Olivet School of Media and Communication students sought inspiration in a field trip to the U.S. Capitol and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., hosted by Olivet alumni.
OSMC students frequently participate in field trips that present professional opportunities for networking as well as practical and real-world perspective on the media industry.
The U.S. Capitol has long been the meeting place of the U.S. Congress, the legislature of the U.S. federal government. It is the most widely recognized symbol of democratic government in the world.
The Library of Congress is the world's largest repository of knowledge and creativity, with a growing collection of over 150 million items, including books, print materials, sound recordings, photographs, maps, sheet music, motion pictures, and manuscripts.
The young international journalists-to-be gained more appreciation for the freedom and liberty in America and were challenged to hold on to these values in their professional practice.
"The freedom and liberty that Americans enjoy today came with a great price. Many people in history have fought to overcome oppressions and gained freedom," one student reflected. "This is a very precious history that 'll not overlook. I feel that as a future journalist, we can play a very important role in preserving freedom and liberty through our reporting."