Our legislature needs to be kept up to date on the happenings around the world, from the latest world hunger solutions to child soldier preventative measures to crises that rapidly develop. You will be the ones on the ground reporting out and fine-tuning your journalistic skills.
Throughout the conference you will rotate through different kinds of reporting—focusing on written journalism news pieces but cycling through and writing a profile on an important political figure, trying your hand at photo journalism, and perhaps even recording videos and piecing together a short video compilation.
Many governments, local, national, and international, rely on you to provide the most up-to-date, honest, and sometimes exposing truths. Along your journey, you will be challenged to make tough decisions to maintain your journalistic standards and keep the trust of important sources.
We are confident that you, and your fellow media members are up to the job. You were selected for your nose for the news and we expect great things from each and every one of you in January.
Until then, pay close attention to major news stories. Your prior knowledge of ongoing issues will be imperative at the conference.
Kira Brenner and Sally Yi
Each delegate will submit a 500 word article in which they interview another delegate at your school about their role’s opinion on one of their briefings. If you don’t have another delegate at your school, interview someone at the school (friend, teacher, etc.) about how they feel about the school lunch. The pre-conference assignments are due on December 30th and should be sent to your committee chairs by email (see below).