

Thursday, July 23 -Kevin Delaney, Quartz founder and New York Times Senior Editor, on how to innovate at the intersection of news and product. Amir Efrati and Nick Wingfield of The Information on sourcing. 

Tuesday, July 28 - Marcus Mabry, vice president of global programming, CNN Digital, on avoiding bias in reporting and inclusive journalism.

Thursday, July 30 - The Information founder Jessica Lessin and Evan Smith, founder of the Texas Tribune on news entrepreneurship. 

See you next week! 

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