Community Journalism

In this service-learning course, undergraduates partner with students from Commerce High School in Springfield on print and multimedia journalism projects. Students write about topics not addressed by the mainstream media, working with experts in sites such as homeless shelters, health clinics, and public schools to research their projects. Undergraduates and high school students do intensive field work in their exploration of complicated social realities. In 2012, additional funding also enabled students to visit the Newseum in Washington, DC.

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JOURNAL 394C – Community Journalism

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Program identifies community participants.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

November 8, 2012


Commerce High Scool
415 State Street
Springfield, MA 01105
United States

Program Director: 

Nicholas McBride

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Program Contact: 

Nicholas McBride

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College of Social & Behavioral Sciences/Communication

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