Fielding attends national journalism, media conference – Elk Valley Times

Lauren Fielding, a student at Riverside Christian Academy, was selected to represent Fayetteville as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2017 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.

Lauren joined a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study of journalism and media for one week during July. Fielding was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.

National Youth Correspondents participated in hands-on, experiential learning through decision-making simulations that challenged them to solve problems and explore the creative, practical and ethical tensions inherent in journalism and media. The experiential portion of the program was complemented by speakers who are well-known leaders in the media community.

Presenters included 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 weeklong program, held at George Mason University’s state-of-the-art campus, encourages and inspires young leaders from across the country who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic industry.


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