Figure May 12 Hu Siyu with the instructor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism graduation ceremony photo .
WASHINGTON, May 13 call (reporter WU Qing) two Chinese students studying at the University of Missouri School of Journalism in the United States this year’s White House Correspondents Association Scholarship, the two has not only invited to attended the names are written, celebrities, star-studded White House Correspondents Association annual dinner, the Obamas met face-to-face congratulations.
White House Correspondents Association annual dinner is the U.S. press event of the year, its first and most important task is to enact scholarships to support journalism education and train young reporters. This year, students from Anhui, China, Hu Siyu Zhang Yiqian from Yangzhou, China, due to outstanding performance stand out in the fierce competition with 14 other students from across the United States colleges and universities with scholarships.
scholarship winners will not only be invited to attend the White House Correspondents Association annual dinner, face-to-face exchange with reporters, will be Obama’s interview. This year’s dinner scene gathered in a major U.S. mainstream media journalists, famous host of Hollywood stars, government officials, members of Congress and Obama and his wife, one-vote tickets hard to find, can be invited to attend that itself represent high honor.
Husi Yu told reporters, when the evening she was to receive an award is not very tight, very glad to go up, First Lady Michelle is very enthusiastic and gave her a big hug; Then she went to Austria in front of President Obama say hello to him, Obama is very cordial and holding Hu Siyu’s hand, he smiled and said: “Hello, Sri Lanka Yu Nice to meet you, congratulations to you!”
Hu Siyu memories said: “I am very surprised that President Obama can call my name, and more surprised that his speech was very accurate, so shook his hand and paused.”
of Husi Yu and Zhang Yiqian May on the 12th just attended the graduation ceremony of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, about to embark on the news post. The school was founded in 1908, is the world’s first open journalism education institutions of higher learning, known as “the cradle of the American journalist. 16, the White House Correspondents’ Association scholarship winners, there are six people from the school.
The scholarship review a set of rigorous standards. Husi Yu told reporters that the winners during the school must be earned good grades, but also to be very interested in political news and political coverage. Their school to receive this scholarship is mainly used to support full-time internship in the mainstream news media of Washington, about three months.
from January to April this year, Hu Siyu to “Washington Monthly” practice, mainly as the fact that inspectors (fact-checker), is responsible for vetting and editing every article of every issue related to all the facts the right, usually there will be hundreds of facts in the article, you need to find independent raw data or media coverage, contact information where the agency confirmation, or contact the author confirmation, to determine whether the right.
Husi Yu said, this internship experience very helpful to her future in journalism, taught her to speak with data, exercise, looking for data and analysis to verify the skills and, more importantly, rigorous attitude and respect of the facts.
reporter asked her if she would want to be what kind of a reporter, said Hu Siyu, the first President of the Missouri School of Journalism, Walter Williams wrote, “Journalists Creed is the direction of her future efforts. This “creed” was written in a hundred years ago, but so far still being the world’s press as the “golden rule”.
White House Correspondents Association was founded in 1914, is an exchange platform of the President of the United States with the media after the 1930s, when he was the President and the Association of scholarships and Pulitzer Prize winner to attend the annual dinner has been become a convention, jokes and fun of the President and senior officials are also one of the characteristics of the annual dinner. End
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