Are you interested in journalism? Do you want a change a pace from the usual MUN debating? Normally when thinking about MUN we usually think about delegates and committees, and while they are fundamental, also the Press Corps is a hard-working and important organization not to be disregarded and underestimated. Instead of representing countries and debating, the Press Corps members become journalists that ensure the freedom of press. They work for world news organizations, as they cover developments within the committees' debated topics, take photographs of the ongoing debates, and draw cartoons to address pressing political issues.
What is the Press Corps responsible for?
Press Corps is in charge of the conference’s gazette, which includes articles summarizing topics that will be discussed during the debates, interviews of delegates and Chairs involved in the conference, as well non-related committee topics like book recommendations and what to visit in Milan. Within our gazette, we can also find pictures of conferences, Milan, and ASM. What you are responsible for will really depend on the role you personally get to choose.
In fact, one of the best parts of the Press Team is the freedom of choosing your role, you can be an editor, journalist, photographer, videographer, marketing manager, and political cartoonist. These roles allow you to explore your creative passions and use such abilities to help in the betterment of the conference.
Let’s see the opinions from different members within the MUN Press Team:
Editor Arianna Zhou: “I never really liked debating, but I have always been interested in politics and journalism. I think that the MUN Press team is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in exploring the more creative side of MUN. I love the freedom of moving between conferences, interviewing people, writing articles i’m truly passionate about etc..working for the MUN Press is genuinely a very fun experience”
Journalist Martina De Falco: Being part of the MUN press is very fun and interesting, especially if you enjoy writing. A press member can enter different committees and listen to many debates while writing interesting topics discussed. This is what I like the most as I'm able to listen to many solutions proposed to different issues and I can write articles about what the delegates say.”
Photographer Enzo: I’ve always been passionate about photography as it has always been a thing that my family did and taught me how to do, so I grew up around photography, and when my grandmother gave me my first camera I instantly fell in love with it. And being part of the Press Corps allows me to show my skills and continue doing what I love.”
In my opinion participating as a journalist in the Press Corps is one of the most gratificating experiences in the MUN, as you gain new experiences and skills which will most definitely be valuable for the future, while you still get to meet new people and be involved in the committees.