Journalism: teaching local reporting

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The deadline for editing this proposal or adding yourself to the list is 11:59pm EST (GMT-5) on August 6, 2007.

Project description

What does reporting mean, and how is it different from writing? What does it mean to report on a community? What does it mean to be a reporter, and what ethical issues do journalists face? How is a news story structured, from start to finish? What are some basics of journalism history? I'm interested in developing a collaborative journalism classroom project based on local issues reporting. In the fall of 2006 I designed the curriculum for a semester-long seminar at S.U.N.Y. on news writing and reporting. This would be a version of the class I've taught in the past, tailored for the specific needs of kids and the OLPC platform.

Interested interns

Intern name

Geeta Dayal - gdayal (at) alum (dot) mit (dot) edu. I've taught several journalism classes in the past. I have several years of experience working as a print journalist, and on large-scale multimedia and documentary projects for PBS and public radio.

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