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Members of this team serve as student ambassadors and consultants for the Newseum, a museum dedicated to promoting and defending the five freedoms of the First Amendment.

The Student Advisory Team provides feedback on and contributes to the development of new curriculum, educational programs and our education website, For example, last year the Student Advisory Team tested our virtual Fighting Fake News class, gave us feedback on the design of three infographics and helped us pick which archived front pages to include on our website, among other activities.

The Student Advisory Team meets monthly October through May at the Newseum. Most of the meetings will take place on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m., though two of the meetings will be on Sunday afternoons from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Team members must be able to regularly attend meetings.

The first meeting of the year will be Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Students who fulfill the participation requirements will receive a package of tickets to the Newseum. Verification of volunteer hours will also be provided.

Interested students should submit this application and have a faculty or community member send a letter of recommendation by Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applicants will be notified of a decision via email by Oct. 11.

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Meet the 2017-2018 Student Advisory Team

EDClasses & Training

  • From Facts to Firewalls: Leading Free Speech Debates

    Get the First Amendment background and media literacy techniques to help students understand where and how they can exercise freedom of expression in a world of social media and social protests.

  • Is It Fair? Evaluate Your Media

    Are accusations of bias clogging your news feed? Are your students quick to point out that something's unfair — but not as ready to explain why? Tune up your “fairness meter” to assess how objective or biased content really is.

  • The Civil War: From the Front Lines to the Front Pages

    Students see how technology affected news coverage and public perception of the Civil War, then create their own front pages with breaking news, maps and telegrams.

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