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Madeline Knickel, a student at a local high school, has been selected to represent Gainesville as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2016 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.
Knickel joins a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study of journalism and media.
Knickel 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 decisionmaking 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. The Washington Journalism and Media Conference will take place July 17-22.