Colonial Forge High School junior selected to attend the 2024 Washington Journalism and Media Conference

by | May 23, 2024 | ALLFFP, Events, Schools & Education, Stafford

Allie Medina, a Colonial Forge High School junior, has been selected to represent Fredericksburg as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2024 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.

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 Washington Journalism and Media Conference will be held from July 7-12.

The Washington Journalism and Media Conference offers aspiring journalists and student leaders with access to distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and elite D.C. practitioners. The week-long program is held at George Mason University’s campus. It is designed to encourage and inspire young leaders from all over the country who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic industry.

Medina joins a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study of journalism and media. Medina 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 Susan Goldberg from National Geographic.

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