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. 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.
The Minority Vote is a nonfiction docuseries unfolding during the 2016 Presidential Election. This entrepreneurial project will document and research millennial motivations for voting, and create a toolkit and online interactive website to equip minority millennials with the tools to get informed and get to the ballot.