Hartland student heading to D.C. for prestigious journalism conference

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Mattison Digue

Mattison Digue, a Hartland High School junior who is involved with Hartland Drama Club and choir, has been selected to represent Hartland as a national youth correspondent to the 2019 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University. Digue joins a select group of students from across the country for an intensive study of journalism and media. Digue was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.

National Youth Correspondents participate in hands-on, experiential learning through decision-making simulations that challenge them to solve problems and explore the creative, practical, and ethical tensions inherent in journalism and media. The experiential portion of the program is complemented by speakers who are well-known leaders in the media community. Presenters include prominent journalists, CEOs of major media outlets, researchers, and recent college graduates successfully entering the field. Past speakers have included Hoda Kotb from NBC, Brian Lamb from C-SPAN, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Carol Guzy, and Sonya Ross from the Associated Press.

The week-long program at George Mason University’s state-of-the-art campus will encourage and inspire young leaders from across the country who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic industry. The Washington Journalism and Media Conference will be held July 7-12, 2019.

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