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Actuality Media leads global experiential education programs for people who want to tell stories that matter. Our students travel around the world to learn and practice the art of nonfiction storytelling. On each trip, students produce documentaries that feature the work of international changemakers during a month-long outreach. In 2019, Actuality Media is taking student crews to India, Belize and Vietnam. All the program details including behind-the-scenes photos and alumni reviews are at

2019 Writers' Room Fellowship Program - Applications Welcome!

Sesame Street is now taking applications for the 2019 Writers’ Room fellowship program, an initiative to identify and nurture underrepresented writers for children's media. The fellowship will take place once a week (on a weeknight) at our headquarters in NYC next May-July 2019. There is no fee to participate in the fellowship, but participants are responsible for their own travel/lodging. You can find more details about the program and past participants/speakers at

The application period runs from November 1st through December 3rd. 

Click here to apply now!

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship is a fully-funded opportunity that supports outstanding undergraduate and graduate students (of any year) in their pursuit to combine technology into their existing course of study. The Horizons Fellowship gives students the ability to learn about real-world technology and build advanced software products. 

The Horizons Fellowship 

The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become multidisciplinary leaders using technology. Our fully-funded program provides real-world technology courses geared towards high-achieving college students. 

Horizons students have gone onto work at a variety of amazing companies - Google, Facebook, Visa, The Stanford Research Institute, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, McKinsey, Bloomberg, J.P. Morgan, EA Games, and more. 

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan, state schools, community colleges and more. The world is becoming multidisciplinary in nature. We've had computer science majors, math majors, economics/business majors, biology majors, english majors, and art majors all take our program. 

Interested students can start an application here! 

77th Annual Convention & Student Electronic Media Competition

The Board of Governors of the National Broadcasting Society Presents:

Our 77th annual convention is in Philadelphia, March 6-9, 2019 on the campus of Villanova University. This will be a great opportunity for students and faculty to meet and network with Philadelphia-area electronic media professionals, enter work into and attend our 56th annual National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition, have resumes critiqued and get valuable career advice at our Career Focus, and select from more than 20 different sessions covering all facets of our field during our three-day convention. 

If you would like to submit to the Undergraduate Electronic Media competition please click the following link: National Undergraduate Student Electronic Media Competition.

We would love to have both students and faculty join us!

If you have questions or want additional information, please feel free to email


Call for Papers: On Documentary

Film Matters invites submissions from undergraduate (or recent graduate) authors for papers for its forthcoming special issue 10.2 (2019). We seek papers that engage in any area of documentary cinema studies. In an era of “fake news” and citizen journalism, nonfiction audiovisual production has taken on a new urgency, while consideration of the boundaries and functions of various types of documentary discourse has renewed relevance.

We are interested in papers on any area of documentary film history and theory, including but not limited to:
-the history of documentary;
-non-US/UK documentary production;
-web-based and interactive documentary;
-the evolution of television, internet, and festival distribution models;

Click here to view the full CFP.

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2019. Specific information about eligibility to publish in Film Matters, style guide, images, etc. can be found at
Submissions should be sent to:
Questions may be directed to Dr. Margaret C. Flinn at:

The Film and Video Production Institute


If you’re studying cinema/video or radio/television/film, you know what an exciting career awaits you. You’re taking courses that prepare you to use the software and equipment that creates everything from beautiful wedding videos, to industrials, to award-winning commercials and movies.

You’re probably anxious to get out into the world and show everyone how you can help them tell their stories. But where do you start? How do you get that first gig?

That’s where the Film and Video Production Institute comes in. We want to help you get your foot in the door. How do we do that? We partner you with industry mentors – the experts working in your future jobs.

The Institute puts you on real projects with real clients. Sometimes these are paying jobs and sometimes we help the community, but all of our productions provide you with unmatched experience and solid demo reel material.

So, are you ready to get started on your career and show the world what you’ve got? 

Click here for more information and to apply!

NYU Media Diversity Scholarship // Deadline February 1, 2019

Are you graduating and applying to New York University for your MA?
If YES, keep reading!

The NYU at Weber Shandwick: Masters in Residence program combines academic rigor and professional application to redefine media for the 21st century. It is designed to eliminate barriers to graduate education for historically underrepresented applicants, and is available for select NYU Steinhardt MA students in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

Partnering with global communications agency Weber Shandwick, this program aims to cultivate emerging professionals primed to enter the media and communications sectors, prepare them to be versatile analysts of global media, facilitate their advancement to positions of leadership, and address the clear need for diverse voices in the media industry.

What The Program Offers

  • Funded tuition in the NYU MCC MA degree program (funding covers the 36 tuition credits required for graduation, plus annual registration fees). 
  • Personalized academic mentoring from a designated NYU faculty member.
  • A part-time paid position during Fall and Spring semesters at Weber Shandwick. 

Who Should Apply?

  • The program seeks curious, resourceful, and imaginative candidates who will be catalytic to the professional world around them. 
  • We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this program. Both Weber Shandwick and NYU are committed to fostering diversity, inclusivity, and equity throughout the media industry and academia, and we especially encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups (race, gender, economic) to apply.

Application Process

  • All applicants to the Media, Culture, and Communication MA degree program are invited to apply. Up to 4 students will be selected for the scholarship each year. To be considered, prospective students will be prompted during the Steinhardt online application process to complete additional required materials.

Students engage directly with our full-time media studies faculty, whose research specialties include global media and culture, digital media and new technologies, visual culture, mediahistory and theory, race and political communication. Current recipients of this scholarship are conducting research on such topics as The Relationship Between Machines and Humans in the Social Space and The Impact of Digital Media on Social Change.

If you have questions about this opportunity, please email our program lead, Alexander Meier (, directly for further information.

Study Abroad with City Internships!

With the new academic year well underway, I am pleased to announce the launch of the application process for our 2018/19 Study and Intern Abroad Programs.

For this academic year, we'll be offering Winter, Spring and Summer Programs in 9 locations: London, Paris, New York, Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston & San Francisco.

All of our Programs feature a series of career-readiness classes, workshops and events centered around an internship placement at a leading company in an industry of interest to a student. 

Our programs are open to students from any year and with any major, and they may choose a placement in one of 9 career fields: Banking & Financial services; Consulting & Professional services; Law & Politics; Technology & Engineering; Marketing, Advertising & PR; Media, Entertainment & Journalism; Art, Fashion & Design; Start-ups & Entrepreneurship; Charities, NFPs & NGOs.

Students may apply now at:

For more information, please review the following Prospectus explaining our programs and offering: City Internships 2018/19 Prospectus.

Click here for more information.