SPOKANE, Wash., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- People to People Ambassador Programs, the leader in global educational travel experiences, will launch its first ever Media and Communications program at Pace University in New York City in June 2014.
This is the sixth and latest addition to People to People Ambassador Programs' Leadership Summits, which are specially designed to prepare students for success in today's most dynamic careers.
The program brings high school students from around the country together in the global media capital of New York City, where they will get a firsthand look at various career paths in the media industry, from blogging and photojournalism to digital ad agencies and broadcasting. Site visits will include the Sony Wonder Technology Lab, a broadcast of NBC's Today Show, the Paley Center for Media, and the campuses of NYU or Columbia University.
Throughout the 10-day program, students will be building a strategic media plan in support of a community cause of their choice, learning to write engaging social media posts and press releases, and developing the skills to effectively advocate for their cause. On the program, students will also have an opportunity to discuss First Amendment rights and their implications on today's media with Ken Paulson, former editor in chief of USA Today and president and CEO of the First Amendment Center.
"So many of our students are craving knowledge about this burgeoning industry, and we felt the timing was right to launch this program," said Chas Lum, program manager for Leadership Ambassador Programs at People to People. "Gaining access to companies and mentors in various sectors of the media business is an opportunity that a typical high school curriculum does not provide."
Students on the program will share their viewpoints on media with Kenneth Walsh, award-winning White House correspondent, columnist for U.S. News & World Report and author of six books.
"One of my goals as a host in the Media and Communications program is to offer students insights into what types of jobs are available in media and what kinds of experience and expertise would be preferred or required," Walsh said. "And for our attendees, having an opportunity to meet face to face with and question practicing media executives in New York will be enlightening and memorable."
Finally, students will interact with comedian, host and producer Chelsea White from MTV's "Girl Code" and hear about making it in the Big Apple, as well as have an opportunity to explore iconic New York City landmarks such as Times Square, the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Museum of the Moving Image and MoMa PS1.
The program will run June 29 through July 8, 2014.
For more information on the program, visit: http://www.peopletopeople.com/our-programs/leadership-ambassadors/leadership-catalog/2014/media-and-communications/2014-media-and-communications-pace-university
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