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Woodward To Student Journalists: Do Your Research, Then Go Out And Get The Story

Woodward To Student Journalists: Do Your Research, Then Go Out And Get The Story

youthjournalism.org An overflow crowd of student journalists and teachers filled a Washington, D.C. hotel ballroom to hear legendary journalist Bob Woodward deliver the keynote address at the National Scholastic Press Association. The students greeted Woodward with a standing ovation. By Mugdha Gurram Reporter Youth Journalism International WASHINGTON, D.C. – Young reporters need to get out and talk to people if they want a good story, legendary investigative reporter Bob Woodward told a crowd of student journalists. “The best source of information … Read entire article »

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Up Close And Personal With The Berlin Wall

Up Close And Personal With The Berlin Wall

Mugdha Gurram / youthjournalism.org Part of the Berlin Wall, on display at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. By Sydney Hallett Reporter Youth Journalism International WASHINGTON, D.C. – The West Side: Artistically represented with vibrant colors. Someone spray painted the words “Act Up!” across the wall, indicating the freedom that the citizens had on that side. You could tell that a thriving community flourished there under … Read entire article »

Newseum Displays Unforgettable Images

Newseum Displays Unforgettable Images

Van Nguyen / youthjournalism.org The broadcast antenna of the World Trade Center’s North Tower, destroyed in the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001. Behind the tower are newspaper front pages from that time. By Van Ngoc Nguyen Reporter Youth Journalism International WASHINGTON, D.C. – While attending the fall conference of National Scholastic Press Association, I had the precious opportunity to visit the Newseum. This museum of … Read entire article »

FBI Artifacts, The Berlin Wall, Unabomber Cabin And More – The Newseum Has It All

FBI Artifacts, The Berlin Wall, Unabomber Cabin And More – The Newseum Has It All

Mugdha Gurram / youthjournalism.org An open air balcony on the top floor of the Newseum offers a spectacular view of the U.S. Capitol. The flags of the Canadian embassy hang from the building next door. By Mugdha Gurram Reporter Youth Journalism International WASHINGTON, D.C. – With exhibits that included a piece of the Berlin Wall and others that focused on 9/11 and years of Pulitzer … Read entire article »

Students Swarm Exhibit Booths At Washington Journalism Conference

Students Swarm Exhibit Booths At Washington Journalism Conference

Mugdha Gurram / youthjournalism.org Students attending the National Scholastic Press Association’s fall conference in Washington, D.C. last week spent some of their time at the exhibit booths. Colleges tried to attract potential pupils, yearbook companies pitched to students and advisors and the non-profit Youth Journalism International, tucked in a back corner, provided information about its annual Excellence in Journalism contest. Mugdha Gurram … Read entire article »

SportsCenter Anchor Jay Harris Advises Student Journalists: Don’t Ever Give Up

SportsCenter Anchor Jay Harris Advises Student Journalists: Don’t Ever Give Up

By Van Ngoc Nguyen Reporter Youth Journalism International WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a down-to-earth and entertaining way, ESPN anchor Jay Harris offered useful advice recently to student journalists at the National Scholastic Press Association’s fall conference last week. “From today on, shine, just shine,” said Harris, who anchors the 6 p.m. edition of SportsCenter. Harris, a keynote speaker at last week’s conference, talked about his … Read entire article »

YJI Takes To The Road In New Vehicle, Connects Students In Washington, D.C.

YJI Takes To The Road In New Vehicle, Connects Students In Washington, D.C.

youthjournalism.org Mugdha Gurram of Connecticut, Tamar Gorgadze of Virginia and Van Nguyen of Hanoi, Vietnam became friends through a Youth Journalism International trip to Washington, D.C. Last week, six young people who were strangers to each other met in Washington, D.C. through Youth Journalism International and emerged as colleagues and friends. Coming from vastly different backgrounds, they put aside any differences and shared … Read entire article »

Honoring Veterans, Revisiting Normandy

Honoring Veterans, Revisiting Normandy

On Veterans Day, 70 years after the D-Day invasion, let’s revisit a 2005 piece by an Irish student, Niamh Ni Mhaoileoin, who visited the military cemeteries at Normandy and offered insight about what she saw and felt: Niamh Ni Mhaoileoin / youthjournalism.org One of the cemeteries at Normandy. No soldier deserves to die It was seven o’clock on an uncharacteristically grey and cool morning … Read entire article »

Be True To Yourself, Even On Halloween

Be True To Yourself, Even On Halloween

By Nadia Rogovsky Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Halloween. For kids, it’s finding a fun costume and staying up late trick-or-treating. For adults, it’s going out to the nearest supermarket to buy candy and making sure the children are safe. But for teenagers, my God, it’s one of the most nerve-wrecking moments of the year. First things first, get invited to … Read entire article »

Carving Lesson: Pumpkins Are Orange, But Oranges Are Not Pumpkins

Carving Lesson: Pumpkins Are Orange, But Oranges Are Not Pumpkins

Myah Guild / youthjournalism.org Without an available pumpkin to carve, YJI’s Myah Guild took a knife to an orange, with somewhat impressive results. By Myah Guild Senior Reporter Youth Journalism International DUNSTABLE, Bedforshire, England – October 31st is always an interesting day in Britain. A lot of the time, you forget what it means, and then, on the train home, you take a glance over … Read entire article »

Thumbs Up For Creepy Coliseum

Thumbs Up For Creepy Coliseum

Mary Majerus-Collins / youthjournalism.org A side view of the replica of the Roman Coliseum in a Halloween yard display on North Main Street in West Hartford, Connecticut. Mary Majerus-Collins / youthjournalism.org A replica of a Roman temple stands next to the creepy Coliseum. Yelena Samofalova / youthjournalism.org The front door of the house is flanked by bloody skeletal gladiators and a coffin rests in the … Read entire article »

Halloween Slowly Catching On In Athens

Halloween Slowly Catching On In Athens

By Eleni Grigovits Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International ATHENS, Greece – Spooky costumes, decorations and trick-or-treating on Halloween is not something you will see on Athenian streets. Greeks are not really familiar with this celebration. But in recent years, especially the youngest people have started to celebrate it. They do wear costumes and attend parties with Halloween themes. In the meantime, many pastry … Read entire article »

It’s A Trick: Singapore Teens Give Up Halloween To Study For Exams

It’s A Trick: Singapore Teens Give Up Halloween To Study For Exams

By Selvaganeshamoorthi Balakrishnan Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International SINGAPORE – Every year on October 31, it’s normal for American teenagers to visit a Halloween party dressed in an eerily looking frock or make rounds in their neighborhood, collecting candies worth a fortune. But in Singapore – a country where the lifestyle and culture is heavily influenced by America – youth rarely celebrate this … Read entire article »

Will Azkaban Become A Giant Pumpkin? Anticipating The New Harry Potter Story

Will Azkaban Become A Giant Pumpkin? Anticipating The New Harry Potter Story

By Olga Gutan Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International HONG KONG – It’s the end of October, which means that Christmas and New Year are coming, for those who celebrate them. It also means Halloween, trick-or-treat and costumes that make characters come alive. Another thing that will come alive this Halloween is the Harry Potter story! Author J.K. Rowling decided to make Harry Potter fans happy … Read entire article »

Halloween? Meh. It’s Just Another Day

Halloween? Meh. It’s Just Another Day

By Lauren Pope Junior Reporter Youth Journalism International BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom – October 31st has never been a particularly exciting day of the year for me. I have never regarded Halloween as much more than the last day of October. Maybe this is because I didn’t grow up annually celebrating Halloween, but this holiday never really held any appeal for me. I can recall … Read entire article »