Getting Ready for WJMC!

I cannot believe that The Washington Journalism and Media Conference is almost here! Time has flown by as my awesome aunts finished fundraising, school wrapped up, and my summer began. Now, I am finishing my final preparations for DC in TWO DAYS! (I’m just a little excited if you can’t tell.) I’m excited to announce that I will have the opportunity to interview Senator Kay Hagan’s Press Secretary, Chris Moyer, on Thursday and am thrilled to meet the Today Show’s Hoda Kotb! I could go on and on about how anxious I am for WJMC to begin, but, instead, I will just post the conference schedule below.


Sunday, July 7 – Welcome to the Nation’s Capital

12 p.m.–5 p.m. Arrival – Mason Fairfax
Campus tours, student technology accounts, dorm check-in
7 p.m. Dinner & Opening Speaker
“You are the Future of Journalism and Media”
8:30 p.m. Welcome, Orientation and Program Review

Monday, July 8 – Journalism in Action

7 a.m. Breakfast – Mason Fairfax
8 a.m. Group work/preparation/travel
9 a.m. Newseum, Washington, DC
2 p.m. Travel
3 p.m. Small Group Work – Mason Fairfax
4 p.m. Simulation Activity – Mason Fairfax
6 p.m. Dinner – Mason Fairfax
7:30 p.m. Photojournalism in Action Speaker
8:30 p.m. Newseum Debriefing and Group Presentations
10 p.m. Independent Study/Blogging Project

Tuesday, July 9 – Journalism in the Capital City

7 a.m. Breakfast – Mason Fairfax
8 a.m. Travel to Mason Arlington
9 a.m. Conversation with C-SPAN Founder Brian Lamb
10:15 a.m. White House Communications
11:30 a.m. Lunch – Mason Arlington
12:15 p.m. Travel to the National Press Club
1:15 p.m. Welcome from the National Press Club President
1:30 p.m. “Covering Politics” Press Panel – National Press Club
3 p.m. Keynote Address – National Press Club
5:15 p.m. Dinner in D.C.
6:30 p.m. Moonlight Monument Tour – Washington, D.C.
10 p.m. Travel to Mason Fairfax

Wednesday, July 10 – Your Career in Journalism

7 a.m. Breakfast – Mason Fairfax
8 a.m. Small Group Meetings
9 a.m. Images of the World: Photojournalism
10:30 a.m. Social Media Ethics
11:30 a.m. Small Group Meetings
12 p.m. Lunch-Mason Fairfax
1:30 p.m. Small Group Meetings
3:30 p.m. College Admissions Q&A Session
4:30 p.m. Sports Journalism Panel
5:45 p.m. WJMC BBQ
7 p.m. Career Exploration Small Group Session
8:15 p.m. Entertainment Reporting
9:30 p.m. Small Group Meeting
10 p.m. Independent Study/Blogging Project

Thursday, July 11 – Exploring D.C. and a Celebration

7 a.m. Breakfast – Mason Fairfax
8 a.m. Small Group Meeting
9 a.m. Travel to Capitol Hill
9:30 a.m. Student Meetings with Congressional Representatives Group Photo
12:30 p.m. Lunch – Smithsonian Museums
1:30-4 p.m. Individual Exploration
Library of Congress
Smithsonian Museums
4:30 p.m. Travel to Mason Fairfax
5:30 p.m. Prepare for Gala
7 p.m. National Youth Correspondents Dinner Gala
The Mason Inn

Friday, July 12 – WJMC Farewell

7 a.m. Breakfast
8 a.m. Small Group Meetings
9 a.m. Closing Ceremony
11 a.m. First bus departs for airports
1 p.m. Second bus departs for airports

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