Charleston City Paper is welcoming seven arts journalism graduate students who will join its team to amplify coverage during the 2021 Spoleto Festival USA.

The aspiring arts journalists have traveled to Charleston as part of a capstone course with the Goldring Arts Journalism program at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications. As part of their coursework, they’ll contribute reviews, previews and other on-the-ground accounts of their time in the Holy City exclusively for Charleston City Paper.

“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.

The students joining the City Paper’s Spoleto coverage are Sarah Connor, Patrick Henkels, Emily Johnson, Cydney Lee, Matthew Nerber, Samantha Savery and Mackenzie Snell.

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