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We know many other Community Journalism educators are doing such projects around the country; and others are trying new and innovative projects that get students off campus and into their communities.
This is the kind of teaching project that fits our mini-plenary session topic at the AEJMC convention: “The Community as Teaching Resource.” The session is Thursday, Aug. 9,
While we can cover only a handful of such projects in the mini-plen, we do want to compile many other community-based journalism projects into a booklet that we can provide to all who attend the session.
Tell us what classes you’re teaching that get students out of the classroom and into the community. COMJIG vice head Bill Reader will compile these for a booklet to be handed out at the convention (and that will be available as a download from our Web site). That means we want you to:
- Write a one-page summary of your class (Word document or text only). Include any links, JPGs, PDFs, or other samples.
- E-mail the summary and images to Bill Reader at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to put "COMJIG" in the subject line.
- Mark your calendar for the mini-plen. The session will include panelists and folks in the audience (like Les) who will share what they’ve done, and lessons they’ve learned. Plus, you’ll get a copy of the booklet.
As an example of a project summary, here's the rest of Les Anderson’s description of his class:
“My feature writing class is taking on Broadway, which is the main north/