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All 51 Free Spirit scholars pose for a group photo on the roof of the Newseum in downtown Washington D.C., in view of the U.S. Capitol Building. The Newseum was a central feature of the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference and served as the site of many of the presentations and group activities in which the Free Spirits took part.

The rising generation of truth seekers

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2019

From the moment the plane took off, I was nervous. However, this was not particularly unusual for the occasion, as I always found myself somewhat anxious in the lead-up to national journalism conventions....

Hawkeye Co-Editor-in-Chief Annika Prom enters a message into late USA Today founder Al Neuharhs personal typewriter. Free Spirits Sophie Ryland (Texas) and Mikaela Prestowitz (Nevada) watch her type a personal thank you to him as she cries. Photo courtesy of the Freedom Forum Institute.

To student journalists: The future is in your hands

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2018

With as much crushing anguish and genuine happiness it brought to me, I managed to keep it a secret from my family for months leading up to an email I received during spring break. I opened my phone...

Making the Newseum my home and 50 other student journalists my family

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor December 2, 2016

Sometime in the January of 2015 I tweeted “the Newseum is literally my home” after having taken a trip while visiting D.C. for a national high school journalism trip and later, in June of 2016,...

All of the delegates of the 2013 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference in front of the White House.

HAWKEYEWITNESS: My unforgettable experience in DC

By Will Khadivi December 31, 2013

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Editor's Note: The Hawkeye's News Editor, Will Khadivi was selected as the delegate from the State of Washington for the 2013 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism...

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The Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference Class of 2012.

The “other” Washington

By AnhViet Nguyen August 1, 2012

%%wppa%% %%slide=6%% Reflecting on my week at the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference is a uniquely difficult task. I could write a novel but I’ll try to succinctly recount my mid-July...

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