RENSSELAER FALLS -- A Heuvelton Central School student has been selected to represent the state as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2013 Washington Journalism and Media Conference.
Rachael Cougler, of Rensselaer Falls will attend the week-long event at George Mason University.
Cougler has been awarded the opportunity to join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of journalism and media.
Cougler 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, CEO's of major media outlets, researchers, and recent college graduates successfully entering the field. Last year's conference included Hoda Kotb, Chuck Todd, Brian Lamb and Neil Leifer.
With distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners, the Washington Journalism and Media conference offers aspiring journalists an unparalleled experience. The week-long 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.
The Washington Journalism and Media Conference will be held July 7-July 12, 2013.