DVHS student Emma Ciancio to travel to D.C. for prestigious journalism conference

Milford. She will be the region’s “youth correspondent.”

| 28 Feb 2024 | 04:26

Emma Ciancio, a student at Delaware Valley High School, has been selected to represent Milford, Pa., as a national youth correspondent to the 2024 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.

Ciancio joins a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study of journalism and media. According to the school district, Ciancio 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 decision-making 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. Presenters include prominent journalists, CEOs of major media outlets, researchers, and recent college graduates successfully entering the field. Past speakers have included Hoda Kotb from NBC, Brian Lamb from C-SPAN, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Carol Guzy, and Susan Goldberg from National Geographic.

The week long program, held at George Mason University’s campus, aims to encourage and inspire budding journalists from across the country. The Washington Journalism and Media Conference will be held July 7 to July 12.