Special Events

As part of the conference, several special activities are offered. Participants will be able to walk, take the Metro, or share a cab to the locations. Please register for these events using the registration form.

Newsroom Visits and Tours

Conference participants interested in visiting DC-area newsrooms are invited to sign up for one of the media visits listed below. There is no cost for a visit or tour, but space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will receive email confirmation of a reserved place in the tours. (If you do not receive email confirmation within five days, please contact Vanessa Long, CIC conference and program coordinator, at vlong@cic.nche.edu.)

Note: With the exception of the the Newseum, participants may sign up for only one newsroom visit/tour.

Monday, June 29, 9:30–10:30 a.m.
  • C-SPAN—tour of the facility and meeting with a C-SPAN official (limited to 25 participants)
  • Chronicle of Higher Education—breakfast roundtable discussion with several editors and reporters (limited to 20 participants)
  • Diverse: Issues In Higher Education—breakfast roundtable discussion with editors and reporters (limited to 20 participants)
  • Inside Higher Ed—breakfast roundtable discussion with several editors and reporters (limited to 15 participants)
  • National Public Radiotour of the newsroom and meeting with an NPR official (limited to 20 participants)

    Wednesday, July 1
    The Newseum
    Participants can tour the Newseum (Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, NW) at a discounted rate ($19 versus $22.95 at the door). This is a self-guided tour, and the tickets are good for two days (there is a lot to see).

    Participants who have pre-registered may pick up tickets at the CIC Registration Desk on Wednesday morning. Participants might want to have lunch after the conference adjourns before touring the Newseum. Several good restaurants are nearby, including the Source, an Asian-fusion fine-dining restaurant headlined by Chef Wolfgang Puck that is next to the Newseum.

    For more information, visit www.newseum.org.