Elizabeth Watson, a student at Tensas Academy, has been selected to represent Louisiana as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2019 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.
Watson joins a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study of journalism and media. Elizabeth Watson was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.
National Youth Correspondents participate in hands-on, experiential learning through decision-making simulations that challenge them to solve problems and explore the creative, practical, and ethical tensions inherent in journalism and media. The experiential portion of the program is complemented by speakers who are well-known leaders in the media community.
Presenters include prominent journalists, CEOs of major media outlets, researchers, and recent college graduates successfully entering the field. Past speakers have included Hoda Kotb from NBC, Brian Lamb from C-SPAN, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Carol Guzy, and Sonya Ross from the Associated Press.
The Washington Journalism and Media Conference will be held July 14-19, 2019.
Elizabeth is the daughter of Ben and Linda Kincaid Watson of St. Joseph.