Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference for Juniors

The conference is designed to inspire and encourage students to pursue journalism, to network with one another and to develop lifelong associations. The conference, hosted by the Newseum Institute, includes full access to the Newseum, interaction with media leaders and journalists, hands-on training, tours of Washington landmarks, plus fun and fellowship.

The Free Spirit program began in 1999 and is funded by the Freedom Forum to honor Al Neuharth, the founder of the Freedom Forum, Newseum and USA TODAY.

This will be an incredible, potentially life-changing opportunity for 51 fortunate students from across the country. We need your help in identifying them.

Eligibility is limited to students currently in their junior year (and scheduled to graduate in 2016).

For your use and easy access, go to to download a flier suitable for posting, print ads (in three different sizes) ready for publication in your high school newspaper or website and to find the online application. Application deadline is Feb. 1, 2015. Late applications will be accepted — but first consideration will go to those students who meet the deadline.


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