WSP journalism students got a rare opportunity to learn how reporters operate inside the Pentagon. Students toured the labyrinth U.S. military headquarters, met with Defense Department spokespersons, and spoke with print and broadcast reporters who cover military affairs. Above, students are seen in the Pentagon briefing room.
WSP students sat in on the live broadcast of NBC’s Meet The Press on September 27. Afterward, they met with host David Gregory who discussed his approach to interviewing newsmakers.
WSP journalism students visited the Washington bureau of CBS News and met withSenior Producer Jim McGlinchy and Investigative Producer Laura Strickler. Afterward, they toured the iconic studio and learned the ins and outs of broadcast production.
Washington Semester students Anja Neumann, Abbey Lee and Grace Lawrence (left to right) attended the anti-tax Tea Party rally on Capitol Hill on Sept. 12. Protesters expressed their disapproval of proposals for health-care reform, big government and the President.
Many Tea Party participants carried signs such as this one, accusing the government of leading the country toward socialism.
CNN’s senior White House correspondent Ed Henry spoke with Washington Semester students about what it takes to make it in the field of broadcast journalism. Above, Henry is seen with WSP journalism student Eico Schweins.
Washington Semester journalism students attended a Major League Soccer match in September between the Kansas City Wizards and D.C. United at RFK Stadium in Washington.
Before the match, students met with D.C. United’s Vice President of the Communications, Doug Hicks, and learned his views on sports communications.
WSP students toured the Newseum in DC, a specialized museum devoted to educating the public about the importance and progression of journalism. Video from the Newseum can be found here.