Committee Name: Press Corps
Organ: Economic and Social Councils (ECOSOCs)
Undersecretary-General: Connie Chen
Deputy Undersecretary-General: Chase Wagers
Editor in Chief/Chair: Bianca Corgan
Access the Topic Abstract for this committee here.
A Letter from the Chair
Welcome to the Press Corps at NAIMUN LV! Each of you will have the ability to explore the world of journalism by telling the story of your fellow delegates throughout the conference. As reporters, you will be held to high journalistic and professional standards. You are expected to provide the public with accurate, substantive and informative articles concerning the events taking place throughout the different committees. Throughout the conference you will not only harness your ability to articulate clear and concise reports, but also other necessary skills that are pertinent to the world of journalism. This ranges from being able to work with social media when disseminating breaking news, utilizing photography skills, and being able to carry yourself respectfully and articulate your questions eloquently and critically in interviews. Do not be afraid to ask tough questions!
This committee is not structured like a traditional Press Corps committee. Delegates will be expected to balance time reporting with discussing journalistic ethics. Delegates will also be tasked with producing two issues of the NAIMUN Daily, to be published on Friday and Saturday. Thus, the majority of your time will be spent going to different committee rooms, witnessing the events taking place and interviewing delegates and staffers. Being in the press corps is fast paced and demanding, but you will find that the role of the journalist is essential. You will bridge the gap between those in power and the public, and thus will undoubtedly have an impact on the world in which we live. A strong piece does not merely summarize the events but rather brings them to life. Thus, you must give insight into the internal workings of the committee. Break big news before other delegates in the committee are aware, ruin someone’s plans by revealing them to the public, in essence, do not be afraid to truly take the words “freedom of the press” to heart.
As Press Corps delegates you will also explore some topics of debate concerning journalistic ethics. This can include– but it is not limited to–discussions about censorship, such as restrictions on the release of reports concerning highly classified information for the sake of public safety.
As your Editor-in-Chief I look forward to working with you and expect nothing but the highest quality articles and debate!
Chair/Editor-in-Chief, Press Corps