First, what is Press Corps at HMUN?
A lot of people think of Press Corps delegates as authentic reporters, writing stories to inform the public and to report the world-changing decisions among committees. But there is more to Press Corps than meets the eyes. Beneath the surface lies an irrefutable truth: no one really knows the specifics of what we do as Press Corps delegates. For instance, I got a text that says,
“press corps seems so fun omg but like what do you guys do actually????”
from one of my friends last night. Well, here are four steps that will educate you about we do at Press Corps:
Step 1: Go on http://harvardmun.org/committees.php
Step 2: Click on Specialized Agencies
Step 3: Scroll down to the bottom and click on “Committee Summary” and “A Letter from the Director” under Press Corps
Step 4: Voila. You’re welcome.
To lift the veil that covers the uniqueness of Press Corps, I will be sharing my personal schedule of the day to give you readers a truer, more down-to-earth vision of the uncommon things Press Corps do at HMUN.
Here is my schedule of the day:
7:30am woke up
7:45am woke up
8-8:15am waiting impatiently for my friend Ritika to go to Au Bon Pain together
9:30am started committee session IV
- Every Press Corps member was assigned a role in a news channel stimulation
- I was the Executive VP of Programming of National News Nightly
- We faced a crisis: a terrorist attack in downtown Boston, followed with more crisis that challenged us to think intellectually as news company executives (read more about it in the article named “The National News Nightly: Not As Simple As Putting It On Paper” published by The Guardian!)
12:28pm NNN’s President of International (the delegation of CNN) motioned to introduce a directive, but we all just screamed “yes” to temporarily suspend the debate and go to lunch
2pm started committee session V
- Under the ‘beats’ system, a system that allows all the delegates to cover the three organs at HMUN, everyone got to go to the organ that they haven’t been yet and collected information in committees
- In the Computer Lab, I finished my article about WCW inspired by the massive numbers of working-papers and intellectual conversation about the legality of commercial sexual industry
3pm 8 people, including me, volunteered to conduct a small press-conference with our director Frankie in the Cabinet of Russia after the death of Vladimir Lenin
- Some inspiring questions we wanted to ask/have asked:
“Who’s going to be the successor?”
“What effects does it have on the future of Communism?”
“Does this change the ideology of the Government?”
4:29pm writing this article, trying my best to be precise but I simply cannot because so many fun things happen in Press Corps, and asking other delegates for title ideas
5:54pm submitting this article and waiting for the end of committee session V
So above is the schedule of a Press Corps delegate today. I hope you gained more insight into Press Corps and what we do after reading this article.
See y’all at the Delegate Dance at 9:45pm!