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:
*When Congress is in session and open to the public.
National Youth Impact Summit
I plan to introduce Close Up’s professional development to the teachers I work with…
and use this as a part of my school’s requirement that students take action on issues of local, national, and international importance.
Close Up is a positive experience for students…
seeing themselves as having the power to influence the democratic process.
I learned that there’s a huge network of people with the same goals and drive as me…
and that our collaboration really could make a difference. It gave me hope for the future of our communities and our nation!
Close Up brought me CLOSER to politics…
the entire notion no longer seemed obscure. I became very involved in politics on the local and national level.