by Joseph Liss
The Virginia Policy Review hosted the National Journal Conference from Friday to Sunday. Nine schools, ranging from Pepperdine and Cornell to several schools from the Washington, DC area, attended the event at the Batten School in Charlottesville, VA.
Collaboration and Sharing Best Practices
Many attendees said they came to the conference to learn from peers and colleagues about how to improve their journals. Senior Editor of The Pulse Kara McLean, from the Chicago Policy Review, said other journals offered useful insights.
“I really wanted to meet the different personalities that are part of a journal,” McLean said.
The Chicago Policy Review uses a different model from most other journals, which revolves around online content.
Editor Gemma Tierney, from New Visions for Public Affairs at the University of Delaware, said she was new to her policy journal and NJC.
“[The executive director of New Visions] attended last year and said it was a really good experience,” Tierney said.
Executive Online Editor Garrett Brinker, from the Georgetown Public Policy Review, was participating in the conference for a second year.