Student Advisory Board

In the past, the Student Advisory Board of the MIPA Youth Journalism Initiative served as the voice of young journalists. Advisory board members exchanged ideas about what is important to them and their peers. Members from around the country interacted with each other in a private Facebook group where they share challenges, successes and tips with each other, as well as discuss current events in the journalism industry. Moderated by professionals with experience in journalism and advising student media, the group served as a meeting place for members to connect and learn from one another.

Due to a lack of interest and participation in recent years, the Student Advisory Board was disbanded in the spring of 2017.

In years past, members participated in special opportunities throughout the year. For example, the inaugural class of members participated in a press call with officials at the White House regarding the First Lady’s visit to China. Click the links below to read what members wrote after the call:

#YOUnited: Social media unites students in America, China and beyond

First Lady’s trip to China an opportunity for engagement, collaboration

The Common Core and International Education

Members also had the opportunity to be panelists in a live chat about journalism ethics during an online screening of the documentary “A Fragile Trust,” hosted by PBS.

You can see our previous Twitter chats here:


Previous Student Advisory Board Members

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