The urban news project: Examining the impact of community-focused reporting on student perceptions of journalism and community

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Abstract

This study explores how a community-focused approach to “doing journalism” may be a useful way to encourage college students to engage in public life regardless of their interest in journalism as a career. Findings suggest that one such project at a Midwest university challenged students’ preconceived notions about the community they visited and took them out of their comfort zones. It also resulted in some powerful journalism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-318
Number of pages14
JournalJournalism and Mass Communication Educator
Volume64
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
1. This project was sponsored by a grant from the Center for Community and Regional Research, University of Minnesota Duluth.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2009, SAGE Publications Ltd. All rights reserved.

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