August 28, 2012
CNN selected Alex Anderson, a recent graduate of Heritage’s Young Leaders Program, to be one of three “iReporters” covering the Republican National Convention this week in Tampa.
Anderson interned in Heritage’s administration department and was mentored by Rob Bluey, who heads Heritage’s Center for Media and Public Policy. A video he produced recently won first place in Heritage President Ed Feulner’s competition to bring conservative principles to life.
Anderson, a student at Hillsdale College, will enjoy an all-expenses paid “opportunity to cover the convention up close and personal, from first-person video commentary and on-air reporting to photography coverage and interviews with convention attendees and local residents.”
As part of his application to be an iReporter, he submitted a 45 second video explaining how social media has shaped has his generation.
The Heritage Foundation’s interns are a motivated and successful group of young people who truly understand that “without a a heritage, every generation starts over.” Anderson is just the latest of hundreds of Heritage interns who have gone on to advance conservative ideas in the wider world.