Media Week High School Program

Explore DC through the lens of the ‘Fourth Branch of Government’.

High school students meeting with their representative on Capitol Hill Shadow

Take an in-depth look at how media influences public policy.

This program will examine coverage of major national news stories by various news outlets and include seminars with DC-based media experts to discuss and debate the First Amendment. During media week, students have the opportunity to:

  • Be inspired by the famous monuments, world-renowned museums, and hallowed institutions that define our history;
  • Meet with their Congressional delegation on Capitol Hill;
  • Explore Capitol Hill and witness a Congressional Committee Hearing in action*;
  • Engage in meaningful discussions with peers from around the country and debate the most pressing issues facing our nation in a Mock Congress; and
  • Get a glimpse of diplomacy in action by discovering an embassy and meeting an ambassador or cultural attaché.

*When Congress is in session and open to the public.



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