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2014
Our 25th Anniversary Year
Colin Powell Ambassador Muni Figueres of Costa Rica
Gen. Colin Powell addressed "Press and Foreign Policy" for our Fall 2008 Class. Ambassador Muni Figueres hosted our Fall 2011 Class at the Costa Rican Embassy, discussing "Liberal Democracy in Latin America."
Dick Durbin WS09 Class Dan Balz, Winter/Spring 2011 Class
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Assistant Majority Leader, discussed "Congress: Politics & Policy" with our Winter/Spring 2009 Class. Dan Balz, of The Washington Post, dean of American political reporters, "issued the call" to political journalism to our Winter/Spring 2011 Class.
Welcome
The Politics & Journalism Semester is a non-partisan, non-ideological program to teach the next generation of political reporters about politics. From students nominated by over 50 participating universities and direct applicants from other schools, we select eight-to-ten college journalists for Winter/Spring (February to May) and Fall (September to December) classes each year. (No summer program. ) During 16 weeks in Washington, students work full-time in news bureaus. Twice a week, they gather for 90-minute seminars on campaign, governance and interest group politics.

$3,000 stipends, no tuition
Students pay no tuition or fees. Each receives a $3,000 stipend to help with Washington living expenses. The program is operated by a non-profit educational foundation, the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism, founded in 1988 to improve political and public affairs journalism. The Center is at one of America’s best known political addresses, The Watergate, in offices donated by Atlantic Media, publishers of Atlantic monthly and the National Journal.

Some of our past speakers, from top to bottom....
Judy Woodruff, PBS; former Sen. Bob Dole; former Clinton
press secretary Mike McCurry; columnist and author Pat Buchanan;
"dean" of White House correspondents the late Helen Thomas; ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos; and syndicated columnist George Will.

Past Speakers

Washington Center for Politics & Journalism
Mail: Post Office Box 15603, Washington, DC 20003-0603
Conference Rooms: The Watergate, 600 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202/296-8455   Email:
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