Ashburn Students Chosen as National Youth Correspondents for GMU Conference
(readMedia)—The following Ashburn students have been nominated as National Youth Correspondents for the 2012 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University:
- Olivia O'Brien
- Emily Wynn
The Stone Bridge High School students, who will represent Virginia at the conference, have been awarded the opportunity to join a select group of students from across the country to participate in an intensive weeklong study of leadership in journalism and the media. They received their honor because of their academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in journalism and media studies.
National Youth Correspondents participate in hands-on, experiential learning through decision-making simulations that challenge them to solve problems and explore the creative, practical and ethical tensions inherent in journalism and media. The experiential portion of the program is complemented by speakers who are well-known leaders in the media community. Presenters include prominent journalists, CEOs of major media outlets, researchers and recent college graduates entering the field. Last year's conference included NBC’s Hoda Kotb, CNN’s Chuck Todd and Jessica Yellin, and The Washington Post’s Ann Kornblut.
With distinguished faculty, guest speakers and direct access to elite DC practitioners, The Washington Journalism and Media Conference offers aspiring journalists an unparalleled experience. The 2012 Washington Journalism and Media Conference will be held July 8-July 13. For more information, visit www.wjmc.gmu.edu.