The Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference is planned for June 22-25 and, due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, will NOT be taking place in person in Washington, D.C. Selected students will participate in an online conference instead.
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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.