Manchester student named National Youth Correspondent for D.C.journalism conference

March 4, 2012 by  

A Manchester High School student is one of 250 journalism students nationwide who’ve been granted the opportunity to take part in what many future journalists can only dream of. Lily Zapplua has been nominated to represent the state of Connecticut when she attends what’s described as a highly-selective journalism forum in the nation’s capital.

Zapplua will serve at the 2012 Washington Journalism and media Conference at George Mason University as a National Youth Correspondent this summer. The Washington Journalism and Media conference offers a unique experience that provides hands on experience and knowledge of the industry.

Zapplua is enrolled in the Broadcast Journalism class at manchester High. Her outstanding academic achievements and passionate interest in journalism and media studies, along with an anti-bullying video she independently produced, made Zapplua a likely candidate to be a correspondent for the conference.

Zappula will join the other attending students in demanding coursework in media and journalism during the week long event. Forum participants will be taught decision making and problem solving skills and learn about the practical and creative aspects of the field along with the ethics of journalism.

Students will also hear stories advice and war stories from guest speakers including well-respected journalists, new college graduates entering the field of reporting along with CEO’s of top media organizations. Printing companies may be used for flyer printing to promote the conference or even copies of the daily schedules for participating students to follow. The conference will be held from Sunday July 8 to Friday July 13.