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Announcing the Young Voices Award

Young Voices is excited to announce a new partnership with our friends at the Reason Foundation aimed at highlighting excellent libertarian writers under 30. Reason will be giving away a $2,500 award named in Young Voices’ honor at the 2018 Reason Media Awards, to be held on July 14th at FreedomFest in Las Vegas.

Nominations for the award are now open on Young Voices’ website through April 6th. Prospective candidates can nominate themselves or be nominated by others. Young Voices will select three finalists who will receive a free trip to FreedomFest to participate in the festivities. I will be hosting a breakout panel at the conference with the three on the future of journalism.

Please nominate any journalist or policy writer under 30 who exemplifies excellence in promoting libertarian values. Young Voices is thrilled to promote the work of tomorrow’s thought leaders for freedom!

Young Voices Takes LibertyCon by Storm

Young Voices just finished a busy weekend networking with hundreds of students at LibertyCon in Washington, DC. Here’s what we did:

  • Public Relations Manager Stephen Kent conducted mock interviews for attendees passing by Young Voices’ table in the exhibit hall, giving them a taste of the media mentorship we provide for our 50+ Advocates across the country.
  • Managing Editor Liz Wolfe appeared on Students For Liberty’s “Women in Media” panel with an all-star lineup including Katharine Mangu-Ward (Reason), Mary Katherine Ham (CNN), and Kat Timpf (Fox News), giving advice to liberty-loving ladies on how to spread the message far and wide.
  • Yours truly teamed up with the American Media Council’s Pagona Stratoudakis for a session where we talked about creative ways our organizations are reaching the masses. AMC is developing public service announcements for several partners in the liberty movement like Young Voices, and we played a preview of our PSA for this first time in public.
  • Young Voices’ Advocates, staff, and friends met up for happy hour Saturday afternoon to raise a toast to liberty. As a virtual organization, it’s rare that so many of our writers are in the same room together— let alone the same city. So, it was a real treat to take this group photo:

Click here to view our full photo album from the weekend on Facebook!

Young Voices at LibertyCon

Young Voices will be out in full force at Students For Liberty’s big conference this weekend, running an interactive exhibit table, appearing at two sessions, and hosting a happy hour. We hope you can join us!

Improve Your Interview Skills
Public Relations Manager Stephen Kent will be hosting mock interview sessions at Young Voices’ table in the Exhibit Hall from 10-11 AM and 2-3 PMon Saturday. Come test your comms chops with a seasoned professional!

Learn About “Women in Media”
Managing Editor Liz Wolfe will be joining a stellar lineup of libertarian ladies in the media from 3-4 PM on Saturday including Katherine Mangu-Ward (Reason), Mary Katherine Ham (Hot Air), and Kat Timpf (Fox News).

“Public Service Announcement: You Are Free”
Meanwhile, yours truly will be joining American Media Council Interim Executive Director Pagona Stratoudakis from 3:30-4 PM about the state of the media landscape and how our two initiatives are trying to make libertarian messaging mainstream.

Raise A Glass to Liberty
Finally, Young Voices’ staff, Advocates, and friends will close out Saturday with an informal happy hour at the hotel bar. Come network with some of the liberty movement’s rising stars in media. Drinks won’t be free, but good company will.

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WHAT: LibertyCon
WHEN: Friday, March 2nd – Sunday, March 4th
WHERE: Marriott Wardman Park (Washington, DC)