Topic 1: The Death of Print Media
Topic 2: Checkbook Journalism
While debate commences across the many BosMUN committees, it is the responsibility of the Press Corps delegates to accurately report on the conversations taking place in our various modern General Assembly and ECOSOC committees. Delegates will be assigned a media organization to represent throughout the weekend, and whilst the delegates will not be directly influencing debate in the other committees, paying attention to all topics is essential to the success of this committee. It is our attempt at BosMUN this year to provide a live blog of the articles being written by the Press Corps delegates so that all BosMUN participants may follow along. This interactive experience will allow all delegates to read about what is going on in committees throughout the weekend.
As Press Corps is truly a unique committee, the Dais would just like to clarify some points that have come to the our attention.
Committee Sessions and Scheduling
The way this committee will be run will be explained by the Chair and Vice Chair during the first committee session. This will include the logistics of the committee and the requirements. Press Corps will be following the official BosMUN schedule found in the guidebook and on the website, however, there will be important deadlines to pay attention to (will be announced at each committee session and projected in the Press Corps committee room each day). Press Corps will only be debating on the topics in the background guide during the first committee session and the last.
Due to confusion regarding the submission date of position papers, the chair will be accepting all position papers until roll is called during the first committee session on Friday, February 10th, 2017. Two position papers are required, one for each topic. These are to be written from the perspective of your assigned position. To be eligible for awards, position papers must be submitted prior to roll call in Word Document form. Format must include in the heading: Full Name, Position, School, and Committee. For examples, please refer to http://www.bosmun.org/position-papers/. Please use this time to make the proper adjustments to your papers and send any new versions you may have. I will assume that the latest versions of your position papers are the final ones and only those will be judged for awards. Please submit the papers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delegates will be required to bring the proper materials to committee each day. This includes paper and other writing materials. No laptops will be allowed in committee. Articles will be handwritten and typed up using laptops provided by the Chair. The process will be explained by the Chair during the first committee session. In regards to the photography requirement, there will be equipment provided for use during the conference.
There will be no formal Press Corps training session outside of committee sessions. Everything will be explained during the first committee session, so it is imperative that all delegates arrive in a timely manner. We urge that you do, however, participate in the training sessions to familiarize yourself with Parliamentary Procedure for future reference.
The Dais would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused. If you have further questions, please direct them to email@example.com. We will be checking this email constantly leading up to and during the conference. We wish you the best in your preparations and can’t wait to see you at BosMUN!
Isabelle Nguyen-Phuoc - Chair
A member of the Class of 2019, Isabelle Nguyen-Phuoc calls Connecticut, Saigon, Singapore, and Paris her ‘homes’. As a Naval ROTC midshipman, Isabelle is pursuing a dual degree in International Relations (Foreign Policy & Security Studies in Asia) and Journalism. Besides competing on the Model UN Travel Team, she is also involved in the International Affairs Association, the Vietnamese Students Association, Kappa Alpha Theta, serves on the Panhellenic Cabinet as the Director of Campus Affairs, and is a freelance photographer and writer for multiple online and print publications (check it: icnphoto.wordpress.com). In the rare occasion that she has free time, Isabelle enjoys photographing concerts, strolling through art museums, and planning her next adventure (19 countries and counting). Isabelle is excited to see the conference unfold and hopes BosMUN XVI will be an unforgettable experience for everyone involved!