This summer I will be attending WJMC at George Mason University. I am beyond excited and I can't wait to see what opportunities this camp brings me. I will be meeting with my congressional representatives, hearing from many guest speakers, and overall learning a better understanding of journalism and media in our world today.
Below is my press release:
Grace Hensley Will Travel to Washington, D.C. for Prestigious Journalism Conference
News from George Mason University's Washington Journalism and Media Conference
For more information contact: Elena Johnson, Director of the Washington Journalism and Media Conference, firstname.lastname@example.org
FAIRFAX, VA (02/01/2019)--
Grace Hensley, a student at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, has been selected to represent St. Louis, Missouri as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2019 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.
Hensley joins a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study of journalism and media. Hensley was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence 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 successfully entering the field. Past speakers have included Hoda Kotb from NBC, Brian Lamb from C-SPAN, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Carol Guzy, and Sonya Ross from the Associated Press.
With distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners, the Washington Journalism and Media Conference offers aspiring journalists and student leaders an unparalleled experience. The week long program, held at George Mason University’s state-of-the-art campus, will encourage and inspire young leaders from across the country who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic industry.
The Washington Journalism and Media Conference will be held July 7 to 12, 2019.
About George Mason University
George Mason University is setting the gold standard for the modern, public university. Its dynamic culture and innovative academic programs prepare Mason’s hard-working students for 21st century careers. Its commitment to teaching excellence combines with cutting-edge research that enriches the academic experience and is literally changing the world. Mason is affordable, yet offers high value. Ideally located in the National Capital region, students enjoy terrific cultural experiences and access to the most sought-after internships and employers in the country.
About the 2019 Washington Journalism and Media Conference
The Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC) is a unique student leadership conference designed to develop and encourage future leaders in the changing face of media in the 21st century. The Advisory Board includes CEOs of media outlets, distinguished journalists and renowned authors and university faculty. For more information visit us online at wjmc.gmu.edu.
The Washington Journalism and Media Conference | 4400 University Drive | MSN 3A4 | Fairfax, VA 22030