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July 12-16, 2021

What is Projected Futures?

Concordia's Department of Journalism is offering its fourth intensive and experiential summer school to challenge participants to rethink how science is communicated with society. It will be offered as synchronous online with mainly asynchronous online components before and after.

Throughout the intensive, blended summer school, international graduate students will debate and experiment with the future of hype in science journalism.

With an emphasis on robust, evidence-based science journalism and multimedia techniques such as audio and video, Projected Futures 4 will spark interdisciplinary experimentation to contemplate and create new forms of scientific storytelling.

Why attend?

Top science journalists will help lay the foundations of evidence-based science journalism. By week’s end, participants will be challenged to explore new forms of scientific storytelling. Students emerge knowledgeable and creatively primed to undertake digital-first, open discipline, experimental science journalism.

What will you learn?

Projected Futures 4 will provide students with:

  • An intensive introduction to science journalism with no previous knowledge required;
  • Production skills workshops for multimedia platforms such as video, audio and social media;
  • A collaborative experimental challenge;
  • Improvement as a communicator;
  • A projected science journalism future.

How to apply

Application Deadline: March 29, 2021

Note that we will accept late applications based on available space. When the school is full, it will be announced on this page.

Admission is competitive and based on demostrating your interest in the fundamentals of science journalism and new forms of scientific storytelling, as well as your past accomplishments.

Interested students are invited to send, as a PDF:

1. A letter of intent (500 words);

This letter should cover your background, current program of study, motivation for attending the school, academic/professional interests and any other relevant information.

2. A current CV;

3. Optional: 1-2 samples of any journalism, communication or media-related work.

Application packages and queries should be directed to David Secko.

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