43rd Floyd M. Riddick MODEL SENATE SCHEDULE


Thursday, March 13

  9:00 - 12:00 Registration
11:15 - 11:45 Leadership Meeting
12:00 - 12:30 Executive Meeting
12:30 -   1:30 Welcome & Orientation
  1:30 -   2:15 Party Caucuses
  2:15 -   4:00 Opening Session
  4:00 -   6:00 Committee Markup
  6:00 -   8:00 Town Hall Mixer


Friday, March 14

  8:00 -   8:30 Breakfast
  8:30 - 11:00 Committee Markup
11:00 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 12:45 Party Caucuses
12:45 -   3:45 Senate Session
  4:00 -   6:00 Committee Markup
  6:00 -   6:50 Dinner
  7:00 -   8:00 Keynote Lecture


Saturday, March 15

  8:00 -   8:30 Breakfast
  8:30 -   9:30 Senate Session
  9:30 - 11:30 Committee Hearing and Markup
11:30 - 12:00 Party Caucuses
12:00 -   1:00 Lunch
  1:00 -   5:00 Senate Session
  5:15              Photos

  5:15 - 6:00  Cocktail Reception

  6:00 -   8:00 Dinner and Awards Banquet

 

43rd Model Senate
Sample Journalism Schedule of Events
(Subject to Change)

Thursday, March 13, 2013

9:00 - 12:00 Registration
11:15 – 12:00 Journalism Program Orientation 
12:00 - 12:30 Senators & Journalists Social Media Training Session
12:30 - 1:30 Welcome, Orientation, & Set-Up
1:30 - 2:15 Journalism Coverage of Caucuses / Interviews of Individual Senators
2:15 - 3:15 Coverage of Opening Session
3:15 – 4:00 Write –up & Begin to Craft Stories of the Day
4:00 – 4:15 Democratic Leadership Press Conference
4:15-4:30 Republican Leadership Press Conference
4:30- 5:00 Coverage of Committee Markup
5:00– 6:00 Recording of News Broadcasts & Finalization of Stories of the Day
6:00 - 8:00 Town Hall Mixer


Friday, March 14

8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Presentation of Stories from Thursday
9:00 – 9:20 Republican Leadership Press Conference
9:20-9:40 Democratic Leadership Press Conference
9:40 – 10:40 Coverage of Committee Markup
10:40 – 11:00 Press Gaggle (Interview Senators as they exit Committee Rooms)
11:00 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 12:45 Morning Recap / Meeting with Model Senate Leaders 
12:45 - 2:30 Coverage of Senate Session
2:30 – 4:00 Write –up & Begin to Craft Stories of the Day
4:00 - 5:00 Coverage of Committee Markup
5:00 – 5:20 Individual Interviews with Members of Party Leadership
5:20- 6:00 Recording of News Broadcasts & Finalization of Stories of the Day
6:00 - 6:50 Dinner
7:00 - 8:00 Keynote Lecture


Saturday, March 15

8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 Presentation of Stories from Friday
8:45 - 9:30 Coverage of Senate Session
9:30 – 9:45 Democratic Leadership Press Conference
9:45 – 10:00 Republican Leadership Press Conference
10:00 - 11:00 Coverage of Committee Hearing and Markup
11:00 – 11:30 Press Gaggle (Interview Senators as they exit Committee Rooms)
11:30 - 12:00 Party Caucuses
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 Coverage of Senate Session
3:00 - 3:30 Majority & Minority Leader Joint Press Conference
3:30 – 5:00 Write up and Produce Final Stories / Model Senate Summary
5:15 Photos
6:00 - 8:00 Dinner and Awards Banquet / Presentation of Final Journalism Productions