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Revitalizing Community Journalism

Agenda Item: “The Teaching Newspaper…is a program that’s bound to catch on as a model for raising new professionals in the challenged news business.”

Credibility, authority and ability are all things that I think I have, so that was re-assuring to read about employers looking for that in people. Even though this article names The Teaching Newspaper as the only place that used community journalism to teach I disagree. I like to think that at Seton Hill we are offering instruction in the way of community journalism. Granted The Teaching Newspaper is an interesting and no doubt innovative idea of how to learn the practice. I found it intriguing that this method of teaching covers not only traditional print journalism, but also podcasting, and web news.

I do agree that community journalism is far from dead and will persist on whatever technological platform that emerges in the near future. I consider the blogs at Seton Hill to be implementing community journalism. There are things that are news related and not, but they all get around the community rapidly and spread information. Kudos to The Teaching Newspaper for its combination of tuition free learning and a hands on experience.

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