From its proximity to Capitol Hill, the White House, the Pentagon, and a vast network of federal agencies, the SFMN Washington, D.C. Bureau immerses students in political reporting and the media–all part of a thorough introduction to the responsibility of the news industry as the “Fourth Estate.” Washington Bureau students spend a semester living in the nation’s capital, working alongside longtime Washington-based journalist Patricia Guadalupe, and file stories from both the offices of FIU in DC and a co-working space provided by our partner, ALLEY. The program is offered during fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Both Washington, D.C. and New York SFMN bureaus offer hands-on academic experiences that reach beyond the traditional classroom structure. Through a combination of theoretical and experiential formats, students engage in lively academic discussions, traverse each city while conducting investigative fieldwork and participate in professional workshops and events. The students spend the semester developing skills across all media platforms, producing text, videos, photos, social media, and graphics. Each bureau students receives extensive training, including on-site mentoring with the student bureau chiefs.
Both SFMN Bureaus are externally funded and are in partnership with ALLEY co-working spaces.
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