Media Genius Exchange is a learning community for students and recent graduates. Each week we explore, challenge, and discuss topics of interest and their effects on society.

Applications to join our summer cohort are now closed, but we will be adding new student programs in the future. Scroll to learn more about Exchange and sign up for updates about future Media Genius learning opportunities.

“Media Genius allowed me to connect with like-minded students globally, discussing topics like emerging media, new influence, and disinformation. We formed a community at a time of uncertainty that empowered me to pursue a career at my dream company!”

2020 Media Genius Student + Current Junior Associate


Media Genius Exchange is a weekly hour-long group discussion. We orient around assigned topics of interest like new kinds of influencers (from micro to AI), information disorder (it’s a bigger and broader issue than people think), and the metaverse (it’s not just for gamers anymore).

​The materials require 1-2 hours to read and form questions and insights for discussion in our session and private group channel.​

We’ll cover new behaviors, the role of tech in fueling them, and how media has — and could — change the world. ​

​(Nothing like a light agenda, right?)



We are no longer accepting applications at this time (WOMP!) but fear not, we have future programs loading.

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What's the application like?

A few questions about you (the basics) and two that dig deeper into your own media genius. It could take as little as 15-20 minutes, or an hour or more if you’re like some of us (!) and an intriguing question really gets your wheels turning.  Regardless, just be you!  

When will I hear back?

Our intent is to to get back to you within two weeks.

​What’s the time commitment?

The program will be six weeks long but we’ll only be meeting virtually once a week for 60 minutes. You should also carve out time each week to read/watch/listen in preparation, whenever works best for you.  

Is this paid?

No. If you’re looking for a paid opportunity, check out our Fellowship program.

​Can I do this for credit?

Not yet, but we hope we can in the future. (And if your school has an independent study or similar program, we’re happy to help you make that work.)

Can I put this on my resume?

Of course! We’ll provide participants with a certificate of completion, as well as assets for LinkedIn, upon completion of the program.  

I'm in a different time zone, can I apply?​

100% — and please do. In last year’s inaugural program, global perspective and input was huge.