Press Corps

Press Corps Study Guide RMUN 2018

RMUN’s inaugural Press Corps promises to be an exciting experience for delegates. Press Corps delegates have the responsibility of critiquing council proceedings through the lens of a particular news agency. As delegates move from one council to the next, they should not only listen, but also be endlessly inquisitive, trying their best to seek out information in order to produce an article that provides insight into the nuances of the issues at hand.

Every news agency has its own biases and viewpoints — what delegates record and choose to report, or choose not to report, can have an immense impact on the way people view the reality around them. It is through this synthesis of understanding events in council with the incorporation of a news agency’s stance that truly intriguing articles can be produced.

Press Corps aims to provide a wider view of geopolitical interactions, not just for Press Corps delegates, but for delegates from other councils as well. If you want an experience like no other, RMUN Press Corps awaits you.


 Head Chair: Angus

 Co-chair: Caryn

PRESS_AngusAngus is currently a Year 6 Humanities student at Raffles Institution. He participated in a MUN for the first time last year, motivated by the opportunity to meet new people with different views about current affairs. Since then, he has participated in 4 MUN conferences, most recently winning Best Delegate in the Press Corps council at NTUMUN 2018. Outside the MUN circuit, he is also a writer and editor for Raffles Press, his school’s journalism club. In his free time, he loves playing with dogs, reading a good book, or engaging in a discussion about anything related to literature, his favourite subject in school. He is aware that some delegates may find themselves in unfamiliar territory, and is willing to provide guidance if necessary. He hopes that delegates will find Press Corps to be an exciting and meaningful experience. He can be contacted for council-related matters at angusyipct@gmail.com.

PRESS_CarynCaryn is a Year 5 Humanities Programme Student who takes the plebeian HELM subject combination. She has been to a fair number of MUNs, but can safely say that she most fondly recalls her experience at RMUN’17, where she received an HM, and many salacious interesting things happened. Outside of MUN, Caryn also tries to be a productive member of her school’s press. She enjoys embarking on literary adventures and languishing in existentialist despair. Or napping. Chairing for the first time, Caryn understands the uncertainty that some new delegates might be feeling, and will strive to provide a fulfilling experience for all. She hopes that the unique experience offered by Press Corps will offer insight to delegates on the workings of international diplomacy. Just as importantly, she hopes everyone will also have fun! She can be contacted at caryn.chiah@gmail.com.  

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