High School Juniors: Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Jan 22, 2014 / 0 comments

Looking for exceptional high school juniors with a passion for journalism who would be good candidates for the all-expenses-paid conference at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., June 21-26, 2014.

The conference is designed to inspire and encourage students to pursue journalism, to network with one another and to develop lifelong associations. The conference, hosted by the Newseum Institute, includes full access to the Newseum, interaction with media leaders and journalists, hands-on training, tours of Washington landmarks, plus fun and fellowship.


Free Spirit Program for High School Juniors


The Free Spirit program began in 1999 and is funded by the Freedom Forum to honor Al Neuharth, the founder of the Freedom Forum, Newseum, and USA TODAY.

This will be an incredible, potentially life-changing opportunity for 51 fortunate students from across the country.

Eligibility is limited to students currently in their junior year (and scheduled to graduate in 2015).

For more information, please see:

Application deadline is Feb. 1, 2014.