Fly Over Me: Embedded in small town America, young journos fund a way to tell hidden stories
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Fly Over Me: Embedded in small town America, young journos fund a way to tell hidden stories

This June, four young journalists — three college students and a recent graduate — set up camp in Valentine, Neb. to find and report stories that weren’t being told by the two big newspapers in the state. The project is Fly Over Me, which exists now on a WordPress-powered website, and there are plans for … Continue reading

Fly Over Me: Kickstarting a multimedia summer project
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Fly Over Me: Kickstarting a multimedia summer project

Summer for college journalists means internships, study abroad and other opportunities to develop professional skills and buff up their resumes. But for four students and recent grads, this summer it meant an entrepreneurial opportunity to tell stories that weren’t getting told in multimedia format. This is Fly Over Me. In an email, Jacob Zlomke described … Continue reading

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Three things I challenge j-profs to do along with their students

Image via Wikipedia Brian Manzullo, late of the Central Michigan University Central Michigan Life student newspaper, has written a thought-provoking blog post with the enticing title: Three things I dare journalism students to do before they graduate. Hey, it’s a dare, right? So I’m going to piggy-back on Brian’s post and propose that j-profs engage … Continue reading

Student voices

Youth Vote '08

UWire has connected with the Washington Post and CBS to produce YouthVote08 (Washingtonpost.com version and CBS.com version), a site that features contributions from about 50 college journalists around the country. The site will be busy over the next two weeks with the conventions. Check it out. Continue reading