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August 14, 2011
Washington Journalism and Media Conference
Washington Journalism and Media Conference BIO:
The Washington Journalism & Media Conference is an annual week-long program at George Mason University. 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.

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Info: High school students from 35 states and Guam discuss the quality of todayís journalism along with their career aspirations in media. The students attended the Washington Journalism & Media Conference hosted by George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Students discuss elements of the Journalistís Creed, a code of ethics written in 1906 by the University of Missouri School of Journalismís founder, Walter Williams. Topics include 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 todayís multi-media environment.

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