Welcome Alumni Blogs WSP Forums Campus Tour


Welcome to the Washington Journalism and Media Conference! Each summer, we welcome high school student leaders from all over the country as National Youth Correspondents to hear from the leading experts in the journalism field.

Alumni Blogs

During the Conference, we highly encourage everyone to document their experience in real-time by blogging and sharing their photos with our hashtag. See what Correspondents from #WJMC2017 had to say during their time in D.C.

WSP Forums

Ask questions. Find answers. Get connected.


The WSP Forums are here to help you connect with fellow students, alumni, and Conference staff. Signing up is easy and free!

Campus Tour

Here’s an exclusive invitation for #WJMC2018 Correspondents to view a virtual campus tour! Take a look at George Mason University’s Fairfax campus, where you’ll be staying for the duration of the conference.

Welcome to WJMC

George Mason University is the host of the Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC) and each summer welcomes high school student leaders from all over the country as National Youth Correspondents. National Youth Correspondents join the Mason community which includes students and faculty from all over the world. Mason is both the largest public university in Virginia and one of the most culturally diverse universities in the nation. This summer’s conferences will take place July 8 to 13 and July 15 to 20, 2018.

Mason attracts proven and innovative leaders in communications, media research, new media, and electronic journalism. Faculty members have developed the WJMC curriculum to suit the needs and potential of the nation’s most talented future leaders in the field. The conference curriculum includes hands-on learning with industry leaders from the Mason faculty as well as international media outlets and Washington insiders. National Youth Correspondents will experience an integrated and forward-thinking approach to journalism and media, while acquiring valuable “in-the-trenches” knowledge.