STUDENTS UNVEIL NEW WEBSITE ON THE
“Pioneering the Valley” makes it easy to get
– May 5, 2005 (PRB) – A class of journalism students at the
has created a tool to help students find fresh alternatives for things
to do on their weekends.
“Pioneering the Valley,” at www.urltocome.com,
’s museums, places of recreation, parks, and restaurants – places
many students never visit during their four years at one of the Five
“Our goal was to do something useful for the
community while honing these students’ editing and news-writing
abilities,” said David Perkins, the lecturer who taught the news
editing course. “Many students complain that there’s nothing to do
in the Valley, when in fact it’s brimming with things to do.”
The site features articles about 13 different
escapes, including the
, the North Hadley Sugar Shack, the
, the Basketball Hall of Fame, and the Yankee Candle Factory.
Also on the site are quizzes, useful information,
and printable directions to each destination.
For students looking for an alternative to the same
old dining commons cuisine, there are also 13 reviews of lesser-known
restaurants in the area.
About Journalism 375:
From the UMass course catalogue:
News editing is a hands-on course that teaches
through practice the theory and techniques of news editing. Focusing on
the copy editor’s role, the course includes headline writing as well
as a review of basic language and research skills.
For more information contact Keon Ruiter at Kruiter@student.umass.edu.