Newsroom U facilitates and captures immersive learning experiences for journalism students. The White House Student Press Briefing and Multimedia Weekend marks the initiative’s inaugural launch. Newsroom U is organized by The George Washington School of Media and Public Affairs, in partnership with the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University.


Approximately 25 top student journalists (23 from college and 2 from high school) were selected from many of the nation’s leading student media programs to come to the nation’s capital to participate.


Newsroom U began Friday, May 5 with a landmark press conference at the White House facilitated by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.  The White House briefing was followed by two days of reporting in which students generated both written and video stories about how Washington Metro Area millennials living in the shadow of government are affected by election year issues.


Partners include: Adobe, Canon, USA Today, Huffington Post, the Journalism Education Association, Ford Foundation and the Student Press Law Center.


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