WJMC day three

The third day of the conference, we had four scheduled presentations. After breakfast, we went to National Geographic headquarters to hear Susan Goldberg, the editor in chief, speak about her perspective of journalism. She wasn’t as passionate or funny as Hoda, but she was well- prepared and informed. We then ate lunch, where I sampled the best cheesecake I have ever eaten, then went to the National Press Club. There, we spoke with Brian Lamb, founder of C-SPAN and listened to a political panel discuss this year’s election. For those who are interested, most of the conference consists of Bernie Sanders fans. During the political panel, the Capitol went on lockdown, in response to which all the people who live in the area rolled their eyes and everyone else wanted to know why. On the drive back to the University, I don’t know about the other buses, but 3/4 of my bus was unconscious. The naps were necessary because when we arrived on campus, we ate dinner and went to hear Mike Shear speak. He was one of the most relaxed speakers, rolling with random comments shouted from the audience and sitting on the edge of the stage rather than standing. We then met with color groups to discuss a journalism simulation we would do the next day, where we would create the front page of a newspaper. Bed was wonderful after such a busy day.

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