Charleston City Paper this week welcomes six arts journalism graduate students as part of the newspaper’s effort to amplify coverage during the 2022 Spoleto Festival USA and its Piccolo Spoleto counterpart.

The aspiring arts journalists are in Charleston as part of a capstone course with the Goldring Arts Journalism program at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications

“We are delighted to be working with the City Paper to help with coverage of the annual Spoleto festival,” said Joel Kaplan, associate dean at the Newhouse School. The Goldring program trains art critics and writers with backgrounds in film, theater, music, architecture and other art forms. “By the time they come to Charleston for their capstone experience, they are already professionals and ready to hit the ground running,” Kaplan said.

As part of their coursework, the students will contribute exclusive previews, reviews and other on-the-ground accounts of their time in the Holy City for readers of the Charleston City Paper.  

You can keep up with the latest on the festivals at the top of the newspaper’s website in the light blue festival box. You can also learn more by reading the newspaper’s special guide to Piccolo Spoleto 2022.

Students joining the staff during the festival include: Natalie Bono, Katie Kiessling, Ellen Mintzer, Riley Utley, Gabriel Veiga and Tina Zhu.


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