September 22, 2008

Political journalism conference for college students

The Institute on Political Journalism invites students to attend a two-day conference, from Nov. 7-8, in Washington, D.C., for some post-election reflection and fun. Come hone your professional skills, network with working journalists, meet fellow journalism students from across the county.

Speakers will include members from the press, pundits and policy makers who were all part of this historic election season.

Panel sessions will include:

* Covering Capitol Hill: The Story behind the story
* Media Bias in Presidential Elections: Say it isn’t so!
* Sex, Lies, & Slander: Misbehaving politicians & the press who covers them
* Covering the Campaign of '08: View from the press bus
* Live from the White House!: Reporters who cover the President
* Only the Facts Please: Rumors versus sources
* Reporting with Polls: What the numbers don’t tell us
* Report Card on the Press: How well were economic & business issues covered

In addition, students will:

· Meet potential employers
· Visit Washington’s new and exciting Newseum
· Tour the U.S. Capitol Building

The conference is open to college students with an interest in journalism and politics as well as faculty members or media advisers.

The conference registration fee of $75 includes conference sessions, materials and most meals. Participants requiring overnight accommodations will be charged the discounted room rate of $75 per person per night (double occupancy) and $150 per person per night (single occupancy). Registration is limited, so register online by the early deadline of October 1 to reserve your spot and to take advantage of special discounted rates!

For more information on the conference, please contact IPJ Director Joe Starrs at jstarrs@tfas.org or (202) 986-0384.

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