As you know, the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference is planned for June 19-24, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
The health and safety of all Free Spirit scholars is our top priority and we are closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 virus pandemic.
If there are any changes to the planned 2020 conference, all applicants will be notified immediately.
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The annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference program targets rising high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism and who demonstrate qualities of “free spirit.”
Students will come to Washington, D.C. June 19-24, 2020, to participate in an all-expenses-paid journalism conference and are awarded a $1,000 college scholarship. This Freedom Forum Institute program was established in 1999 to honor Al Neuharth, the founder of USA Today, Newseum and the Freedom Forum. The conference is designed to inspire and encourage students to pursue journalism.