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    The Washington Journalism and Media Conference

    George Mason University is the host of the Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC) and each summer welcomes high school student leaders from all over the country as National Youth Correspondents. National Youth Correspondents join the Mason community which includes students and faculty from all over the world. Mason is both the largest public university in Virginia and one of the most culturally diverse universities in the nation. This summer's conference will take place July 13-18, 2014.

    Mason attracts proven and innovative leaders in communications, media research, new media, and electronic journalism. Faculty members have developed the WJMC curriculum to suit the needs and potential of the nation’s most talented future leaders in the field. The conference curriculum includes hands-on learning with industry leaders from the Mason faculty as well as international media outlets and Washington insiders. National Youth Correspondents will experience an integrated and forward-thinking approach to journalism and media, while acquiring valuable "in-the-trenches" knowledge.

    Located in Fairfax VA, Mason's beautiful campus is just minutes from Washington D.C.  The unique learning opportunities in and around the Nation’s Capital are only part of the reason why George Mason University is ranked the #1 “School to Watch” by US News and World Report.  Nationally, Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s rank Mason among the 50 best values in higher education.  Mason is the only school in the D.C. area to receive these distinctions.  Prospective students can explore Mason's interactive site at http://www.masonmetro.com.