Metuchen student selected to attend Journalism Conference

Ada Nelson, a student at Metuchen High School, has been selected to represent Metuchen, New Jersey, as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2016 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University from July 17-July 22, 2016.

Nelson joins a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study of journalism and media. Nelson 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.

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