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*The following 4-hr Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS)
conference workshop might be of interest to a wide range of faculty,
students and critics. Full conference details are available here:
<>. Extended deadline for
abstracts, pre-constituted panels, and roundtable discussions is Friday,
April 21, 2017. *

*Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS)*
* 5th International Conference**Bridging Gaps: Where is the Critic in
Television Journalism?*
 CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
New York City, USA
August 31 – September 1, 2017

*Key media speaker**:*

*Tim Harper*
Journalist & Visiting Professor, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

*“Thoughtful Branding for Your Thinking: Writing and Publishing Op-Eds and
Essays on Celebrities in the Media”*

This 4-hour event will include 2-hours of discussion, exercises, and both
small-group and full-workshop discussions. Participants should leave with
one or more action plans for essays they can write, and how they can
publish those essays.

What will you learn in this workshop?

*Highlights of the 4-hour workshop are:*



   What are op-eds and essays, and why write (and produce) them

   What makes a good essay

   Finding ideas – current, constant, controversy, counter-intuitive,

   Finding markets – online and print publications, blogs, podcasts,

   Building on your branding – social media, mainstream media, public

   Exercise: come up with one or more ideas for an op-ed or essay; write

   Meet in small groups to discuss

   Each group presents its best idea to full workshop

   Research potential markets online, using big screen

*Read more*: *   <>*


Timothy Harper is a longtime journalist and author who has written a dozen
books and helped many other people write and publish their books. Tim has
also written more than 1,000 articles, including essays and op-eds, in
publications as varied as Atlantic Monthly and airline magazines. He has
taught at NYU's and Columbia's graduate schools of journalism, and is now a
visiting professor and writing coach at the CUNY Graduate School of
Journalism. A lawyer, he is a member of the First Amendment Committee for
the American Association of Journalists and Authors, for whom he leads
panel discussions and workshops on reporting, writing and publishing. For
more on Tim and his work go to

*Conference URL: ***
<>* Twitter: **@celeb_studies*
<> #BGCS17

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