Journalism & a Free Society Seminar

June 2-8 ● Loyola University, Chicago, IL

Lecture Hall

An important part of the internship program is the Journalism & the Free Society summer seminar featuring a mix of lectures, workshops, discussion groups, and social activities. Interns from all three sessions—fall, spring, and summer—attend the seminar.

Practicing journalists share their experiences and offer career advice. Professors explain contemporary economics and political science as they relate to journalism. Throughout each day, there are many opportunities to network with other program interns as well as with journalists, professors, and the internship program’s director.

"A great mix of philosophical and theoretical information on liberty, as well as practical and insightful discussion of journalism as a career." – Eric Boehm

2012 Faculty

  • Benjamin Berger, Political Theory, Swarthmore College
  • Alexei Marcoux, Business Ethics, Loyola University
  • Mario Villarreal-Diaz, Economics, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
  • Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, Reporter, Freelance

All program interns are required to attend the journalism seminar or another IHS summer seminar. IHS provides lodging, meals, and travel costs for program interns. 

We encourate you to apply to both the internship program and the seminar. Though, if you are accepted to the seminar but not the internship program, you will have to pay your travel costs to the seminar. 

Application Deadlines

Spring, 2014November 15                          

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