Open Studio Night

Greetings from the Studio 20 program at NYU, led by Jay Rosen: still the world’s only studio program in journalism education, focused on innovation, project-based learning, and figuring out where news needs to go by making stuff.

Open Studio night: Thursday Dec. 14, 2017, 6 to 8 pm

Every year as the fall term draws to a close we put on Open Studio Night, in which the program’s graduating students present their final projects in innovation, which they have spent six months working on.

Studio 20 graduates will present their final projects. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Conversation will be had.

Luminaries of the digital journalism community in New York will be there, along with family and friends.

Josh Benton, director of Harvard’s Nieman Lab, will once again present his slide show: “The Year in Innovation: 2017.” Like every year, he will review the highlights: the companies, the products, the tools, the people, the platforms and the ideas that pushed journalism forward this year. It is always instructive.

This year’s projects (there are 12) include:

  • A sensor journalism project for the AP
  • A subscription model for El Diario Nueva York
  • An Instagram strategy for Human Rights Watch
  • A Facebook groups strategy for WNYC
  • A “personalization with privacy” strategy for The Intercept
  • A smart speaker device strategy for Huffington Post
  • A fan engagement app for Afropunk
  • An off-platform storytelling work flow for

The event is Thursday, December 14 at NYU Journalism, 20 Cooper Square, New York, NY, 7th floor. Cocktails and chatter, 6 pm. Presentations begin: 6:30 sharp. You’re done by 8 pm, but can hang out and drink with us after. If you would like to request an invite, email Prof. Jay Rosen <> with your name and affiliation.