LIVE From the PolicyMic Community, the Summer Culture Skillshare Takes Off


Hey PolicyMic community! As you may know, we recently developed the first ever summer culture skillshare. We're kicking off the program with an incredible group of new pundits and are excited to share their work and perspectives with the PolicyMic readership.

PolicyMic’s lead culture editor Elena Sheppard and associate culture editor rockstar Laura Donovan will work closely with writers to teach how to write sophisticated op-eds and hold smart conversations around film, literature, entertainment, and new media. We’ll also show how to build an online brand through effective Facebook and Twitter use.

At the end of this program, writers will have a wide portfolio of published articles, the skills to produce viral journalism, and most significantly, presence within an active community of culture enthusiasts.

There's still time to apply! The summer culture skillshare will begin the week of May 20 and run for 8 weeks, during which writers will receive detailed writing coaching and produce a weekly column. Participants will also join a special network of fellow writers, share feedback and story ideas, receive job opportunities, and get great writing tips. PolicyMic will promote writers’ content via social media and our newsletter (subscribe here).

Writers based in New York will be invited to attend offline meetups with the PolicyMic staff.

How to apply: Please send an email to Caira Conner ( with the following:

- Résumé

- Short post (~350 words) in which you teach us something you’re awesome at doing. Be creative!

- Your favorite movie, book, or album and why.