The Falconer Takes on Washington, D.C.

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  • On Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 22, The Falconer staff and adviser Mr. Miles Kane walked more than 35,000 steps while touring the different museums, memorials, and monuments.

  • On Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 22, The Falconer staff and adviser Mr. Miles Kane walked more than 35,000 steps while touring the different museums, memorials, and monuments.

  • On Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 22, The Falconer staff and adviser Mr. Miles Kane walked more than 35,000 steps while touring the different museums, memorials, and monuments.

  • On Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 22, The Falconer staff and adviser Mr. Miles Kane walked more than 35,000 steps while touring the different museums, memorials, and monuments.

  • On Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 22, The Falconer staff and adviser Mr. Miles Kane walked more than 35,000 steps while touring the different museums, memorials, and monuments.

  • On Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 22, The Falconer staff and adviser Mr. Miles Kane walked more than 35,000 steps while touring the different museums, memorials, and monuments.

  • On Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 22, The Falconer staff and adviser Mr. Miles Kane walked more than 35,000 steps while touring the different museums, memorials, and monuments.

  • On Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 22, The Falconer staff and adviser Mr. Miles Kane walked more than 35,000 steps while touring the different museums, memorials, and monuments.

  • On Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 22, The Falconer staff and adviser Mr. Miles Kane walked more than 35,000 steps while touring the different museums, memorials, and monuments.

    Miles Kane

  • On Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 22, The Falconer staff and adviser Mr. Miles Kane walked more than 35,000 steps while touring the different museums, memorials, and monuments.

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From Wednesday, Nov. 20 to Sunday, Nov. 24, nine members of The Falconer staff traveled with journalism adviser Mr. Miles Kane to Washington, D.C. for this fall’s National High School Journalism Convention.

On Friday and Saturday, we learned about a range of journalism-related topics in sessions led by journalism and media experts from across the country. There were more than 6,000 attendees from high school journalism programs throughout the United States. 

“We got to focus on different aspects [of journalism],” said junior Mallory Middendorff, an assistant editor for the Falconer. “You signed up for whatever you wanted to focus on. There [were] many different options to choose from that provided you with a lot of information that you can take back home.”

“I took a lot of notes in all my sessions,” she said. “I think I’ve been applying those a lot more. I took a lot of editing sessions, and I’ve been able to put that into my editing work here.”

When we weren’t taking notes in sessions, we were sight-seeing and museum-touring.

Below is a list of the memorials, monuments, and museums we visited:

  • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Newseum
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
  • Vietnam Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • The White House
  • Capitol Building
  • Supreme Court
  • Smithsonian American History Museum

Click on the video above to watch a comprehensive vlog of our travels.