Molloy College to Participate in This Year’s Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change
By Hannah Werthan
Professor Jamie Cohen, director of Molloy College's New Media program, will be faculty at the prestigious Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change for the second time this summer. Last year, he lectured on how YouTube has become a commodity space for populist movements in conjunction with the Academy's theme "Voices Against Extremism: Media Responses to Global Populism."
Established in 2007, the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change is an intense three-week experience for young media makers with a strong interest in global engagement and problem-solving. It provides students from around the world the opportunity to build expertise alongside a diverse group of aspiring activists and scholars. The Academy is designed to maximize outcomes; students learn from world-class faculty and their international peers through lectures and collaborative work. They meet daily in groups to develop and produce a final project. During these sessions, many students develop friendships, travel together on the weekends, and stay in touch afterwards.
Jamie is honored to be invited back to the Academy for his second year, this time as speaker, faculty, and lead storyteller. This summer, the theme will be "Re-Imagining Journalism: News and Storytelling in an Age of Distrust." He will be presenting on the proliferation of fake news, a timely topic that was the subject of several articles he has written this past year. As the lead storyteller at the Academy, Jamie will work to create a cohesive narrative for the students' group projects. He will ensure that each group has a thesis and combine everyone's efforts into a storyline that will be online for the benefit of the public.
Molloy College students are invited to join Jamie and travel to Austria for this life-changing program. In addition to reaping the benefits of the Academy, students will be able to promote the College's values on a global stage.
Students who attend the Academy will receive three credits that can be used towards the New Media or Communications major or minor. If a student from another department wishes to attend, he or she will receive elective credit. The program is $4,995, which includes three weeks room and board at the Schloss Leopoldskron hotel and meals and snacks. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and provide a resume and at least one letter of recommendation. For more details and to apply, please contact Jamie Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org.