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Becket Adams Joins Young America’s Foundation’s National Journalism Center

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New Guard Staff

July 19, 2023

Young America’s Foundation is thrilled to announce the addition of Becket Adams as program director of its National Journalism Center (NJC). Adams, who launched his media career as an NJC intern, brings years of experience as a working journalist to the National Journalism Center, where he’ll train the next generation of writers and reporters to restore trust in media.

Adams comes to NJC from the Washington Examiner, where he spent seven years covering politics and media as a reporter and commentary writer. Previously, Adams worked at Catholic News Service and the Blaze and as a contributor to CNN.

“So many students stand to benefit from Becket’s years of experience,” said Governor Scott Walker, president of Young America’s Foundation. “He will be an enormous asset to the program, the media, and the young people we are training to be the next generation of fact-based, investigative journalists. We’re thrilled to have him on our staff.”

Adams added: “The need for sharp and well-trained journalists has never been more urgent. NJC has long been the premier educational institute to supply young reporters with the skills and training they need to become the best and most trusted in the business — I look forward to taking their work to the next level.”

“We’re incredibly fortunate that one of today’s sharpest and most respected media critics is joining NJC’s effort to educate and train future journalists. I can honestly think of nobody better to teach young people about media than Becket, who is already brimming with ideas for our curriculum and programming,” added NJC Director Emily Jashinsky. “Becket will continue writing and reporting in his new capacity, adding to the program’s authority as a leading media critic at a time when the industry desperately needs voices of reason.”

NJC’s mission of training the next generation of truth-seeking journalists is more important than ever—with media corruption reaching new heights and technological changes continuing to disrupt the industry. As the Conservative Movement’s premier journalism program, NJC has trained thousands of press corps members for more than four decades.

NJC graduates working in the media serve the public interest by holding the powerful to account and ensure the media prioritizes truth over special interests.

Since 1977, the National Journalism Center––a project of Young America’s Foundation––has trained aspiring conservative journalists in the values of responsible, balanced, and accurate reporting. Weekly seminars and on-the-job experience provide participants with the tools to become leaders in combating bias in the mainstream media.

For more information about NJC, visit NJC.YAF.org or call 800-USA-1776.

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