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Grantland nominated for 2012 Washington Journalism and Media Conference

FAIRFAX, Va. – Hunter Grantland, a student at Hartselle High School, has been nominated as National Youth Correspondents for the 2012 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.

Grantland has been awarded the opportunity to join a select group of students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of leadership in journalism and the media. He received this honor because of his academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in journalism and media studies.

National Youth Correspondents participate in hands-on, experiential learning through decision-making simulations that challenge them to solve problems and explore the creative, practical, and ethical tensions inherent in journalism and media. Presenters include prominent journalists, CEO’s of major media outlets, researchers, and recent college graduates already successfully entering the field.

The 2012 Washington Journalism and Media Conference will be held July 8-July 13. For more information about this conference, visit

The Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC) is a unique student leadership conference designed to develop and encourage future leaders in the changing face of media in the 21st century. The Advisory Board, Chaired by Newseum senior vice president, Susan Bennett, includes CEO’s of media, distinguished journalists and renowned authors and university faculty. For more information visit us online at