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High School Students Discuss Journalism

Washington, DC
Sunday, August 14, 2011

This week on Q&A, high school students from 35 states and Guam discuss the quality of journalism today, along with their career aspirations in media. 

At the Washington Journalism & Media Conference, students discuss elements of the Journalist’s Creed, a code of ethics written in 1906 by the University of Missouri School of Journalism’s founder, Walter Williams. 

They also talk about the role of opinion and commentary in journalism, along with the effect of money on the news reporting industry.In addition, students reveal where they look for reliable news and information in today’s multi-media environment.

The Washington Journalism & Media Conference is an annual week-long program at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Over three hundred student leaders with high academic standing and a demonstrated interest in journalism and media attended the conference.  Most students were either nominated by a teacher or were past participants in the program.

Updated: Monday, August 29, 2011 at 9:33pm (ET)

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