2018 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference

June 16, 2018 – June 21, 2018 all-day
Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Students Selected Through Application Process; Closed to the Public
2018 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference @ Knight Conference Center | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

The annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference program targets rising high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism and who demonstrate qualities of “free spirit.”

Students will come to Washington, D.C. to participate in an all-expenses-paid journalism conference at the Newseum, and are awarded a $1,000 college scholarship. This program began in 1999 and is funded by the Freedom Forum Institute to honor Al Neuharth, the founder of USA TODAY, Newseum and the Freedom Forum.

Live Stream Schedule

Free Spirits Who Helped to Reshape Society

June 20 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Following a screening of the Newseum’s “Freedom Rides” documentary, students will take park in a discussion with Freedom Riders Joan Trumpauer Mulholland and Dr. Ernest “Rip” Patton moderated by former Newseum producer Frank Bond.

Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony

June 20 at 3:45 p.m. EDT

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