Awarded Best Student Magazine in the Country by the Society of Professional Journalists in 2021!
Working Toward the Best in Journalism: A Celebration of The New Journal!
Sunday, April 2, 2023, noon—6 p.m.
To celebrate the New Journal’s newest honor—named America’s “Best Student Magazine” this past June by the Society of Professional Journalists—all are invited to a series of panels discussing strategies for creating the best journalism, in any publication and anywhere: the campus, the nation, and the world. New Journal grads speaking at these panels will be here (in person) from Atlantic, Bloomberg, CBS, Economist, Foreign Affairs, Harper’s, Mississippi Today, New York Times, New Yorker, NPR, Paris Review, Pro Publica, Report for America, Science, Victoria Advocate, Washington Post, and more.
New details will be posted as they emerge on this page. Times below for panels are approximate, and after each panel we plan a 15-minute break (with coffee and some light snacks available). Click on panelists’ names to see their past work!
Where do I park if I come by car? — Parking is free on New Haven streets on Sundays. So you can park free next to any parking meter. Great news, yes?
What is the best entrance gate for Branford? — Any gate is fine, but all will be locked. When you reach a locked gate, just wait for a student to walk through and explain that you’re heading to this event in the Branford Common Room. The official address for Branford College is 74 High Street, which puts you near a Branford gate but not near the common room. If instead you navigate to 248 York Street (click here to see the view on Google Maps), you’ll wind up across the street from the most convenient gate for getting to the Branford Common Room–and that’s the gate we’ll try to make easy to enter through. And again: just ask a student to let you through any gate to Branford.
Where can I eat brunch before the noon start? — If you’re a TNJ grad arriving from out of town between 11 am and about 11:45 (before the noon start of this event), we will treat you to brunch in the sun-filled Branford Dining Hall.
Should I bring anti-Covid masks? — Yes, please. You may need to use them indoors, particularly if the room gets crowded.
Will the room get crowded? — We think yes! But the room has good ventilation, including doors opening straight into the Branford courtyard, which will likely be full of flowers in bloom. In the event that the room gets too crowded for your personal comfort, fear not! We plan to run a Zoom webinar that will allow you to step out to a breezier, more comfortable location, all while still being able to listen and watch.
Besides the editors at TNJ, who should I thank for hosting us? — All of Branford College, including its superb Head, Professor Enrique de la Cruz, who is also Chair of the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. The Director of the Yale Journalism Initiative, Haley Cohen Gilliland, who was The New Journal Editor-in-Chief circa 2010 before getting hired, within a year after graduating, as Argentina and Uruguay Correspondent for The Economist. The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism at Yale, which has supported this event generously. The person to thank would be its Director, Bliss Massaro.
I have another question. Who should I e-mail? — Please send an email to [email protected].