Media tours


Students and advisers can sign up for media tours now, with four tours to choose from this year.

Spots are first come, first served, for registered attendees only, based on time stamp from completion of form.

To sign up, complete this form with your information. The form is designed for individual signups, not for groups (per institution).

If you have any questions, you may reach out to Roderick Wilson at 

The deadline to complete the form is Oct. 17.


Northwestern University’s
Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

Two tour times:
1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27

Tour the Medill News Service in Washington, D.C. Since 1966, the Medill News Service has equipped students with a fast-paced, action-packed experience that only D.C. could offer. Explore the Medill newsroom and learn more about the program experience at Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

Tour details: Limited to 25 people in each tour. Participants should arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts. Everyone will have to bring ID. 

Directions to Medill News Service


WAMU 88.5 American University Radio,
DC’s public radio station

2:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27

WAMU 88.5 is the leading public radio station for NPR news and information in the greater Washington, D.C., area, in partnership with American University.

The WAMU 88.5 tour provides visitors with a fun and educational behind-the-scenes look at how a public radio station operates. The tour will include a visit to the WAMU’s radio production studios, performance spaces, and work areas.

Tour details: Limited to 30 people. Participants should arrive 10 minutes before the tour so that everyone has the chance to check in at our front desk before the start time of the tour.  Participants must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 when they check in. (A photo is fine.) The only alternative is a negative PCR test taken within the past 48 hours. Someone who can show neither will not be admitted.

Details and directions to WAMU


U.S. Capitol

1:50 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28

Take a tour of the center of democracy in the world at the U.S. Capitol building. Explore the National’s capitol and visit the home of the U.S. Congress.

The Capitol is a working office building, but it is also the place where visitors from around the United States and the world come to learn about American democracy.

Tour details: Limited to 50 people. If you are selected for this tour, you will get more specific information from the tour lead. 

> Directions to the U.S. Capitol


The National Museum of African American History & Culture

2:45 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29 

Explore and learn about American history and culture through the lens of African Americans. The museum is separated into two main areas. Downstairs learn about the rich history of African Americans dating back before the transatlantic slave trade. Upstairs explore the many contributions African Americans have made in America and world culture.

Tour details: Limited to 40 people. You do not need to arrive early, you will not be admitted before the time on your pass. Prior to entering the museum, you will present your Timed Pass:

  • As a printed paper copy,
  • On your cell phone screen, or
  • As a screenshot.

The museum is at 1400 Constitution Avenue NW. All groups should enter though the Group Entrance  on the Madison Drive NW.

For information about bus parking, visit the District of Columbia Department of Transportation website.

If you arrive more than two hours past your entry time, entrance is not guaranteed and is based on capacity.

Expect to pass through a security screening. Avoid bringing large bags to get through security screens quickly.

> Directions to the museum

Fall National
College Media Convention

Oct. 27-30, 2022
Grand Hyatt Washington