Join us for this in-depth look into the role that the media plays in developing in influencing public policy. This program will not only investigate the coverage of the State of the Union by various news outlets, it will also include seminars with DC-based media experts and components filled with discussion and debate on the First Amendment. The media program culminates with a visit to the Newseum – Washington’s interactive museum of current events, news, and journalism.

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"Close Up was by far the best week of my life. I learned so much while having so much fun! Since I have come home I am a different person. When I watch things on TV about politics and government I now know what they are talking about and it really interests me."

   – Lauren, Student, MI
Educating for democracy since 1971
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