Follow our class’s footsteps from the inauguration, to Politico, to the Senate Press Gallery, to the steps of the Supreme Court, to National Geographic Headquarters, to the Newseum, to the Kalb Report with Jim Lehrer, Bob Schieffer, Martha Raddatz, and Marvin Kalb, to the Washington Post, and everywhere in between.
– Photos by Alyssa Goard
Alyssa Goard on the class trip to NBC Studios
Alyssa Goard shares some of the hands-on work she has been doing during her internship at PBS NewsHour.
Gil Klein, former President of the National Press Club, meet with WJS students at the historic downtown Washington club that for decades has served as the backdrop for breaking stories and high-profile political news events. Students were regaled with stories from Klein, a longtime journalist, about the rich history of our field as well as the exciting future the profession holds with the current technological explosion.
WJS students were led on a tour of NBC-Washington by Senior Producer Murray Schweitzer. Highlights of the trip included a briefing by Station Manager Camille Edwards, and sitting in on the live broadcast of the morning news with anchors Joe Krebbs and Barbara Harrison.
CBS News legend Bob Schieffer spoke to Washington Journalism Semester students about his long and rich experiences in the field of broadcast media. His visit was definitely one of the highlights of our year so far. Nearly 100 students listened to riveting stories from this anchorman of CBS-TV’s Sunday morning show “Face the Nation”, and to hear Schieffer talk about his many years covering politics and presidents.
WTOP Radio National Security Correspondent J.J. Green met with Washington Semester journalism students. Green, a 2009 Edward R. Murrow Award winner, discussed his series, “Hidden Hunter,” about life aboard a U.S. nuclear submarine. He also told students about his ongoing research into global terrorist networks and their connections to organized drug smuggling.
Washington Semester journalism students met with S. Jacob Scherr, senior director of the Natural Resources Defense Council. Scheer discussed current environmental issues including the future of nuclear power and the “Cash for Clunkers” program.
WSP journalism students met with Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism. Rosenstiel discussed his book, The Elements of Journalism, and the many challenges facing reporters.