2011 Washington Post Digital Workshop for Young Journalists

Eight students explore Washington tourism

Eight Washington-area high school students spent five days at washingtonpost.com learning about multimedia journalism, gathering content and creating a report examining the state of D.C. tourism. Meet the students who comprised the 2011 class of The Washington Post Digital Workshop for Young Journalists.

As tourists pinch pennies, D.C. vendors wince

Pedicab driver Bob O’Hara says that while plenty of people are still traveling to Washington, he’s not getting as many riders. “This is kind of a luxury item,” he said. Around the National Mall, many small businesses said revenue was down.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 13:?on September 13, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Think Tank: A primate mirror for human mind

(Mehgan Murphy / Smithsonian)

“People always ask me if [the apes] surprise me with their intelligence, but they never really surprise me -- they amaze me.”

At the Capitol, seeing the world in U.S. history

When Alice Hobin decided to visit D.C. from her home near Raleigh, N.C., she had more in mind than a reunion with a friend. She hoped the trip would help her daughters — self-described military brats — settle back in after spending a year in Europe.

(Alex Brandon / AP)

In Pr. George’s, an oasis for residents, wildlife

Although the Anacostia River may be riddled with bacteria and toxins, Bladensburg Waterfront Park itself is bursting with catfish, bass, snapping turtles, snow egrets, great blue herons.